November 2004 Accolades

Posted: November 1, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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Chayla Haynes, Orientation, traveled to South Africa as part of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators’ international exchange program. She went to observe the student development process in another country, compare and evaluate the growth in the field of student affairs abroad, and find ways in which this information can inform student affairs practice in American higher education.

Derek Kan, Information Technology Unit, gave a presentation, “Securing Wireless LANs (Networks),” at Meeting IT Challenges: National Strategies and Local Solutions, a conference focused on information technology security and user support issues. The conference, held at the University of Virginia, was jointly hosted by the Association of Collegiate Computing Services and the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking.

Ron Shayka, Intercollegiate Athletics, was named to the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Committee. Shayka will have a hand in choosing the field for the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship. This is his first time serving as part of an NCAA committee.

College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Bausch, English, is a finalist for the Library of Virginia literary award in fiction. Bausch was recognized for his collection, The Stories of Richard Bausch. His latest book, Wives and Lovers: Three Short Novels, was published by Perennial in July.

Debbie Boehm-Davis, Psychology, led the open house for the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Usability Professionals Association, as part of the Applied Research in Cognition and Human Factors Lab.

Peter Boette, Economics, received the Hayek Visiting Fellowship from the London School of Economics and spent most of October lecturing in London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Buckingham in the United Kingdom. He is also the winner of the Distinguished Scholar Award for 2004 given by the Association of Private Enterprise.

Don Boileau, Communication, was elected as one of two national at-large representatives to the committee on committees of the National Communication Association.

Tim Conlan
Tim Conlan
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Tim Conlan, Public and International Affairs, was selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. The 550 fellows, drawn from the top ranks of government and academia, are responsible for advising government officials on areas of public administration.

Harold Geller, Physics and Astronomy, wrote a book review on The Transits of Venus by William Sheehan and John Westfall. The review was published in AAAS Science Books and Films, vol. 40, no. 5.

Mark Goldin, Modern and Classical Languages, worked with C2 Technologies Inc. to develop a course that will teach the rudiments of Spanish to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stationed in the southwest along the border with Mexico, as well as those at the Miami and San Juan airports.

David Haines, Sociology and Anthropology and a Fulbright exchange professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, was a panelist on Korea International Broadcasting Foundation’s Arirang TV last month discussing “Generational Change.”

Walter Hays, Environmental Science and Policy, received the United Nations’ Certificate of Distinction for Global Leadership, part of the annual Sasakawa Award for Natural Disaster Reduction. The United Nations-Sasakawa Award is given to professionals who have made a substantial contribution toward education, training, and international outreach to reduce the societal impacts of natural hazards.

Roger Lancaster, Anthropology and Cultural Studies, learned that his book, The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture, was nominated by the Society of Medical Anthropology for the Eileen Baskey Prize. He recently lectured at Northwestern University on bioreductivism and identity politics and at Ohio State University on sexualities in Latin America. Lancaster will also be serving on two panels for the upcoming annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association and will be speaking about sexuality and social inequality at the School of American Research. He has been featured on more than 30 different radio programs, on BBC International television news, and in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Washington Blade, American Sexuality Magazine, Anthropology News, the Los Angeles Times, Portland Oregonian, Tacoma News Tribune, the Advocate, the Southeast Missourian, and the Washington Times. Lancaster’s paper “Tolerance and Intolerance in Sexual Cultures in Latin America” was accepted for publication by Harvard University Press, and a second paper, “Text, Subtext, and Context: Strategies for Reading Alliance Theory,” will appear in the next issue of American Ethnologist.

Young-Chan Ro, Philosophy and Religious Studies, received the Yulgok Award, which recognizes significant scholarly contributions to Korean Neo-Confucian scholarship. The award, conferred in Korea and named for Yi Yulgok [1536-1584] who was one of the most prominent figures in Korean Neo-Confucianism, is given by the Academy of Yulgok Studies, the most prestigious academic body for the study of Korean Neo-Confucianism.

Victoria Salmon
Victoria Salmon
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Victoria Salmon, Higher Education Program, wrote an essay, “Practicing Boyer’s Scholarship of Integration: A Program for Community College Faculty—Revised,” which was published in the September 2004 edition of Teaching English in the Two-Year College. After working with Georgetown University’s (GU) office of the provost at a faculty workshop that determined how to encourage teaching and scholarship at the undergraduate level, Salmon served on a response panel that reviewed GU’s undergraduate learning initiative program.

