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The following announcements were received through July 31, 2011.


GARY EDGERTON, eminent scholar, professor and chair of communication and theatre arts, appointed member of the U.S. Advisory Board, Critical Studies in Television.


FRANK DAY, professor of biological sciences, elected a Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists.

JONG CHOOL PARK, assistant professor of accounting, a best paper award in the auditing section of the Third Annual Conference of the World Accounting Frontiers Series Conference, held in Macau, for "Audit Quality, Agency Costs, and the Values of Cash Holdings and Capital Expenditures." Co-authors are Jeong-Bon Kim, professor of accounting at City University of Hong Kong, and Jay Junghun Lee, assistant professor of accounting at Hong Kong Baptist University.

DARRYL WILSON, associate professor of MIS/decision sciences, an award for writing one of the best empirical papers published in the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education for 2010-11: "Applying Mass Customization Concepts to Core Courses: Increasing Student Centered Customization and Enabling Cross Functional Integration" in vol. 9, issue 1. He will present his methodology and results and receive an award for the paper at the national Decision Sciences Conference in Boston, Nov. 19-22. The methodology is a flexible course structure Wilson developed for Blackboard that includes imbedded automated lectures and problem-solving files, as well as the use of virtual office hours in addition to traditional office hours.

ELIZABETH HOGUE, instruction and music collections librarian, a commemorative medal for her participation as a soprano soloist in a "Dia de Portugal" concert on June 5 by the Consul General de Portugal of San Francisco, António Costa Moura. The concert was held at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose, Calif. She was also interviewed on that day by RTPi, Portugal's worldwide TV network, about her accomplishments and will be aired at a later date. More information can be viewed in the June 15 edition, page 30, of The Portuguese Tribune online at



GARY EDGERTON, eminent scholar, professor and chair of communication and theatre arts, "Mad Men: Dream Come True TV" (Tauris/Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

BETTY ROSE FACER, director of the Language Learning Center, and M'HAMMED ABDOUS, assistant vice president, Center for Learning Technologies, editors of "Academic Podcasting and Mobile Assisted Language Learning: Applications and Outcomes" (Information Science Reference, 2011).

FREDERICK LUBICH, professor of German, editor of "Mother Tongue, Lengua Materna, Muttersprache: From National Breaks to Transnational Bridges" (special edition of Trans-Lit2, spring 2011).


JANET BING, professor of English, and ROBIN ORMISTON, doctoral student of English, presented "Gotcha! Male and Female Pranksters with a Message" at the International Society for Humor Studies in Boston.

ISAO ISHIBASHI, professor, and AMIR ARABLOUEI, doctoral student, civil and environmental engineering, "Measured and Analytical Studies of Dynamic Ocean Water Pressure Against a Vertical Caisson During a Real Earthquake" at the 30th International Conferences on Ocean, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

PETER SCHULMAN, professor of French and international studies, a paper titled "Myriam Beaudoin and the Other" at the Association Coréene d'Etudes Québecoises, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.


DENNIS DARBY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Modern Dirty Sea Ice Characteristics and Sources: The Role of Anchor Ice" in the latest edition of the Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. Co-authors are: WESLEY MYERS, master's student; Martin Jakobsson, University of Stockholm; and Ignatius Rigor, University of Washington.

GARY EDGERTON, eminent scholar, professor and chair of communication and theatre arts, "The Sopranos as Tipping Point in the Second Coming of HBO" in "The Essential Sopranos Reader," David Lavery, Douglas L. Howard and Paul Levinson, editors (University Press of Kentucky, 2011).

JONATHAN HOLLAND, doctoral student of industrial/organizational psychology, "Capitalizing on Opportunity Outside the Classroom: Exploring Supports and Barriers to the Professional Development Activities of Computer Science and Engineering Majors" in vol. 17, no. 2 of Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. Co-authors are DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology; VALERIE MORGANSON, I/O psychology graduate; and KARIN ORVIS, assistant professor of psychology.

JOHN HOLSINGER, eminent emeritus professor of biological sciences, "Four New Species of the Subterranean Amphipod Genus Stygobromus (Amphipoda: Crangonyctidae) from Shallow Groundwater Habitats on the Coastal Plain and Eastern Margin of the Piedmont in Maryland and Virginia, USA" in no. 2972 of Zootaxa. Co-authors are LYNETTE ANSELL and JUSTIN SHAFER, graduate students in biological sciences.

This highlight was posted on: August 1, 2011

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