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Faculty-Staff Achievements

January 6, 2021

Nurcan Atalan Helicke

Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor and director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, published “Sustainable Halal: The Intersection of Halal, Organic and Genetically Engineered Food in Turkey” in Sociology of Islam (Volume 8: Issue 3-4, December 2020).Her article “Vulnerability and Marginalisation of Snail Harvesting Rural Gypsy Families in Turkey” (co-authored by Dilek Eroğlu of Abant İzzet Baysal University in Turkey) appeared in the International Journal of Social and Humanities Sciences (Volume 4: Issue 3, December 2020).

Corinne Moss RacusinCorinne Moss-Racusin, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of social psychology. The prestigious award honors early-career scientists for research conducted in the first decade following completion of their doctorate. 

Denise SmithDenise L. Smith, professor in the Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department, co-authored two articles that focus on mitigating carcinogenic risk in firefighters. “Impact of Select PPE Design Element and Repeated Laundering in Firefighter Protection from Smoke Exposure“ was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, and “Impact of Repeated Exposure and Cleaning on Protective Properties of Structural Firefighting Turnout Gear" was published in Fire Technology. Both projects involved collaborations with researchers from Illinois Fire Service Institute, Underwriters Laboratory Fire Safety Research Institute and National Occupational Safety and Health.  

Dominique Vuvan

Dominique Vuvan, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored the editorial “Embracing Anti-Racist Practices in the Music Perception and Cognition Community,” which appeared in the journal Music Perception (Volume 38: Issue 2, November 2020). Vuvan was writing as chair of the anti-racism and equity committee of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.  


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