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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, Certifications, 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 Koch Hall), faxed (683-5501) or e-mailed (sdaniel@odu.edu).


Appointments/Elections
WILLIAM H. GRAVES, dean of the Darden College of Education, appointed to a three-year term on the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure of the Virginia Department of Education.

JOHN RITZ, chair and graduate program director of occupational and technical studies, appointed to a three-year term on the Technology Education Advisory Council of the International Technology Education Association.

CHERYL T. SAMUELS, dean of the College of Health Sciences, elected secretary-treasurer of the Eastern Virginia Health Systems Agency Inc. board. It is the regional board that reviews requests from hospitals in the area for certificate of need approval for new or expanded facilities.


Awards
TOM FEIST, a Web developer for the Office of Institutional Advancement, won first and second place in a photo contest sponsored by the Virginia Zoo.

JIM JARRETT, director of athletics, selected as the 2002-03 Division I-AA/I-AAA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics.

BRIAN K. PAYNE and RANDY R. GAINEY, associate professors of sociology and criminal justice, a $22,000 award from the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, established by the Virginia General Assembly, for their study, “The Social Context of Providing Care to Alzheimer’s Patients: Specifying Interactions Between Social Disorganization, Service Utilization, Burden and Mistreatment.” (Partial support for this project was provided by a generous contribution to the ARDRAF from the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Richmond chapter.)

MURRAY RUDISILL, head golf coach, named Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year.

WILLIAM R. PETERSON, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, the Merl Baker Award by the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

HAROLD S. WILSON, associate professor of history, honorable mention for the 2003 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship in recognition of his book “Confederate Industry: Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil War.”


Book Translation
M. LEE MANNING, eminent scholar, and KATHERINE T. BUCHER, professor, educational curriculum and instruction, “Classroom Management: Models, Applications and Cases” (Merrill/Prentice-Hall, 2003), has been translated into Chinese and will be marketed to practicing teachers and institutions of higher education in Taiwan.


Papers/Presentations
ROBERT L. ASH, interim vice president for research, a talk on the ODU wind tunnel tests of Wright gliders, flyers and propellers at the 2003 Experimental Aircraft Association Airventures meeting in Oshkosh, Wis.

WILLIAM BROWNLOW and QIAN WAN, graduate students of chemistry and biochemistry; X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; JURGEN KOLB, postdoctoral research associate in electrical and computer engineering; and KARL SCHOENBACH, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Real-time Imaging of Effects of Electric Fields on Subcellular Structures Using Nanoparticle Optics and Single Live Cell Microscopy” at the 3rd ElectroMed Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

SLAWOMIR CERBIN, graduate student, and HAROLD G. MARSHALL, professor emeritus, biological sciences, “Composition of Crustacean Zooplankton in Lake Drummond, Virginia” at the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences in Charlottesville.

MARTINA DOBLIN, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Microbial Dynamics in Ships’ Ballast Tanks During Vessel Transit in the Great Lakes” at the 46th Conference on Great Lakes Research/10th World Lake Conference in Chicago, convened by the International Association for Great Lakes Research. Co-authors are LESLIE G. KAMPSCHMIDT, laboratory specialist; STEFAN HEINEMANN, graduate student; Capt. Philip T. Jenkins of Philip T. Jenkins & Associates Ltd. and FRED C. DOBBS, associate professor of oceanography.

PERRY M. DUNCAN, associate professor of psychology, “Pfiesteria piscicida and Pfiesteria shumwayae-induced Cognitive Deficits in Rats,” an invited paper given as part of the Marine Toxin Impacts on Neurobehavioral Function, a symposium at the Behavioral Toxicology Society Convention in Philadelphia.

TODD EGERTON, graduate student of biological sciences, “A Cochlodinium polykrikoides Bloom: A Potentially Harmful Dinoflagellate in the Lafayette River, Norfolk, Virginia” at the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences in Charlottesville. Co-authors are SLAWOMIR CERBIN and DAVID SEABORN, graduate students, and HAROLD G. MARSHALL, professor emeritus, biological sciences.

XINYUN GUO and ADAM PRZEKOP, doctoral candidates, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar, aerospace engineering, “Thermal Buckling Suppression of Composite Laminates Using Shape Memory Alloy for Supersonic Vehicle Applications” at the Fifth International Congress on Thermal Stresses at Virginia Tech. The paper was published in the proceedings. Mei also served on the congress program committee and chaired the technical session on “Anisotropic Thermomechanical Problems.”

JEREMY HICKS, graduate student of biological sciences, “Freshwater Sponges as Past and Present Indicators of Water Quality in Lake Drummond, Virginia” at the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences in Charlottesville.

ISAO ISHIBASHI, professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Mohr’s Circle and Its Application to Geotechnical Engineering” to Kyushu-Sangyo University in Fukuoka, Japan.

PAUL J. KAUFFMANN, chair of engineering technology, and WILLIAM R. PETERSON, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, “A Graduate Case Study – Integration of Capstone Concepts in Engineering Management” at the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings.

JAMES W. KOSNIK, professor of music, a workshop, “Repertoire for the Liturgical Year,” featuring his six-volume “Laudate,” an anthology of organ repertoire, for the Rhode Island chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Im Schatten der Schoah: Denkmale der Erinnerung aus dem Bereich der Malerei, Musik und Architektur” at Jüdisches Museum Göppingen, Germany. Also, “Herman Hesses Narziss und Goldmund: Parallelen zwischen Mittelalter und Moderne” at Cafe Latinum, Göppingen, Germany. Also, “The Return of the Eternal Feminine in 20th Century Art” at Gymnasium Neuenbürg in Pforzheim, Germany.

