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ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff on matters relating to professional achievements. Items may be submitted for the following categories: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certification, Commissions, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers, Performances, Presentations and Publications. Announcements will appear on a space-available basis in the order they are received. Submissions may be mailed (Courier Editor, 100 New Administration Bldg.), faxed (683-5501) or e-mailed: sdaniel@blue.cc.odu.edu. For a copy of a ProFacts form, call 683-3093.



Appointments

ABHA GUPTA, director of the Reading Center, reappointed to the Urban Diversity Initiatives Commission of the International Reading Association for 2001-02.

MARTHA SMITH SHARPE, director of university planning and institutional research, elected vice chair, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation.



Awards/Honors

AMY SMITH ARRANGA, a graduate student in secondary education and coordinator for the Reading Center, a $500 scholarship from the Virginia State Reading Association.

DON STANSBERRY, director of student activities and leadership, an Outstanding Project Manager Award for organizing the Student Government East Leadership Workshop this summer. The award was presented at the National Association of Campus Activities Convention in Nashville.



Books

NINA W. BROWN, professor of educational leadership and counseling, "Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grownup's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents." New Harbinger Publications. 2001.



Papers

WILLIAM BROWNLOW, doctoral student of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry, "Study of Gold Nanoparticles" at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in New Orleans. Co-authors are KHALID SALAITA, undergraduate student of chemistry and biochemistry; SHUANG HUANG and ROBERT JEFFERS, doctoral students of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry; and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. The paper was published in the proceedings.

GONZALO G. CARRASCO, master's student of chemical oceanography, and JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Concentrations, Complexation and Speciation of Zinc and Cadmium in the Western South and Equatorial Atlantic Ocean" at the 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, two papers at the 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.: "Trace Metal Concentrations, Speciation and Benthic Fluxes in the Elizabeth River, Virginia" (co-author is DAVID J. BURDIGE, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences); and "Particulate Phytochelatin in the Elizabeth River Estuary" (co-authors are Beth A. Ahner and Li Ping Wei of Cornell University).

LISA A. DRAKE, research scientist in ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Light Attenuation by Seagrass Epiphytes: Effects of Epiphyte Abundance and Composition" at the 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. Co-authors are FRED C. DOBBS, associate professor, and LESLIE G. BALL, lab specialist, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences; and R.C. Zimmerman of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

CHRISTINA L. DRYDEN, doctoral student of chemical oceanography, "Microbial Response to Elevated Copper Concentrations in the Elizabeth River, Virginia" at the 2001 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. Co-authors are JOHN A. CONSOLVO, a graduate of the master's program in chemistry; ANDREW S. GORDON, chair of biological sciences; and JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

RAMANI GARIMELLA, doctoral student of urban services, health services concentration, "Spouse Abuse Training: When Does It Make a Difference?" at the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Boston and the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Public Health Association in Roanoke. Co-authors are STACEY B. PLICHTA, assistant professor, and CLARE HOUSEMAN, associate professor, urban services/health services; and LAUREL GARZON, associate professor of nursing.

SAMI JAROUR and CYNTHIA KRATZKE, doctoral students, and STACEY B. PLICHTA, assistant professor, urban services/health services, "Predictors of Emergency Room Utilization by Adults with Disabilities" at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Public Health Association in Roanoke.

ROBERT JEFFERS, doctoral student of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry, two papers at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in New Orleans: "Novel Ultrasensitive Solution-Phase Immunoassay of Tumor Markers in Serum Samples Using Electrochemiluminescence" (co-authors are NAZITA YOUSEFIEH, doctoral student of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry); and "Biomedical Applications of Nanoparticle Probes" (with XU as co-author). Both papers were published in the proceedings.

MICHELLE NOWAK, undergraduate student of chemistry and biochemistry, "Probing of Multiantibiotic Efflux Pump Machinery Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Electrochemiluminescence" at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in New Orleans. Co-authors are SHUANG HUANG, WILLIAM BROWNLOW and NAZITA YOUSEFIEH, doctoral students of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry, and X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. The paper was published in the proceedings.

