The Kappa Nu chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international accounting and finance honorary society, once again attained superior status. Students Eric Bozarth, Joe Pomicter and Laurie Turner attended the annual meeting in Brooklyn, N.Y., in August as representatives of Truman’s chapter. While in Brooklyn, Pomicter presented information about Kappa Nu’s VITA program.

Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, had his introduction to the 16th century Spanish apothecaries’ handbook “Compendio delos boticarios” reprinted in “Saladino d’Ascoli: La Scienza della salute e l’intercultura.”

Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, published “Modern Science and Conservative Islam: An Uneasy Relationship,” in “Science and Education.”

Michael Goggin, associate professor of physics
, and collaborators at the University of Queensland recently had their paper accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics. The paper, entitled “Complementarity in variable strength quantum nondemolition measurements,” is a result of work done on sabbatical at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

Warren Gooch, professor of music, had two of his musical compositions selected for performance at the 2009 joint conference of the Region V Society of Composers and the Iowa Composers Forum. Gooch’s composition MIMOS for solo violin will be performed by Katie Wolfe, professor of violin at the University of Iowa. EMERGENCE for trumpet and piano will be performed by trumpet professor James Sherry of the University of Dubuque. The conference, which takes place Oct. 8-10, is hosted by Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Kyung-Chun (Andrew) Mun, professor of finance, authored a book chapter titled, “The 9-11 terrorist attacks and emerging stock markets,” in “The Impact of 9/11 on Business and Economics: The Business of Terror.”

Assistant professors of biology Tim Walston and John Ma, along with other biology faculty members, including Brent Buckner, Jose Herrera and Diane Janick-Buckner, recently received a $196,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to purchase a confocal microscope. The microscope will be used in research in biology and mathematical biology projects from both Truman and A.T. Still University. In addition, students in at least eight classes will have the opportunity to learn how to use the microscope.

David Wohlers, professor of chemistry, attended the 238th meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Washington D.C. Aug. 16-20, as the Mark Twain Local Section Councilor. Wohlers participated in various assigned committee activities and the main council session. He also presented a poster, “Teaching chemistry to a blind student in a liberal arts chemistry laboratory course using Vernier software and probes.” Jessica Michael, a 2009 Truman graduate now enrolled in the Master’s of Arts in Education program, served as a sighted assistant to the blind student, Brandi Jenkins, also a 2009 graduate. Michael appeared as coauthor on the poster.
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