Faculty/staff achievements, Sept. 7, 2012

Will Greenway, professor, English, had several poems published recently. “The Gods of Sex” and “The Automated Suicide Hot Line” were published in the spring edition of Thin Air Magazine; “Final Jeopardy” was published in the spring issue of Steam Ticket; “Days” and “The Spell Chequer’s SOS” were published in Ghost Town; Faust” and “February 19, 1947” were published in the spring edition of The Mayo Review;  “Black Ice” was published in River Styx; and “Change of Address” was published in the spring edition of Bluestem.

Helen Guohong Han, assistant professor, Business Management, presented her manuscript entitled “Corporate Social Disclosure in Japan” at the 12th International Academy of Management and Business Conference, held at Vistula University in Warsaw, Poland.

David Kurtanich, associate professor and director of the School of Engineering Technology, authored a paper entitled “Performance Comparison of Trickling Filter Media for a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility” published in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of the Technology Interface International Journal.  Student coauthors on the paper were Nathan Schkurko (2011 BSAS in CCET) and Kenton Esbenshade (2011 BSAS in CCET). Both students participated in this research opportunity through the School of Engineering Technology’s ENTC 4895 Independent Engineering Technology course in which students work with a faculty member on an applied research project.

Johanna Slivinske, part-time instructor, Social Work, had her book chapter, “The Job Club Support Group: Multiple Disabilities” published in the book Riding the Mutual Aid Bus and Other Adventures in Group Work.

Helene J. Sinnreich, director of the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, will be speaking at the 24th Annual International Conference of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants in October. Sinnreich will speak on Holocaust Education in the 21st century. She will also highlight the traveling exhibition and other educational materials on local Holocaust survivors which she is collaborating on with the Youngstown area Jewish Community Relations Council.

Xiangjia Min, assistant professor, Biological Sciences, was invited to give a talk on “Eukaryotic secretome prediction and knowledge-base development” at the Second International Conference on Proteomics & Bioinformatics in Las Vegas. He also was a co-author of a paper titled “Sequencing papaya X and Yh chromosomes reveals molecular basis of incipient sex chromosome evolution” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.