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L&S News - August 2011

Elaine Wong, Communication

A man's facial bone structure can predict unethical behavior, according to new research by Elaine Wong and Michael Haselhuhn (Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business). Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, their experiment results revealed that men with wide faces relative to their facial height are more likely to engage in unethical behavior. Women did not show the same effect. Numerous media outlets including Discovery News, The Economist, New Scientist,,, and LiveScience, as well as major newspapers in the UK, Canada, Australia, Columbia, India, South Korea and France have covered the story.

Anna Mansson McGinty, Geography
Kristin Sziarto, Geography
Caroline Seymour-Jorn, French, Italian and Comparative Literature

A new research study will survey the Muslim community in southeastern Wisconsin to better understand the size and quality of life of this population.

Carlos Carrillo Calderón (MA '11, Spanish)

Mr. Calderón had his article, “Elementos del Bildüngsroman en la novela Como bestia que duerme de Camilo José Cela Conde,” published in Divergencias: Revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios (University of Arizona).

Jeffrey Sommers, Africology

Associate Professor Jeffrey Sommers spoke on the gap between the rich and poor in an interview for Russia Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum. He is pictured in the linked article at a GPS sectional meeting in Madrid in June and will travel to Russia in September for this year's Forum entitled, "The Modern State in the Age of Social Diversity."

Glen Jeansonne, History

In an Amazon review, Victor DeLorenzo of the Violent Femmes, writes about Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times, "In the war between Elvis fact and fiction, this highly entertaining and lovingly researched book details the historic, spiritual and commercial aspects of America's Mystery Son, Elvis Presley." The book was written by History Professor Glen Jeansonne, history alum David Luhrssen ('89 and '91) and the late Dan Sokolovic ('05 MLS) and was published in 2011. 

Student News

Jacob Gill, Global Studies

A future of teaching Chinese awaits career changer, Jacob Gill, as he enters a graduate program for teachers of Chinese in Taiwan.