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PETER SCHULMAN, assistant professor of French, elected to serve a three-year term as the 20th-Century French Literature division representative in the Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly.
ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, the Best Case Award from the International Business and Economy Conference, held in January in San Francisco.
GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, Honorable Mention (2nd place) in the 2001 John G. Cawelti Book Award of the American Culture Association for Outstanding Scholarly Inquiry into American Cultural Studies for his book "Ken Burns's America." Also, 1st place in the 2001 Ray B. Browne National Book Award of the Popular Culture Association, textbook category, for his book "Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age."
KENNETH FITZGERALD, assistant professor of art, had one of his works, "The News of the Whirled #3," selected for the American Institute for Graphic Artists', Richmond chapter, "Greater Richmond Awards for Design Excellence."
JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, the Karst Waters Institute Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to karst science. (Karst is defined as "a region made up of porous limestone containing deep fissures and sinkholes and characterized by underground caves and streams.")
FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, a $3,000 grant from the Tidewater Jewish Foundation for the Jewish Culture Symposium.
GARRETT J. MCAULIFFE, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, the 2000-01 National Award for Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision - the most prestigious award for publication in that field - from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He and collaborator Karen Eriksen of Radford University received the award for their work on constructivist and developmental counselor education. They have written a trilogy of books on the subject, and have made numerous presentations and presided over professional forums and conferences. McAuliffe also served as chair of the national ACES Teaching Methodology Network.
CECELIA T. TUCKER, assistant to the president for community relations, a Women's Achievement Award from the Zonta Club of Hampton Roads, given to recognize the contributions women have made to improving the status of women in the region.
WILLIAM D. STANLEY, eminent professor emeritus of engineering technology, special recognition at the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration in Sarasota, Fla. The honor was in recognition of the substantial contributions he has made to the engineering technology community. Stanley stepped down as chair of the Department of Engineering Technology after a record 27 years of service in that capacity.
CARL BOYD, Louis I. Jaffe Professor Emeritus of History, and Akihiko Yoshida have had their 1995 hardbound book, "The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II," reissued in the Bluejacket Series as a paperback published by the Naval Institute Press.
JOHN P. BRODERICK, University Professor of English, "The Fall-rise Tone as a Formal Marker of Accessible Information in Spoken Discourse" at the 2002 Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics in Washington, D.C.
GONZALO G. CARRASCO, doctoral student of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Benthic Fluxes of Copper, Zinc and Cadmium and Their Complexing Ligands in the Elizabeth River, Virginia" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Co-authors are JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and DAVID J. BURDIGE, professor of OEAS.
JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Water Column Trace Meal Concentrations and Speciation in the Elizabeth River, Virginia" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Co-authors are GONZALO G. CARRASCO, doctoral student of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and J.A. CONSOLVO III, a graduate of the master's program in environmental chemistry. Also at the meeting, "The Fate of Intracellular Fe From Marine Microbes Following Viral Lysis." Co-authors are L. Poorvin and S.W. Wilhelm from the University of Tennessee's microbiology department.
GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, "Accidents Happen: The Improbable Rise and Eventual Demise of Desilu Productions, 1948-1967" at the annual conference of the American Culture Association in Toronto, Canada.
ANDREW S. GORDON, chair of biological sciences, "Microbial Response to Elevated Copper Concentrations in the Elizabeth River, Virginia" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Co-authors are JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and AMBER J. ERICSSON, lab specialist in biogeochemistry.
MARGARET R. MULHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "N2 Fixation and N Regeneration by Trichodesmium in the Gulf of Mexico and in Cultures" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Among the five co-authors is PETER BERNHARDT, OEAS lab specialist. She also was co-author of "Fate of Recently Fixed Nitrogen by Trichodesmium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Results From Dialysis Experiments" and "Nitrogen Nutrition of Trichodesmium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico." Also, with six co-authors, "High Rates of N2 Fixation in Coastal Waters of Northern Australia."
JEFFREY H. RICHARDS, professor of English, "Joseph Lord, the Herbals and Materia Medica in the Lowcountry Frontier" at the conference From Bacon to Bartram: Early American Inquiries Into the Natural World, sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in New York.
LEONARD I. RUCHELMAN, eminent professor of urban studies and public administration, "Cities and the Built Environment in the 21st Century" at a conference on Building for the 21st Century in London, England.
ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, "Merger of Equals: Fact or Fiction?" at the Southeast Case Research Association meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Also, "The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98 and Foreign Capital Inflows" at the International Business and Economy Conference 2002 in San Francisco. Also, "The Role That Foreign Acquisitions of Asian Companies Played in the Recovery of the Asian Financial Crisis" at the 2001 Conference of the Academy of International Business-Southeast in New Orleans.
MAURICE R. BERUBE, eminent scholar of educational leadership and counseling, "Howard Gardner and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences" to the Norfolk Rotary Club.
JIE CHEN, associate professor of political science and geography, testified March 6 on "Popular Support for the Political Regime in China" for the Capitol Hill Breakfast Series. Also, "Is the Political Regime in Contemporary China Legitimate?" at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars symposium on "China's Credibility Gap: Public Opinion and Instability in China" in Washington, D.C.
CHANDRA R. DE SILVA, chair of history, "Crossing Boundaries: The Indo-Portuguese Religious Encounter," the Inaugural Tessa Bartholomeusz Memorial Lecture at Florida Sate University, sponsored by FSU's religion department.
