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Faculty News & Notes

May 21, 2010

Jason Keller, Ph.D., assistant professor, Schmid College of Science recently presented an invited talk titled, “Changes in anaerobic carbon metabolism in the tidal marsh experiment,” as part of a symposium hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.  This symposium brought together thirty scholars who have worked to explore how plants, soils and insects are likely to respond to increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations at two long-term elevated CO2 experiments in Florida and Maryland.  The proceedings of this symposium will be published by the Smithsonian Institute. 

Liliana Leopardi, Ph.D., assistant professor, College of Performing Arts, Department of Art, delivered her paper, “Magical Properties of Gems and the Humanist Reception,” at the annual International Congress for Medieval Studies on Thursday, May 13, in Kalamazoo, Mich. The paper discussed gems and their magical properties as tools to construct self-identity in Renaissance Italy. 

Tibor R. Machan, Ph.D., professor and holder of the R. C. Hoiles Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School and a regular columnist for the Orange County Register, announced that his book, Generosity, Virtue in Civil Society (Cato Institute, 1998), was translated into Italian this May with the title: Generosita, Virtu civile (Italy: Liberilibri, 2008).

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