Campus Kudos News


Taviare Hawkins

Taviare Hawkins, Physics, presented "Flexibility in Physics " at Hamline Unviersity Physics Seminar on Oct. 16 in St Paul, Minnesota. Two lessons in flexibility will be discussed. The first is in the research that I do in characterizing microtubule rigidity. The other is in my path in physics.

Submitted on: Oct. 22

James Longhurst

James Longhurst, History, authored the chapter "Bikes for Children, Cars for Adults: Postwar American Transportation Culture and the Legacy of Moving Images" in Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change published on Oct. 1 by West Virginia University Press. The chapter examines the portrayal of bicycles in American popular culture in the 20th century, and resulting difficulties for meaningful responses to global climate change.

Submitted on: Oct. 21

Paul Schweiger

Paul Schweiger, Microbiology, received the award for "Evaluating and optimizing the production of the vitamin C precursor, 2-keto-L-gulonate, in an engineered one-pot production system" from WiSys. The Launch Grant is to support the further development of technology that has been accepted as WiSys Intellectual Property.

Submitted on: Oct. 19

Gregory Parmeter

Gregory Parmeter, Theatre Arts, directed "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast" on Monday, Oct. 19 in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts. Tickets are available now to purchase on the UWL Theatre's webpage ( with streaming performances beginning October 23 through November 1. The production team included Greg Parmeter (director), Corinne Kessler (assistant director), Sydney Smith (stage manager), Joe Anderson and Michelle Collyar (costume designers), Megan Morey (technical director), Ben Golden (sound engineer/lighting designer), and Mandy Kolbe (lighting and scenic designer).

Submitted on: Oct. 19

Kristina LaPlant, Political Science Public Admin

Kristina LaPlant, Political Science Public Admin, Political Science & Public Administration, authored the article "Locked in a Box: How Activist Art Affects Opinions about Solitary Confinement" in New Political Science published on Saturday, Oct. 17 by Taylor & Francis. LaPlant and colleagues examine how exposure to activist political art influences citizens’ beliefs about solitary confinement. Analyses reveal that participants who entered a solitary confinement replica cell for a short amount of time were significantly less likely to support solitary confinement. Race, gender, and political ideology were also significantly associated with attitudes toward solitary confinement.

Submitted on: Oct. 17