LISA A. DRAKE, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Bio-pollution: Ballast Water as a Vector for Global Transport of Microorganisms and the Associated Risk of Microbial Invasion," a poster presentation at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Co-presenters were LESLIE G. BALL, OEAS lab specialist; KATHARINA R. MOREIRA, OEAS lab technician; KEUN-HYUNG CHOI, OEAS postdoctoral associate; and FRED DOBBS, associate professor of oceanography and physics.
GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, "Globalism and the New Digital Media After 9/11" at the Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association in Toronto, Canada.
DENNIS E. GREGORY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, "The Clery Act: How Effective Is It?", the keynote address at the systemwide Personal Safety Symposium of the State University of New York, Utica.
JOHN R. HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, "Defining Moments in Cave Biology" at the 2002 award dinner of the Karst Waters Institute in Charles Town, W.Va.
AUSTIN JERSILD, associate professor of history, "Russian Views on Central Asia After 9/11" to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach.
NICOLE KIGER, coordinator for programs and activities, and DON STANSBERRY, director, Office of Student Activities and Leadership, "Managing Over the Miles: Volunteer Management" at the National Association for Campus Activities Convention in Indianapolis.
MARGARET R. MULHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Brown Tides: Coming Soon to an Estuary Near You?" at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Lab in Wachapreague.
DUC T. NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Parallel Computation for Large-scale Electromagnetics Problems" at the Northrop-Grumman NNS Corp., Integrated System Division, in El Segundo, Calif.
ANNE RAYMOND-SAVAGE, interim vice provost for distance learning, and DICK WHALEN, director of military activities, "University Military Activities and Distance Learning Operations" to the special assistant to the secretary of the Navy for business initiatives.
PETER SCHULMAN, assistant professor of French, "The State of ODU's Hillel Organization and Its Activities in the Region" to the local chapter of B'nai B'rith.
DON STANSBERRY, director, student activities and leadership, "How to be a SUPERvisor" at the National Association for Campus Activities convention in Indianapolis.
ALOK K. VERMA, "Cambodia - Beauty and Darkness" to the Title VI grant participants at Old Dominion. Also, "Hinduism - A Way of Life" at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk.
ABDEL M. AGAMI, professor of accounting, "The Role That Foreign Acquisitions of Asian Companies Played in the Recovery of the Asian Financial Crisis" in the spring 2002 issue of Multinational Business Review.
JIE CHEN, associate professor of political science and geography, and Yang Zhong, associate professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, "Why Do People Vote in Semicompetitive Elections in China? A Reassessment of Voters' Subjective Motivations in Local People's Congress Elections" in vol. 64, no. 1 of Journal of Politics.
VALERIAN J. DERLEGA, professor, ROBERT MCINTYRE, associate professor, and BARBARA A. WINSTEAD, professor, psychology, "A Preliminary Study of an Attraction-Barrier Model of Patients' Commitment and Responses to Dissatisfaction in Psychotherapy" in vol. 38, no. 3 of Psychotherapy. Co-author is Greg Morrow of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
GARY R. EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, "Edward R. Murrow" in "Censorship: A World Encyclopedia," edited by Derek Jones (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2002).
AUSTIN JERSILD, associate professor of history, "The Dilemmas of Enlightenment in the Eastern Borderlands: The Theater and Library in Tbilisi" in vol. 3, no. 1 of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. Co-author is Neli Melkadze, chief librarian at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia in Tbilisi.
KEVIN H. JOHANNESSON, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Treatment of Nondetects in Multivariate Analysis of Groundwater Chemistry Data" in vol. 60 of Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems. Co-authors are I.M. Farnham, K.J. Stetzenbach and A.K. Singh of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
RAVINDRA P. JOSHI, professor, Q. HU, graduate student, and KARL H. SCHOENBACH, eminent scholar, electrical and computer engineering, "Electromechanical Deformation of Cells Subjected to High Voltages for Membrane Electroporation" in the January issue of Physical Review E and the February issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research. Co-author is H.P. Hjalamarson of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.
FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, "Translating Thomas Mann - And Other Dead White German Males," an interview with John E. Woods in vol. 5, no. 3 of Dimension2: Contemporary German-Language Literature.
WILLIAM E. LUTTRELL, adjunct assistant professor of community and environmental health professions, "Toxic Tips: Chlorine" in the January/February issue of Chemical Health & Safety.
GARRETT J. MCAULIFFE, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, "Three Views on the Case of Kenneth" in a recent issue of Journal of Clinical Activities, Assignments, and Handouts in Psychotherapy Practice, 1. Co-authors are T.F. Dwyer, T. Nelson and C. Corey.
BRETT NEWMAN, associate professor, and SI-BOK YU, doctoral student, aerospace engineering, "Load and Control Effects on Crack Growth in Flexible Aircraft" in vol. 39, no. 1 of Journal of Aircraft.
BRIAN K. PAYNE, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, "The Police Response to the Criminalization of Elder Abuse" in vol. 24, no. 4 of Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. Co-authors are Bruce L. Berg, chair of criminal justice at California State University, Long Beach, and Jeff Toussaint, doctoral student in sociology at Virginia Tech.
ALLEN G. SANDLER, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, "Sensory Reinforcement Strategies for the Treatment of Nonsocially Mediated Self-injury" in vol. 13, no. 3 of Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.