First Thursday

Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host 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.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only. 

October 6, 2016

Suzanne Garcia-Mateus, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Co-authored a Huffington Post article titled “Save CA Residents from a Language Drought: Vote ‘Yes’ This Fall,” which promotes California’s Proposition 58-LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now). If passed, the proposition will repeal the ban on bilingual education that began in 1998, and provide a multilingual education for all students.

Alison Marr, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Associate Professor of Mathematics Alison Marr published an article titled “Coprime and prime labelings of graphs” in The Journal of Integer Sequences. This article was the result of work that started at the summer 2012 workshop, Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty.

Katy Ross, Professor of Spanish

“The Failed Quest-Romance: Lucía Etxebarria’s Nosotras que no somos como las demás” in Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures Volume 70, Issue 2 (80-89): 2016.

Eric Selbin, Professor of Political Science

Published an article “Queering Uncle Sam, the Caribbean, and the Academy: A Humanifesto for Us All” in Millennium: Journal of International Studies. The article was inspired and influenced in part by the excellent work of Southwestern alumna Dr. Meghana Nayak ’97 of Pace University.

Patrick Van Horn, Assistant Professor of Economics

Published an article titled “Bank Leverage and Regulatory Regimes: Evidence from the Great Depression and Great Recession” in the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. This article was coauthored with Christoffer Koch and Gary Richardson.