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Profacts Received Through June 30

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The following announcements were received through June 30, 2011.


DANICA HAYS, chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services, appointed as interim editor of Counselor Education and Supervision. This is the primary refereed professional journal for university professors and supervisors in the field of counseling. Her appointment as editor began July 1.

POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology, elected to the Chesapeake Bay Program's Science and Technology Advisory Committee. The group, which is composed mostly of oceanographers, marine biologists, engineers, economists and agricultural specialists, helps shape measures designed to protect and restore the bay.

WAYNE TALLEY, Frederick W. Beazley Professor of economics, eminent scholar and executive director, International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute (the Maritime Institute), recently appointed by National Chiao Tung University in Taipei, Taiwan, as a Honorary Chair Professor for life. The university is ranked 38th in the world in the computer science field and ranked 24th among Asian universities. In 2010, he was appointed by Shanghai Maritime University in Shanghai, China, as a Honorary Guest Professor for life, and in 2008, he was appointed by City University in London, United Kingdom, to his second three-year term as Honorary Visiting Professor.


MICHAEL CLEMONS, associate professor of political science and geography, a National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching Development Fellowship to enhance the course Politics of the Civil Rights Movement. Currently, the course is limited to the study of the origin, nature and impact of the U.S. civil rights movement in a domestic context. The award will fund research to expand the scope and content of the course, such that it encompasses multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives with an emphasis on the movement's symbiotic relationship with the global arena.

SAIKO DIALLO, research assistant professor, and CHARLES TURNITSA, senior project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and four co-authors, a SIWzie "best paper" award for "Management of C4I and M&S Data Standards with Modular Owl Ontologies" at the 2011 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop in Boston.

SHARON STULL, lecturer of dental hygiene, selected as a recipient of the Crest Oral-B Pros in the Profession award program. She receives a $1,500 monetary prize and an all-expense-paid trip to the American Dental Hygienists' Association annual meeting in Nashville.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, a SIWzie "best paper" award for "How Is M&S Interoperability Different from Other Interoperability Domains?" at the 2011 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop in Boston. Co-authors, all from the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, are: SAIKO DIALLO, research assistant professor; CHARLES TURNITSA, senior project scientist; and JOSE PADILLA, research scientist.

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.


ISAO ISHIBASHI, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Hemanta Hazarika, "Doshitsu Rikigaku no Kiso" ("Soil Mechanics Fundamentals"), Kyoritsu Publishing, Tokyo, May 2011.


JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, a mini-course titled" Teaching Mathematical Modeling Through Patterns in Nature" and a public lecture titled "Mathematical Patterns in Nature" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America, at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau. Also, a lecture at the 4th Annual Summer Mathematics Institute, titled "Mathematical Patterns in Nature," at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. Also, a talk about "Guesstimation" and "Mathematics in Nature" at a Rochester Barnes & Noble "Science Cafe Tuesday."

JEFFREY JONES, associate professor of communication, "Performing Politicians: Poetic Mimicry and Performativity" at the symposium Screen Satires: Puppetry, Mimicry, Laughter, comparative literatures department, Harvard University. Also, "Politics, Journalism, Entertainment, and Power: Critical Cultural Approaches to the Study of Politics and Entertainment." an invited presentation at Breaking Boundaries: 2011 Symposium on Political Entertainment Media, University of Delaware. Also, "'Just Who Does Jon Stewart Think He Is?' Journalistic Boundary Maintenance over the Rally to Restore Sanity" at the International Communication Association Annual Meeting in Boston.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Extending FEA and DODAF to Support Cost Modeling" at the 2011 ISPA/SCEA Joint Annual Conference and Training Workshop in Albuquerque, N.M. Co-authors are JOHNNY GARCIA, MSVE Ph.D. graduate; and ESME faculty HOLLY HANDLEY, assistant professor, CHUCK KEATING, professor, and RESIT UNAL, professor.


JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, "Blood Vessel Branching: Beyond the Standard Calculus Problem" in the June issue of Mathematics Magazine, a publication of the Mathematical Association of America. Also, a chapter titled "Mathematical Models of Tumor Growth and Wound Healing" in the book" Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences," JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, VMASC, and CATHERINE BANKS, research associate professor, VMASC, editors.

ANDREW GORDUS, assistant professor of Spanish, "Exotic Hybridization: Techno Music, Rural Culture and the Construction of an Urban Middle Class Aesthetic in Northern Mexico" in the special issue of Trans-Lit2 Spring 2011. Also, "El diálogo cultural y la transformación genérica en El mariachi de Robert Rodriguez" in vol. 24 of Ciberletras. Also, "Performing the Other: Indigenous Identity and Regional Resistance in Sonoran Literature of the 1980's" in vol. 11, issue 2 of the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies. Also, "The Feminist Vision in the Cinematic Writing of Edla Van Steen" in vol. 46 of the Luso-Brazilian Review.

PATRICIA HENTOSH, professor, and DENNIS PEFFLEY, adjunct professor, medical laboratory radiation sciences, "Xeroderma Pigmentosum Variant: Complementary Molecular Approaches to Detect a 13 bp Deletion in the Polymerase Eta Gene" in vol. 91 of Experimental Molecular Pathology. This publication was the result of a molecular diagnostics laboratory class Hentosh teaches in which the students designed three diagnostic approaches for a genetically inherited human disorder (xeroderma pigmentosum variant), carried out the appropriate experiments and assays to validate the approaches and then contributed to the organization and writing of the manuscript. Co-authors include TIRANIA BENJAMIN, LAVINIA HALL, SHANNON LEAP, JESSICA LOESCHER, ELIZABETH POYNER, TABETHA SUNDIN, MARY WHITTLE and SANDRA COREY WILKINSON, all former students in the Molecular Diagnostics Certificate Program.

This article was posted on: July 11, 2011

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