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Facultivities: Afrofuturism, light harvesting and biker haircuts

Facultivities graphic - Facultivities is a regular story that features the work of WVU Tech faculty

WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.

Here’s what our faculty members have been up to:

Dr. Rachel Bragg (English) presented her paper “Cutting the Biker’s Coif: Traversing Hair as the Visual Rhetoric of a Son of Anarchy” at the College English Association Annual Conference.

Dr. Melissa Sartore (History) presented a paper, “Familial Outlaws: Testing the Limits of Space, Proximity, and Restoration,” at the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Dr. Doug Terry (English) presented papers at two conferences:

“Agents of Standardization: Textbooks and the Antebellum Common School Fantasy” at the 2018 College English Association Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“Curating History: Afrofuturism in the Anglo African Magazine’s ‘Afric-American Picture Gallery’” at the 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Richard Squire (Chemistry) has a chapter in the book "Many-body approaches at different scales"; a tribute to N. H. March on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The chapter title is "Do Two Symmetry-Breaking Transitions in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Complexes (PLHC) Form One, Two or More Kibble-Zurek Model (KZM) Topological Defect(s)?"

Dr. Sanish Rai (Computer Science) published and presented a conference paper entitled "Hybrid Agent-Based and Graph-Based Modeling for Building Occupancy Simulation" in 2018 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Bill Clough (English) presented “‘An Anchorage’: The Bridge Between Art and Life in the Work of William S. Burroughs and Henry Miller” at the College English Association conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.