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NANCY COOLEY, vice provost for distance learning, appointed by Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra to the commonwealth of Virginia’s Broadband Roudtable. The group is charged with developing a last-mile telecommunications “blueprint” for advancing Gov. Tim Kaine’s goal of ensuring broadband access for every Virginia business.
ANN GRANDY, executive director, Community Development Corp., appointed to the Child & Family Services of Eastern Virginia board of directors.
JAMES ALAN NEFF, professor of community and environmental health, appointed to a four-year term as a member of the Health Services and Behavioral Research Review Committee of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He was also recently accepted as a member of the American Academy of Health Behavior.
ANUSORN SINGHAPAKDI, professor of marketing, elected to the Editorial Policy Board of the Journal of Macromarketing.
SANDRA WATERS, assistant dean for advising and transfer programs, appointed by SCHEV as co-chair of the State Committee on Transfer along with Lonnie Schaffer, associate vice president for college transfer education at Tidewater Community College, for 2007-09.
MELVIN WILLIAMS, eminent scholar emeritus of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, appointed by the American College of Sports Medicine to a three-year term on its Research Advisory Committee and to a two-year term on the editorial board of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.
RICK MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, a Best Paper Award for “A Distributed Crowd Behavior Model Using Game Technology,” at the European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007 in Genoa, Italy. Co-authors are: Lisa Moya and Eric Weisel, Werner Anderson Inc.; QUYNH-ANH (MIMI) NGUYEN, VMASC; and Mikel Petty, University of Alabama.
ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, a Best Paper Award for “Data, Models, Federations and Conceptual Links via Common Reference Models” at the European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007 in Genoa, Italy. Co-authors are SAIKOU DIALLO and CHARLES TURNISTA, project scientists at VMASC.
JANET MCLAUGHLIN, director of Monarch Dining, the Aramark Food Service Director of the Year award for the Mid-Atlantic region.
KAAVONIA HINTON-JOHNSON, assistant professor, and GAIL DICKINSON, associate professor, educational curriculum and instruction, “Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools” (Linworth Press, 2007).
GARRETT MCAULIFFE, professor of educational leadership and counseling, two books, “Culturally Alert Counseling: A Comprehensive Introduction” and “Resource Guide to Key Practices in Culturally Alert Counseling,” and a training video, “Key Practices in Culturally Alert Counseling: A Demonstration of Skills” (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications).
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, “Noah’s Arc: Asin in the Sky” at the 9th International Meeting on Light and Color in Nature at Montana State University.
BETTY ROSE FACER, senior lecturer of foreign languages and literatures, “JNCL and Capitol Hill: Impacting Foreign Language Legislation” at the International Association for Language Learning Technology Conference at Tufts University.
JOHN HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Forty-some Years of Caves, Karst and Speleobios” for a special symposium honoring Holsinger at the 2007 annual convention of the National Speleological Society in Marengo, Ind.
SHARON JUDGE, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, “The Changing Russia and Early Childhood Special Education: An International Perspective” at the International Council of Exceptional Children Annual Convention in Louisville, Ky. Also, “Children’s Overweight Status on Academic Performance and Social and Behavioral Problems: An Update from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study” and “Longitudinal Predictors of Reading Achievement Among At-risk Children: Findings from the ECLS-K” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Chicago.
FREDERICK LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Daddy Dearest - Monster Daddy: Family Romances of the Daughters in Contemporary German Literature,” in German, at the Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt. Also, “Goethe and Thomas Mann: Elective Affinities Across the Centuries,” in German, at the Goethe Institute, Alexandria, Egypt. Also, “Popular Music in Germany: From the Weimar Republic to the Berlin Republic” to the German Maltese Circle, Valletta, Malta, and, in German, at the Goethe Institutes in Sarajevo and in Amsterdam. He also conducted a workshop on “Going Global: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies” at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium (vocational high school) Göppingen/Faurndau, Germany. He was interviewed by the German program section of Radio Cairo on the topic “Generational Conflicts in Literature.”
DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, and VALERIE MORGANSON and KURT OBORN, doctoral students of industrial/organizational psychology, “Coping with Work-Family Conflict: A Leader-Member Exchange Perspective” at the II International Conference of Work and Family in Barcelona, Spain.
