Naegele’s Articles in Epilepsy, Stem Cell Publications

Janice Naegele, professor of biology, professor of neuroscience and behavior, is the co-author of “Gene and stem cell therapies for treating epilepsy,” published in Epilepsy: Mechanisms, Models, and Translational Perspectives, Dekker M, Inc., 2010; “Migration of transplanted neural stem cells in models of neurodegenerative diseases,” published in  Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine by Springer Science (Humana Press, 2010; “Westward Ho! Pioneering mouse models for X-linked infantile spasms syndrome,” published in Epilepsy Currents 10(1): 1-4, 2010; “Trekking through the telencephalon: hepatocyte growth factor-mediated guidance for parvalbumin-expressing interneurons,” published in Epilepsy Currents 10(4), 2010; and “Transplants for brain repair in epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases,” published in Neuropharmacology 58: 855-864, 2010.

Fry’s Article Published in Tetrahedron

Albert Fry, the E.B. Nye Professor of Chemistry, is the co-author of “Substituent Effects on the Redox Properties and Structure of Substituted Triphenylamines. An Experimental and Computational Study,” published in Tetrahedron, 65, 2408-2414, 2009.

Northrop Co-Authors Several Articles in Chemistry Journals

Brian Northrop, assistant professor of chemistry, is the co-author of several new articles. These include: “Ultrafast Optical Excitations In Supramolecular Metallacycles with Charge Transfer Properties,” published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 1348-1358 in 2010; “Assembly of Metallacycles on HOPG by Shape-Persistent Macrocycle Templates,” published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 1328-1333, 2010; “Surface Confined Metallosupramolecular Architectures: Formation and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Characterization,” published in Accounts of Chemical Research, 42, 249-259, 2009; “Directed Self-Selection in the Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Irregular Supramolecular Polygons,” published in Journal of Organic Chemistry, 74, 3554-3557, 2009.

Also, “Synthesis of Six-Component Metallodendrimers via [3+3] Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly,” published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, 74, 3524-3527, 2009; “Introduction of Heterofunctional Groups onto Molecular Hexagons via Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly,” published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry 74, 4828-4833, 2009; “Facile Self-Assembly of Neutral Dendritic Metallocycles via Oxygen-to-Platinum Coordination,” published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, 74, 7067-7074, 2009; “Self-Organization in Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly,” published in Accounts of Chemical Research, 42, 1554-1563, 2009; and “Synthesis and X-ray structural analysis of platinum and ethynyl-platinum corannulenes: supramolecular tectons,” published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 7, 2009.

Pratt Published in Bioorganic Chemistry Publication

Rex Pratt, the Beach Professor of Chemistry, is the co-author of  “Substituted aryl malonamates as new serine b-lactamase substrates: Structure-activity studies,” published in Bioorganic & Mecicinal Chemistry,18, 282 in 2010; “Approaches to the simultaneous inactivation of metallo- and serine- b-lactamases,” published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters,19, 1618; 2009; “Inhibition of class A and C b-lactamases by diaroyl phosphates,” published in Biochemistry, 48, 8285, 2009; “Intramolecular cooperativity in the reaction of diacyl phosphates with serine b-lactamases,” published in Biochemistry, 48, 8293, 2009; “Structural basis of the inhibition of class A b-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins by 6-b-iodopenicillanate,” published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 15262, in 2009.

Price Author of Dreaming Blackness

Book by Melanye Price.

Book by Melanye Price.

Melanye Price, adjunct associate professor of government, coordinator of internships, is the author of the book Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African American Public Opinion, published by New York University Press in 2009.

In Dreaming Blackness, Price explores the current understandings of Black Nationalism among African Americans, providing a balanced and critical view of today’s black political agenda. She argues that Black Nationalism continues to enjoy moderate levels of support by most black citizens but has a more difficult time gaining a larger stronghold because of increasing diversity among blacks and a growing emphasis on individualism over collective struggle. She shows that black interests are a dynamic negotiation among various interested groups and suggests that those differences are not just important for the “black agenda” but also for how African Americans think and dialogue about black political questions daily.

McGuire Author of Wealth, Health, and Democracy

James McGuire, professor of government, professor of Latin American studies, is the author of the book, Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America, published by Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Why do some societies fare well, and others poorly, at reducing the risk of early death? Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America examines this question and finds that the public provision of basic health care and other inexpensive social services has reduced mortality rapidly even in tough economic circumstances, and that political democracy has contributed to the provision and utilization of such social services, in a wider range of ways than is sometimes recognized. These conclusions are based on case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, as well as on cross-national comparisons involving these cases and others.

McGuire specializes in comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America and East Asia and a topical focus on democracy and public health. He is the author of Peronism without Perón: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina and is a recipient of Wesleyan’s Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Herbst, Redfield Published in Astronomy Publications

Bill Herbst, the John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, and Seth Redfield, assistant professor astronomy, are co-authors of the article, “Gas Absorption in the KH 15D System: Further Evidence for Dust Settling in the Circumbinary Disk,” published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 711, Issue 2, pp. 1297-1305 in March 2010. Their data supports a picture of a particular circumbinary disk as being composed of a very thin particulate grain layer composed of millimeter-sized or larger objects that are settled within whatever remaining gas may be present.

Herbst also is the author of “Periodic variability in the emission spectrum of T Tauri,” published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 511 in February 2010.

Stemler Author of Tacit Knowledge Article

Steve Stemler, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of “The socially skilled teacher and the development of tacit knowledge,” published in the British Educational Research Journal, Feb. 24, 2010

Bonin Co-Authors Book Chapter on Banking

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, is the co-author of “Banking in Transition Countries, Chapter 33 in the Oxford Handbook of Banking. The book is published by Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K., 2010, pages

Barth, Paladino ’09 Author Article on Numerical Thinking

Hilary Barth, assistant professor of psychology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior, and Annie Paladino ’09, are the authors of a new article on children’s numerical thinking, based on data collected by Paladino with support from her Hughes fellowship for research in the life sciences. The article is titled “The development of numerical estimation: Evidence against a representational shift.” It will appear in the journal Developmental Science in 2010.