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Boves and Team Name Mite for Jonesboro Boves and Team Name Mite for Jonesboro

Dr. Than Boves, associate professor of wildlife ecology, is co-author of an article in Systematic and Applied Acarology in which the researchers describe four new mites, including one believed to be the first organism named for Jonesboro. They named the mites, from a group of arachnids called feather mites, Amerodectes jonesborensis. Birds with these mites were caught at the banding station on campus. Details are online.

 
McGee's Analysis Published in Literature Journal

An article by Dr. Anne McGee, assistant professor of Spanish, has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Ethnic American Literature. In the article, McGee presents a comparative analysis of one of the few works on the Mexican Revolution written by a woman, Cartucho, by Nellie Campobello, and Sandra Cisneros's canonical work of Chicana literature, The House on Mango Street.

McGee's Analysis Published in Literature Journal
 
Bhandari Analyzes News Story Perceptions Bhandari Analyzes News Story Perceptions

An article by Dr. Manu Bhandari, assistant professor of strategic communication, was published in the Newspaper Research Journal. He analyzed social media cues and their heuristic impact on news story perceptions. In his study, he investigated information processing of online interface cues, such as social media hyperlink buttons and news site names. The study sought to know if the cues impact readers' news perception. The article is online.

 
Sheppard and Bevly Present at Conference

April Sheppard (right), assistant director, and TJ Bevly, circulation supervisor, Dean B. Ellis Library, spoke at the Memphis Area Circulation Conference. During "Getting to Know Yourself First to Better Serve Others," they discussed how bias affects customer service, how to recognize bias, and ways to overcome bias in providing library services. High school, public and academic librarians from several states were in attendance.

Sheppard and Bevly Present at Conference
 
Risch to Participate in Smithsonian Workshop Risch to Participate in Smithsonian Workshop

Dr. Tom Risch, interim associate vice chancellor of research and technology and professor of animal ecology, will attend the Red Wolf Science and Conservation Workshop hosted by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). The August workshop in Virginia will bring together specialists who can share information on wildlife biology and management, aiding in the recovery and conservation planning for the red wolf (Canis rufus) species.

 
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