GARRETT MCAULIFFE, professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Reducing Culture-Centrism: Promoting Self-authorized Thinking” and “Key Practices in Culturally Alert Counseling” at the International Association for Counseling Conference in Cork, Ireland. He also chaired the papers and working groups session on “Culture and Spirituality.”
HEIDI MCFERRON, assistant director and liaison to distance sites, Career Management Center, a workshop on “From the Chat Room to the Board Room” at the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference in Baltimore.
CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, the following papers at the EUROMECH Colloquium 483, Geometrically Nonlinear Vibrations of Structures, in Porto, Portugal: “Nonlinear Response of Plates to Random Loads Statistically Uncorrected in Time” (with co-authors Guangfeng Cheng of Jefferson Lab and Jean-Michel Dhainaut of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); and “The Effect of Anti-symmetric Modes on the Nonlinear Response of Composite Shallow Shells to Random Loads” (with co-authors Xinyun Guo of Daniel Webster College and Yiu-Yin Lee of City University of Hong Kong). He also chaired a session on “Nonlinear Modes and Reduced Order Modeling.”
DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, two research seminars, “Multidisciplinary Research and Educational Activities in Parallel Computing” and “A User Friendly, Visualized Stiffness Matrix Module for Structural Analysis I Course,” at the University of Southern California.
JULIE PERKINS, 2006 doctoral graduate in urban studies, “Bridging the Literacy Gap Inside and Outside the Classroom: Reading, High-stakes Testing and the African American Student” to the International Reading Asssociation in Toronto, Canada. Co-authors are GAIL TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction; JACK ROBINSON, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education; and DENNY WOLFE, professor emeritus of educational curriculum and instruction.
PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, “Aki Shimazaki and the Korean Question” to the Hong Kong University Department of Modern Languages. Also, “Secrets and Identity Quests in Aki Shimazaki’s Novels” at the Asia and the Other Conference at Taiwan Normal University. Also, “The Tribulations of a Chinese Gentleman : Orientalism and Jules Verne” at the North American Jules Verne Society Conference, “Volcanoes and Sky Vessels,” in Albuquerque, N.M. Also, “Crimes and Secrets: Aki Shimazaki and Her Search for the Truth” at L’Asie au Canada, at the University of Montreal, Montreal. Also, “Remembering Next Year: The Brooklyn Dodgers as Lieu de Mémoire in Contemporary American Fiction” at the Imagining Brooklyn Conference at Brooklyn College, New York.
BURTON ST. JOHN III, assistant professor of communications, “Karen Ryan Is on the Air the VNR and Hegemonic Expediency in the Newsroom” and “Public Journalism Conflated with Propaganda: Newspapers’ Resistance to Social Action Communications” at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in Washington, D.C. Also, “Newspapers’ Struggles to Connect with the Public: Journalism’s Resistance to Social Action Communications as Propaganda” at the Symposium on Citizenship, Wake Forest University.
JEFFREY STECKROTH, assistant professor of mathematics education, a workshop on “A Modern Approach to Geometry: Teaching and Learning with Dynamic Software” at the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta.
GAIL TAYLOR, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Using Language Arts and Fine Arts to Teach Multicultural History” to Northampton Public Schools.
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, with lead author F.J. Vermolen of Delph University of Technology in the Netherlands, “A Finite Element Model for Epidermal Wound Healing” in the Computational Science-ICCS 2007, 7th International Conference of Computational Science, Beijing, China, proceedings, part I, edited by Y. Shi, G.D. van Albada, J. Dongarra and P.M.A. Sloot (Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2007).
CRAIG BAYSE, associate professor, and KRISTINE ORTWINE, graduate student, chemistry and biochemistry, “Calculations of Photoelectron Spectra of Molybdenum and Tungsten Complexes Using Green’s Functions Methods” in vol. 111 of Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
JOHN HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Bogidiella indica, a New Species of Subterranean Amphipod Crustacean (Bogidiellidae) from Wells in Southeastern India, with Remarks on the Biogeographic Importance of Recently Discovered Bogidiellids on the Indian Subcontinent” in vol. 4 of Subterranean Biology. Co-authors are Mohammed Messouil of the University of Cadi, Morocco, and Y. Ranga Reddy of Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. Also, “Procrangonyx stygoedincus, a New Species of Subterranean Amphipod Crustacean (Pseudocrangonyctidae) from the Far East of Russia, with Remarks on Biogeographic Relationships” in vol. 80 of Crustaceana. Co-author is Dmitry Sidorov of the Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences, Vladivostok.
