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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/Elections

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, appointed director of Old Dominion's Water Quality Laboratory.

CARL O. HELVIE, professor of nursing, served as a peer reviewer of "Advanced Education" proposals for the Division of Nursing, HRSA, in Silver Springs, Md., from May 1-4.

DERYA A. JACOBS, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, appointed as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Management.

RONALD E. JOHNSON, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, served as served as judge of the physics category for the Naval Science Awards Program May 8-12, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Also, served as a judge for the Navy at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium April 27-29, sponsored by the Army, Navy and Air Force.

JENNIFER SLATE, assistant professor of biological sciences, elected assistant secretary of Sigma Xi for 2000-01.

DENNY WOLFE, professor of educational curriculum and instruction, elected to the 2000-01 Nominating Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Awards/Honors

GARY R. CROSSMAN, associate professor of engineering technology, made a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education for his outstanding professional achievement and contributions to ASEE.

EDWARD R. ESTES JR., professor emeritus of civil engineering technology, a 2000 American Society for Testing and materials Award of Merit from ASTM Committee F16 on Fasteners. The award, the highest society award given to an individual member for committee participation and contributions, is accompanied by the title of Fellow.

RAYMOND F. MORGAN, professor of reading education, named to the 2001 edition of "Marquis Who's Who in America."

WOLFGANG PINDUR, executive director of the Graduate Center for Urban Studies and Public Administration, a certificate of recognition from Gov. Jim Gilmore for "continuing dedication, leadership and contributions to his field."

Papers

JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics and statistics, "A Mathematical Model of Wound Healing in Bone" (also given as a presentation) and "Nutrient Concentration in and Around a Vascularized Tumor with a Necrotic Core" (with co-author CARRYN BELLOMO, a former doctoral student now with the math department at the University of Las Vegas, Nev.) at the 2000 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences in Las Vegas. Both papers were published in the conference proceedings.

MICHAEL ADAMS, adjunct instructor of foreign languages and literatures, "Feminine Icons in Russian Cultural History and Women in the Soviet Union" for The Sexual Revolution of the 20th Century Symposium sponsored by the Old Dominion foreign languages and literatures department. Also, "Baliev: Moscow Cabaret's Original Batman" for The Cabaret Matinee sponsored by the same department.

FRED DOBBS, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Invasion Dynamics of Microorganisms: Temporal Patterns of Sole-Carbon-Source Utilization in Ballast Water During a Trans-oceanic Cruise" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography's Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Co-authors are KEUN-HYUNG CHOI and LISA DRAKE, postdoctoral research associates in ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and T. L. Mullady of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Md.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Importance of Phytoplankton in the Cycling of Zinc and Cadmium in a Contaminated Estuary" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography 2000 Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Co-authors are W. G. Sunda and S. A. Huntsman of NOAA's Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research in Beaufort, N.C.

LISA DRAKE, postdoctoral research associate in ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Invasion Dynamics of Microorganisms: Microbial Ecology of Ballast Water During a Trans-Oceanic Cruise" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography's Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark (with six co-authors, including FRED DOBBS, associate professor, and LESLIE BALL, technician, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences).

FRAN HASSENCAHL, assistant professor of communication, "Individuation and Boundaries in Orhan Pamuk's "The White Castle" at the 15th International Conference on Literature, Language and Linguistics at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.

DAVID D. SELOVER, assistant professor of economics, "International Co-Movements and Business Cycle Transmission Between Korea and Japan" to the economics department of Yeungnam University in Taegu, Korea (Old Dominion's sister university in Korea) and at the Western Economic Association International Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

JENNIFER SLATE, assistant professor of biological sciences, "Environmental Change in Lake Nicaragua for the Past 5,700 Years" at the 2000 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington, D.C.

