UTAH STATE GREATS 2011

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Faculty Publications, Presentations, Performances, and Keynotes



As a top-tier research institution, Utah State’s faculty push their expertise to the forefront of their respective fields. As a land-grant institution, this expertise is shared with the state, the nation, and the world. Here is a glimpse of what USU faculty shared with the world in 2011.

CHRISTY M. GLASS and ERIC REITHER, Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, published an op-ed in the New York Times, "Overweight and Undereducated, Obesity Impacts One’s Health and Income."

ANTHONY LOWRY, Geology, and Marta Perez-Gussinye of Royal Holloway, University of London, published “The Role of Crustal Quartz in Controlling Cordilleran Deformation,” in the journal Nature.

SARAH CLARK, School of Teacher Education and Leadership, presented “Putting it to the test: Examining the use of standardized test scores to select teacher candidates into teacher preparation programs” at the World Federation of Association of Teacher Education Conference.

J.A. TAINTER, Environment and Society Department, gave the keynote address to the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Highlands Forum XLIV.

JAN J. SOJKA, MICHAEL NICOLLS, ANTHONY VAN EYKEN, CRAIG HEINSELMAN, AND DIETER BILITZA, The Center for Atmospheric & Space Sciences, published “Solar Minimum Polar Cap and Auroral Ion Temperature Observations” in Advances in Space Research.

BRIAN MCCUSKEY, Department of English, published “Last Words in Deadwood: Literacy and Mortality on the Frontier” in The Journal of Popular Culture.

DAN BRYCE, Computer Science Department, published “State Agnostic Planning Graphs: Deterministic, Non-Determinists and Probabilistic Planning” in Artificial Intelligence.

E. JANE KELLY, THOMAS J. BALDWIN, and KERRY A. ROOD, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, published “Pathology in Practice: Echinococcus granulosus infection in a Utah sheep” in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

CAMILLE LITALIEN, Theatre Arts Department, performed The White Box Project, in New York City.

RICHARD JOHNSON AND LARRY WALTHER, School of Accountancy, published “Interpreting ‘Legally Permissible’ in Applying Fair Value Guidelines,” in The CPA Journal.