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.


Thursday, April 3


Barbara Anthony, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Anthony, Barbara and Christine Chung. 2013. “Data Plan Throttling: A Simple Consumer Choice Mechanism.” Proceedings of the Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2013 IEEE pp. 3173-3178

Anthony, Barbara M. and Christine Chung. 2014. “Online bottleneck matching.” Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 27(1): 100—114.

Romi Burks, Professor of Biology
Liebl, M., K. Roberts, A. Mohammed, M. Lowther, E. Navaira, A. Frankel, S. Pukys, and R. L. Burks. 2014. “Staying SMArT: Introduction, reflection, and assessment of an inquiry-based afterschool science program for elementary school students.” Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal 6(1): 32-44. http://seceij.net/seceij/winter14/index.html Full PDF: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/seceij/winter14/smart.pdf

Erin Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Kwang, T., E. E. Crockett, D. T. Sanchez, & W. B. Swann. 2013. “Men Seek Social
Standing, Women Seek Companionship: Sex Differences in Deriving Self-worth from Relationships.” Psychological Science, 24(7), 1142-1150. doi: 10.1177/0956797612467466

Fay Allison Guarraci, Professor of Psychology
Guarraci, Fay Allison and Jessica L. Bolton. 2014. “’Sexy stimulants’: The Interaction between Psychomotor Stimulants and Sexual Behavior in the Female Brain.” Forthcoming in Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior.

Laura Hobgood-Oster, Professor of Religion
Hobgood-Oster, Laura. 2014. A Dog’s History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans. Baylor University Press.

Valerie Renegar, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Lowrey, Lacy, Valerie R. Renegar, and Charles E. Goehring. 2014. “’When God Gives You AIDS…Make Lemon-AIDS’: Ironic Persona and Perspective by Incongruity in Sarah Silverman’s Jesus is Magic.” Western Journal of Communication. 78(1): 58-77.

Eileen Meyer Russell, Associate Professor of Music and 
Delaine Leonard Fedson, Part-Time Instructor of Applied Music
Mercadante, Saverio.  Salve Maria (Hail to Thee, Mary). Arranged for harp and euphonium or trombone by Delaine Leonard Fedson and Eileen Meyer Russell.  Tuba-Euphonium Press, 2013. Score and 2 parts.

Nico Schüler, Visiting Faculty Member in Music, Professor of Music, Texas State University 
Schüler, Nico. 2013. “Grenzüberschreitungen im künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Schaffen von Otto Laske” [“Frontier Crossings in the artistic and scholarly work by Otto Laske”]. Pp. 235-246 in »Hebt man den Blick, so sieht man keine Grenzen«: Grenzüberschreitungen als Paradigma in Kunst und Wissenschaft, ed. by Oliver Krämer and Martin Schröder. Essen [Germany]: Die Blaue Eule. 

Schüler, Nico. 2013. “Technology as a Tool to Enhance Sight Singing Education.” Pp. 73-81 in Music and Technologies, ed. by Darius Kucinskas and Stephen Davismoon. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars. 

Schüler, Nico. 2013. “Computerunterstützte Mozartanalyse: Geschichte, Methoden, Kritik und Ausblick” [“Computer-Assisted Mozart Analysis: History, Methods, Critique, and Perspectives”] Pp. 69-100 in Mozartanalyse heute, ed. by Gernot Gruber. Laaber: Laaber Verlag.