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Accomplishments: May 24


Richard Bennett, SPA: received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 2011 Outstanding Mentor award for significant contributions to the professional development of students and colleagues, annual meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Robert Durant, SPA: has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Neil Kerwin, president: received the World Affairs Council’s 2011 Educator of the Year Award at the Global Education Gala.

Kermit Moyer, emeritus, literature, CAS: his first novel (a novel-in-stories), The Chester Chronicles, The Permanent Press, 2010, was chosen to receive the 2011 PEN New England / L. L. Winship Award for fiction.

Robert Musil, SPA: delivered the commencement address and received a doctor of science (ScD), honoris causa, from Lincoln Memorial University in Appalachia.


Donna Bain Butler, WCL: “Research-Based Tools for Developing Writers at Professional Levels of Writing Proficiency,” at the eight Annual CDLC Conference on Teaching and Learning to Near-Native Levels of Language Proficiency, Linthicum, Md.

Erran Carmel, Kogod: keynote, “Microsourcing: The Next Sourcing Frontier,” at the conference Governance delle ralazioni di outsourcing, Universita degli Studi di Roma, Rome.

Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS, and SIS: “The Digital Repository of Free Latin American Visuals,” at the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS).

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: invited to the 20th International Poetry Festival, 2010, Medellín, Colombia.

William LeoGrande, dean, SPA: “Latin America Policy in the Next Two Years: the Obama Administration and the New Congress,” cosponsored by the Washington Office on Latin America and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Eric Lohr, history, CAS: invited participant in the “Dartmouth Dialogues,” including a three-day discussion of U.S.-Russian relations in Snegiri, Russia, and another in Lansdowne, Maryland.

Robert Marshak, SPA: “What is Organization Development?” invited public lecture sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Relations, Namzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

Colman McCarthy, SIS: “Be a Peacemaker by Helping Your Parents Do the Dishes and Maybe Even Making Their Beds,” first, second, third, and fourth grade students at the Friends School of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.

Arturo Porzecanski, SIS: “When Bad Things Happen to Good Sovereign Debt Contracts,” at Harvard Law School’s International Finance Seminar, Cambridge, Mass.

Beryl Radin, SPA: discussant at the National Academy of Public Administration event on government reorganization, Washington, D.C.

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: helped to put together a program on the Nobel poet and novelist Sigrid Undset of Norway.

Robert Tobias, director, Key Leadership Program, SPA: discussant at the National Academy of Public Administration event on government reorganization, Washington, D.C.

Published Works

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: a revised version of Chapter 10 ("The People We Become”) of her book Always On (2008) appeared in Russian in the Information Society Journal, published by the (Russian) Institute of the Information Society, fall 2010.

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: book chapter, “Virginia’s Contributions to the Enduring Themes of Religious Liberty in America,” in From Jamestown to Jefferson: The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia, Paul Rasor and Richard Bond, editors, University of Virginia Press, 2011.

Carl LeVan, SIS: “Questioning Tocqueville in Africa: Continuity and Change in Nigeria’s Civil Society during Democratization” in the journal Democratization, February.

Glenn Moomau, literature, College Writing Program, CAS: “The Pulpwood Yard,” in storySouth, spring 2011.

David Pitts, SPA: “Organizational Diversity and Performance,” in G. Boyne, G. Brewer, and R. Walker, editors, Public Management Performance: Research Directions, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: reviewed Amos Guiora’s Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation and Yuval Ginbar’s Why Not Torture Terrorists, in Public Administration Review, 70, November-December 2010.

Susan Shepler, SIS: “Transnational Fosterage: The Novel Care Arrangements between Guinean Caregivers and Ivorian and Liberian Children Fleeing War,” in Everyday Ruptures: Children, Youth, and Migration in Global Perspective, Cati Coe and Rachel Reynolds, editors, Vanderbilt University Press.

Charles S. J. White, professor emeritus, philosophy and religion, CAS: published a review of Steven Rosen’s new book, The Jedi in the Lotus: Star Wars and the Hindu Tradition, Arktos Media, 2010.


Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed by Exchange Monitor Publications on the impact that Japan’s nuclear crisis will have on future use of nuclear power in the United States.