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 6th, 2014:
Melissa K. Byrnes, Assistant Professor of History
Byrnes, Melissa K. 2013. “Liberating the Land or Absorbing a Community: Managing North African Migration and the Bidonvilles in Paris’s Banlieues,” French Politics, Culture & Society [special issue: “Algerian Legacies in Metropolitan France”], 31(3):1-20.
Reginald A. Byron, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Byron, Reginald A. and Vincent Roscigno. 2014. “Relational Power, Legitimation, and Pregnancy Discrimination.” Forthcoming at Gender & Society Online First: http://gas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/19/0891243214523123.abstract
Erin Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Crockett, E. E., B. M. Holmes, D. A. Granger, & K. Lyons-Ruth. 2013. “Maternal Disrupted Communication during Face-to-face Interaction at Four Months: Relation to Maternal and Infant Cortisol Among At-Risk Families. Infancy, 18(6), 1111-1134. doi: 10.1111t/infa.12015
Lois Ferrari, Professor of Music
Lois Ferrari conducted the Austin Civic Orchestra in a sold-out concert featuring Holst’s The Planets on February 1. The concert included collaboration with Southwestern faculty and students.
Ben Pierce, Professor of Biology
Pierce, Benjamin A. Research on the Ecology of the Georgetown Salamander, Eurycea naufragia, 2013-2014. $25,927 grant from the Williamson County Conservation Foundation. (Grant funding for this project over the past four years totals $104,069).