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Accomplishments: September 1


Kathe Hicks Albrecht, curator, visual resources, CAS: is serving a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Visual Resources Association Foundation.

Mustafa Aksakal, history, CAS: awarded a John W. Kluge Fellowship for study at the Library of Congress.

Leena Jayaswal, SOC: her film, Crossing Lines, won a Bronze Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival; won a Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Documentary-Short Format, from the American Women in Radio and Television.

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 the International Wildlife Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for Media.


Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: delivered a lecture on the impact of online and mobile language upon social relationships, Medart Lecture Series, Maryville University, St. Louis.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “Mending Wall or Spite Fence: The Wall of Separation between Church and State,” Fourth Annual Hinson Lecture, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Jeffrey Reiman, philosophy and religion, CAS: keynote address entitled “What is Fair Punishment?,” at the conference “Catholic Social Teaching and Criminal Justice,” Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: presented “Three Challenges to Accountability in Contemporary U.S. Public Administration,” at the conference “Accountability and Public Governance,” National Taiwan University.

Jeffrey Schaler, SPA: gave an invited lecture on the history of ideas about drug addiction and the errors of our current drug policy to the residents of Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Mitchellville, Maryland.

Papers Presented

Abdelilah Bouasria, PhD candidate, SPA: “Al Adl wal Ihsan and Activist Sufism,” Mediterranean research conference organized by the European University Institute, Montecatini/Florence, Italy.

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).

Robert Marshak, SPA: coauthored “The Postmodern Turn in OD,” OD Practitioner, vol 40, no 4.

Naima Prevots, professor emerita, performing arts, CAS: two articles: “Managers of Culturally Specific Dance Companies,” in Dance USA Journal, vol.25, no.1, spring, 2009; and “Tapping Vignettes from a Goddess,” Dance Chronicle, vol 32, no. 1, 2009.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: coauthored with Hon Chan and Helena Rene, “After Reform: Accommodating Old Values and Assimilating New Ones,” in Australian Journal of Public Administration 67, no 1, 2008.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: “Blake, Liberation, Medicine,” in Liberating Medicine, Pickering and Chatto, 2009.

Jon Wisman, economics, CAS: “Household Saving, Class Identity, and Conspicuous Consumption,” Journal of Economic Issues, 63 (1), March 2009.


Lynn Addington, SPA: was quoted in the article “Lessons Sifted from Tragedy at Columbine,” in Education Week.