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Junior Faculty Awarded the Stessin Prize for Outstanding Publications

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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Simmons is pleased to announce the recipients of the Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication for 2015-2016:

Adam Durst, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

“Low-Temperature Thermal Transport at the Interface of a Topological Insulator and a D-Wave Superconductor,” Physical Review B91, 094519 (2015).

Veronika Ilyuk, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and International Business

“The Effects of Single-Serve Packaging on Consumption Closure and Judgments of Product Efficacy,” Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, Vol. 0, 1-21 (2015).

John Vaccaro, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering

“Experimental and Numerical Investigation on a Steady Blowing Flow Control within a Compact Inlet Duct,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 54, 1-10 (2015).

Dr. Durst, Ilyuk and Vaccaro will be recognized for this award at the Celebration of Scholarly Excellence on May 13, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.

The Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication was established in the 1984-85 academic year to reward the scholarly efforts of junior faculty. Its namesake, Dr. Stessin, joined the Hofstra faculty as a Professor of Management in 1958 and served continuously until his retirement in 1973. After graduation from the Columbia University School of Journalism he worked at The New York Times and as a columnist and associate editor of Forbes Magazine. Dr. Stessin also published in a wide range of scholarly and academic media.

During his lifetime and as part of his will, Dr. Stessin made substantial contributions to Hofstra University. His contribution to the Endowment Fund, which led to the establishment of the Stessin Prize, came with the expressed wish that the earnings from that gift be used as an incentive and reward for junior faculty who publish the results of their scholarly work.

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