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Accomplishments: June 28


W. Joseph Campbell, SOC: received a Sigma Delta Chi award in the category research about journalism for his book Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism.

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: received the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies’ James Street Prize in recognition of her scholarly excellence and for the best article (“El inmigrante como sujeto polidimensional en Viaje a la tierra del abuelo de Bencastro”) published in the 2011 MACLAS’ Latin American Essays.

Jocelyn Hill, athletics: received the National Service Award from the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association at its national conference in New Orleans.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: has been appointed editor in chief of the CRC/Taylor and Francis book series on public administration and public policy, the related CRC Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, and the American Society for Public Administration’s series on public administration and public policy.

June Willenz, sociology, CAS: was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame for her lifetime career as a global human rights advocate.


Donna Bain Butler, WCL: “How L2 Legal Writers Use Strategies for Scholarly Writing,” at the Writing Research Across Borders 11 Conference, George Mason University.

Erran Carmel, Kogod: “The Internet and Time Zones,” TEDx, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Mary Garrard, professor emerita, art, CAS: served as William Fleming Distinguished Visiting Professor at Syracuse University, April 2011.

Sonya Grier, Kogod: “Using Digital Media to Communicate Nutrition Messages to Youth,” National Nutrition Month Mini-symposium on Communicating Nutrition Messages: Strategies for Diverse Audiences, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC), Bethesda, Md.

Namiko Kunimoto, art history, CAS: presentation on the panel, “Transcultural Visualities Presentation: Traveler-as-Lama Photography and the Fantasy of Transformation in Tibet,” College Art Association Conference, New York.

Richard Sha, literature, CAS: “The Motion Behind Emotion: The Chemistry and Physics of Romantic Emotion,” at the Mastering the Emotions Conference, Queen Mary’s College, University of London.

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: spoke on two panels at the annual meeting of the Associated Writing Programs, Washington, D.C.

Robert Tomasko, SIS: delivered “NGOs in America: Past, Present and Future” to South African NGO leaders participating in a one-month study-tour of the United States sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Papers Presented

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “The American Founders Debate the Bible’s Use in Schools,” at a conference at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Published Works

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: “Discourse Structures in Instant Messaging: The Case of Utterance Breaks,” in the journal Language@Internet, December.

Richard Kay, emeritus, physics, CAS: coauthored with D. Poulios, D. B. Coyle, P. R. Stysley, and G. B. Clarke (an AU physics student), “Derivation of the Frantz-Nodvik Equation for Diode-Side-Pumped Zigzag Slab Laser Amplifiers with Gaussian Laser Mode and Pump Beam Shapes,” in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol 47, no 5, 2011.

Carl LeVan, SIS: book review of “Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow, by Pierre Englebert,” in Political Science Quarterly, January.