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Profacts Received Through Oct. 31

ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff regarding professional achievements. Items may be submitted for: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certifications, Commissions, Compositions/Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers/Presentations, Patents, Performances and Publications. Send your submissions to: sdaniel@odu.edu.

The following announcements were received through Oct. 31, 2010.

APPOINTMENTS/ELECTIONS

JIM NEFF, professor of community and environmental health, designated as a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior, a national entity promoting research and scholarship in health promotion, health behavior and health education. Fellow status recognizes achievements in research in publication, external research funding and contributions to the field of health behavior.

NORA NOFFKE, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, selected as an associate member of the Australian Center for Astrobiology. The association works with NASA and the European Space Agency on multidisciplinary research studying early life on Earth and the prospects of life existing or having existed on Mars or elsewhere in the solar system. Astrobiology is a relatively new field of study at the crossroads of astronomy, biology, geology, paleontology, physics and other disciplines.

AWARDS

POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology, among 30 individuals nationwide who were identified as a "future leader in scientific policy making" by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In November, she and the other future leaders - selected from academia, government and industry - will take part in a weeklong Leadership Seminar in Science & Technology Policy seminar on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., conducted by the AAAS and the White House.

LEE SMITH, adjunct faculty member, communication and theatre arts, and KATHERINE HAMMOND, director of theatre and assistant professor of communication and theatre arts: Their play, "aDreamPlay," written and directed by Smith with media direction by Hammond, was invited to two juried theatre festivals - the Wilmington Fringe in September and the Fringe Festival in November. Their production received one of the 30 slots, out of 160 applicants, for the Fringe Festival.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, the first-ever Technical Merit Award by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization. SISO is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of modeling and simulation interoperability and reuse for a broad range of M&S clients.

EXHIBITIONS

JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, a solo exhibition of his sculpture, "Conveyance and Movement," at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach. The exhibition opened Sept. 16 and continues through Jan. 16.

MEDIA CITATIONS

MICHAEL PEARSON, professor of English, a book review in the Oct. 31 Virginian-Pilot, "Something to learn. Something to teach."

Book Review

JESSE RICHMAN, assistant professor of political science and geography, quoted in an Oct. 31 Washington Examiner story, "Virginia could be bellwether for 2010 midterms."

Elections

WIE YUSUF, assistant professor of public administration, quoted in an Oct. 29 Virginian-Pilot story, "ODU launches study program in public service."

Public Service

TOM OSHA, executive director of economic development, quoted in an Oct. 28 Virginia Business story, "Virginia's universities ramp up efforts to attract and create businesses."

Business

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, quoted in an Oct. 27 Virginian-Pilot story, "Conservation is helping to slow extinction, massive study shows."

Conservation

TIMOTHY ORR, assistant professor of history, quoted in an Oct. 23 Virginian-Pilot column, "When it comes to history, making up isn't hard to do."

History

LAWRENCE HATAB, professor and eminent scholar of philosophy, featured in an Oct. 21 Tehran Times Q&A, "Theory-practice distinction a major philosophical issue: professor."

Theory and Practice

TIMOTHY ORR, assistant professor of history, quoted in an Oct. 21 Virginian-Pilot story, "Local schools use history book with error about black soldiers."

Textbook

MAURICE BERUBE, eminent scholar emeritus of educational leadership, a letter in the Oct. 18 New York Times, "Rethinking school reform."

School Reform

WOOD SELIG, director of athletics, quoted in an Oct. 15 Virginian-Pilot story, "Moving from FCS to FBS is all the rage, but is it worth the risk?"

Moving Conferences

JAMES KOCH, Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, featured in an Oct. 19 Daily Press story, "Expert calls for more detailed flood maps." Also, a commentary in the Oct. 17 Virginian-Pilot, "Down: Costs appear to exceed benefits: In 2050, Norfolk may be regarded as visionary for starting The Tide, but that's unlikely unless the system is expanded." Also quoted in an Oct. 14 Pilot story, "Foreclosures jump in Hampton Roads, reversing trend." Also featured in an Oct. 11 Pilot column, "ODU economist needs armor if he intends to tell the truth." Also quoted in an Oct. 7 Pilot story, "ODU economist predicts dour decade for Hampton Roads." Also featured in an Oct. 7 Pilot story, "ODU economist says Norfolk light rail is too costly," and in an Oct. 7 Daily Press story, "Hampton Roads economy: Recovery is slow, and the signs are worrisome."

Flood maps

Foreclosures

One Tough Economist

Dour Decade

Light Rail Too Costly

Slow Recovery

GILBERT YOCHUM, interim dean, College of Business and Public Administration, quoted in an Oct. 14 Daily Press story, "Hampton Roads near top of list for income growth."

Hampton Roads

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Chair in Physical Sciences, quoted in an Oct. 14 Richmond Times-Dispatch story, "Saving money a common thread at energy conference." Also quoted in an Oct. 14 Daily Progress story, "Governor backs 'all-of-the-above strategy' on energy."

Energy Conference

Energy Strategy

CAROL SIMPSON, provost, and MOHAMMAD KARIM, vice president for research, quoted from their letter in an Oct. 14 Virginian-Pilot story, "PETA urges Old Dominion University to rethink tick research."

Research

JOHN BRODERICK, president, quoted in an Oct. 13 Virginian-Pilot story, "Plan would boost funding for colleges."

Funding for Colleges

JOHN NUNNERY, interim director of the Center for Educational Partnerships, quoted in an Oct. 10 Virginian-Pilot story, "ODU reshapes education center in wake of delegate scandal."

Education Center

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, featured in an Oct. 10 Inquirer Global Nation story, "US scientist says overfishing, dynamite use spoiling the sea."

