Mary Ann Stankiewicz, professor of art education, has written "Developing Visual Arts Education in the United States: Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Normalization of Creativity," published June 22 by academic publisher Palgrave Macmillan. Packaged by SPi Global in Chennai, India, the book is part of a series on the arts in higher education. Stankiewicz’s research was supported in part by two College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grants.
“The Story of Naomi—The Book of Ruth,” coauthored by William J. Doan, professor of theatre at Penn State, and Terry Giles, professor of theology at Gannon University, has been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. They previously coauthored “Prophets, Performance, and Power” and “Twice Used Songs.”
Several College of Arts and Architecture faculty members and graduate students have contributed to the recently released “Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research,” for which Kimberly Powell, associate professor of education and art education, was a co-editor.
A new publication offered by the Pesticide Education Program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences provides recommendations for preventing and controlling infestations of wood-destroying insects. Although aimed primarily at pest-control professionals, "Wood-Destroying Pests" provides information useful to homeowners who are confronting the problems the pests cause. "The key to structural pest management is the concept of integrated pest management -- also known as IPM," said author Steven Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology. "This can be defined as a way of combining tools to manage pests in an economical and effective way."
Are you being bugged by bugs? Are mice or rats chewing on your last nerve? A new publication from Penn State Extension gives readers advice about how to deal with them.
An article by John Chapin, associate professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, was recently published in an international journal. 'Domestic Violence Beliefs and Perceptions Across the Lifespan' appeared recently in the International Journal of the Humanities, 7, 49-57.
Chapin is a health communications and health-risk expert who works with Crisis Center North (CCN), a nonprofit counseling and educational resource center for victims of domestic violence in Allegheny County. Chapin has been recognized regionally and state-wide for his work with CCN which serves victims of domestic and relationship violence and works toward the elimination of community held beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate it.
Chapin can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3877.
"There seems to be no study too fragmented, no hypothesis too trivial, no literature citation too biased or too egotistical, no design too warped, no mythology too bungled, no presentation of results too inaccurate, too obscure and too contradictory, no analysis too self-serving, no argument too circular, no conclusion too trifling or too unjustified, and no grammar and syntax too offensive for a paper to end up in print." That's the judgment of Drummond Rennie, senior editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.