STACEY B. PLICHTA, assistant professor, and ELIZABETH VOGEL, doctoral student, urban services, health services concentration, "Women Working Toward a Violence-free Life: An Evaluation of Short-term Shelter Stays for Battered Women" at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Public Health Association in Roanoke.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Single-Molecule Analysis in Biomedical Sciences" at the International Biomedical Optics Symposium in San Jose, Calif. Also, "Single-Molecule Dynamics and Interactions at Living Interfaces" at the 221st ACS National Meeting in San Diego. Also, "Single-Molecule Probing of Biomechanics" at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in New Orleans. Co-authors on all of the papers, which were published in the proceedings, are ROBERT JEFFERS and SHUANG HUANG, doctoral students of biomedical sciences-biological chemistry; MICHELLE NOWAK, undergraduate student of chemistry and biochemistry; and JUN CHEN, postdoctoral research associate of chemistry and biochemistry. XU organized and chaired an invited symposia, "Emerging Ultrasensitive Technologies for Earlier Detection," at the San Jose symposium and chaired a session on "Bioanalysis in Cells and Tissues" at Pittcon 2001.



Presentations

JOHN A. ADAM, University Professor of Mathematics, "The Arithmetic of Fluidity and the Fluidity of Arithmetic - Human Blood, Rainfall and Ice-Melt: The Art of Estimation" to faculty and students at Thomas Nelson Community College.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "The Importance of Complexation and Speciation of Trace Metals in Natural Waters" to the chemistry department at Roanoke College.

ABHA GUPTA, director of the Reading Center, a talk on literacy efforts in Hampton Roads and the role of the Reading Center to the Altrusa Club of Tidewater in Norfolk. Also, with TAMI AL-HAZZA, doctoral student of education, "Training of Volunteer Tutors for Assistance with Reading Skills" at the Virginia State Reading Association in Arlington and "Training of Literacy Volunteers in Your School" at the 9th Mid-Atlantic Symposium in Virginia Beach.

DON STANSBERRY, director of student activities and leadership, "Careers in Higher Education" and "Making the Most of Your Campus Involvement" at the National Association of Campus Activities Convention in Nashville.

KEVIN SWANN, coordinator of Orientation/Preview, "Life Beyond Academics: The Triangle of Success" to honor roll students and their parents at Jones (Magnet) Middle School in Hampton.



Publications

ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, "Cross-Border Mergers Among Multinational Businesses" in the spring 2001 issue of Multinational Business Review.

GILBERT R. HOY, eminent scholar of physics, and Jos Odeurs of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, "Gamma Echo Interpreted as a Phase-Shift-Induced Transparency" in vol. 63 of Physical Review B.

KEVIN H. JOHANNESSON, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Geochemical and Statistical Evidence of Deep Carbonate Groundwater Within Overlying Volcanic Rock Aquifers/Aquitards of Southern Nevada, USA" in vol. 243 of Journal of Hydrology. Co-authors include K.J. Stetzenbach, V.F. Hodge, C. Gou and I.M. Farnham of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, "Ich bin nicht mehr als das Produkt meiner Erziehung," an interview with Anna Rosmus, the model for the film "The Nasty Girl," in volumes 1 and 2 of Trans-Lit., Journal of the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German.

DANIELLE S. MCNAMARA, assistant professor of psychology, and JENNIFER L. SCOTT, former master's student of psychology, "Working Memory Capacity and Strategy Use" in vol. 29, no. 1 of Memory & Cognition.

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of early childhood, special education and speech pathology, "Education of Children with Mental Retardation in India: Hope for the New Millennium" in vol. 3, no. 2 of Journal of the International Association of Special Education.

G. WILLIAM WHITEHURST, Kaufman Lecturer of Public Affairs, a chapter, "Lobbies and Political Action Committees: A Congressman's Perspective" in "Inside the House: Former Members of Congress Reveal How Congress Really Works," a book by former members of Congress. University Press of America.

STEVE A. YETIV, associate professor of political science, and doctoral candidate ERIC MILLER, "The New World Order in Theory and Practice: The Bush Administration's World View in Transition" in the winter 2001 issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly.

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