Ian Harrington co-authored a chapter describing the role of the cerebral cortex in the localization of sound sources. The article reviews what is currently known about how neurons in the cerebral cortex represent auditory space, as well as how sound localization behavior can be affected by the inactivation or ablation of different cortical areas. The paper, written with colleagues from the Universities of Michigan and Washington, appeared in The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference , a six-volume collection published by Academic Press in January.
Megan Quinn was a part of a juried exhibition at the Heinz Center in conjunction with the National Ceramic Educators Conference in Pittsburgh last week. The exhibition continues until May. A former student, Tony Merino, picked seven artists and submitted the proposal to the NCECA board.
On March 15th, Marsha Smith organized a panel entitled "Images of China: A Window to Social and Cultural Change" at the ASIANetwork Conference in San Antonio , TX . She also presented a paper titled: “Maintaining, Claiming, and Reframing Naxi Dress: The Impact of Tourism in Marketing Minority Identity.” At that same conference, Marsha was also elected to the ASIANetwork Board, one of 10 Board members of an organization that includes over 170 member institutions. Marsha Smith is second person to be chosen from Augustana to be on this board, and this has only been the third time in the history of the Board that it has nominated and elected more than one member from the same institution.
Dara Wegman-Geedey recently completed abstract reviews of cancer screening studies for the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association for their 136th Annual Meeting (to be held in October 2008). Dara has been a reviewer for the epidemiology section of APHA every year since 2003.