Jennifer Behney, assistant professor, Italian and Second Language Acquisition, had two co-authored chapters published: “Interaction and the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy: A Study Using Syntactic Priming” in the book Innovative Research and Practices in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism, and “Coming Eye-to-Eye with Noticing” in the book Noticing and Second Language Acquisition: Studies in Honor of Richard Schmidt. Behney will also present “L2 Gender Facilitation, Inhibition, and Proficiency Level” at the Second Language Research Forum at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in November.
James Umble, professor, Music, Saxophone, recently presented and performed chamber programs at Buffalo (N.Y.) State University, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Umble has also been invited to be a guest soloist and clinician at the Medellin Colombia South America Single Reed Festival.
Nina V. Stourman, assistant professor, Chemistry, published a paper “Glutathionylspermidine Conjugate as a Potential Protective Agent of DNA Damage Caused by Oxidative Stress and UV Exposure” in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Other authors of this publication are Linda Sui, research specialist, Center for Applied Chemical Biology at YSU, and former YSU undergraduate students Zachary Morse and Ashley Ballester. The work was originally presented by Morse and Ballester at YSU Quest.
William J. Blake, director, Student Diversity Programs, served as the Toastmaster at the 95th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner for the Youngstown Unit of the NAACP at the Mahoning Country Club in Girard.
Mike Hripko, director of STEM College Research and Technology-based Economic Development, attended the Ohio Economic Development Association 2013 Annual Summit in Columbus, where the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber was honored for its role in developing the relationship with Siemens Corp. that led to a $440 million in-kind software grant to YSU. Hripko attended with Sarah Boyarko of the Chamber, and he made brief remarks outlining the utilization of the software in developing an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence at YSU.