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Accomplishments: November 3

Performances/Media Productions

Alan Mandel, emeritus, performing arts, CAS: performed during the Abraham Lincoln celebrations in “Battle Cry of Freedom, Part II: Man of the People,” National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.


Joseph Campbell, SOC: received the Chapter Adviser of Year award at the KTA awards luncheon, AEJMC Conference, Boston.

David Johnson, SOC: received the second place award in the creative competition category, Best of the Web, sponsored by Communication Technology and Visual Communications Divisions, AEJMC Conference, Boston.

Charles White, emeritus, philosophy and religion, CAS: received a grant from the Institute for Vaishnava Studies for the cost of preparing a complete microfilm copy of the actual Vaisnava Literature collection to present to the Library of Congress. He was assisted in this by Susan McElrath, University Archivist.

Renée von Wörde, language and foreign studies, CAS: has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Sharkhunters International, a military historical research organization.


Maggie Burnette Stogner, SOC: delivered the keynote address to the Creative Broadcast Programming symposium, attended by broadcast executives from nine countries in the Middle East. The symposium was sponsored by the World Learning Visitor Exchange Program, organized through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Rick Rockwell, SOC: panelist, “Normative Theories of the Media Worldwide: Issues of Responsibility and Freedom,” sponsored by International Communication Division and Community Journalism and Religion and Media Interest groups, AEJMC Conference, Boston.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: “The Problem of Sustaining Administrative Reform in the USA,” School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC; and “Conceptual Models of Collaborative Governance,” 2009 Conference of the International Public Management Network Conference, Seoul National University, South Korea.

John White, emeritus, physics, CAS: “Dual Critical Points and Related Phenomena in Simple Fluids Calculated in a New Approximation,” Seventeeth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, Colo.

Papers Presented

Max Paul Friedman, history, CAS: “America in Everyday Nineteenth-Century Europe: Reading Popular Language for Historical Meaning,” at the conference Reading the Everyday: Literary and Cultural, University of Paderborn, Germany.

Shubha Pathak, philosophy and religion, CAS: “Kalidasa’s Cuddly Kumara: An Army Commander Allowed to Act Like an Infant,” Religion in South Asia Section, annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago.

Michel Robe, Kogod: coauthored “Equities and Commodities: A Market of One?” 2009 MARC Finance Conference, Philadelphia.

Rodger Streitmatter, SOC: “A Legendary Journalist and the Woman Behind the Woman Janet Flanner and Solita Solano,” at the History Division Scholar-to-Scholar poster session. (Winner, third place faculty paper award, History Division), AEJMC Conference, Boston.

Published Works

Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA: coauthored with J. Kim and K. Lambright, “Does the Public Sector Outperform the Nonprofit and For-profit Sectors? Evidence from a national panel study on nursing home quality and access,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 27 (2).

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: “Three Words about Mobile Phones: Findings from Sweden, the US, Japan, and Korea,” in The Good, the Bad, and the Challenging: The User and the Future of Information and Communication Technologies. COST Action 298 Participation in the Broadband Society, vol. 1, pp. 273-282.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: coauthored with Jeffry Morrison, “Religion and the Presidency of George Washington,” in Religion and the American Presidency, ed. Gaston Espinosa, Columbia University Press, 2009.

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: “En el fondo de la valija” and “Volver a la niñez,” Hostra Hispanic Review, vol 3, no 7, spring 2008.

Philip Johnson, physics, CAS: coauthored “Nonequilibrium Quantum Dynamics in Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles: Conditions for Bose-Einstein Condensation,” in the Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 07E115 (2009). The article was also selected to appear in the March 2, 2009, issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology.

Robert Marshak, SPA: “The New Administration and the Meaning of Change,” The Public Manager, vol 38, no 1, spring 2009.

Jeffrey Reiman, philosophy and religion, CAS: his new anthology, coedited with Paul Leighton, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: A Reader, Allyn & Bacon, is a companion to The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class and Criminal Justice, also coauthored with Leighton and published in its 9th edition summer 2009.


Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed by El Mercurio in Chile about patriotic propaganda in Hollywood’s World War II films and how that compares with Hollywood films since 9/11.

Judith Shapiro, SIS: debated China’s plans for a “green dam” Internet filter on Voice of America China Branch.