Matt Sullivan, Bruce Thompson, and former student Alex Williamson '05 have published a paper entitled "An Experiment on the Dynamics of Thermal Diffusion" in the July 2008 issue of the American Journal of Physics. The paper describes a unique experiment suitable for advanced undergraduate physics students, which determines the thermal properties of a substance using a thermal pulse technique.
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A recently published paper on ionic liquids coauthored by IC students Jesse Kleingardner, Ryan Wibby, John Dymon, and assistant professor Anna Larsen (with collaborators from Queen's University, Vassar College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison) made it to the top ten list of the most accessed papers of the last month in Dalton Transactions, the leading European journal for inorganic and organometallic chemistry.
Assistant professor of physics Luke Keller spoke in May at the invitation of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education at a panel discussion of imagination, its role in education, and how imagination is related to innovation.
The Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, awards grants to New York City public schools that incorporate imagination -- particularly the development of imagination in their students -- as a focus across the curriculum. The panel discussion was part of this year's Imagination Awards ceremony.
Assistant professor of sociology Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology Susanne Morgan (who also heads the Center for Faculty Excellence), and Danette Ifert Johnson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech Communication, have had an article accepted for publication in the journal Numeracy. The article, "Using Local Data to Advance Quantitative Literacy," details the ways local data have been integrated in classes at Ithaca College and demonstrates pedagogical strategies to advance quantitative literacy.
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