First Thursday Event


Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host First Thursday gatherings that recognize and celebrate the professional achievements of faculty and staff colleagues across campus. 

At each event, several colleagues talk briefly about a recent professional achievement such as a book or article that has been published; a concert, a performance, or a juried exhibition in which they participated; or a grant they received.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Debika Sihi, Assistant Professor of Business

Co-authored and published a paper titled “Managerial perspectives on crowdsourcing in the new product development process” in Industrial Marketing Management. The paper explores the use of crowdsourcing in the new product development (NPD) process of business to business (B2B) companies.

Allison Miller, Assistant Professor of Art History

Published a review of the book, Beyond the First Emperor’s Mausoleum: New Perspectives on Qin Art, edited by Liu Yang on caa.reviews, a publication of the College Art Association, on Oct. 27.

Alisa Gaunder, Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty

Article titled “‘Madonnas,’ ‘Assassins,’ and ‘Girls’: How Female Politicians Respond to Media Labels Reflecting Party Leader Strategy” was published in the most recent issue of the interdisciplinary U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal.

Romi Burks, Professor of Biology

Research was published in the 2017 e-book version of “Biology and management of invasive apple snails” edited by Ravi Joshi, Robert Cowie, and Leocardio Sebastian. Along with six co-authors working with apple snails, Burks wrote a chapter titled “Identity, reproductive potential, distribution, ecology and management of invasive Pomacea maculata in the southern United States.” Co-authors included Dr. Jennifer Bernatis and manager Jess van Dyke from Florida, Dr. Jacoby Carter from the USGS Wetland Research Facility and Dr. Charles Martin from Louisiana (now in Florida), and from the University of Georgia, Dr. Jeb Byers and Dr. Bill McDowell (most recently at Colby College). Although a long time in production, this chapter will hopefully serve as research for the number of new researchers working on apple snails as this species continues to spread.