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Argun Saatcioglu, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies and an adjunct assistant professor of sociology, presented his paper, “The Hidden Value Of School Desegregation: Evidence On Integration’s High School Promoting Power From The Cleveland Municipal School District, 1977-1998,” at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting Aug. 3 in Boston. In his research, Saatcioglu examines the changing contribution of high schools to students’ drop out tendencies in districts that experienced desegregation and resegregation over the last few decades.

Lori Messinger, associate professor of social welfare, co-presented a panel discussion titled “Harvesting the grapevine: Using LGBTQ success stories to improve campus antidiscrimination policies and domestic-partner benefits” at the 94th annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors, held July 12-15 in Washington, D.C.

Bala Subramaniam, the Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and director of the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, presented his paper, “Gas-Expanded Liquids: Versatile Media for Multiphase Catalysis,” at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting Aug. 18 in Philadelphia. He was invited to present in part because a 1986 article he co-authored, “Reactions in Supercritical Fluids: A Review,” ranks 37th on a list of the 100 most-cited articles published by Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research since 1975.

Thomas E. Prisinzano, associate professor of medicinal chemistry, received the Matt Suffness Award at the seventh joint meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy held Aug. 3-8 in Athens, Greece. During the ceremony, Prisinzano presented “Discovery and Development of Novel Agents to Treat Drug Abuse.” The Matt Suffness Award is intended to recognize the contributions of young natural-product scientists and to provide a forum for them to present results from their research at the annual meeting.

An article by Chuck Marsh, associate professor of journalism, titled “Postmodernism, Symmetry, and Cash Value: An Isocratean Model for Practitioners,” has been published in Public Relations Review.

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