Sufumi So, Modern and Classical Languages, was nominated to the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Japanese Task Force. She will work with the College Board on developing an exam for AP Japanese.

Rex Wade, History, edited Revolutionary Russia: New Approaches to the Russian Revolution of 1917, which was published by Routledge in May 2004 as a volume in the Rewriting History series.

Tom Wanner, Mathematics, received a three-year National Science Foundation grant from the Applied Mathematics Program Division for his research, “Complex Transient Patterns in Phase-Field Models.”

College of Education and Human Development

Hortensia Cadenas
Hortensia Cadenas

Hortensia Cadenas, Early Identification Program, is one of three finalists for the Educational Leadership Award given by Leadership Fairfax Inc. The award recognizes an individual teacher or administrator who has demonstrated a long-term, consistent pattern of excellent leadership in education.

Nada Dabbagh and a former student, Kate Denisar, wrote an article, “Assessing Team-based Instructional Design Problem Solutions of Hierarchical Versus Heterarchical Web-based Hypermedia Cases,” which was accepted for publication in Educational Technology Research and Development. Dabbagh and another former student, Patricia Gilbert, wrote “How to Structure Online Discussions for Meaningful Discourse: A Case Study,” which was accepted for publication in the British Journal of Educational Technology. Dabbagh and Anastasia Kitsantas wrote “Designing Learning Tasks as Scaffolds for Self-Regulated Learning Using Web-based Pedagogical Tools: Research Findings and Implications,” which was accepted for publication in Instructional Science‘s special issue, Scaffolding Self-regulated Learning and Metacognition: Implications for the Design of Computer-based Scaffolds.

Maggie Daniels wrote “The Diffusion of Outdoor Adventure Leadership Programs in the United States,” which was accepted for publication in World Leisure Journal, vol. 46, 2004. Her coauthor is Andrea Canberg of Johnson and Wales University.

Anastasia Kitsantas
Anastasia Kitsantas
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Anastasia Kitsantas and Nada Dabbagh wrote an article, “Promoting Self-Regulation in Distributed Learning Environments with Web-based Pedagogical Tools: An Exploratory Study,” which was published in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching‘s special issue, Web-based Teaching and Learning, vol. 15.

Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Kathleen Alligood, Dimiter Dimitrov, Maria Dworzecka, Klaus Fischer, Margret Hjalmarson, Eamonn Kelly, and Tom Nuttall, with partners from Vanderbilt University and COSMOS Corporation, secured a $14.7 million National Science Foundation contract to evaluate the U.S. Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Partnership Program over the next five years.

Diane Painter, Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning, and Fairfax County Public Schools technology resource teacher, is quoted in the Sept. 26 issue of the Washington Post. In the article, “Online Protocol, the Latest Area of Ethics Instruction, ” the writer summarizes a short play Painter wrote to teach her students about online behavior. “It’s exaggerated,” Painter said of the play, “but kids get the point. We get them to think about it.”

College of Nursing and Health Science

Rita Ailinger, Nursing Research Development, Mary Ann Braun, Health and Wellness Center, and Howard Lasus, Libraries, revised the “Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz,” which was published in Nursing Research, vol. 52, no. 3. Ailinger, Lasus, and Margaret Dear wrote “Americans’ Knowledge and Perceived Risks of Tuberculosis,” which appeared in Public Health Nursing, vol. 20, no. 3. Ailinger wrote with M. C. Silva “Contributions of Qualitative Research to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing,” which appeared in Revista Latino-Americano Enfermagen, vol. II, no. 3. Ailinger; Suzanne Molloy, Student Health Services; L. Zamora; and C. Benavides wrote “Herbal Remedies in a Nicaraguan Barrio,” which was published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol. 15, no. 4.

