St. Lawrence University faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Most often their research is published in peer-reviewed journals and articles and through lectures, as well as through conference papers and presentations. Take a look at what faculty members recently shared.
On Monday, November 2, Rafael Castillo Bejarano, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented a research paper at the 12th Triennial Congress of the Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro (AISO), held virtually in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
In his talk, Castillo Bejarano focused on Lope de Vega, an influential playwright during the Early Modern period. Through new documentary evidence, he proved that a Lope de Vegas's letter, up to now considered to be addressed to "Prince" Philips, later Philips IV of Spain, was in fact addressed to Francisco de Borja y Aragón, Prince of Esquilache, a noblemen and poet, and Viceroy of Peru.
Professor Castillo's research focuses on the rise of the modern subjectivity in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. His research also explores the social, political, and artistic role of women in the courtly protocol of Early Modern Iberia.
The second edition of The Economics of Immigration, co-authored by Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics Cynthia Bansak, is being published by Routledge this year. The co-authors are Nicole Simpson and Madeline Zavodny.
The textbook is geared towards undergraduate students who have taken an introductory economics course. It comprehensively covers the economics of immigration at the undergraduate level, and it is suitable both for economics students and for students studying migration in other disciplines, such as sociology and politics. The book is international in scope, with examples from all around the globe.
The second edition puts more emphasis on refugees and asylum seekers and also puts more emphasis on European immigration, environmental migration, political outcomes of migration, and immigrant innovation.
Priest Professor of Physics Aileen O’Donoghue and her astronomy colleagues recently had an article, “The ALFALFA-SDSS Galaxy Catalog” published in The Astronomical Journal. ALFALFA was the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA survey that surveyed the sky outside the Milky Way visible from Arecibo, which the National Science Foundation is going to decommission due to damage. ALFA is the Arecibo L-Band Feed Array, the instrument the team used to detect the signals.
“We published the final paper, a catalog of over 31,500 neutral hydrogen in 2018,” O’Donoghue explains. “In the new paper, we compare our radio-band observations of those galaxies to optical observations by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and other galaxy surveys in infrared and ultraviolet. We combine the various observations to calculate the absolute magnitudes (total amount of energy being emitted), masses of the stars, and star formation rates in each galaxy.”
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