Professor Karen Crawford of the biology department will have a paper she co-authored during her sabbatical published in the March 2014 issue of Nature Protocols and was awarded the publication’s cover shot. Her paper “Optimized Optimized Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Husbandry, Breeding, Metamorphosis, Transgenesis and Tamoxifen-mediated Recombination” studies axolotl husbandry, metamorphosis and transgenesis.
Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction,” will be reviewed in the
March 1, 2014 issue of the UK’s BBC Focus Science and Technology Magazine. Adler
spoke and held book signings at Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Wash., as well
as Town Hall Seattle on Feb. 13. On Feb. 16 he gave a lecture and book signing at the California Institute of
Technology to Michael Shermer’s Skeptic’s Society and will do so on March 14 at the Princeton Public Library
in Princeton, N.J. Local readers of Adler’s book will have the opportunity to have their copies signed on April 6
at Fenwick St. Used Books in Leonardtown, Md.
Leah Eller has had a conference paper accepted for the 247th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, to be
held in Dallas, TX March 16-20, 2014. The paper is entitled “Extraction of maltol from fraser fir needles: A
comparison of microwave-assisted and conventional heating protocols for the undergraduate chemistry
Leah Eller has been invited to speak at the NSF Programs that Support Undergraduate Education symposium as part of the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education to be held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI August 3-7, 2014.
Leah Eller has been invited to speak at the Innovations in the Undergraduate Curriculum Fostered by the National Science Foundation symposium as part of the Division of Chemical Education program at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society to be held in San Francisco, CA August 10-14, 2014.
Leah Eller was recently featured in the National Science Teachers Association newsletter for her work with microwave chemistry. The issue can be found here.
Professor of Art Sue Johnson’s exhibition, “Pitt Rivers: Collecting Patterns,” is currently on display through May 10, 2014, at the Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury, England. “Collecting Patterns” presents a modern cabinet of curiosities showcasing how Johnson has engaged with and been inspired by the nineteenth century collector General Pitt-Rivers. Details can be found on the museum’s website.