Frieda Butler
Frieda Butler
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Frieda Butler, Gerontology Programs, presented at the Southern Regional Nursing Research Society, Louisville, “An Examination of Factors Influencing Recruitment and Retention of Home Health Workers,” written with T. Omer. The paper was also published in The Gerontologist, special issue 1, vol. 42, no. 64. She was moderator of the panel, “Gerontological Nursing: Skills and Trends,” and presented “Using the Internet to Improve Attitudes of Students toward Aging” at the 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America held in San Francisco. The article was also published in The Gerontologist, special issue 1, vol. 43, no. 144. She presented “Grandparents as Primary Caregivers for their Grandchildren” at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Butler gave the keynote address at the Loudoun County Senior Expo, where she spoke on “Aging and Health Disparities.” Butler and N. Zakari wrote “Health Changes in Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,” which was published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Andrew Carle, Assisted Living Administration, received the 2004 Leaders in Aging—Mentor Leadership Award from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He is also a finalist for the 2004 Northern Virginia Leadership Community Partnership Award, which will be bestowed in November. He presented “Legislative Hot Topics” at the Virginia Assisted Living Association 2004 Conference. He has been appointed to the Virginia Assisted Living Association board of directors, the editorial advisory board of Assisted Living Consult, and the education advisory board for the Society for Senior Living Professionals.

Ellen Dawson, Doctoral Program, received a certificate of recognition from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for partnering with Fairfax County to build a healthy community by improving access to health care through the Community Access Program Grant. The Fairfax County Health Department recommended her for the award. She was moderator of the peer-to-peer panel on “Taking Interpreter Training into College and Universities” and presented “Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations” at the fourth national conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Integrating Community Needs into the National Health Agenda held in Washington, D.C. Dawson presented “Health Outreach Workers” at the Northern Virginia Access to Health Care Consortium, and made a poster presentation, “Sustainability of Community Education Programs: From Focus Groups to Participatory Action Research,” at the Southern Nursing Research Society 18th Annual Conference in Louisville.

Stephanie Holaday created a performance evaluation tool kit for nursing programs and nursing students, and presented the tool kit at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Annual Education Conference in San Antonio. She has been consulting with the Michigan State University faculty to incorporate the tool kit into their curriculum and assisting them with performance assessment and evaluation of their nursing students, as well as the nursing program.

Ann Maradiegue, Nurse Practitioner Program, wrote “The APN Role and Strategies for Change: Embracing Globalization,” a monograph that was published by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), and “Vuvular Intraepitheliar Neoplasia,” which was published in Advance for Nurse Practitioners. She completed the Summer Genetics Institute at the National Institutes of Health and Georgetown University, and was part of a team that wrote the genetic testimony for NONPF to present to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this year. Maradiegue also worked with teams at two other universities to do two poster presentations and a podium presentation. The poster presentation on “Mapping Genetics in Nurse Practitioner Education” was given at the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics and at the Howard/Yale annual research day. The podium presentation, given in San Diego, was “Genetics, More Than Just a Sequence.” She is conducting research with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Howard University on nurse practitioner faculty knowledge and student knowledge regarding genetics. She is also an item writer for the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam for family nurse practitioners.

Margaret Miklancie, Upper Division Program, presented a poster on “Spirituality and Faculty Experiences in Nursing Education” at the American Nurses Association Conference in Minnesota.

Margaret Moss, Nursing Scholarship Program, gave a presentation with Rita Carty on ” Predictors of Success for Saudi Arabian Male Students who Complete a Baccalaureate Degree in a Nursing Program in the United States” that was presented at the third International Multidisciplinary Conference of the Department of Health Studies at the University of South Africa. Moss, Carty, S. Abnuznadah, and W. Al-Zayyer presented “Building a Community of New Scholars” at the 15th International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau International, held in Dublin, Ireland. Moss and Margaret Miklancie, Upper Division Program, presented “Spiritual Care on the Frontlines” at the Annual Health Care Seminar for Professionals, Benedictine Pastoral Center, in Bristow, Va. Moss’ presentations are included in the Fourth Annual Compilation of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievements for the Year 2004.

Lisa Pawloski and Jean Moore wrote “A Cross-Sectional Examination of Growth Indicators from Nicaraguan Adolescent Girls: A Comparison of Anthropometric Data from Their Guatemalan Counterparts,” which was published in the Annals of Human Biology. Pawloski presented data from her research on the nutritional status of Nicaraguan adolescents at the Human Biology Association in Tampa, Fla., and at the Congress on Human Auxology: In Sickness and in Health, held in Florence, Italy.

