Posted: March 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members.

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Ava Koohbor, Mercer Library, was named the Information Technology Unit’s employee of the month.

Kathryn Mangus and Michele Braithwaite, Student Media, received a grant from University Life to produce a faculty-directed diversity publication and web project.

College of Arts and Sciences

Carol Gould
Carol Gould

Carol Gould, Philosophy, presented a paper, “Conceptualizing Solidarity in Global Ethics,” at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Philosophy and at Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy and the Third Sector. She also wrote an article, “Negotiating the Global and the Local: Situating Transnational Democracy and Human Rights,” which will be part of the forthcoming book, “Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century,” to be published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Jon Gould, Administration of Justice, hosted a Jan. 13 chat on that discussed the legal ramifications for police who receive sexual services as part of an anti-prostitution string operation. He was also named a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow for 2006-07.

Barry Haack, Geography, was named a 2006 American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Fellow Award recipient.

Lance Liotta, Life Sciences, delivered five lectures at the Miami Breast Cancer Conference.

Emanuel Petricoin, Life Sciences, delivered a keynote lecture at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Research Festival. He also gave a keynote presentation at the U.S.-Japan Cellular and Gene Therapy Conference on Genomics and Proteomics Technology in Biomarker Discovery at the National Institutes of Health.

Karen Sauer, Physics and Astronomy, received a National Science Foundation Career Award to conduct research in low-field magnetic resonance.

Lois Tetrick, Psychology, was named the president-elect of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

College of Education and Human Development

David Anderson
David Anderson

David Anderson and Candace Parham, Center for the Advancement of Public Health, hosted eight health care professionals from Albania as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program and USAID.

Robert Baker, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, wrote an article, “Defining Altruistic Leadership in the Management of Intercollegiate Coaching,” with Lisa Miller, Janet Fink and Donna Pastore that was published in the Journal of Sport Management and Related Topics.

Susan Bon, Graduate School of Education, wrote an article, “Factors Related to Teacher Implementation of Computer Technology,” with J.W. Fraas and C. Pugh that was published in the Journal of Research in Education.

Bill Brozo, Graduate School of Education, wrote an article, “Tales out of School: Accounting for Adolescents in a Literacy Reform Community,” that was published in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He also wrote an article, “WebQuests: Supporting Inquiry Learning with Primary Sources,” that was published in Thinking Classroom/Peremena.

Maggie Daniels, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, wrote an article, “The ‘Sleeping Giant’: Leisure Tourism of a Business Tourism Destination,” which will be published in the journal Tourism Analysis.

Joseph Gagnon, Graduate School of Education, wrote an article, “Nature and Type of Mathematics Instructional Approaches by Special and General Education Teachers,” with P. Maccini that was published in Exceptional Children.

Lorraine Valdez Pierce, Center for Language and Culture, delivered a lecture, “Assessment of English Language Learners,” on WETA.

College of Nursing and Health Science

Mark Meiners
Mark Meiners

Mark Meiners, Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics, made a presentation, “A Review of Wisconsin’s Strategies for Long Term Care Reform: Family Care and the Partnership Program,” at a day-long briefing of that state’s legislators, staff and key personnel.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Rick Davis, associate dean, spoke at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss., at an event connected to its production of his translation of Calderon de la Barca’s “The Great Theatre of the World.”

Chawky Frenn, Art and Visual Technology, has an art exhibit, “Human, Not Too Human,” on display at the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, Md., until March 7.

Heather McDonald, Theater, received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communication Group.

Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Photo of Sandra Cheldelin
Sandra Cheldelin

Sandra Cheldelin presented a two-year, post-Sept. 11, 2001, project, “Reflections on After September 11: Finding and Building Common Ground in a Community of Difference,” at the Ohio State University’s Moritz Law Symposium.

Marc Gopin served as a panelist on religion and conflict at the Chautauqua Interfaith Conference at the Isma’ili Center in London. He also was an invited speaker at the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Feb. 16 Religious and Political Perspectives on the Cartoon Controversy Forum.

Susan Nan received a grant from USAID to conduct research on nongovernmental organization networks for conflict prevention and resolution.

Wallace Warfield wrote a chapter, “Managing Racial/Ethnic Conflict for Community Building,” for “The Handbook of Conflict Communication,” which will be published by Sage in 2006.

Robinson Professors

Robert Hazen, Earth Sciences, delivered a lecture, “Emergence: The Mystery of Life’s Origins,” at the Smithsonian Institution. He delivered a lecture, “Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life’s Origins,” at Iowa State University, which was televised on CSPAN-II. He also delivered a lecture, “Symmetry Breaking, Mineral Surfaces and the Origins of Biological Homochirality,” at the Physics Seminar at Iowa State University.

Roger Wilkins, History and American Culture, was named to the governing board of James Madison’s home, Montpelier. He also wrote an article, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Hopes and Promises,” that was published in the Wisconsin Law Review.

School of Law

Michael Krauss and James Madison University’s Peter J. Pham wrote two editorials, “Terrorists at the Gates: Did We Invite Them Over?” and “A Star Rises in Bethlehem: This Time, Hamas’s,” for National Review Online. They also wrote an editorial, “Cartoonish Hypocrisy” for “TCS Daily.” Krauss was also part of a panel sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research at the Harvard Club in New York City that discussed the effects of medical malpractice lawsuits.

School of Public Policy

Richard Florida
Richard Florida

Richard Florida delivered a lecture, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” at the Millenium Forum for the Fairfax County, Va., government.

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