Stephen Burn (English) had two book reviews published recently. Burn reviewed Jonathan Franzen’s memoir, The Discomfort Zone, for the Times Literary Supplement. His review for the American Book Review examined the literary allusions in Tom LeClair’s novel The Liquidators. Burn also published an interview with American novelist Lee Siegel online.
Peter Goodrich (English) published a paper titled “Sorcerous Style: Clark Ashton Smith’s The Double Shadow and other Fantasies” in The Freedom of Fantastic Things: Selected Criticism on Clark Ashton Smith. The anthology features friends, fans, family and scholars assessing the fantasy writer’s work.
G. J. Zalmai (Mathematics and Computer Science) recently published two papers in the Journal of Global Optimization. The first was titled "Generalized (eta,rho)-Invex Functions and Global Semiparametric Sufficient Efficiency Conditions for Multiobjective Fractional Programming Problems Containing Arbitrary Norms." The second was titled "Generalized (eta,rho)-Invex Functions and Semiparametric Duality Models for Multiobjective Fractional Programming Problems Containing Arbitrary Norms."
Qinghong Zhang (Mathematics and Computer Science) co-authored "Generalized Input-Output Inequality Systems," which was published in Applied Mathematics and Optimization.
The NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship facilitated the publication of No Social Studies Left Behind. The book was written by Iris Katers, a teacher at Graveraet Intermediate School, and printed at NMU. Two students in the center's office assisted in writing and editing the book. They are Kim Wheeler and ReAnna Ruzzicone. Katers said No Social Studies Left Behind is not a textbook for the economics or georgraphy curricula. It is designed to fuse social studies and reading by helping educators in grades three through eight easily add economics and geography instruction to their daily literacy lessons. The book was presented for the first time last month at the Teachers' Conference at Marquette Senior High School.