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Accomplishments: May 28


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.

Pat Aufderheide, director, Center for Social Media, SOC: received a career achievement award from the International Digital Media and Arts Association for her work in creating tools to expand artistic creativity through better understanding of copyright and fair use and the creation of the Center for Social Media.

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, September.

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

W. Joseph Campbell, SOC: elected national vice president of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

Kiho Kim, environmental science, CAS: was elected to the position of board member for the International Society for Reef Studies.

Alan Kraut, history, CAS: was appointed a nonresident fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, Washington’s premier immigration think tank.

Chris Palmer, director, CEF, and SOC: awarded International Wildlife Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for Media.

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.


Phil Brenner, SIS: “America and the World—Political Challenges,” St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas.

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.

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

Mary Garrard, professor emerita, art, CAS: “Art vs. Nature: A Renaissance Competition in the Key of Gender,” Washington University, St. Louis, and Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

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.

Robert Pastor, SIS: testified before the Washington, D.C., City Council about the state of the electoral process in Washington and the country and offered recommendations on how to improve it.

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

Beryl Radin, SPA: testified before the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives, hearing on the possible move of the Forest Service to the Interior Department.

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.

Papers Presented

Jeffrey Reiman, SOC: “Why Free Markets Are Not Sufficiently Just,” at the conference “Libertarianism and Its Critics,” Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Brian Yates, psychology, CAS: “Lessons Learned from a Multi-site Evaluation of Costs, Benefits, Cost-effectiveness, and Cost-benefit of Consumer-operated Services,” meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver.

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).

H. Kent Baker, Kogod, with Abdul Rahman and Samir Saad: “The Day-of-the-Week Effect and Conditional Volatility: Sensitivity of Error Distributional Assumptions” in the Review of Financial Economics, vol 17, issue 4, December 2009.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: chapter, “George Mason,” in America’s Forgotten Founders, Butler Books; McConnell Center, University of Louisville, 2008.

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.

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.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: Perverse Romanticism: Aesthetics and Sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Jon Wisman, economics, CAS: “The Economic Causes of War and Peace,” in the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, second edition, vol 1, 2008.