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Tim Kohler.
Laura Ellyson.
Kyle Bocinsky.

Tim Kohler, regents professor, Laura J. Ellyson, doctoral student, and R. Kyle Bocinsky, alumnus (PhD ’14), anthropology, coauthored “Beyond One-Shot Hypotheses: Explaining Three Increasingly Large Collapses in the Northern Pueblo Southwest” in Going Forward by Looking Back: Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response and Collapse (Berghahan Books, New York).


Greg Yasinitsky.Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, music, completed a residency at Long Beach City College (California) and appeared as a guest saxophonist and composer in a program of all-Yasinitsky compositions with the Long Beach City College Jazz Band, directed by alumnus Patrick Sheng. While there, Yasinitsky also presented a masterclass for LBCC students.

Mathematics and Statistics

David Watkins.
Jared Aurentz

David Watkins, emeritus professor, and Jared L. Aurentz (PhD ’14), mathematics and statistics, and two colleagues received the Outstanding Paper Prize at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) annual meeting for their paper “Fast and Backward Stable Computation of Roots of Polynomials,” published in SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 36, Issue 3 (2015). They also co-authored with three colleagues Core-Chasing Algorithms for the Eigenvalue Problem (SIAM).


Andrew Gillreath-Brown
Kyle Bocinsky

Andrew Gillreath-Brown, graduate research assistant, and R. Kyle Bocinsky, PhD ’14, anthropology, co-edited “Empirical and Model-based Agricultural Studies in Archaeology,” a special section in Journal of Ethnobiology, and coauthored “A Dialogue Between Empirical and Model-Based Agricultural Studies in Archaeology” in that section. Bocinsky also authored “Comparing Maize Paleoproduction Models with Experimental Data” in the same section.


Don DillmanDon Dillman, Regents professor, sociology, presented the president’s invited address, “The Challenge of Creating Data Collection Methods That Are Neither Too Far Ahead Nor Behind Our Survey Respondents,” at the Statistical Society of Canada’s annual conference in Winnipeg. He also presented the keynote address, “The Worldwide Challenge of Pushing Respondents to the Web in Mixed-Mode Surveys,” at the 28th International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Dillman and five recent sociology doctoral graduates, Michelle Edwards Neilson ’13, Morgan M. Millar ’12, Benjamin Messer ’11,  Leah Melani Christian ’07, and Jolene D. Smyth ’07, received the 2017 American Association for Public Opinion Research Award for development of a new data collection methodology.

Criminal Justice and Criminology


Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with Heeuk Lee, PhD ’15, and colleagues “Vulnerability versus opportunity: Dissecting the role of low self-control and risky lifestyles in violent victimization risk among Korean inmates” in Crime and Delinquency.