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Accomplishments: December 14

Performances/Media Productions

Yuliya Gorenman, performing arts, CAS: released Yuliya Gorenman Beethoven Project, Volume 1, Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, 3, MiClaire Records.



Fernando Benadon, performing arts, CAS: received a National Endowment for the Humanities award for his project “The Map of Jazz Musicians: An Online Interactive Tool for Navigating Jazz History’s Interpersonal Network.”

Kim Blankenship, sociology, CAS: received an NIH-NIDA award for her project “Drug Policy, Incarceration, Community Reentry, and Race Disparities in HIV-AIDS.”

Jeremiah Dittmar, economics, CAS: received a National Science Foundation Grant for his project, “Ideas, Technology, and Economic Change: The Impact of the Printing Press.”

Jessica Waters, SPA: was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Children’s Law Center.


Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: participant in the workshop “Electronic Textuality,” at the conference, “Does Medium Matter: Reading Onscreen vs. in Hard Copy,” cosponsored by the EU COST Initiative (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and the European Science Foundation, Sabançi University, Istanbul.

Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS: was the keynote speaker at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum annual conference.

Claudio Grossman, dean, WCL: as chairperson of the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment he addressed the 65th session of the U. N. General Assembly. His speech was reported on by international media, including the Associated Press and Deutsche Presse Agentur.

Robert Johnson, SPA: participated in three “Author Meets Critics” sessions at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) meetings, one of which dealt with his novel, Miller’s Revenge (Brown Paper Publishing, 2010).

Roberta Rubenstein, literature, CAS: invited lecture, “Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook: Approaching the Golden Anniversary,” to the British Colloquium, Harry Ransome Center, University of Texas.

Judith Shapiro, SIS: “As China Goes, So Goes the Planet: International Implications of China’s Environmental Challenges,” Towson State University.

Francis Zapatka, emeritus professor, literature, CAS: “The Lion of Munster Rampant or The Triumph of Classical Rhetoric: Bishop Clemens von Galen’s Sermon against Hitler’s ‘Euthanasia’ Program,” 20th Annual Conference of University Faculty for Life, Catholic University of America.

Papers Presented

Edward Comstock, College Writing Program, CAS: “Beach Trip!: The Art of Our Love Affair with the Ocean Shore,” the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference.

Robert Marshak, SPA: copresented “The Effect of Evocative Frames Linked to Implicit Storylines on Strategic Decisions,” at the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Published Works

Akbar Ahmed, SIS: published the poem “What is it that I seek?” in the Washington Post’s On Faith section.

H. Kent Baker and Ronald Anderson, Kogod: editors, Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice, Kolb Series in Finance, John Wiley and Sons, 2010.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “Religion and the Civil State in the American Founding,” in Religion and American Politics, ed. Amy Black, Douglas Koopman, and Larycia Hawkins, Pearson Longman.

Robert Durant, Edmund Stazyk, and William Resh, SPA: “Faithful Infidelity: ‘Political Time,’ George W. Bush, and the Paradox of ‘Big Government Conservatism,’” in the Review of Public Personnel Administration, 2010.

Phil English, Kogod: “Mutual Fund Exit and Mutual Fund Fees,” in Journal of Law and Economics.

Eric Hershberg, director, Center for Latino Studies, SPA: coedited with Maxwell Cameron, Latin America’s Left Turns: Politics, Policies, and Trajectories of Change, Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Caitlin Hill, College Writing Program, CAS: published in the anthology Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women, edited by Richard Peabody.

Joseph Ross, College Writing Program, CAS: published the poem “First and Last,” in Poet Lore.


Fanta Aw, AVP, Campus Life: was interviewed by RFI (Radio France International) about African students in the United States. It was broadcast across Francophone Africa and RFI rebroadcast the interview twice because of the overwhelming positive response.

Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed in the article “Japan is at the point to move beyond its dependency on the U.S,” published before Okinawa’s elections in Ryuku Shimpo.