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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.
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 Alzheimers and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, established by the Virginia General Assembly, for their study, The Social Context of Providing Care to Alzheimers 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 Alzheimers Associations 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.
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, Mohrs 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.
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, Its Not Your Parents Resume! and Interviewing for Techies at the Construction Specifications Institutes National Student Affiliate Meeting in Philadelphia.
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, Mills 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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