Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, has recently published a new book: Dal Census arcaico romano al Censimento di Tocco Casauria del 1881 (L’Aquila – Roma, Studia Italica. 2010). In the wake of his discovery last year of an 1881 census of the town of Tocco Casauria, in Abruzzo, Italy, Sticca traces the history of the census from its earliest recorded institution by Servius Tullius (c. 579-c. 535 B.C.), Rome’s sixth king, to the reign of Caesar Augustus (63 B.C.-A.D. 14) with particular analysis of the census tradition both in Italy and other European countries up to the 19th century.
Sandro Sticca| September 14, 2010
Nancy Paul/Career Development Center| September 14, 2010
The Career Development Center received two awards for “Picture Yourself Global” programming efforts at the 2010 annual conference of the SUNY Career Development Organization: The award for Excellence in Programming and the Capstone Award for overall best submission.
“Picture Yourself Global” was created to enlighten students about international opportunities on campus, what international jobs are and how to find them, and how to market global competencies. New resources were created and made available to students. In addition, Nancy Paul, CDC director, and Kristyn Mohr ‘10, CDC’s international engagement intern for 2009-10, co-presented “Growing Global Talent: The Critical Role of Career Services.” The session provided an overview of why nurturing a culturally fluent, cross-national mindset is important; what “being global” means; the role of career services professionals in preparing “global ready” graduates; and ways students can build global competence at home and abroad and market them to prospective employers and graduate schools.
Tom Head| September 14, 2010
Tom Head, emeritus professor of mathematical sciences, presented the paper “Using light to implement parallel Boolean algebra,” at the 14th international conference Developments in Language Theory 2010 held Aug. 17-20 at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. The paper appears in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 6224 (2010).
Jian Zhou| September 14, 2010
Jian Zhou, associate professor in the School of Management, had the following papers accepted for the 2010 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August: Ling Lei and Jian Zhou, “Audit Committee Characteristics and Auditor Dismissals following Internal Control Material Weaknesses”; Ken Chen, Gopal Krishnan and Jian Zhou, “Is There Less Earnings Management When There Are More Accounting Experts on the Audit Committee?”; Hsihui Chang, Sang-Hyun Suh, Edward M. Werner and Jian Zhou, “The Incremental Information Content of Discretionary Accruals to Predict Future Cash Flows and Explain Contemporaneous Returns in the Post-SOX Period”; and Heiwai Lee, Yan Alice Xie, Jian Zhou, “Underwriter Reputation and Earnings Management by IPO Firms.”
Otto Ulc| September 14, 2010
Otto Ulc, emeritus professor of political science, was honored at a PEN Club-sponsored event in Prague in June for his 80th birthday and the publication of his 29th book. He also received a silver medal from the president of the Czech Republic Senate for his various accomplishments. A similar honor was bestowed on him by the Lord Mayor of Pilsen, his native city. Ulc also delivered several lectures, two at the American Center/U.S. Embassy, followed by several radio interviews and two days of filming by Czech State Television.
M. Stanley Whittingham| August 31, 2010
M. Stanley Whittingham, professor and director of materials science and engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Northeast Region, American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Achievements in the Chemical Sciences. Whittingham holds 16 patents, has authored more than 200 scholarly publications and has been invited to speak around the globe with more than 250 invited presentations. He has been a pioneer in the development of lithium-ion batteries and an inspiration to the next general of chemists. The Northeast Region established this award in 2008 to recognize notably outstanding achievements by a chemist in the Northeast Region. The award is conferred annually on a scientist who has made meritorious research contributions leading to the advancement of pure or applied chemistry.