Notable & Quotable

  • Cristi Catt, voice instructor at Merrimack College, recently wrapped up a session at Berklee College’s renowned recording studio, Shames Family Scoring Stage. She was awarded a grant to record “All Over the Map” with her ensemble Blue Thread.

  • Health Sciences Department assistant professor Juliana Cohen was recently featured as an expert source for a KTVA television report regarding a pilot program in Anchorage, Alaska to lengthen lunchtime and recess for school children as a means of improving academic focus. 

  • Eight faculty members from four schools at Merrimack attended the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference in Amsterdam last semester. They include associate professors Luis Saenz de Viguera Erkiago and Cinzia DiGiulio of the World Languages and Cultural Studies Department, Civil Engineering Department assistant professor Cynthia Carlson, visiting associate professor Ellen Fitzpatrick, Women and Gender Studies Department professor Simona Sharoni, Graduate Education Department associate professor Susan Marine, Accounting and Finance Department associate professor Ana Silva, and Education Department assistant professor Laura Hsu.

  • Mechanical Engineering Department assistant professors Anthony Di Carlo and Rickey Caldwell Jr., and former student Courtney Videchak ’19, have co-authored the paper, “Optimization of Spatially Distributed Soil Conductivities for Horizontal Ground Heat Exchanger” which has been accepted by the journal Applied Thermal Engineering.

  • Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Roselita Fragoudakis recently had a paper published in the International Journal of Structures Integrity and has a chapter to be published in the upcoming book “Engineering Failure Analysis.”

  • Health Sciences Department assistant professor April Bowling was recently featured in a planbook.com posting. The article is called “Why Are We Learning This? Teaching Physical Education Boosts Brain Power.”

  • Psychology Department assistant professor Laura Kurdziel was recently featured by KABC-TV News in Los Angeles for a story on the benefits of napping for children. When children don’t get a nap they need, it stresses their bodies and makes it harder to go to sleep at night, Kurdziel told the news outlet.

  • Lisa Perks and Jacob Turner, both associate professors of communication and media, have had a manuscript about their experiences working with undergraduate students working on scholarly research projects accepted by the peer-reviewed journal Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.

  • Assistant professor of communication and media Melissa Zimdars was a guest speaker at the CIVIX “Democracy Bootcamp” in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sept. 12. The panel discussion was titled “Digital Threats to Democracy: Experts discuss the threat of misinformation and disinformation, and media manipulation.”

  • Joseph R. Stasio, an associate professor in the Girard School of Business’ Marketing Department, was recently featured on WalletHub.com offering expertise knowledge on the use of credit cards, and especially Chase Freedom Credit Card. WalletHub.com posed three questions centered on interest rates, cash back options and advertising.