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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his article, "Here's how we can make AI for tracking Covid safer," published on the website for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, a think tank where he is a Fellow, on July 9, 2020.

Nicole Calma-Roddin, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, had her article, "Music, Language, and The N400: ERP Interference Patterns Across Cognitive Domains," published in Scientific Reports on July 8, 2020. The article examines electrical responses of the brain (in the form of EEG/ERPs) linked to long-term memory processing. Results showed evidence of interference effects between ERPs elicited by music and language stimuli, suggesting shared neural processing across these domains.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was elected vice president of the International Virginia Woolf Society on June 27, 2020.

Ehsan Kamel, Ph.D., assistant professor of energy management; Shaya Sheik, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and marketing studies; and Xueqing Huang, assistant professor of computer science, have co-authored a paper, "Data-driven predictive models for residential building energy use based on the segregation of heating and cooling days," published online in the journal Energy on June 22, 2020, with print publication to follow on September 1, 2020.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, discussed her book, Annotating Modernism, at the Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) Launch Party held by SHARP in Focus, an online conference from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing on June 16, 2020.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was interviewed for AuthorsAsk on June 16, 2020, following the publication of her book, Annotating Modernism.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was appointed to the editorial board of the new interdisciplinary journal, AI and Ethics on June 16, 2020. The journal will be published by Springer.

Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, delivered a virtual presentation, “Urban Parks: Enlightenment, Engagement and Empowerment,” at the 4th International SCORAI Conference on Sustainable Consumption and Social Justice in an Urbanizing World in Boston, MA, June 10-12, 2020.

Andrew Costello, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, appeared on Fox and Friends First on June 2, 2020, about the riots in New York City and the lackluster response of the Governor and Mayor.

Niharika Nath, Ph.D, professor of biological and chemical sciences, published a perspective titled, “Tumor associated macrophages and, 'NO'” in the June 2020 issue of Journal of Biochemical Pharmocology. he article discusses how nitric oxide gaseous signaling molecule may program and reprogram macrophages that can go onto either promote or prevent tumor growth.