Overfishing Spoiling the Sea

OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, with Leslie Kaplan, a retired Newport News Public Schools administrator, a commentary in the Oct. 10 Daily Press, "The real cost of education - a rebuttal."

The Real Cost of Education

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, quoted in an Oct. 8 Virginian-Pilot story, "Raytheon closing modeling-and-simulation center in Suffolk."

Raytheon Closing Center

BOBBY WILDER, football coach, and WOOD SELIG, athletic director, quoted in an Oct. 6 Boston Globe story, "Ticketed for success?"

Ticketed for Success

BRIDGET ANDERSON, associate professor of English, quoted in an Oct. 4 Virginian-Pilot story, "Teachers try new approach to address casual speech."

Casual Speech

VINOD AGARWAL, professor of economics, quoted in an Oct. 12 Virginian-Pilot story, "Home sales in South Hampton Roads slide again in September."

Also quoted in an Oct. 2 Pilot story, "U.Va. professor: Changing demographics add to housing woes."

Home Sales

Changing Demographics

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

JOHN ADAM, University Professor and professor of mathematics, "Patterns in Nature" to the Engineers' Club of the Virginia Peninsula in Newport News.

CHAD PEEVY, grounds supervisor, "Proper Pruning Methods for Trees and Shrubs" at the Virginia Tech Agricultural Extension Center in Virginia Beach. Also, working with representatives of the Norfolk Botanical Garden and the city of Chesapeake, he conducted a tree climbing demonstration for "Nature's Classroom" at the Chesapeake Arboretum.

MELVIN WILLIAMS, eminent scholar emeritus of human movement sciences, "Creatine Supplementation in Exercise and Sport, Medicine and Health" at the International Symposium on Demystification on the Use of Creatine, held in São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PUBLICATIONS

JOHN ADAM, University Professor and professor of mathematics, a book review of "Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving" (MIT Press), by Sanjoy Manahan, in the November issue of the American Journal of Physics.

ELAINE BLOUNT, Ph.D. student in modeling and simulation, "Incorporation of Physical Fitness in a Tactical Infantry Simulation" in the proceedings of the Huntsville Simulation Conference. Co-authors are STACIE RINBLEB, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering; MICHAEL BAILEY, affiliated faculty member, VMAS; and James Onate, a former faculty member now at Ohio State University.

SAIKOU DIALLO, senior project scientist, VMASC, JOSE PADILLA, postdoctoral researcher, VMASC, and ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Why Is Interoperability Bad: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Simulation Composition" in the proceedings of the Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop in Orlando, Fla.

JOHNNY GARCIA, Ph.D. student in modeling and simulation, and ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Adding Executable Context to Executable Architectures: Shifting Towards a Knowledge-based Validation Paradigm for System-of-Systems Architectures" in the proceedings of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference in Ottawa, Canada.

PATRICK HESTER, assistant professor, VMASC, "Architecture and Schema Development for Filtering in Training Environments" in the proceedings of the Huntsville (Ala.) Simulation Conference. Co-authors are ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, and SANDEEP GADI, graduate student in computer science. Also, with Tolk, et al., "An Exploration of Trainer Filtering Approaches" in the proceedings of the MODSIM World Conference and Expo in Hampton.

RAFAEL LANDAETA, associate professor of engineering management, and ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Project Management Challenges for Agile Federation Development - A Paradigm Shift" in the proceedings of the Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop in Orlando, Fla.

JIM NEFF, professor of community and environmental health, three recent articles: "Confirmatory Factor Analysis Validation of a Four-Factor Measure of Spirituality - Religiosity for Use in Diverse Substance Abuse Treatment Populations" in the Review of Religious Research; "Alcohol Use, Predisposing, Enabling, and Oral Health Need Variables as Predictors of Dental Service Use in the 2002 National Health Examination Survey" (with JOYNCE DOWNS, instructor, and Carleen Lynch, former assistant professor, dental hygiene) in Substance Use and Misuse; and "Direct and Indirect Effects of Parental Influence upon Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis" (with former doctoral student YOUNG-MI KIM) in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

ARIEL PINTO, assistant professor of engineering management, ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, and RAFAEL LANDAETA, associate professor of engineering management, "Goal Approach to Risk Scenario Identification in Systems Development" in the proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Symposium at the University of Arkansas.

JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, had an image of his sculpture "Surreptitious Return" published in Lark Books "500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design & Craftsmanship," edited by Ray Hemachandra and John Grew Sheridan.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Engineering Management Challenges for Applying Simulation as a Green Technology" in the proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Symposium, University of Arkansas. Also, "Towards Computational Representations of the Desired End State" in the proceedings of the Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop in Orlando, Fla. Also, "Architecture Constraints for Interoperability and Composability in a Smart Grid" in the proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Minneapolis. Also, a book chapter, "Conceptual Modeling for Composition of Model-based Complex Systems" in Stewart Robinson, Roger Brooks, Kathy Kotiadis and Durk-Jouke van der Zee (eds.) "Conceptual Modeling for Discrete-Event Simulation" (CRC Press, 2010). Co-authors are SAIKOU DIALLO, project scientist, VMASC; ROBERT KING, PH.D. graduate in modeling and simulation, now with Northrop Grumman; CHARLES TURNITSA, senior project scientist, VMASC; and JOSE PADILLA, postdoctoral researcher, VMASC. Also, "Executable Architecture Research at Old Dominion University" in the proceedings of the MODSIM World Conference and Expo in Hampton. Co-authors are JOHNNY GARCIA and EDWIN SHUMAN, Ph.D. students in modeling and simulation.

CHARLES TURNITSA, senior project scientist, VMASC, and ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "A Refined Basis for Synthetic Environment Formalisms" in the proceedings of the Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop in Orlando, Fla.

This article was posted on: November 3, 2010

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