Library & IT

First Thursday

Each month during the academic year, 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.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018 

Carin Perilloux, Assistant Professor of Psychology

With several students, recently published an article titled “Creative Casanovas: Mating Strategy
Predicts Using—but Not Preferring—Atypical Flirting Tactics” in Evolutionary Psychological
Science. This paper documents a series of studies conducted over a year and a half examining
unexpectedness in flirting behaviors. Justin White ’18, Helena Lorenz ’18, and Aliehs Lee ’17 are

Joseph Hower, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Published a chapter titled ‘A Threshold Moment: Public-Sector Organizing and Civil Rights
Unionism in the Postwar South’ in Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and
Power, eds. Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt (Gainesville: University of Florida Press).

Fay Guarraci, Professor of Psychology

With students Heather Rice ’17, Roanne Schoubaki ’17, Paige Womble ’18, Chantal Gonzalez
’19, Devon Lucero ’19, Fay Guarraci published a manuscript titled “Recreational Dose of
Methylphenidate, but Not Methamphetamine, Decreases Anxiety-Like Behavior in Female Rats”
in Neuroscience Letters this July.

Mike Gesinski, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Published a paper in the peer-reviewed journal Synlett titled “Synthesis of 1,4-Diketones via
Titanium-Mediated Reductive Homocoupling of a-Haloketones.” This work describes research
conducted in collaboration with three undergraduate students: Nathan Le, class of 2019, who is
listed as the first author; Aimee Rodriguez, class of 2019; and James Alleyn ’15. In this
publication, they describe a novel method to synthesize chemical compounds that serve as
building blocks in the development of new pharmaceutical drugs.

Reggie Byron, Associate Professor of Sociology

“US Newspapers’ Portrayals of Home Invasion Crime” was co-authored with two Southwestern
students and officially came out in June 2018 in The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice.