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KATE FERGUSON, director of research development, elected to a one-year term as president-elect of the Virginia chapter of the Society of Research Administrators International through April 2009.

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Chair in physical sciences, appointed to the Virginia Commission on Energy and Environment that was created by the 2008 General Assembly.

JUERGEN KOLB, assistant professor, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, elected as a member of the Power Modulator and High Voltage Committee of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society.

DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, invited to serve as the Technical Program Committee member for the International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, elected as a member of the board of directors of the Bioelectromagnetic Society. Society of Agile Manufacturing and as chief editor of the International Journal of Agile Manufacturing.

ANGELICA HUIZAR, assistant professor of Spanish, “Beyond the Page: Latin American Poetry from the Calligramme to the Virtual” (Academica Press, 2008).

JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, a talk to rising 6th-8th-graders at Paul D. Camp Com-munity College’s “Kids Camp” for the series “Way Cool Math!”

BEVERLY FORBES, director of experiential education, Career Management Center, “Why Graduate School?” at the NASA-LARSS Graduate and Career Seminar, NASA Langley Research Center. Also, with ERIN MILLS, assistant director, CMC, “From College to Career” to the city of Norfolk Municipal Internship Program and “Professional Communication: It’s a BIG Deal” at the 2008 Golden Key International Conference in New Orleans.

CYNTHIA KRATZKE, adjunct assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Examining Usability of Breast Cancer Web Sites: Older Adults and the Internet” at the Cancer, Culture and Literacy Conference, Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla.

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, “Where Orient Meets Occident: From Roman Ruins and Morrocan Medinas to Granada’s Alhambra” at Lake Prince Woods, Suffolk, and Harbourway at Atlantic Shores, Virginia Beach. Also, “Switzerland: The Magic Mountain of European Culture” at Harbourway at Atlantic Shores.

CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, “Reduced-Order Modeling and Suppression of Nonlinear Panel Flutter Using Piezoelectric Actuators and Shape Memory Alloys” at the NATO Research and Technology Agency, Applied Vehicle Technology Symposium, in Loen, Norway. Co-authors are JEN-KUANG HUANG, chair of mechanical engineering, and Khaled Abdel-Motagaly of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle. Also, at the 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., “Nonlinear Response of Thin Shells to Unsynchronized Random Loads in Time,” with co-authors Jean-Michel Dhainaut, assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Xinyun Guo, assistant professor at Daniel Webster College; and “Frequency Dominion Method for Flutter Analysis of Curved Panels Under Yawed Supersonic Flow at Elevated Temperatures” with co-authors SATYAJIT GHOMAN, master’s student of aerospace engineering, and M. Salim Azzouz, assistant professor at Midwestern State University.

KARIN ORVIS, assistant professor of psychology, “Supervisory Performance Feedback as a Catalyst for High Quality Employee Self-development” at the American Society for Training and Development's Annual International Conference and Exposition in San Diego. Also, with GREGORY LEFFLER, doctoral student of psychology, “Utilizing Leader and Organizational Support Mechanisms to Enhance Self-development Effectiveness" at the 2008 Academy of Management Conference. This paper was presented in a session chaired by Orvis, titled “Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of Employee Self-development: Key Antecedents and Consequences.”

CRAIG BAYSE, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “The Lewis Acidity of Bismuth(III) Halides: A DFT Analysis” in vol. 64 of Tetrahedron. Co-author is JENNIFER SANDERSON, a graduate student.

JOHN ECHTERNACH, eminent scholar emeritus of physical therapy, “Test-retest Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change of Gait Speed in Individuals Undergoing Rehabilitation After Stroke” in the March 2008 issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Co-author is G.D. Fulk, assistant professor of physical therapy at Clarkson University. Also, with co-authors Fulk, L. Nof, professor of physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University, and S. O’Sullivan, professor of physical therapy at the University of Massachusetts, “The Concurrent and Predictive Validity of the Six Minute Walk Test in Individuals Who Have Had a Stroke” in the May-June 2008 issue of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. Also, with four co-authors, “Dependence in Pre-stroke Mobility Predicts Adverse Outcomes Among Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke” in the June 2008 issue of the journal Stroke.

GARY EDGERTON, chair of communication and theatre arts, “Ken Burns’s Rebirth of a Nation: The Civil War as Made-for-Television History” in the book, “Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History,” edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O’Connor (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008).

JOHN FORD, professor of marketing and international business, and Sandra Mottner, first author, “Internal Competition in a Nonprofit Museum Setting Development of a Scale” in vol. 13, no. 2 of International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.

JEN-KUANG HUANG, chair of mechanical engineering, “Active Control of Nonlinear Panel Flutter Using Aeroelastic Modes and Piezoelectric Actuators” in vol. 46, no. 3 of AIAA Journal. Co-authors are MYOUNGHEE KIM and QINQIN LI, master’s students of aerospace engineering, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering.

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, “The Emerging Eternal Feminine in Modern Art: Sphinx, Cosmic Mother, and Weimar’s New Woman (1900-1933), Part I” and “Lurching Toward Walpurgis Night: The Third Reich and Its Uterine Flights and Fancies (1933-1945), Part II" in, June 2008, and “The Returning Goddess: Old World Male Fantasies and New World Feminist Art (1950-2000), Part III” in, July 2008. Also, a poem, “The Mystery of the Sphinx: Astarte, Hathor and Shekina” in A Journal of Spiritual Exploration,, July 2008.

GARRETT MCAULIFFE, University Professor of counseling, a monograph, “Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works: A Whitepaper,” May 2008.

KARIN ORVIS, assistant professor of psychology, “Performance Appraisal Feedback: A Foundation for Effective Self-development” (Technical Report, No. 1233), Arlington, Va.: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Also, with D.B. Horn and J. Belanich, “The Roles of Task Difficulty and Prior Videogame Experience on Performance and Motivation in Instructional Videogame” in vol. 24, no. 5 of Computers in Human Behavior. Also, with Belanich as lead author, along with co-authors Horn and J.L. Solberg, “Bridging Game Development and Instructional Design” in “Handbook of Research on Effective Electronic Gaming in Education,” Information Science Reference, edited by R.E. Ferdig.

DAVID PAGANO, senior lecturer of English, “Marmots, Whales, and Pomeranians: Abiding (as) Animal in ‘The Big Lebowski’” in “The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies,” edited by Edward Comentale and Aaron Jaffe (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008). Also, “The Space of Apocalypse in Zombie Cinema” in “Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead,” edited by Marc Leverette and Shawn McIntosh. Lanham (Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2008).

PETER SCHULMAN, associate professor of French and international studies, a book chapter titled “Jules Verne's Thanatopia: Thanatos and Dystopia in The Begum’s Millions” in “Utopies-Memoire et Imaginaire” by Ilana Zinguer and Ruth Amar (Esse: Die Blaue Eule Press).