Jon Hurty (Music) was invited to conduct two Illinois Music Education Association district festivals in November. District 7, at New Trier High School in Winnetka on Saturday, November 12 and District 8, at DeKalb High School on November 19. The festivals are all day events and include about 7 hours of rehearsal and a performance at the end of the day. Each district choir is made up of over 200 of the top High School singers for each district that are competing to sing in the All-State Festival in January.
Tim Muir (Biology) and colleagues had their paper, "Seasonal variation in the hepatoproteome of the dehydration- and freeze-tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica," published this week in the open-access International Journal of Molecular Sciences-Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics. The authors used state-of-the-art technology to simultaneously identify and quantify 340 different proteins in livers taken from frogs in the summer and winter. In addition to supporting previous conclusions about how wood frogs survive harsh winter conditions, the data led to some novel ideas about how the frogs use energy during hibernation and how they prevent oxidative damage during natural freezing and thawing.
Jessica Schultz (Psychology) and co-authors published "Forgiveness in Response to Cultural Microaggressions" in the most recent issue of Counselling Psychology Quarterly: An International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice.