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DAVID BURDIGE, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, elected vice chair of the 2009 Gordon Research Conference on chemical oceanography. He will chair the 2011 conference.
DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, appointed to serve as the ECT2008 International Conference (Athens, Greece, Sept. 2-5, 2008) editorial board member.
LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, the Pioneer Award from the Association for Consortium Leadership (the national association of consortia in higher education) at the 2007 annual conference in Atlanta. The award recognizes demonstrated leadership in promoting cooperation in higher education.
GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, honored as the distinguished achievement speaker for his new book, “The Columbia History of American Television,” at the Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences, where he delivered the plenary address, “Television and the Remaking of American Life” at Regent University in Virginia Beach.
GARRETT MCAULIFFE, professor, and TAMMI MILLIKEN, assistant professor, educational leadership and counseling, the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research Award, presented at the biennial conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Columbus, Ohio.
JOHN NUNNERY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, the Charles Edgar Clear Research Award for 2007 by the Virginia Educational Research Association at the annual VERA conference in Charlottesville
LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, editor of “Access to Higher Education Through Consortia” (Jossey-Bass, summer 2007). He also is author of the chapter “Working with Social Service Agencies: Providing Access for the Underserved.”
GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, “The Columbia History of American Tele-vision” (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007).
LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, “Real Community Partnerships: Promoting Access to Higher Education” at the College Access Revolution, Council for Opportunity in Education’s 2007 Annual Conference in Chicago.
ANDREA HARRELL, assistant director for student employment, Career Management Center, “Developing and America Reads Program: Sailing Children into Reading and Math” and “Strategic Marketing Plan Makes Sailing Students into Your Program Easy!” at the National Student Employment Association conference in San Diego.
JOHN HOLSINGER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Rye Cove’s Caves and Karst: 45 Years of Study” at a public program on Rye Cove Karst, Natural Tunnel State Park, Scott County, Va.
ALICE JONES, director and liaison to the College of Arts and Letters, Career Management Center, and G.W. THOMPSON, director, Center for Major Exploration in University College, a concurrent session titled “Explore, Experience, Engage: Major/Career Exploration with a Twist” at the 31st annual National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in Baltimore.
FREDERICK LUBICH, chair of foreign languages and literatures, “Hermann Hesse’s Narziss und Goldmund: Medieval Imaginaries as (Post) Modern Realities” at the German Studies Association meeting in San Diego. Also, “Switzerland as Cultural Catalyst in the Literary Oeuvre of Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse” at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference in Roanoke.
GARRETT MCAULIFFE, professor, and TIM GROTHAUS, assistant professor, educational leadership and counseling, “Key Practices in Culturally Alert Counseling” at the biennial conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Columbus, Ohio. Also, “Issues for Gay Youth” to the Prime Timers Club in Norfolk.
JOYCE NEFF, professor of English, “Writing Across the Curriculum as a Rhetoric for Distance Learning” at the Rhetorics and Technologies Conference, Penn State University.
ANASTASIA RAYMER, professor of early childhood, speech pathology and special education, “Update on Word Retrieval Treatments in Aphasia” at the annual meeting of the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Columbia, Md. Also, “Word Retrieval Treatments for Aphasia,” “Gestural Treatment Approaches for Aphasia” and “Predicting Recovery from Aphasia” at ASHA Healthcare 2007, Bethesda, Md. Also, “Comparison of Errorless and Errorful Spelling Training in Acquired Dysgraphia” (poster) at the 37th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. (co-authors are J. Strobel and K.-L. Reff). Also at the conference, with five co-authors, “Quality of Treatment Research Designs: Lessons from a Systematic Review on CILT for Aphasia.”
CHRISTINE STRINGFIELD-RICKS, coordinator of student engagement/academic adviser, “Monarch Passport Program” (data results on how the pilot program that was launched in the spring 2007 semester fared for freshmen on academic warning) at the 31st annual National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in Baltimore.
SANDRA WATERS, assistant dean for advising and transfer programs, and JUDY LUEDTKE, director of new student and parent programs, University College, a concurrent session titled “Student as Navigator: Orienta-tion to Sophomore” at the 31st annual National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in Baltimore.
MELVIN WILLIAMS, eminent scholar emeritus of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Nutritional Considerations for the Endurance Athlete. Part I: Energy, Carbohydrates and Lipids. Part II: Protein, Vitamins and Minerals. Part III: Fluids, Electrolytes, Food Drugs and Related Dietary Supplements” at the International Congress on Sport Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in Santiago, Chile.
JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, A chapter in the book “Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science,” No. 100 in the Springer Series in Material Science. The chapter is titled “Modeling of Self Healing of Skin Tissue.” Co-authors are F.J. Vermolen, W.G. van Rossum and E. Javierre, Department of Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.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.
CRAIG BAYSE, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “DFT Study of the Glutathione Peroxidase-like Activity of Phenylselenol Incorporating Solvent-assisted Proton Exchange” in vol. 111 of Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Also in this volume, “Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Reactions of Y (a2D) + H2CO and Y (a2D) +CH3CHO.” Co-authors J.J. Schroden and H.F. Davis of Cornell University.
DAVID BURDIGE, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “The Preservation of Organic Matter in Marine Sediments: Controls, Mechanisms and an Imbalance in Sediment Organic Carbon Budgets?” in vol. 107 of Chemical Reviews (invited contribution to a special thematic issue on chemical oceanography). Also, with Karen Johannesson (lead author, associate professor of geochemistry, Tulane University, “Balancing the Global Neodymium Budget: Evaluating the Role of Groundwater” in vol. 253 of Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Also, with three co-authors from Laval University, Quebec, “Collagen-supported Precipitation of Authigenic Aragonite During the Natural Degradation of a Modern Siliceous Sponge, Great Bahama Bank, The Bahamas” in vol. 77 of Journal of Sedimentary Research.
UDUZEI EDGAL, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Partial Nearest Neighbor PDF for Multi-Component Material Systems” in vol. 42 of Journal of Mathematical Chemistry.
XINPING HU, a 2007 doctoral graduate in oceanography, now at the University of Georgia, and DAVID BURDIGE, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Enriched Stable Carbon Isotopes in the Pore Waters of Carbonate Sediments Dominated by Seagrasses: Evidence for Coupled Carbonate Dissolution and Reprecipitation” in vol. 71 of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
LUISA IGLORIA, associate professor of English, the following poems: “Confessions of a Would-be Yogi,” in the June 2007 edition of PRISM International: Contemporary Writing from Canada and Around the World; also, “I Have a Crush on an Italian Tenor” in the fall 2007 edition of Poetry East; also, “Communion” and “Carne Norte Sundays” in the “Come Together” issue of Crab Orchard Review (fall 2007); also, “Carmine, Alizarine, Madder,” “Getting There,” “Gecko,” “Bird and Pearl Earring” and “Decanter” in the summer/
autumn equinox 2007 edition of WOMB: The Online Journal for Poetries by Women; also, “Benison,” “Meri-dian” and “Lyrica Obscura” in the Shearsman Double Issue 73-74 (Exeter, Great Britain, October 2007).
MICHELLE KELLEY, professor of psychology, and William Fals-Stewart, RTI International, “Treating Paternal Alcoholism with Learning Sobriety Together: Effects on Adolescents Versus Preadolescents” in vol. 21, no. 3 of Journal of Family Psychology.
DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, “Managing Human Resources in Information Technology: Best Practices of High Performing Supervisors” in vol. 46 of Human Resource Management. Co-authors are: DON DAVIS, associate professor of psychology; LISA GERMANO, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology; THOMAS FLETCHER, I/O psychology graduate; JANIS SANCHEZ, chair of psychology; and JOAN MANN, associate professor of information systems and technology.
RENEE OLANDER, director, Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, and assistant professor of English, a poem, “The Apparatus of the Dark,” in the anthology “Hawaii Pacific Review Best of the Decade, 1997-2007” (Hawaii Pacific UP, 2007, vol. 21). Also, a poem, “She Got the Baby,” in the fifth annual issue (2007) of “Oberon Poetry.”
DENNIS PEFFLEY, research professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences, “Perillyl Alcohol and Genistein Differentially Regulate PKB/Akt and 4E-BP1 Phosphorylation as Well as eIF4E/eIF4G Interactions in Human Tumor Cells.” Co-authors are C. Sharma; PATRICIA HENTOSH, professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences; and R.D. Buechler.
ANASTASIA RAYMER, professor of early childhood, speech pathology and special education, “Gestures and Words: Facilitating Recovery in Aphasia” in vol. 12, no. 8 of The ASHA Leader. Also, with seven co-authors, “Lexical-semantic Treatment for Noun and Verb Retrieval Impairments in Aphasia” in vol. 17 of Neuro-psychological Rehabilitation. Also, with three co-authors, “Neuroplasticity and Aphasia: Lessons from Constraint-induced Language Therapy” in vol. 17, no. 2 of Perspectives in Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.