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Profacts Received Through November 30

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 Nov. 30, 2010.


VISHNU LAKDAWALA, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to a third four-year term on the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission. He also has been elected by his fellow commissioners to a second term as chair of the commission.


KAREN KARLOWICZ, chair of the School of Nursing, and LETICIA KING '99 (M.S.N. '04), honored with the Writing Award for Excellence in Education for 2009 from the Journal of Forensic Nursing at an awards reception during the International Association of Forensic Nurses 18th Annual Scientific Assembly in Pittsburgh. Their award-winning article, "The Healing Power of Reflective Writing for a Student Victim of Sexual Assault," was selected for this inaugural award from the journal from among a number of other outstanding articles that focused on educational issues in forensic nursing.

STEPHEN SHAPIRO, assistant professor of sport management, second author of a paper, "Segmenting Motivation: An Analysis of Fantasy Baseball Motives and Mediated Sport Consumption," that won the 2010 Sport Marketing Association Best Professional Paper award at the SMA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Co-authors are Brendan Dwyer (lead) from Virginia Commonwealth University and Joris Drayer from Temple University.


ROBERT HOLDEN, professor of Latin American history, second edition, expanded and revised, co-edited, with Eric Zolov, "Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History" (Oxford University Press).

RADHA HORTON-PARKER, associate professor of counseling, and CHARLES FAWCETT, graduate of the master's program in counseling and a former instructor in ODU's human services program, "Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy: The FACE-SPIRIT Model" (Love Publishing).


JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, a keynote talk, "Majestic Themes in Nature and Scripture: Mathematical Patterns in Nature" at the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) 2010 New England Educator Convention in Sturbridge, Mass. Also at the convention, a seminar titled "Guesstimation, 'Ballpark' Numbers, the Geometric Mean and the Goldilocks Principle." Also, at the 1065th meeting of the American Mathematical Society, held at the University of Richmond, in a special session on Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine, a talk, "'Waves' of Healing, the Critical Size Defect and Keloid Scars: Some Speculation."

MAURA HAMETZ, associate professor of history and academic director of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, a lecture, "Liberals and Nationalists? Jews in Trieste and the Heart of the Italian Nation," sponsored by the Abraham Geiger Kolleg, The Free University of Berlin, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin at the Jewish Community Center. Also, a paper that explores the treatment of Jews and Slovenes in the Nazi Adriatic coastland zone from 1943 to 1945 at conference workshop sponsored by the University of Toronto in Berlin. The conference is titled "Everyday Approaches to the Persecution of Jews of Greater Germany and the 'Protectorate,' 1941-45."

ROBERT HOLDEN, professor of Latin American history, "La Iglesia y la Independencia del Reino de Guatemala" at the international symposium, "Política y Religión en la Independencia de la América Hispana." Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Also, "Political Legitimacy and Catholic Social Doctrine in Latin America During the Cold War" at Yale University, MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics and Society. Also, "Who Needs Academic Integrity? Epistemic Virtue in the Historian's Workshop" for the panel "No Work Is an Island: Academic Integrity in the Historical Profession" at the annual conference of the Historical Society, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Also, "Beyond Mere War: Authority and Legitimacy in the Formation of the Latin American States" for the workshop "State Formation in a Post-Tilly Era," sponsored by the Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

SONIA YACO, Special Collections librarian and university archivist (co-presenter and author), "The Archivists, Historians and Social Activists: The Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project" at the "Memory, Identity and the Archival Paradigm: An interdisciplinary Approach" conference, Centre for Archive and Information Studies, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.


SHERI COLBERG-OCHS, professor of exercise science, chaired a combined American College of Sports Medicine/American Diabetes Association committee that wrote and published a joint position paper, "Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes." The statement was published concurrently in the December 2010 issue of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the ADA journal Diabetes Care.

JEFFREY JONES, associate professor of communication and theatre arts, a book chapter, "Moore Muckraking: The Reinvention of TV Newsmagazines in the Age of Spin and Entertainment," in "Michael Moore: Filmmaker, Newsmaker, Cultural Icon" (University of Michigan Press).

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of communication disorders and special education and coordinator for early childhood special education, and ANN MAYDOSZ, adjunct professor in special education and Program coordinator for the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program in the Darden College of Education, "Impact of the Provision and Timing of Instructor-provided Notes on University Students' Learning" in vol. 11, no. 3 of Active Learning in Higher Education.

SONIA YACO, Special Collections librarian and university archivist, "Balancing Privacy and Access in School Desegregation Collections: A Case Study" in vol. 73 of American Archivist.

This article was posted on: December 9, 2010

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