HAROLD G. MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “Toxic Algae in Chesapeake Bay” at the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences in Charlottesville. Also, “Toxic Algae: Their Presence and Threat to Chesapeake Bay” at the International Symposium on Relationships Between Algae and the Biological State of Waters in Olsztyn, Poland. He was co-author on another presentation by Lubomira Burchardt of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, titled “Relationships of the Acidophilic Diatom Asterionella ralfsii W. Smith Within the Subsurface Neuston Layer and Water Column of Lake Drummond, Virginia, U.S.A.”

CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, the plenary keynote lecture, “Three Decades’ Interesting Experience in Nonlinear Finite Element Formulation Development and Aerospace Applications” at the Eighth International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Also at the conference, “Active Control of Nonlinear Supersonic Panel Flutter Using Piezoelectric Materials.” Co-author is alumnus KHALED ABDEL-MOTAGALY, senior engineer with Titan Systems Corp. in Houston.

WILLIAM R. PETERSON, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, PAUL J. KAUFFMANN, chair of engineering technology, and DAVID DRYER, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, “The Value Added by a Semester Paper in a Graduate Engineering Economy Course” at the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings.

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, “Le Célibataire à la recherche de soi-même” at the University of Haifa in Israel. He also chaired a panel on 20th-century Franco-Russian literature.
CHRISTINA STEEL and RUDRAX PATEL, graduate students of chemistry and biochemistry; X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and KARL SCHOENBACH, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Real-time Study of Effects of Electric Fields on Binding of Single Ligand-Receptor Interaction on Living Cell Surfaces” at the 3rd ElectroMed Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

TODD STEM, graduate student of biological sciences, “A Comparison of the Excystment Rates of Three Heterotrophic Dinoflagellates with Complex Life Cycles” at the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences in Charlottesville. Co-authors are TODD EGERTON, graduate student, and HAROLD G. MARSHALL, professor emeritus, biological sciences. Also at the meeting, “An Analysis of Diatoms Found in the Gut Contents of Zooplankton in a Small Eutrophic Lake in Wielopolski National Park, Poland.” Co-authors are graduate students SLAWOMIR CERBIN and PAWEL OWSIANNY.

TOM WUNDERLICH, interim executive director of the Career Management Center, “It’s Not Your Parents’ Resume!” and “Interviewing for Techies” at the Construction Specifications Institute’s National Student Affiliate Meeting in Philadelphia.


Performances
JAMES W. KOSNIK, professor of music, a dedicatory recital for the Rhode Island chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Also, a performance of Nicolas de Grigny’s “A Solis Ortus” for the 10th anniversary of the Liturgical Organists Consortium at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati.


Publications
GLEN F. COTA, research professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Bio-optical Properties of the Labrador Sea” in vol. 108, no. C7 of Journal of Geophysical Research. Co-authors are Glen Harrison, Trevor Platt, Shubha Sathyendranath and Venetia Stuart, research scientists with the Department of Fisheries and oceans in Canada.

WILLIAM G. CUNNINGHAM, professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Grassroots Democracy: Putting the Public Back into Public Education” in vol. 84, no. 10 of Phi Delta Kappan.

VALERIAN J. DERLEGA and BARBARA A. WINSTEAD, professors of psychology, “Close Relationships and Social Support in Coping with HIV: A Test of Sensitive Interaction Systems Theory” in vol. 7, no. 2 of AIDS and Behavior. Co-authors are Edward C. Oldfield III of the Division of Infectious Disease, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Anita P. Barbee of the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville.

JOHN ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar of physical therapy, “The Hypothesis Oriented Algorithm for Clinicians II (HOAC II): A Guide for Patient Diagnosis and Management” and “Application of the HOAC II: An Episode of Care for a Patient with Low Back Pain” in the May issue of Physical Therapy. Co-authors on both papers are physical therapy professors Jules Rothstein of the University of Illinois-Chicago and Dan Riddle of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.

HELEN TAYLOR GREENE, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, and Shaun L. Gabbidon, “African American Scholarship in Criminological Research Published in the 1990s: A Content Analysis” in vol. 14, no. 1 of Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

FREDERICK A. LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Twilight Memories: The Eclipse of German Jewish Culture in Argentina” in vol. 78, no. 1 of The Germanic Review.

HAROLD G. MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “Long-term Phytoplankton Trends and Related Water Quality Trends in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA” in vol. 81 of Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Co-authors are MICHAEL LANE, data analyst with the Benthic Ecology Lab, and KNEELAND K. NESIUS, associate professor of biological sciences.

DALE E. MILLER, assistant professor of philosophy, “Mill’s ‘Socialism’” in the June issue of Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2.

JIAN WANG, doctoral student, and GLEN F. COTA, research professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “”Remote-sensing Reflectance in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Observations and Models” in vol. 42, no. 15 of Applied Optics.

X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Nanoparticles for Live Cell Dynamics” in “Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,” vol. 10 (American Scientific Publishers). Co-author is graduate student RUDRAX PATEL. Also, “Direct Observation of Substrate Induction of Resistance mechanisms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cells Using Fluorescence Microscopy and Spectroscopy” in vol. 305 of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication. Co-authors are graduate students QIAN WAN, SOPHIA KYRIACOU and WILLIAM BROWNLOW, and undergraduate student MICHELLE NOWAK. Also in the same issue, “Real-time Measurements of Single Membrane Pump Efficiency of Single Living Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cells Using Fluorescence Microscopy and Spectroscopy.” Co-authors are Brownlow, graduate student SHUANG HUANG and postdoctoral research associate JUNE CHEN.

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