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Appointments/Elections

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, appointed to the Panel on Marine Anti-Fouling Risk Assessment, Data and Information Requirements, and Research Needs, for the Symposium on Pollution Prevention from Ships and Shipyards, Oceanology International 2001, in Miami, Fla.

BETTY ROSE FACER, director of the Language Learning Center, elected vice president of the board of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Language Learning Technologies.

JEFFREY H. RICHARDS, chair of English, elected to the executive committee, Division of American Literature to 1800, Modern Language Association, for 2001-05. Also, appointed to editorial board of the journal Early American Literature for 2001-04. Richards served as national program chair for the 2nd biennial conference of the Society of Early Americanists, in Norfolk.

Awards/Honors

B. STEPHEN CARPENTER II, assistant professor of art, the Southeastern Higher Education Art Educator of the Year award.

CHRISTINA L. DRYDEN, doctoral student of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, Best Ph.D. Student Presentation for "Copper Complexing Ligand Production by Microorganisms in the Elizabeth River, Va." at the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting in Norfolk. Co-authors are JOHN A. CONSOLVO, master's student in environmental chemistry; ANDREW S. GORDON, chair of biological sciences; and JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

SUSAN KENT, professor of anthropology, the Distinguished Scholar in Anthropology award from the Virginia Social Sciences Association in Fredericksburg.

DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, the NASA-ASEE Summer 2001 Faculty Fellowship Award.

Books

JEFFREY H. RICHARDS, chair of English, editor of "Mimic Life; or, Before and Behind the Curtain" by Anna Cora Mowatt (Copley Publishers, 2001).

Papers

M. SALIM AZZOUZ, graduate student of aerospace engineering, "Finite Element Modeling of Macro-Fiber Composite/Active Fiber Composites Actuators," at the SPIE 8th International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, in Newport Beach, Calif. Co-authors are JEFFREY S. BEVAN, a former graduate student of aerospace engineering, now a senior engineer with Tollgrade Co. in Pittsburgh; Jeng Jong Ro of Dayeh University in Changhua, Taiwan; and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering.

NANCY TOPPING BAZIN, eminent scholar and professor emerita of English, "The Impact of the Law on Private Lives in Novels by Nadine Gordimer" for the panel "Translating Law into Life in African Writing." She also chaired this session at the African Literature Association Conference in Richmond.

JEFFREY S. BEVAN, a former graduate student of aerospace engineering, now a senior engineer with Tollgrade Co. in Pittsburgh, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, "Piezoceramic Actuator Placement for Structural Acoustic and Vibration Control of Flat and Curved Panels" at the SPIE 8th International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, in Newport Beach, Calif.

JOHN P. BRODERICK, University Professor of English and applied linguistics, "Discourse Intonation and Speaking English as a Second Language" at the 2001 Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Symposium at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

GONZALO G. CARRASCO, master's student in ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Benthic Fluxes of Copper and Zinc and Their Complexing Ligands in the Elizabeth River, Va." at the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting in Norfolk. Co-authors are JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and DAVID J. BURDIGE, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences.

GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of oceanography, two papers at the 2001 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.: "Carbonyl Sulfide and Dissolved Organic Sulfur Cycling in the Sargasso Sea" (with co-authors K.S. FILIPPINO, master's student in oceanography, and L.S. Cutter); "A Model of Diurnal and Seasonal Variations of Carbon Monoxide, Carbonyl Sulfide and Hydrogen Peroxide in Sargasso Sea Surface Waters" (with four co-authors).

MARTINA A. DOBLIN, research assistant professor of oceanography, S. Baines, and GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of oceanography, "Particulate Selenium in the San Francisco Bay: Concentrations and Implications for Foodweb Accumulation" at the 2001 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Copper in a Major U.S. Harbor (Elizabeth River, Va.): Concentrations, Complexation and Speciation" at the Symposium on Pollution Prevention from Ships and Shipyards, Oceanology International 2001, in Miami, Fla. Also, "Water Column Trace Metal Concentrations and Speciation in the Elizabeth River, Va." at the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting in Norfolk.

LISA DRAKE, research scientist, and FRED DOBBS, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Dynamics of Microbial Abundance in Ballast Water During a Trans-oceanic Voyage and the Effects of Open-ocean Exchange" at the Second International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, in New Orleans (with four co-authors).

AUSTIN JERSILD, assistant professor of history, "Nativism and Empire in the Russian Caucasus" at the Midwest Russian History Workshop, University of Chicago.

WILLIAM B. JONES, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, "Insights from Flawed Views of Technology" at the 12th Interdisciplinary Conference on Science and Culture, in Frankfort, Ky.

S.L. MESECK, doctoral student in oceanography, and GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of oceanography, "Biogeochemical Cycle of Selenium in the San Francisco Bay: A Modeling Approach" at the 2001 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.

MARGARET R. MULLHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Amino Acid Oxidation and Peptide Hydrolysis in Populations Seasonally Dominated by Aureococcus anophagefferens" at the 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. Co-authors are Cindy Lee of SUNY-Stony Brook and Chris Gobler of Southampton College.

S.U. MULLIKIN, undergraduate researcher with the Minority Undergraduate Scholarship and Training in Biogeochemistry program, "The Estuarine Biogeochemistry of Selenium: Elemental Ratios in Foodweb Components" at the 2001 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. Co-authors are MARTINA A. DOBLIN, research assistant professor, S.L. MESECK, doctoral student, and GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of oceanography.

DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "A Convenient FORTRAN Software for Teaching Moment Distribution in Structural Analysis Course" at the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, at the Citadel, in Charleston, S.C. Co-author is Jae-soo Shim of Kyung Hee University, in Seoul, South Korea.

REGINA ROOT, assistant professor of Spanish, "'El femenino pueblo se pronuncia': Patriotic Calls and Political Vanity in the River Plate Region (1806-40)," at the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin Americanists conference in Washington, D.C.

PETER SCHULMAN, assistant professor of French, "Chacun cherche son ...: Infraordinaire et excentricite dans le 11eme arrondissement de Cedric Klapisch" at the 20th-century French Studies conference at UC- Davis. He also chaired a session titled "Documenting Changes in Social Spaces."

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Single-Molecule Biosensing and Chemical Microscopy" Single-Molecule Analysis in Biomedical Sciences" at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in New Orleans (co-authors of the paper, which was published in the proceedings, are JUN CHEN, postdoctoral research associate of chemistry and biochemistry; ROBERT JEFFERS, SHUANG HUANG, WILLIAM BROWNLOW and NAZITA YOUSEFIEH, doctoral students of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry; and MICHELLE NOWAK, undergraduate student of chemistry and biochemistry). Also, "Single-Molecule Analysis in Biomedical Sciences" at Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Shaping Biomedical Research, NIH campus (co-authors are JEFFERS, NOWAK and H. Yoneyama, visiting scholar of molecular life science from Tokai University of Medicine). The paper was published in the conference proceedings.

Presentations

GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of oceanography, "Biogeochemistry: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Study of the Aquatic Environment in the 21st Century" for the 13th ASLO Minorities in Aquatic Sciences Project, part of the 2001 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.

MARTINA DOBLIN, research assistant professor, and FRED DOBBS, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Assessment of Transoceanic Nobob Vessels and Low-salinity Ballast Water as Vectors for Nonindigenous Species Introductions to the Great Lakes" at the Second International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, in New Orleans (with six co-authors).

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, "Leaping Poetry": two poetry workshops for the Christopher Newport University Annual Literary Festival. Also, with RENEE OLANDER, director of interdisciplinary studies, and NANCY OLTHOFF, director of disability services, a presentation for the Multicultural Book Club program sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

SUSAN KENT, professor of anthropology, invited lectures to the anthropology departments at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa., and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

HOLLY LIU, lecturer of foreign languages and literatures, "Monika Maron und die Postmoderne: Animal triste: Eine romantische Elegie auf dasgroße verschüttete Gefühl" at the international symposium "Monika Maron: Im Dialog," at the Universiteit Gent, Belgium.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, "Rafael Seligmann's Der Musterjude: A Master Parody of German Jewish Führer Phantasies" at the B'nai Shalom Symposium "Moses 'versus' Christ: Judeo-Christianity in German Literature" in Huntsville, Ala. Also, "Wort und Vision: Deutscher Expressionismus in Dichtung und Malerei" at the NEH/AATG Workshop on Teaching German Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia. Also, "Cabaret Culture: Paris - Berlin - New York" at Chatham Hall, Chatham, Va.

WILLIAM E. LUTTRELL, assistant professor of industrial hygiene, "Hepatic Microsomal Carboxylesterase Activity in Rats Following Pretreatment with Ketone Compounds" at the Society of Toxicology 40th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

MARGARET R. MULLHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Amino Acid Oxidation and Peptide Hydrolysis: Pathways of DOM Mobilization" to faculty and students in the chemistry and biochemistry department at Old Dominion.

REGINA ROOT, assistant professor of Spanish, "Argentine Popular Culture - From Independence to Present," to the Rotary Club of Churchland, in Portsmouth.

Publications

NANCY TOPPING BAZIN, eminent scholar and professor emerita of English, "Nadine Gordimer" in "Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing," Jane Eldridge Miller, editor (London and New York: Routledge, 2001). Also, "Articulating the Questions, Searching for Answers: How 'To the Lighthouse' Can Help" in "Approaches to Teaching Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse,'" Beth Rigel Daugherty and Mary Beth Pringle, editors (New York, N.Y.: Modern Language Association, 2001).

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, "Wedding Night," a short story in the North American Review's special, February 2001 issue on "CyberCommunities."HOLLY LIU, lecturer of foreign languages and literatures, an interview, "Pollok und die Attentäterin - Brigitte Burmeisters Roman über die fundamentale und unweigerliche Nichtübereinstimmung von Realität und Erzählung," in vol. 73, no. 3 of The German Quarterly.

AUSTIN JERSILD, assistant professor of history, review of Ivan Dziuba's "'Kavkaz' Tarasa Shevchenko: na fone neprekhodiashchego proshlogo" ("The Caucasus" of Taras Shevchenko), Kiev, 1996, in vol. 60, no. 1 of The Russian Review.

MARGARET R. MULLHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Stoichiometry of Nitrogen and Carbon Utilization in Cultured Populations of Trichodesmium IMS101: Implications for Growth" in vol. 46 of Limnology and Oceanography. Co-author is Doug Capone of the University of Southern California.


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