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Accomplishments: October 26

HONORS/AWARDS/APPOINTMENTS

Patricia Aufderheide, director, Center for Social Media, and SOC: received the Woman of Vision award from the D. C. chapter of Women in Film and Video for her work “linking academic research in communication with effective change in creative practice.”

Amanda Girth, PhD candidate, SPA: has been awarded the 2010 Paul A. Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant from the Section on Public Administration of the American Political Science Association. The stipend will go toward the next phase of her research on performance incentives in government contracting.

Karen O’Connor, founder, Women and Politics Institute, and SPA: named one of the top 100 Irish lawyers by Irish Legal.

David Rosenbloom, SPA, and Robert Durant, SPA: were identified in a recent study to be the only two living scholars who are among the most productive and most cited persons in the field of public administration. The study covered public administration articles published between 1973 and 2007. The article, “Scholarly Collaboration and Productivity Patterns in Public Administration: Analyzing Recent Trends,” appeared in the journal Public Administration.


LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: invited lecture on the effects of online and mobile communication on social interaction, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, N.J.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “Famous Founders and Forgotten Founders,” the Constitution Day Lecture, Athens State University, Athens, Alabama.


PAPERS PRESENTED

Robert Marshak, SPA: delivered a coauthored paper, “Discourses of Organizational Change: Metaphors of Journeys, Sickness, Conversations and Mysteries,” at the ninth International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Amsterdam, July 2010.

Maggie Burnette Stogner, SOC: “The Immersive Cultural Museum Experience—Creating Context and Story with New Media Technology,” at the International Conference for the Inclusive Museum, Istanbul, June 2010. The paper has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, published by Common Ground Publishing.


PUBLISHED WORKS

Sonya Grier, Kogod: coauthored with Kashef Majid, George Washington University, “The Food Mail Program: ‘When Figs Fly’—Dispatching Access and Affordability to Healthy Food,” in Social Marketing Quarterly.

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, director, General Education, and SIS: The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations, Routledge.

Jennifer Lawless, director, Women and Politics Institute, and SPA: coauthored with Richard Fox, Loyola Marymount University: It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office, revised edition, Cambridge University Press.

Chris Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and SOC: Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, Sierra Club Books.

Beryl Radin, SPA: “Brenda Bryant: There is Nothing More Practical Than a Good Theory,” in Public Administration Review, March-April 2010.

Paul Rice, WCL: published the third poetry book, From Shallow Waters, in his trilogy about his youth in West Virginia and Kentucky. (Other volumes are: Walking Among Shadows: Searching for the Red Sunfish and Through Yesterday’s Window), Finishing Line Press.

Ira Robbins, WCL: “Ghostwriting: Filling in the Gaps of Pro Se Prisoners’ Access to the Courts,” in Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, vol 23, no 2, 2010.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: “Byron, Polidori, and the Epistemology of Romantic Pleasure,” in Romanticism and Pleasure, Palgrave.

Susan Shepler, SIS: “Post-War Trajectories for Girls Associated with the Fighting Forces in Sierra Leone: Gender, War, and Militarism,” in Laura Sjoberg and Sandra Via, editors, Praeger Security International Series.

Andrew Yarrow, history, CAS: op-ed, “The Color of Inequality: America Must Deal With the Reality that Its Growing Generation Gap Is Also a Racial-Ethnic Divide,” Baltimore Sun, May 2010.

MEDIA

Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed by Shukan Kinyobi,an influential Japanese weekly, about Obama’s nuclear policies, July.

Judith Shapiro, SIS: was interviewed on Irish National Radio about the anti-sparrow campaign during Mao’s War against Nature, September.

Emilio Viano, SPA: was quoted in an analysis by the BBC MUNDO of the proposed burning of the Koran by a Florida minister, September