Zack Hawley, assistant professor of economics, published a study about the impact state-funded higher education scholarship plans have on overall outmigration patterns of college-educated people. He found that the plans stem outmigration of younger college graduates, but older college-educated adults are more likely to migrate to another state. Hawley teaches courses on microeconomics and urban and regional economics. His study was published in the journal, Regional Science and Urban Economics.
Ralph Carter and Jim Scott, both professors of political science, co-authored the university-level textbook IR: The Search for Security. The 2014 version, intended to incorporate multiple perspectives on the fluidity of world politics, touches on themes from economic sanctions to managing the environment to building international peace. The material includes both print and interactive digital components.
Mark Thistlethwaite, the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, curated an exhibit about the landing of the American pilgrims at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He also authored an essay about the collection of paintings in an accompanying catalogue. His piece examined how the painting central to the exhibit, Peter Rothermel’s “Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock,” played a role in the formation of collective historical identity in the United States.
Cam Schoepp, associate professor of art and art history, designed two sculptures that have been procured by the city of Fort Worth. “Hats,”which he created in 2001, was purchased by the city and installed at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. “Pollen,” recently relocated within the city’s Botanic Gardens, is an environmental sculpture designed to match the tranquil surroundings. Schoepp is in negotiations with the city for its final purchase.
Sarah Hill, associate professor of psychology, published a study that suggests non-caloric sweeteners may lead to diet-sabotaging choices that cause weight gain over time. Hill and her research team conducted three experiments to show how diet drinks cause small changes in the way the human body responds to food in the environnent. These subtle changes, however, could have a big impact on weight over time. The study was published in the science journal, Appetite.