JEN-KUANG HUANG, chair of mechanical engineering, “Suppression of Thermal Postbuckling and Nonlinear Panel Flutter Motions Using Piezoelectric Actuators” in vol. 45, no. 8 of AIAA Journal. Co-authors are QINQIN LI, master’s student of aerospace engineering, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering.
SHARON JUDGE, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, two chapters, “Developmental Delay” and “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,” in “Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia,” edited by R.S. New and M. Cochran (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2007). Also, with Blanche O’Bannon, University of Tennessee, “Integrating Technology into Field-based Experiences: A Model that Fosters Change” in vol. 23, no. 1 of Computers in Human Behavior.
FREDERICK LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, a series of collages of pictures and poetry, in German, titled “Twilight of Man, the First Hundred Years: Of the Victorian Age and Its Female Secrets” in “The Great Themes of Our Time: Authors in Dialogue 2007,” edited by Johann-Friedrich Huffmann (Berlin: Frieling, 2007).
DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, “Work-Life/Work-Family Balance” in “Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology,” vol. 2, edited by S.G. Rogelberg (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2007). Also, with Jan Cleveland of Penn State, “Strategies for Reducing Work-Family Conflict: Applying Research and Best Practices for Industrial and Organizational Psychology” in “International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,” vol. 22, edited by G.P. Hodgkinson and J.K. Ford (Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2007).
MEGHAN MANFRA, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “The Course of the Republic: American Responses to Technology in the Nineteenth Century” in vol. 71, no. 3 of Social Education. Also, with D. Rogers (lead author) and four other co-authors, “It’s About the Kids: Transforming Teacher-Student Relationships Through Action Research” in vol. 80, no. 5 of The Clearing House.
CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, “Supersonic Nonlinear Panel Flutter Suppression Using Shape Memory Alloys” in vol. 44, no.4 of Journal of Aircraft. Co-authors are Dr. Xinyun Guo of Daniel Webster College and Yiu-Yin Lee of City University of Hong Kong.
SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of early childhood special education, “The Debate Over Integration of Students with Disabilities in Ukraine” in vol. 7, no. 4 of Journal of Global Awareness. Also, “Comparison of Attitudes Regarding University Inclusion Among Students with Disabilities in the United States and Ukraine” in vol. 10 of Journal of International Special Needs Education. Also, with K. Kolchenko, “Inclusion of School-aged Children with Disabilities in Ukraine” in vol. 83, no. 6 of Childhood Education.
RICHARD A. RUTYNA, associate professor emeritus of history, “George Washington: Reluctant Rebel and Ardent Nationalist” in “Profiles of Revolutionaries in Atlantic History, 1700-1850,” edited by R. William Weisberger, Dennis P. Hupchick and David L. Anderson (Boulder, Colo.: “Social Science Monographs,” distributed by Columbia University Press, New York, 2007).
PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, a book chapter, “Power Switches in Jules Verne’s Political Writings” in “Discours et Relations de Pouvoir,” Héba Machhour, editor (Cairo: Université du Cairo Press, 2007).JOHN FORD, professor of marketing and international business, and lead author Adrian Sargeant of Bristol Business School, “Charity Brand Personality: Distinguishing Sector, Cause and Organization” in vol. 5, no. 1 of Stanford Social Innovation Review.
ANUSORN SINGHAPAKDI, professor of marketing, “Institutionalization of Ethics and Its Consequences: A Survey of Marketing Professionals” in vol.. 35, no. 2 of Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Coauthor is Scott Vitell.
BURTON ST. JOHN III, assistant professor of communications, “Newspapers’ Struggles with Civic Engagement: The U.S. Press and the Rejection of Public Journalism as Propagandistic” in vol. 10, no. 3 of The Communication Review.