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Faculty Achievements

Scholarship in the College of Arts & Sciences includes professional advancements, accomplishments, appointments and the progress of ongoing endeavors.

Arts & Sciences faculty are encouraged to contact Toni Salama, Senior Editor, Office of the Dean, to submit items of interest.

 


Nakatsukasa Receives $10,000 Grant from Language Learning

Kimi Nakatsukasa

Kimi Nakatsukasa, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, received a $10,000 grant from Language Learning's Small Grant Research Program. This grant will fund her joint project, “Gestures and Acquisition of Prepositions by L2 Learners,” which investigates the role of embodiment in the conceptualizations of prepositions by second language learners.


Lee Speaks at International Symposium on Physics in Collision

Sung-Won Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, gave an invited plenary talk on “High-energy jet spectra and strong coupling constant measurements up to the scale of the Top quark” at the 34th International Symposium on Physics in Collision, Sept. 16-20 on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington. Lee presented an experimental overview on the QCD (Quantum chromodynamics), the theory of strong interactions, from four major experiments, ATLAS and CMS at LHC (proton-proton collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland) and H1 and ZEUS at HERA (electron-proton collider at DESY, Hamburg, Germany), on behalf of all collaborations.

Sung-Won Lee

Beusterien to Receive Award for Best Collaborative Project, 2014 

John Beusterien, Texas Tech, Faculty, Spanish

John Beusterien, Director of the Comparative Literature Program and Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, has received word that the collection "Touching the Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World," which he co-edited with Noelia Cirnigliaro of Dartmouth College, will be awarded Best Collaborative Project, 2014, from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. "Touching the Ground" is a special issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.


Witmore Receives National Humanities Center Fellowship

Christopher Witmore, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Classics in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, has been awarded a National Humanities Center Fellowship for 2014-2015. Witmore will use the Fellowship to write his book, "Old Lands: A Chorography of the Eastern Morea, Greece." Witmore was one of 41 Fellows chosen from a group of 362 who applied for academic year 2014-2015.

 

 Chris Witmore, TTU, National Humanities Center Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences

Nakatsukasa Publishes Findings on Spanish as a Foreign Language

Kimi Nakatsukasa

Kimi Nakatsukasa, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, and her collaborator, Dr. Shawn Loewen from Michigan State University, investigated a teacher’s use of first language in a Spanish-as-a- foreign-language classroom, especially when the student-teacher interaction is about languages. Their findings, published In the journal Language Teaching Research, showed that the teacher often used the students’ first language when talking about vocabulary and grammar.


Lee Talks in San Francisco about Future of Large Hadron Collider

Sung-Won Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, gave a talk entitled “What’s Next for the Large Hadron Collider?” at the 2014 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2014), Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco. Lee summarized the latest experimental results from the LHC experiments and presented a road map for the High Energy Physics program at CERN LHC over the next 10 years. He also served as a co-organizer of the “High Energy and Nuclear Physics” session during the UKC 2014 conference.

 

Sung-Won Lee

Key Leads Class in Collecting Play Equipment for Children

Jeff Key

Jeff Key, Instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences (HESS), led his summer class, ESS 3335 Health and Physical Education for Children, in collecting donations for the children who are staying at the immigration transition center in Mercedes, Texas. They donated more than 35 soccer balls and 20 jump ropes to the children. Key said, "These children have all their physical needs met as they are processed to either be returned or stay. But their need to play was not being met." Key is a statewide speaker on play and Coordinator of Community Outreach for the HESS after-school Fun & Fit programs at Harwell and Alderson Elementary Schools.




More Faculty Achievements: 2013-2014

More Faculty Achievements: 2012-2013