The College is hosting IBM Day at Union, a conference
on Converging Technologies, on Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. in
the Nott Memorial.
The centerpiece event will be a panel discussion featuring
three alumni – John Kelly III '76, Steven Mills '73 and Robert Moffat Jr.
'78 – who are senior executives at IBM.
The guests also will meet with faculty and students.
Janet S. Anderson, professor of chemistry, and
David Ott '01, an MBA student at Union, and colleagues from the
Wadsworth Center (New York State Department of Health) and
Rutgers University have published a paper, “Engineered Improvements
in DNA-binding Function of the MAT a1 Homeodomain
Reveal Structural Changes Involved in Combinatorial Control,” in
a recent issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology.
Co-authors were Beverly Hart, Jonathan R. Mathias, Lynn
McNaughton, Andrew K. Vershon and Susan M. Baxter.
Don Arnold, professor of the Graduate Management
Institute, Presha Neidermeyer, assistant professor, and
Josef Schmee, Kenneth B. Sharpe Professor,
have co-authored a paper (with Richard Bernardi of
Roger Williams University) titled “Underreporting of Audit
Time and Premature Sign-off in Western Europe” at a
recent conference of the American Accounting Association.
Also, Arnold, Neidermeyer and Bernardi are authors of
“The Association Between European Materiality Estimates and
Client Integrity, National Culture, and Litigation” to be published in
the International Journal of Accounting.
Charlotte Borst, dean of arts and sciences, spoke recently
at Johns Hopkins University's Department of the History
of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Her paper was titled
“Poor, Pregnant, and Black in Bull Conner's Birmingham:
The Politics of Indigent Care and Academic Medicine in
Birmingham, Alabama, 1950-1964.” This paper, submitted for
publication in the Journal of Southern
History, is part of the research for her book,
Making the Student Body: Gender and Race and Admission
to Medical School in America, 1920-70.
Martha K. Huggins, Roger Thayer Stone Professor of Sociology, was a research scholar last spring at the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research in Utrecht, where she drafted briefs and research proposals for monitoring police human rights abuses. As part of her work at the institute, she delivered several lectures at Utrecht University and at the Institute for Human Rights in the Hague. Huggins also appeared last fall in two Brazilian television programs. She was a panelist on Rio De Janeiro's Multirio program about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She was also featured in a 30-minute segment on Glôbo Television's “Milênia” program, an interview about her 1998 book, Political Policing: The United States and Latin America. The same book was in a November article on the CIA in Brazil's national newspaper, Jornal de Brasil.