XIAOHONG NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Single-Molecule Induction of Single-Cell Immune Response" at the 2000 Pittsburgh Conference (co-authors are ZHAOYANG JULIA WEN, and ROBERT JEFFERS, doctoral students of biomedical sciences, and JINSONG GAO, postdoctoral fellow in single-molecule analysis). Also, at (SPIE)/BiOS 2000 (with co-authors GAO, JEFFERS, BRADFORD LOGAN, an undergraduate student in chemistry/engineering, and WEN), "Molecular Analysis of Biomarkers for the Earlier Cancer Detection. Also, at the 1st NASA/NCI Workshop at Cal Tech (with WEN and GAO), "Single-Molecule Assay of Tumor Markers in T-cell Apoptosis." Also, at After the Genome-V, Wyoming (with GAO, WEN and JEFFERS), "Single-Molecule Analysis of Ligand-Receptor Interactions." Also, at the Single-Molecule Analysis & Applications Conference in Boston (with GAO, WEN and JEFFERS), "Emerging Applications of Single-Molecule Analysis in Biomedical Sciences." Also, at the Gordon Research Conferences on Analytical Chemistry at New England College in New Hampshire (with WEN, JEFFERS, LOGAN and GAO), "Ultrasensitive Analysis of Biomolecules: From HIV/Tumor Biomarkers to Single Protein Molecules." Also, at the Virginia Academy of Science '99 (with GAO and WEN), "Real-Time Monitoring of Single Biomolecules Using Laser-induced Native Fluorescence Microscopy." All of the papers were published in the conference proceedings.

Presentations

COLIN BOX, associate professor of community health professions and physical therapy, "Alternative Medicine: Hope or Hype?" for the 2000 Lorne L. Shewfelt Memorial Lecture in the Sciences at Albert College.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Interactions Among Chemical Speciation, Algal Accumulation and Sediment-Water Cycling of Toxic Metals in the Elizabeth River, a Major U.S. Naval Harbor" at the Marine Sediment Processes Workshop in San Diego. Co-author is DAVID J.

BURDIGE, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences.

PERRY M. DUNCAN, associate professor of psychology, "The Behavioral Effects of Hypoglycemia" to the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Group at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

CARL O. HELVIE, professor of nursing, and Sheila Kerpelman, family nurse practitioner, "Primary Care for the Homeless in a Nursing Center" at the National Health Care for the Homeless conference in Denver.

KAREN ROSTOV KENDALL, university scholarship coordinator, and BENJAMIN KJAR, systems development manager, "Scholarship Processing: A New View" at SCT Summit 2000 in San Francisco.

WILLIAM E. LUTTRELL, assistant professor of industrial hygiene, "Summary of the Norfolk Environmental Concern Survey of 1999-2000" for the steering committee of the Norfolk Turning Point Partnership, a public health initiative.

HAROLD MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, "The Toxic Dinoflagellate Pfiesteria Piscicida," "Toxic Phytoplankton in Chesapeake Bay and Its Estuaries" and a joint presentation with Lubomira Burchardt of Adam Mickiewicz University titled "The Changing Role of the Phycologist in Relation to Algal Taxonomy and the Influence of Ecology Over Time" at the XIX Polish Botanical Society Symposium in Torun, Poland, and at meetings in Stubice and Warsaw.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, "What Are the Challenges for Multiculturalism in the Year 2000 and Beyond, as Related to the Arts?" at the Multicultural Alliance of Virginia's Arts Forum in Virginia Beach.

LEONARD I RUCHELMAN, eminent professor of urban studies and public administration, "Cities in the Postmodern Era" at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association in Los Angeles.

SCOTT SECHRIST, associate professor of nuclear medicine technology, "Workplace Stressors in Radiography and Other Allied Health Professions" to the Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists' 52nd Annual Spring Meeting in Norfolk.

Publications

MICHAEL ADAMS, adjunct instructor of foreign languages and literatures, "The Knocker" in "Europaische Ethnologie und Folklore Iminternationalen Kontext" (1999).

LEE A. BELFORE II, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "the following VMASC Technical Reports: "Active Object Models in VRML Visualizations" and "VRML for Urban Visualization" (with Rajesh Vennam). Also, "Follow-up GIFTS Data Compression Study," a NASA contract final report.

CLAIR T. BERUBE, graduate assistant in educational curriculum and instruction, "A Conceptual Model for Middle Science Instruction" in the July/August issue of The Clearing House.

MAURICE R. BERUBE, eminent scholar of educational leadership and counseling, "La Riforma Scalatica Americana" in "Prospettiva EP" (Bulzoni, Roma. April 2000).

