Nyack College Arts and Sciences News
Dr. Yu examines churches during WWI
Dr. K. Kale Yu, Assistant Professor of History, participated at a special conference devoted to the 100th anniversary of World War I at Georgian Court University. His paper, "Enemies in the Pews: Targeting 'Unpatriotic' German, Swedish, and Norwegian Immigrant Churches during the First World War" investigates the shifting understanding of who is an "American". Wartime tensions during the First World War created a hostile environment toward "foreigners" at home and this paper examines the persecution faced by German, Swedish, and Norwegian immigrants and their respective churches.
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Dr. Poston reviews book on "The American Muhammed"
Dr. Larry Poston, Professor of Religion, publishes review on “The American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism” in Missiology: An International Review.
Continuing in the tradition of its predecessor, Practical Anthropology, Missiology is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research between missiologists and others interested in related subjects.
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Dr. Parker-Ames publishes research article
Dr. Kaluka publishes paper in PNAS
Dr. Daniel Kaluka, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Illinois and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has published a research article entitled “Conformational coupling between the active site and residues within the KC-channel of the Vibrio cholerae cbb3-type (C-family) oxygen reductase,” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS 2014; published ahead of print October 6, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1411676111).
PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,800 research papers annually. Established in 1914, PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences.
The research is focused on characterization of the proton channel of a bacterial reductase enzyme (cbb3) utilizing site-directed mutagenesis, molecular dynamics simulation and resonance Raman spectroscopic techniques. Cbb3, though it exhibits some similarities with the human cytochrome c oxidase (the terminal enzyme in the respiratory chain), it has some notable differences that potentially can be exploited in developing selective drugs. Dr. Kaluka's piece of the pie involved employing resonance Raman Spectroscopy (at Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in deciphering the structural features of the protein linked to the proton channel.
Details of the paper can be found here:
"Forgive Us" Book Event & Panel Discussion
Join us at the NYC campus on Thursday, Nov 6th at 5:15pm for a panel dialogue on the book Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith. Co-editors Dr. Soong Chan Rah and Lisa Sharon Harper will be present for this thought provoking discussion. Dr. Vilma Balmaceda, Associate Professor of Political Science, will be one of the responders. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Dr. Yu examines churches during WWI
- Dr. Poston reviews book on "The American Muhammed"
- Dr. Parker-Ames publishes research article
- Dr. Kaluka publishes paper in PNAS
- "Forgive Us" Book Event & Panel Discussion
- Prof. McDuffie Publishes Poem
- Dr. Park leads fish survey for BioBlitz at the NY Botanical Gardens
- Student Success Serves Spring Valley Community
- Communications Senior Contributes to NyackNewsAndViews
- Dr. Washington Publishes Case Study
- Arts & Sciences Welcomes and Celebrates Student Success
- Arts & Sciences Participate in Faculty Retreat
- Dr. Yu Receives Columbia University Grant
- Adjunct D'Agusto continues art exhibitions success
- Dr. Yu Honored by Wheaton's Institute of American Evangelicals
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