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VI Professors Publish Poetry and Research

Cover art from Rattle #41 by David Navas
Cover art from Rattle #41 by David Navas

After having a book of poetry published in October, VI English Department Chair Edison Jennings has had another piece published online with Rattle Poetry. Jennings wrote this poem after reading about the recent discovery in Siberia of a Denisovan fossil fragments of a young female the anthropologists referred to as “Brown Eyed Girl,” a name based on the analysis of the DNA of the fossil fragments.  Denisovans were a Paleolithic species or subspecies of Homo Sapiens that appeared about 41,000 years ago. Jennings’s poem can be found here.

Dr. Debananda Chakraborty is an assistant math professor at VI who teaches Pre-Calculus, Calculus I & II, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Ordinary Differential Equation.  Recently he has helped author seven different publications and has received six notable awards. Dr. Chakraborty has had four publications in peer reviewed journals since July. The articles are in the International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science, Physical Review A, Applied Numerical Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics Letters.

VI Director of Equine Studies, Dr. Patricia Graham-Thiers presented several research papers at the 23rd Symposium of the Equine Science Society, May 28-June 1, 2013, in Ruidoso, N.M.  Along with Equine Nutrition Research Assistant, Kristen Bowen, Dr. Thiers published several research papers in recent issues of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.  Topics include: “Comparison of milk protein and soybean meal as protein sources for exercising horses” and “Ability to maintain fitness improved during large pasture turnout.”

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