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Accomplishments: March 10


Kathe Hicks Albrecht, curator, visual resources, CAS: was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Visual Resources Association Foundation, where she will serve a two-year term, 2008–2010.

Bonnie Auslander, Kogod: was awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) that allows the fellows to focus on their creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers.

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: has been appointed to the editorial board of a new Oxford University Press journal, Writing Systems Research.

Rob Batarla, Kogod: named vice president finance/chief financial officer (CFO) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Brock Brady, language and foreign studies, CAS: became chair-elect, Nonnative English Speaking Teacher Interest Section of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (TESOL).

Kyle Dargan, literature, CAS: won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in the poetry category for Bouquet of Hungers, University of Georgia Press.

Arturo Porzecanski, SIS: retained as a consultant by Uruguay’s Electronic Stock Exchange, to recommend how it should deal with failed trades among its broker-dealer members.

Naima Prevots, professor emerita, performing arts, CAS: awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant for Cologne, Germany, Nov. 6–23, to work on a new master’s program in dance at the Deutsche Sporthochscule Koln.


Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS: taught sections of a course, Knowing the Army, to families of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “How Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation’ Redefined Church-State Law,” Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University, N. Car.

Todd Eisenstadt, SPA: testified before the Mexican congress on whether Oaxaca’s experiment in subnational multiculturalism should continue.

Mary Kennard, vice president and general counsel: NACUA president and one of the NACUA attorney panelists on key legal issues facing colleges and universities, annual conference, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Eric Lohr, history, CAS: “Copied from Germany? Late Imperial Russian Citizenship, Immigration and Naturalization Policies,” at the conference “Imperium Pares: Reflections on Imperial Identity and Interimperial Transfers in the Russian Empire (1700–1917),” German Historical Institute, Moscow.

Robert Marshak, SPA: delivered “Managing the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change,” to the faculty and students at the Graduate School of Global HRD at Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Gemma Puglisi, SOC: interviewed Speaker Pelosi for the Italian-American paper Voce Italiana, September.

Abdul Aziz Said, director, Center for Global Peace, and SIS: lectured on the topic Islam and peace, Unitarian Universalist congregation, Bethesda, Md.

Jeffrey Schaler, SPA: “Addiction Is a Choice: Schaler’s Three-Step Model for Policy Analysis,” Inner Circle Seminar No. 131, Regents College, London.

Gary Weaver, SIS: chaired the panel “What is Cross-Cultural Communication?” for Department of Defense roundtable conference, “Cross-Cultural Communication in a Globalized World,” Maryland.


Joseph Graf, SOC: was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC TV World News about the effects of the Internet on the presidential election.

Mary Garrard, professor emerita, art, CAS: as one of “three of the country’s most exciting scholars,” was interviewed regarding Raphael’s Alba Madonna in the National Gallery, by the Washington Post.

Judith Shapiro, SIS: interviewed on WGTE’s Deadline NOW about Chinese environmental issues.

Papers Presented

Robert Durant and William Resh, SPA: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Disciplinary Boundaries, Research Blinders, and the Study of the Administrative Presidency,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 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).

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

Alan Kraut, history, CAS: published a review of Julia Salamon’s Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids in the New Leader, May/June-July/August 2008.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: coauthored with Robert Kravchuk and Richard Clerkin, Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector, seventh edition, McGraw Hill, 2009.