Caroline Oltmanns, professor, Piano, released her fifth album, “Venezia e Napoli,” on the Filia Mundi label. Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, the album highlights the interplay between water, light and movement that are prominent in the storied cities of Venice and Naples. The album was created in two days of intense work on a German Steinway concert grand piano. It is available through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CD Baby.
Michael Butcher, associate professor, Biological Sciences, had three of his research papers published recently. He presented “Diversity of Limb Bone Safety Factors for Locomotion in Terrestrial Vertebrates: Evolution and Mixed Chains” at the annual meeting for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Austin, Texas, and the paper was published online in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. The paper is the amalgamation of eight years of bone biomechanics research with Rick Blob of Clemson University and four others. “Myosin isoform expression in the prehensile tails of didelphid marsupials: functional differences between arboreal and terrestrial opossums,” featuring research Butcher did with former YSU grad student Joe Rupert and four other co-authors in the rainforest of Costa Rica, was published in the August edition of The Anatomical Record and made the cover of the journal.An article titled “Functional osteology of the forelimb digging apparatus in badger,” which he wrote with former YSU graduate students Jacob Rose and Alexis Moore, was published in the June issue of Journal of Mammalogy.
Peter Reday, associate professor, Marketing, and Wayne Counts, assistant professor, Accounting & Finance, presented papers they co-authored at the International Academy of Business and Economics in Las Vegas. One article, titled “Study Tour Objective: Experiential Learning in Developing Entry Level Business People,” discusses objectives of an international business school study tour. “Short Term Study Tours, A Cast Study: Marketing the Two-Week Study Tour,” also co-authored by student Andrew Boyle, a YSU University Scholar majoring in Accounting, discusses ways to effectively market short term study abroad programs to business students.
Angela Spalsbury, professor and chair, Mathematics & Statistics, has co-authored a book titled The Joys of Haar, published in May by American Mathematical Society. Joe Diestel is co-author of the 327-page book, which explores the concept of invariant measures and is geared for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students.
Paul Sracic, professor and chair, Politics and International Relations, published the articles “Will the US Really Defend Japan?” and “Will the US Defend Japan? More of a Definite Maybe” in The Diplomat, a Tokyo-based website considered to be one of the world’s top news sites. Read the articles at www.thediplomat.com.
Fred Viehe, professor, History, delivered a presentation at the New York City Department of Records Visitor Center in July, titled “Fredericka Mandelbaum and the 19th Century Underworld: Research in the Municipal Archives,” concerning his sabbatical research. His presentation was the first in a series designed to encourage other scholars to use the Department of Records as part of their research agenda. Viehe said he also spent a considerable amount of time researching at the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, located at the New York Historical Society.
David Stout, professor and Andrews Chair, Accounting, presented a paper titled “XYZ Corporation – An Integrated Capital Budgeting Case,” with Ray Shaffer, professor and chair, Accounting, and Wayne Counts, assistant professor, Accounting, at the Academy of Business Education Conference in Bermuda. The paper contains an educational capital budgeting case developed by the authors that is integrative in the sense that it covers accounting, finance, tax and strategic consideration. Stout also presented a paper titled “Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness (and Ineffectiveness): Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia,” with D. E. Wygal and K. Watty at the American Accounting Association in Anaheim, Calif.
YSU’s Office of University Development hosted the quarterly meeting of the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio Donor Relations Alliance on Aug. 1 at the Williamson College of Business Administration Conference Center. The sessions provide opportunities for development professionals from regional universities and colleges to present new ideas, best practices, successes and failures. Representatives attended from Allegheny College, Edinboro University, La Roche College, Kent State University, Mercyhurst University, Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, Thiel College, Washington & Jefferson College and Westminster College, as well as YSU.