Dr. Mercedez Callenes Paper Accepted for Presentation

November 17, 2022

Dr. Mercedez Callenes, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs, has written a paper entitled “Civil Protests as a Means to Defuse or Escalate Conflict? Evidence from Colombia”.  The paper has been accepted for presentation as part of the panel Protest and Protest Event Analysis into the Track: Las protestas sociopolíticas del siglo 21 (Sociopolitical Protests of the 21st Century) for the Latin American Studies Association 2023 Hybrid Congress: América Latina y el Caribe: Pensar, Representar y Luchar por los Derechos (Latin America and the Caribbean:  Think, Represent, and Fight for Rights) on May 24–27, 2023, in Vancouver, Canada.

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Dr. Deborah Harris O’Brien Publishes an Article on “Faculty Burnout” in the Eye on Psi Chi Online Journal

November 4, 2022

Dr. Deborah Harris O-Brien, Associate Professor of Psychology, co-authored an article titled, “Coping with Burnout: Surviving and Thriving in Academia” in the Winter 2022 Issue of Eye on Psi Chi. The article written by Trinity’s own, Dr. Deborah Harris-O’Brien and Dr. Jamie Bondenlos of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in response to a faculty survey by the Chronical of Higher Education.  The survey reports faculty feeling increased stress and fatigue due to various contributing factors. (e.g., workload, financial impact, changing policies, work-life imbalance, emotional labor, etc.). Read full article.

Harris O’Brien, D., & Bodenlos, J. (2022). Coping with burnout: Surviving and thriving in Academia. Eye on Psi Chi Magazine, 27(2), 48–51. https://doi.org/10.24839/2164-9812.eye27.2.48 

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Dr. Anette Casiano-Negroni Publishes Article in Journal of Chemical Education

October 4, 2022

Dr. Anette Casiano-Negroni, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Trinity Washington University, co-published an article in the Journal of Chemical Education, titled, “Analysis of Cannabinoids in Lotions Using High Performance Liquor Chromatography”.  The article explores the ties of advertisement and presence of cannabinoids ingredients in topical products. Laboratory test results were achieved by analytical and organic chemistry undergraduate students. Their testing found, “that the average CBD amounts were higher than advertised for all lotions except CBDFx when analyzed using HPLC”. Read full abstract and article. 

We congratulate Dr. Casiano-Negroni for successfully publishing in the American Chemical Society Journal, sponsored by ACS, the largest disciplinary scientific society.

Quiñones, R., Casiano-Negroni, A., Pijor, H., Moreno, S., Suarez, K., Westfall, T. D., Sullins, C., Ivey, S., & Buxó, J. A. (2022). Analysis of cannabinoids in lotions using high-performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Chemical Education, 99(10), 3558–3565. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00214 

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Dr. Katherine James Publishes Article in in the Phi Delta Kappa International’s Professional Journal

October 1, 2022

Dr. Katherine James, adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Education Administration program at Trinity Washington University, published an article in the Phi Delta Kappa Journal, The Kappan, August 29, 2022. The article titled, Let’s Take Another Look at Homework” addresses the importance of homework and the reinforcement and opportunities it provides. Dr. James’ article was written in response to a previously published article  devaluing the purpose of homework.

James, K.A. (2002). Let’s take another look at homework”. Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 104. No.1, pp. 66-67

 

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Adjunct Professor Agnes Conaty Joins NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

September 20, 2022

Dr. Agnes Conaty, PhD, Math adjunct faculty at Trinity Washington University, has joined NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center as Senior Research Scientist and part-time Science Lead for the NASA GLOBE Program last June 1, 2022. She analyzes the GLOBE Observer data and does education and public outreach for the Earth Sciences Division at Goddard in Greenbelt, MD. She is a NASA contractor under Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI).

NASA Day at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2022: Our Family’s Perspective – Article by Dr. Agnes Conaty

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Adjunct Professor Michele Pascucci Publishes with Editorial Pilegos in Madrid

September 19, 2022

Michele Pascucci, Spanish adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University, publishes, “Entre México y Asia: imagen y poesía en la obra de José Juan Tablada”. The book was published by Editorial Pliegos in Madrid, Spain. This 500-page monograph in Spanish analyzes the Japanese influences in the ideographic (visual) poetry of early 20th century Mexican author José Juan Tablada.

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Biology Adjunct Professor Sunil Pandey Publishes Blog on Microbiology Society

September 12, 2022

Sunil Pandey, Adjunct professor of biology at Trinity Washington University, College of Arts and Sciences, published a blog titled, ” Has the Increased Use of Hand Sanitizers During the Pandemic Impacted Antimicrobial Resistance” on March 10, 2021. The article was published on Microbiology Society’s website- a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses

During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the importance of hand hygiene has been heavily promoted as vital in controlling the spread of the virus. In this blog, Professor Pandey discusses the indirect effect antimicrobial cleaning products have on other infectious diseases. Read article. 

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Mary Hayes, SNDdeN Presents Paper at the Conference on the History of Women Religions

August 29, 2022

Mary Hayes, SNDdeN, Professor Emerita of History and Archivist at Trinity Washington University, presented a paper at the Conference on the History of Women Religious held at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, June 26-June 29.

The title of the paper, presented on June 28, is “Retrieving the Past : The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Confront Racism within the Congregation.

