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Associate Professor of Theatre, Dr. Amy Cuomo, has been chosen as a finalist in the Fourth Annual Chester Horn Short Play Festival- a one-week festival of 10-15 minute plays from authors around the world hosted by the nonprofit organization, TheatreRats.
Dr. Anne Gaquere-Parker, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and director of the Art Study Abroad program in France, had a research paper, “Temperature Effect on an Ultrasound-assisted Paper De-inking Process” published in the journal, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. Gaquere said she has been researching with undergraduate students for six years in the laboratories and their collaboration was key to the success of the paper.
Dr. Phil Novak-Gottshall, assistant professor of Geosciences, published research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper stemmed from Novak-Gottshall’s work at NESCENT: the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center based at Duke University.
The article documents the size of organisms and the reason for their dramatic growth throughout the history of life on Earth, which is primarily associated with increases in atmospheric oxygen. “In the simplest scenario, you need a lot of available oxygen in order to build large bodies, which then require oxygen to drive their internal, cellular engines,” explained the professor. Surprisingly, the pattern spans all of life, including the simplest bacteria, algae, animals and plants.
Other members of the research group that Novak-Gottshall worked with were based at Duke and Stanford Universities, Virginia Tech, Smithsonian Institution, Swarthmore College, Monterey Bay Aquarium and others. Read the article and the press release.
Sethnas Show Thanks
Dr. Beheruz Sethna and Dr. Madhavi Sethna expressed their gratitude to (l-r) Thomas Harris, Brian Moss and Mark Alford who found and returned Professor Madhavi Sethna's missing purse. The UWG students were shopping at Wal-Mart in Carrollton when they noticed the purse still sitting in an empty buggy. Once they identified who it belonged to, the students immediately contacted the Sethnas. The students were invited to the president's office where they received a heartfelt "thank you" and Wal-Mart gift cards for their honesty and alertness.
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