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The revised paperback edition of Craig Allin's (politics) first book, The Politics of Wilderness Preservation, has been published by the University of Alaska Press. This edition includes a new introduction, a new chapter, and new photographs, including four by the author.

In May 2009 Addison Ault (chemistry) was a tour speaker for both the North West Circuit and the Marquette Circuit of the American Chemical Society. He presented the talks "Chance and Design in Organic Chemistry" and "Do pH in Your Head" in various locations on the East Coast and Wisconsin.

Don Chamberlain (music) had a work for orchestra premiere in May 2009 by the Orchestra of Oak Park and River Forest in Chicago. The piece, Tristan Gets the Blues, draws heavily on the prelude to Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde and the similarities between certain aspects of Wagner's harmonic language and blues harmony.

Carol Enns (psychology) was recognized as a Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA). She was honored for her contributions to feminist scholarship, her teaching and practice, and her work as co-chair of the task force that drafted the APA's Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women.

Melinda Green (psychology) presented at the 2009 National Eating Disorders Association Conference in Minneapolis. Green also co-authored several manuscripts with her student research team. Published manuscripts include a study examining autonomic dysfunction in eating disorders which appeared in Appetite; a study examining eating disorders and depression which appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychology; and a study examining depression, eating disorders, and gender, which appeared in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Ben Greenstein (geology) was named the 2009 Howard H. Steel MD Lecturer by the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, and presented a talk titled "Coral reefs and Seagrass Beds: Biology and Geology of the Bahamas" at the 40th annual meeting of the association in Nassau, Bahamas. Greenstein spent the majority of his time in the Bahamas working with geology major Kelsey Feser on field research related to Feser's honors thesis.

On the heels of the recession that started in 2008, Todd Knoop (economics) has released an extensively updated second edition of his book "Recessions and Depressions: Understanding Business Cycles." Knoop, who has taught at Cornell since 1998, first released the book in 2004. The new edition provides detailed studies of major business-cycle downturns in the United States, from the Great Depression and postwar recessions to the "new" economy of the 1990s, the 2001 recession, and in an all-new chapter, the 2008 global financial crisis.

Heidi Levine (dean of students) is co-author of an article titled "Associations Between the Five- Factor Model of Personality and Health Behaviors Among College Students," published in the July/August 2009 volume of the Journal of American College Health.

M. Philip Lucas (history) published an article "John Quincy Adams" in Milestone Documents of American Leaders (Paul Finkelman, ed.). His review of Stealing Lincoln's Body by Thomas J. Craughwell appeared in The Historian, Vol. 71 (Spring 2009).

The Rev. Catherine Quehl- Engel '89 (chaplain of the college) served as curator and writer for the national Episcopal Church Visual Arts exhibit and as artist for its exhibit "Imaging Ubuntu." She also exhibited her "Namaste" visual meditations at Cornell, was guest lecturer at Knox College, and completed her term as director for the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa Ministry School and Retreat. A book written by Samuel Schuman (English, 1970–77) highlights the college's history as a church-related institution and features King Chapel on the cover. "Seeing the Light: Religious Colleges in Twenty-First Century America" (The Johns Hopkins University Press) was published in January. The book argues that Cornell has found an original and creative solution to secularization.