 

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Provost Carlota Ocampo Delivers Lecture on Racist Incident Based Trauma at Fairfield University

April 11, 2022

Provost Carlota Ocampo delivered a lecture entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight:  Acknowledging and Addressing the Impacts of Racist Incident Based Trauma” at Fairfield University in Connecticut on March 30, 2022.  Under the auspices of the university’s Annual Magic Core Lecture and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program, the lecture addressed the exclusionary history of trauma diagnosis along with recent research on the impacts of multigenerational and historical trauma in communities that experience systemic racism.  Using an interdisciplinary lens, the lecture also discussed ways all can combat systemic racism and support resiliency and thriving in individuals and communities impacted by racist policies, attitudes and behaviors in America and beyond.

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Dr. Allen Pietrobon Publishes “Norman Cousins: Peacemaker in the Atomic Age”

April 11, 2022

Dr. Allen Pietrobon, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, published a book titled, “Norman Cousins: Peacemaker in the Atomic Age”The book was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2022.

Synopsis:  Influencing US presidents and public opinion, the American journalist Norman Cousins had an incredible but overlooked diplomatic impact during the Cold War.

As the editor of the Saturday Review for more than thirty years, Norman Cousins had a powerful platform from which to help shape American public debate during the height of the Cold War. Under Cousins’s leadership, the magazine was considered one of the most influential in the literary world. Cousins’s progressive, nonpartisan editorials in the Review earned him the respect of the public and US government officials. But his deep impact on postwar international humanitarian aid, anti-nuclear advocacy, and Cold War diplomacy has been largely unexplored.

In this book, Allen Pietrobon presents the first true biography of Norman Cousins. Cousins was much more important than we realize: he was involved in several secret citizen diplomacy missions during the height of the Cold War and, acting as a private citizen, played a major role in getting the Limited Test Ban Treaty signed. He also wrote JFK’s famous 1963 American University commencement speech (“not merely peace in our time but peace for all time”).

This book is a fascinating look at the outsized impact that one individual had on the course of American public debate, international humanitarianism, and the Cold War itself. This biography of the vocal anti-communist and anti-nuclear activist’s public life will interest readers across the ideological spectrum.

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Dr. Elizabeth Child Presents at the Jane Austen Society of North America (DC Chapter)

April 5, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Child, Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently gave a talk at the Jane Austen Society of North America (DC Chapter) on “Teaching Jane Austen to First Generation Learners”. The event was held virtually at their Spring Evening Chat on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

For more information- visit- Jane Austen Society of North America (DC Chapter) and past events.

 

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Adjunct Professor Amy Killelea, JD Publishes Proposal to Expand Access to Medications that Prevent Acquisition of HIV

December 17, 2021

Amy Killelea, JD, Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, has published an ambitious new proposal to expand access to medications that prevent acquisition of HIV (called “PrEP”).  Less than a quarter of people in the U.S. who could benefit from PrEP are actually taking it.  White Americans who need PrEP to prevent HIV infection are more than 4 times as likely to receive it than Latinx/Hispanic Americans and more than 8 times as likely than Black Americans. To promote equity, this new proposal for a national PrEP program centers health equity and mobilizes community providers. The proposal re-envisions affordable and equitable access to PrEP medications and labs for people on Medicaid and without coverage.

Read “New Policy Proposal Seeks to Improve Access to Medications that Prevent HIV Infection”

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi Publishes Paper in the Journal of Nursing Management

December 11, 2021

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University had recently published her paper, titled, “Assessing Sense of Coherence (SOC) as an element of primary-focused health services in schools for children and adolescents with complex healthcare needs” in the Journal of Nursing Management.

Al-Yateem, N., Fakhry, R., Saifan, A., Saqan, R., & Alrimawi, I. (2021). Assessing Sense of Coherence (SOC) as an element of primary-focused health services in schools for children and adolescents with complex healthcare needs. Journal of nursing management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13517 

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi Presents Paper at the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

December 4, 2021

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, in the School of  Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University presented her research paper, “Students’ perception of classroom educational environment and learning outcomes: a comparison between hybrid and traditional classrooms in a Palestinian University”, at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress 2021 – Nursing Around the World. The convention was held virtually on November 2-4, 2021.

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi Published Works in the Fall of 2021

October 8, 2021

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University had recently published papers in the three consecutive months of August, September and October 2021:

Dreidi M., Alrimawi I., & Atout M. (2021) Nutritional Status, Symptoms, and Quality of Life among Oncology Patients in Palestine: An Explorative Survey. Progress in Palliative Care. DOI: 10.1080/09699260.2021.1981566 

Atout M., Alrimawi I., Dreidi M, Rajeh Saifan A., Abusalameh E., & Al-Yateem N. (2021) Parental Child Rearing Practices in Palestine: A Cross-Sectional Study. Global Pediatric Health, 8, 1-9. DOI:1177/2333794X211045967

Al-Yateem, N., Dias,J., Subu, M., Abraham, M., Abd El-Baky, F., Almarzouqi, A., Rahman, S., Saifan, A., Mohammad, M., Alrimawi, I., & Faris, M. (2021) Reflections on the transition to online teaching for health science education during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Medical Education, 12, 154-159.  DOI:10.5116/ijme.610c.1580

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