March 9, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 4)
This is the second installment of the "Quorum Series," featuring information on recent faculty research, publications, and presentations.
Amod Choudhary (Assistant Professor, Economics, Accounting, and Business) wrote the article "Auction Rate Securities=Auction Risky Securities" in Duquesne Business Law Journal (Fall 2008).
She has two forthcoming publications and papers: A review of Renato Rosaldo's and Juan Flores's A Companion to Latina/o Studies in CENTRO Journal (Hunter College/CUNY, 2009) and "Resolviendo: How September 11th tested and transformed a New York City Mexican immigrant organization" in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present, eds., Elisabeth Clemens and Doug Guthrie (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2009).
Professor Gálvez is the recipient of a grant from The Schoff Fund from Columbia University. The grant will be used to translate the book manuscript May Guadalupe Open the Path for Us: Politics, Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship among Mexican Immigrants in New York City into Spanish for publication in Mexico. She participated in a Mellon Foundation funded faculty fellow seminar for "The Sacred and the Secular" at the CUNY Graduate Center's Center for the Humanities. In addition, she received a PSC-CUNY Research Award for her project entitled From Immigrants into Citizens: Public Health Care as a Key Site for Socialization: A Comparative Case-Study (Oaxaca, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and New York).
He published the following articles: (with T. Cheng, Q. Su, and R. Grobe) "Vacuum Induced Oscillations in the charge density of distinguishable Fermions," Euro Physics Letters, vol. 84, p. 50004 (2008); (with undergraduate student T. Bui) "Quantum non-demolition measurement of photon number using weak nonlinearities," Physics Letters A, vol. 372, p. 7101 (2008); (with undergraduate student M. Peart) "Spin Squeezing and Entanglement via Hole Burning in an Atomic Coherent State," Physics Letters A, vol. 372, p. 6480 (2008); (with A. Benmoussa) "Spin Squeezing via Ladder Operations on an Atomic Coherent State," Physical Review A, vol. 77, p. 062341 (2008); and (with D. Kalamidas and A. Benmoussa) "Proposal for Generating a Two-Photon Added Coherent State via Down-Conversion With a Single Crystal," Physic Letters A, vol. 372, p. 1937 (2008).
Professor Gerry presented the paper "Entangled Coherent States, Heisenberg-Limited Metrology, and Related Issues," at a conference on Quantum Entanglement and Decoherence, #5d International Conference on Quantum Optics, Optical Society of America, Boston (July 13-16, 2008).
He presented the paper "Linguistic Human Rights: Ireland, Israel, and the United States" at the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies public lecture series (November 25, 2008).
In addition, Professor Ihde received a PSC-CUNY Grant 2008 for his project "Linguistic Landscape and Lexical Acquisition of Irish."
Andrei Jitianu (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) published the article (with J. Doyle, G. Amatucci, L. Klein) "Methyl-modified Melting Gels for Hermetic Barrier Coatings" in the chapter titled "Enabling Surface Coating Systems: Science and Technology" (p. 2171-2181)in Proceedings of Material Science & Technology, Pittsburgh 2008. He presented the following papers: (with J. Doyle, G. Amatucci, L. Klein) "Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Melting Gels and their Hermetic Barrier Properties" at the Symposium on Functional Packaging Through Chemistry, Organized by the NJ-American Chemical Society—Polymer Topical Group (October 29, 2008) and (with J. Doyle, G. Amatucci, L. Klein) "Methyl-modified Melting Gels for Hermetic Barrier Coatings" at the MS&T 2008, Material Science & Technology, Pittsburgh (October 5-8, 2008).
He published the following articles in International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 20, no. 1, 2008: (with A. Gianutsos, J.G. Golomb, J. Wagner, A. Wagner, D. & S. Scheurich) "Clinical features of MCI: Motor changes," p. 32-39 and (with B. Reisberg, S.H. Ferris, E. Franssen, J. Wegiel, & M.J. de Leon) "Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): A Historical Approach International Psychogeriatrics," p. 18-31. He also published (with C. Myers, J. Golomb, M. Gluck, M. & S. Ferris) "Learning and generalization tasks predict short-term cognitive outcome in nondemented elderly," Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, vol. 21, no. 2, p. 93-103 (2008).
Professor Kluger co-presented the poster (with W.M. Limmer, C.E. Myers, J. Golomb, S. Ferris, & M.A. Gluck) "Hippocampal-dependent learning and generalization in the healthy elderly and individuals with MCI" at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco (April 12-15, 2008).
Dina Le Gall (Assistant Professor, History) worked with colleagues to devise and write proposals for new courses and a new minor in Middle Eastern Studies and worked with the Curriculum Committee toward approval. In addition, she received a N.E.H. Faculty Research award for the 2009-2010 academic year.