Curtis R. Blakely, assistant professor in justice systems, authored entries on “Alcatraz Island Prison,” “Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary” and the “Chillicothe Correctional Center” in the Social History of Crime and Punishment in America.

Adam Brooke Davis, professor of English, has an article in the current issue of “Oral Tradition” (26:2), the festschrift for the late John Miles Foley. “Vernacular Phrasal Display: Towards the Definition of a Form” studies the form and function of flamboyant comparisons (e.g., “slicker than deerguts on a doorknob”) as a type of folk verbal performance.

Matthew Derezinski, associate professor of art, will exhibit his digital work “Thoughts of Perception” through Sept. 20 at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Ill. An article about his exhibit can be found at

Caroline Forsythe, student in justice systems, had her entries on “Billy the Kid,” “John Augustus” and the “National Prison Association” published in the encyclopedia, The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America.   

Michael Goggin, professor of physics, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society in Anaheim, Calif., in June. The poster, entitled “Estimation of a quantum interaction parameter using weak measurement: theory and experiment,” describes using a photonic controlled-not gate to perform an experimental test of a theory for extracting information from quantum systems with minimal disturbance of the system. Goggin also attended the American Association of Physics Teachers Workshop on Physics Laboratories Beyond the First Year in Philadelphia, Pa., in July.

Julianna Moore, professor of music, was invited to perform at the National Flute Association convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 10. Moore performed “Memory Embraced,” by Jeremy Beck. The focus of this convention was “Celebrating 40 Years of Artistry and Vision.”

Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, was a luncheon speaker at the Kirksville Arts Association as a part of the “A State Divided: Civil War in Missouri Exhibit.” His topic was “Lincoln On Screen” highlighting scenes from the best screen portrayals of and references to the sixteenth president. In anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as President Lincoln to be released this December, numerous film clips from the silent era to the present were shown and discussed to illustrate the film and television industries fascination with Lincoln.

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