First Thursday


Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center hosts First Thursday gatherings that recognize and celebrate the professional achievements of faculty and staff colleagues across campus.  At each event, several colleagues talk briefly about a recent professional achievement, such as a book or article that has been published; a concert, a performance, or a juried exhibition in which they participated; or a grant they received.

First Thursday events are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm.  Access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during First Thursday events. The events are co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Information Services.

March 5

Traci Giuliano, Professor of Psychology

Hutzler, K. T., T. A. Giuliano, J. R. Herselman, and S. M. Johnson (in press).  2015.  “Three’s a Crowd: Public Awareness and (Mis)perceptions of Polyamory.  Psychology & Sexuality. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2015.1004102

Johnson, S. M., T. A. Giuliano, J. R. Herselman, and K. T. Hutzler, K. T. (in press). 2015.  “Development of a Brief Measure of Attitudes towards Polyamory.  Psychology & Sexuality. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2014.1001774 

Erin Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Castaneda, A.M., M. L. Wendel, and E. E. Crockett (in press).  2015.  “Facebook Official:  Using the Overlap in Facebook Profiles to Predict Relationship Outcomes.  Journal of Social Psychology.

Edward L. Kain, Professor of Sociology and University Scholar

Sweet, Stephen, Kevin McElrath, and Edward L. Kain.  2014.  “The Coordinated Curriculum:  How Institutional Theory Can Be Used to Catalyze Revision of the Sociology Major.”  Teaching Sociology 42(4):287-297.

Alison Marr, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Professor Marr will talk about two different invited talks in India: 

Invited 90-minute Professor S. Arumugam Endowment Lecture on Graph Theory:  “Cycles, Primes, and Some Magic: A Discussion of Three Interesting Graph Theory Questions.”

Invited 50-minute talk at the International Workshop on Graph Labeling : “Sparse Semi-magic Squares and Labelings of Directed Graphs.” Paper to appear in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.

Francis Mathieu, Associate Professor of French

Mathieu, Francis.  2014.  “Madame de Clèves and Courtesy: Analyzing The Princess of Clèves in the Light of a Treatise on Civility.”  Pp. 42-58 in Women in French Studies. Select Essays from Women in French International Conference. Ed. Mark Cruse.

John Ore, Professor of Theatre

Professor Ore will talk about the ongoing Heather Hall Sustainable Theater project.

Davi Thornton, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Thornton, Davi.  2014.  “Transformations of the Ideal Mother: The Story of Mommy Economicus and Her Amazing Brain,” Women’s Studies in Communication 37(3):271-291.