AMIN N. DHARAMSI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, three papers in Photonics West, 2000, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), volume 3900: "Wavelength Modulation of Semiconductor Lasers for Absorption Spectroscopy Employing Harmonic Detection" (with four co-authors); "Applications of Wavelet Transforms in Biomedical Optoacoustics" (with co-authors Z. Wei, S. Yang and B. Hargrave); and "Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy of Water Vapor and Line Center Stabilization at 1.462 um for Lidar Applications" (with co-authors C. M. Fitzgerald, G. J. Koch and A. M. Bullock).

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Pore Water Distributions of Dissolved Copper and Copper-complexing Ligands in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sediments" in vol. 64, no. 11 of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Co-authors are DAVID J. BURDIGE, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Stephen Skrabal, assistant professor of chemistry at UNC-Wilmington.

W. STEVEN GRAY, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Hamiltonian Realizations of Nonlinear Adjoint Operators" in Proceedings IFAC Workshop, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control" (with co-authors K. Fujimoto and J. M. A. Scherpen). Also, "Flow Balancing Nonlinear Systems" in Proceedings of the 2000 International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Perpignan, France (with co-author E. I. Verriest). Also, with OSCAR R. GONZALEZ, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Robust Stability and Performance of a Closed-loop Computer Control System Subject to Electromagnet Disturbances" (Contract NAS--199093).

ABHA GUPTA, director of the Reading Center, "Ditto Reading Strategy" in vol. 53, no. 5 of The Reading Teacher. Also, with Eileen Oboler, "Criteria for At-Risk Reader Identification" in vol. 20, no. 2 and 3 of The New Mexico Journal of Reading.

DERYA A. JACOBS, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, "Analyzing Complex Processes with a Sociotechnical Systems Tool" in vol. 43, no. 2 of Research and Technology Management Journal. Co-authors are Abel A. Fernandez, associate professor of engineering management at the University of the Pacific, and CHARLES B. KEATING, assistant professor of engineering management.

KEVIN H. JOHANNESSON, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Rare Earth Element Geochemistry of Groundwaters from a Thick Till and Clay-rich Aquitard Sequence, Saskatchewan, Canada" in vol. 64, no. 9 of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (co-author is M. Jim Hendry of the University of Saskatchewan). Also, "Major Ion Geochemistry of Groundwaters from Southern Nevada and Eastern California" in vol. 19, no. 1 of the Chinese Journal of Geochemistry (co-authors are Xiaoping Zhou, Irene Farnham and Klaus Stetzenbach of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

RENEE OLANDER, director of interdisciplinary studies, a poem, "What It Was," in "Out of Line" (Pauf Haus Press. spring/summer 2000).

RONALD MIELKE, professor, and JAMES LEATHRUM, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, "Busch Gardens Traffic Management Simulation" in Proceedings of the Advanced Simulation Technology Conference (with seven co-authors).

PETER SCHULMAN, assistant professor of French, "Paris en jeu de l'oie: les fantomes de Nestor Burma" in The French Review, special edition on Paris, vol. 73, no. 6. Also, a book chapter, "Le Stylo-Camera: Leo Malet vu par Jacques Tardi" in "De L'Ecrit a L'Ecran," edited by Jacques Migozzi (Limoges. PULIM. 2000). Also, "Temples, tombes et enigmes: structures de l'inconnue dans Les Contemplations" in vol. 41 of Les Lettres Romances.

SCOTT SECHRIST, associate professor of nuclear medicine technology, "Risks and Rewards: Good Citizenship and Technologically Proficient Faculty" in "Cases on Information Technology in Higher Education," edited by Lisa Petrides (Idea Group Publishing. 2000). Co-author of the chapter is Dorothy Finnegan, School of Education, College of William and Mary.

JENNIFER SLATE, assistant professor of biological sciences, "Recent and Abrupt Environmental Change in the Florida Everglades Indicated from Siliceous Microfossils" in vol. 20 of Wetlands (with co-author R. J. Stevenson). Also, "Changes in Algal Assemblages Along Observed and Experimental Phosphorus Gradients in a Subtropical Wetland" in vol. 44 of Freshwater Biology (with four co-authors).


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