Staff Note: UW-Green Bay’s Tori Grant Welhouse has published poetry book

Etchings Press recently announced the winners of the most recent chapbook and novella contest, and among them is a poetry book by UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication marketing manager Tori Grant Welhouse. Her book, Vaginas Need Air, is available for presale now and available more widely on July 15.

A description is available at the publisher’s site: “Welhouse’s poetry chapbook, Vaginas Need Air, explores and celebrates the love, rapport, and affinity found between mothers and daughters throughout the many stages of life. Her poems capture the relationship between the two in private moments with an impeccable sense of clarity and insight.”

“It (the title of the book), is something my mom always used to say,” said the author, who works closely with Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Faculty note: Prof. Draney moderates at annual meeting of the American Arachnological Society

Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Prof. of Natural Sciences Mike Draney participated in the America Arachnological Society’s virtual Forum on Effects of Racism on Arachnology at the (virtual) Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, and was invited to moderate one of the breakout groups on “Addressing feelings of social isolation among POC in academia.” Ideas and suggestions resulting from these breakout sessions will be forwarded to the AAS Advisory Board for consideration and implementation.

Faculty note: Prof. Bansal takes over as IT journal editor

Professor Gaurav Bansal (Cofrin School of Business) is taking over as editor-in-chief of the Journal of IT Case and Application Research (JITCAR) effective July 1, 2020. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis and is well recognized globally especially in the Management information Systems / IT discipline. Dr. Bansal is currently a Senior Associate editor for the Journal. JITCAR is indexed in Scopus and Cabell’s and is recognized by Australian Business Deans Council. The Journal has been served by Dr. Shailendra Palvia, Long Island University; Dr. Suprateek Sarkar, University of Virginia; and Dr. Steven Gordon, Babson College as chief-editors in the past. The journal publishes four issues every year, and includes organization focused case studies, teaching cases, industry leader interviews and reports, and also book reviews.

 

Faculty note: Prof. Weinschenk publishes article in prestigious journal

Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had an article accepted for publication at the British Journal of Political Science (BJPS). The BJPS is one of the top five political science journals in the world, with an acceptance rate of approximately five percent and an impact factor of 4.292. Weinschenk is the lead author on the paper (co-authored with Christopher Dawes, New York University), which is entitled “Civic Education in High School and Voter Turnout in Adulthood.”

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Van Slooten appeared on four recent podcast episodes

Assocaite Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (English, Writing Foundations, Women’s and Gender Studies) was a guest on four recent episodes of the Shelf Love podcast. Van Slooten joined host Andrea Martucci and several romance authors to discuss friendship (episode 48), fantasy (episode 43),  food (episode 37), and parenthood (episode 36) in romance novels.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz chairs ‘Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies’

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering successfully chaired the special session on “Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies” at the 17th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2020), June 24-27, 2020, held virtually in Phuket, Thailand.

The special session presented a number of papers from around the world with the latest results in the field of the smart cities and their future. Many thanks to the local hosts in Phuket, Thailand, for all their support to make the special session successful. See details of the conference program including the list of papers presented in this special session

Faculty note: New publication from Profs. Levintova and Coury

Prof. Katia Levintova (Democracy and Justice Studies and Global Studies) and Prof. David Coury (Humanities and Global Studies) have published the jointly authored article “Poland, Germany and the EU: Reimagining Central Europe” in the journal Europe-Asia Studies. The article was based on a collaborative research projecting examing the use of the terms “Central” or “Middle” Europe in the Polish and German press and how that region is understood today.

Faculty note: Prof. Nesvet has two articles accepted for publication

This month, Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English) has had two research articles accepted for publication. “The Mystery of Sweeney Todd: G.A. Sala’s Desperate Solution” will appear in the Victorian Institute Journal. “1837: Death of ‘Miss Whitehead, “the Bank Nun,'” in the Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH) Collective’s peer-reviewed, open-access hypertext timeline.

The BRANCH Collective is a project supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVSA) and other Victorianist societies. Both articles will appear in late summer or early fall 2020 and concern the works of penny fiction author James Malcolm Rymer (1814-84), creator of the urban myth of Sweeney Todd and an author deeply invested in working-class political self-determination. Neither article would have been completed this past term without the invaluable assistance of the amazing librarians at Cofrin Library and elsewhere in the UW system.

Thank you, librarians, for making it possible for research of some kind to continue at UWGB in spite of the necessary closure of our physical campus.

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz chaired virtual symposium

Associate Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz of the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering successfully chaired the special session on “Recent Advances in Wireless Body Area Networks” at the IEEE Region 10 Symposium (IEEE TENSYMP 2020), June 5-7, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The special session presented a number of papers from around the world with the latest results in the related fields of wireless body area networks.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the conference was virtual. However, the level of engagement among the participants was great. Many thanks to the local hosts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for their outstanding level of support that made the special session successful.