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Accomplishments: January 25

Media Productions/Exhibitions

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: featured expert in the October broadcast of “God in America,” a six-part PBS (American Experience and Frontline, WGBH-Boston) series.



Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: was honored by the University of Maine–August as they launched their 2010–2011 academic theme “Communications in the Twenty-first Century.” Baron delivered the convocation keynote address and her book, Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World, was selected as the common text for many courses and campus events over the academic year.

Kim Blankenship, sociology, CAS: received a Temple University sponsored UNDP Funded Research grant for her project “Law Enforcement and Gender-Based Violence Challenges and Opportunities for HIV Prevention.”

William DeLone, Kogod: appointed an honorary professor at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway, where he has lectured and worked with faculty and doctoral students over the past several years.

Larry Engel, SOC: the PBS series Human Spark was awarded the 2010 Kavli Science Journalism Award for In-Depth Reporting by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Engel was the director and director of photography for the series.

Nanette Levinson, SIS: her course syllabus “Communication, Culture and Social Entrepreneurship” was named “one of the top ten most rigorous and innovative exemplars of the syllabi,” by Ashoka U, the program of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public ( Her syllabus now is featured in the Ashoka U Curriculum and Teaching Research Guide.

Yuliya Gorenman, performing arts, CAS: received a stellar review from the Washington Post for her recital No. 7 of the Gorenman Beethoven Project.



Jonnel Clothier, director, AU Central, and Kamalika Sandell, senior director, Enterprise Systems, IT: presented “One Stop in Action: Case Study—American University,” at a meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: moderator of the debate on the play Rifar el corazó, by Dino Armas with music by Enrique Santos Discepolos, Gunston Arts Center, Alexandria, Va.

Don Kimes, art, CAS: “Don Kimes: The Time and Culture that Formed the Artist,” a lecture on his own work as well as artists ranging from Jackson Pollock and Willem deKooning to John Walker and Thomas Nozkowski, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Adam Konowe, SOC: delivered a series of guest lectures on public relations to undergraduate and graduate marketing students at Keele University (his study abroad alma mater), Staffordshire, England.

Allan Lichtman, history, CAS: delivered the annual keynote speech to some 200 international fellows of the Hubert Humphrey Institute and provided commentary on the 2010 elections for the U. S. Department of State.

Robert Marshak, SPA: invited plenary session, “Theories-of-Practice: Mine, Yours, Ours,” for the Annual Organization Development Network Conference, New Orleans.

Naima Prevots, professor emerita, performing arts, CAS: was invited to present a paper at the 18th International Conference of Aesthetics, Beijing, PRC.

Beryl Radin, SPA: was a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School’s public management program, teaching a module on performance management.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: “Seminar on Future Directions in Public Administration and Opportunities for Publishing in U.S. Journals,” School of Public Economics and Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, PRC.

Joseph Ross, College Writing Program, CAS: gave several readings, including one for the Library of Congress’s Poetry at Noon Series.


Papers Presented

Robert Johnson, SPA: presented a paper on life sentences, coauthored with Sonia Tabriz, SPA/BS ’10, American Society of Criminology (ASC) meetings.


Published Works

Mustafa Aksakal, history, CAS: Harb-i Umumi E?i?inde Osmanl?, Bilgi University Press, 2010.

H. Kent Baker, Kogod: coauthored with Gary Powell, “Management Views on Corporate Cash Holding,” in the Journal of Applied Finance, vol 20, no 2, 2010.

Donna Bain Butler, WCL: “How L2 legal writers use strategies for scholarly writing: a mixed methods study” in ProQuest, publication 3426989.

Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS: published the second edition of Latin American History Through Its Art and Literature.

Edward Comstock, College Writing Program, CAS: “The End of Drugging Children: Towards the Genealogy of the ADHD Subject,” in the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: coedited with Bruce Sklarew, The Journey of Child Development: Selected Papers of Joseph Noshpitz, Routledge: Taylor and Francis. Work from the book was presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.



Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed for the article, “Japan is at the point to move beyond its dependency on the U.S.,” in Ryuku Shimpo, November.

Jeremy Shiffman, SPA: his paper, published in Bull World Health Organ 2009, was the focus of the article “Research allocations: the influence of material and social factors” in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Dave Swartz, assistant VP and CIO: was quoted on work-life balance and wellness for the CIO in CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results, Harvard Business Review Press.