Carlos Sluzki
Carlos Sluzki
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Carlos E. Sluzki, Health Sciences and Research, gave a master class at the University of Kosovo and Department of Mental Health, Kosovo, on “Social Networks and Mental Health.” He was the keynote speaker for the 20-year Anniversary Congress, Latin American Institute for Family Studies, held in Mexico. Sluzki gave the grand round presentation at the George Washington University Department of Psychiatry on “Long-Term Effects of Living under Repressive Regimes.” At the Congress on Systemic Practices at Pontificia Universidad de Coimbra, Portugal, he gave the keynote presentation on “Social Networks and the Construction of Reality” and a workshop on “Constructionist Practices.” He gave another workshop on “Clinical Practice with Difficult Families” at the Portuguese Society for Family Therapy. Sluzki gave a pre-congress workshop, “Working with Immigrant Families,” and the plenary presentation, “The Process toward Reconciliation,” at the XIV World Congress of Family Therapy, held in Istanbul, Turkey. He gave a master class at the Department of Psychology, Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. At the European Association of Family Therapy and Spanish Family Therapy Association, Barcelona, Sluzki gave the keynote presentation, “Jornadas con Carlos Sluzki: Homenaje de la Terapia Familiar Europea,” and several other interventions. He gave the keynote address, “The Natural History of a Consultation,” at the Congress ISCRA in Cesena, Italy. He gave a workshop on “Multi-problem Families” at the Villa Igea Psychiatric Center and another workshop on “Contextual Intelligence” at the Regional Community Mental Health Center, both in Modena, Italy. Sluzki was a panel presenter on “Racial Profiling” at the Conference on Terror and Violence for the University of Haifa and the University of Pennsylvania at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Sluzki and F.E. Agani wrote “Small Steps and Big Leaps: A Crisis in a Traditional Kosovar Family in an Era of Cultural Transition,” which was published in Family Process, vol. 42, no. 4. He wrote “Hin und Zurück: Back from Where We Come from,” which was a chapter in Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family, second edition, edited by F. Walsh and M. McGoldrick, and published in New York by Norton, 2004. His article, “A House Taken over by Ghosts: Culture, Migration, and Developmental Cycle in a Moroccan Family Invaded by Hallucinations,” appeared in Family, Systems, and Health, 2004.

Adele Young has been appointed to serve on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, which advises the National Vaccine Program under the Department of Health and Human Services.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Lisa Billingham
Lisa Billingham
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Lisa Billingham, Choral Music Education, presented a workshop at the Virginia Music Educators Association Annual Conference on the value of incorporating movement in the choral rehearsal in accordance with the theories of Rudolf Laban. This conference is attended by music educators at all levels of teaching.

Laura Mann, Music, a concert and opera artist, will appear in Who’s Who in America—for the second time—in recognition of the scope of her work in the arts. Mann has sung more than 40 opera and operetta roles and has specialized in premiering new works by women composers. A recent example is “The White Cliffs,” which she sang at the Washington National Cathedral.

Robinson Professors

Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, wrote the article, “Iran’s Foreign Policy,” which was published in Political Islam: Challenges for U. S. Foreign Policy, the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, vol. 19 (2004).

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, wrote an article, “Mineralogy I: Bones to Mars,” which appeared in Geotimes.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, was the featured commentator on a CNN one-hour special on President Bush. He gave a lecture, “The Corruption of Democratic Leadership,” as part of the Olin Foundation lecture series, American Democracy: The Great Dangers, at Boston College.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Affairs, gave a lecture, “The Challenge of Democratic Federalism in Nigeria,” to the Foreign Service Institute.

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, gave the plenary address, “Science Education in the United States,” at the 2004 Congress of Physicists of Macedonia, held in Skopje, Macedonia. His monograph, Human Nature: A Blueprint for Managing the Earth—By People, for People, was reviewed in the Library Journal, New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and Forbes. His article, “Managing the Earth for Our Own Survival,” was published in The Jakarta Post and The Nation (Thailand).

Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, gave the keynote address, “An Evening with Roger Wilkins,” sponsored by the American Jazz Museum and the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, Kansas City, Mo., in celebration of President Truman’s desegregation of the Armed Forces. He presented “Issues for America: The African American Economic Situation” for the DePauw Discourse Forum, Depauw University, Greencastle, Ind. Wilkins gave the 2004 Kastermeier Lecture, “Civil Rights Act of 1964: Hopes and Promises,” at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He also gave the Leaders Forum lecture, “Understanding the Past, Preparing for the Future in a Global Society,” part of the Earnest A. and Milverta G. Smith Endowed Series at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss.

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