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Accomplishments: July 26


Mary Garrard, professor emerita, art, CAS: received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Mary Hansen, economics, CAS: she and her co-investigator from Rutgers Business School received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their project to digitize a nationally representative 1 percent sample (n~315,000) of original bankruptcy case files from 1898 to 2000 and encode key information from them into a data set that will be widely disseminated.

Mary Kennard, vice president and general counsel: was named one of Washington’s most influential in-house attorneys by the National Law Journal.

Chris Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, SOC: received the International Wildlife Film Festival Wildlife Hero of the Year Award at the Awards Gala celebrating the 34th IWFF. Palmer was selected for this first-time-ever award for his determined campaign to reform the wildlife filmmaking industry.  

Bill Resh, Ph.D. candidate, DPAP, SPA: was awarded the 2011 Volcker Junior Scholar Research Award from the American Political Science Association for his project, “Political Control, Managerial Trustworthiness, and Active Dyadic Trust: Antecedents of Intellectual Capital and Bureaucratic Discretion in Federal Agencies.”

Bill Snape, WCL: named swimming Coach of the Year by the North East Athletic Conference; he coaches the men’s and women’s teams from Gallaudet University and both won the 2011 NEAC swimming and diving title.


Donna Bain Butler, WCL: “A Transformational Model for Teaching and Learning Legal Writing (To Avoid Plagiarism),” at the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. 

Sonya Grier, Kogod: “Measuring Target Marketing as an Influence on Disparities in Obesity,” at the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Workshop: “Measurement Strategies for Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention,” Washington, D.C.

Namiko Kunimoto, art history, CAS: “Shiraga Kazuo: The Hero and Concrete Violence,” Asian Studies Association Conference, Honolulu.

Jin Park, philosophy and religion, CAS: plenary panel speech, “The Visible and the Invisible: Rethinking Values and Just from a Buddhist-Postmodern Perspective,” at the East West Philosophers’ Conference, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Published Works

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: “Control Freaks: How Online and Mobile Communication is Reshaping Social Contact,” in Language at Work 7. Available here.

Robert Durant, SPA: “Global Crises, American Public Administration, and the ‘New Interventionism’ Revisited,” in Administration and Society, April 2011.

Eric Lohr, history, CAS: Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign against Enemy Aliens during World War I has been translated and was published in Russia this spring by the Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (New Literature Review) publishing house.

Robert Marshak, SPA: coauthored “Toward a Discourse-Centered Understanding of Organizational Change,” in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, vol 47, no 2.

Colman McCarthy, SIS: op-ed column, “Sargent Shriver’s Grace,” the Washington Post.

David Pitts, SPA: coauthored with T. H. Poister, L. M. Edwards, “Strategic Management Research in the Public Sector: A Review, Synthesis, and New Directions,” in the American Review of Public Administration, 40(5), 2010.

Arturo Porzecanski, SIS: “When Bad Things Happen to Good Sovereign Debt Contracts: The Case of Ecuador,” in Duke Law School’s Law and Contemporary Problems, fall 2010 (February 2011).

Jeffrey Reiman, philosophy and religion, CAS: “Is Racial Profiling Just? Making Criminal Justice Policy in the Original Position,” The Journal of Ethics 15, no 1-2, winter 2011.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: coauthored with Ting Gong the chapter “Preventing Corruption in an Age of Collaborative Governance” in the conference proceedings book Collaborative Governance Governance and Integrity Management, Hong Kong: Centre of Anti-Corruption Studies, Independent Commission Against Corruption, 2011.

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: “Crossing Boundaries: Memory and Trauma,” a chapter from a work-in-progress to be published by SUNY Press will be published in Studies in American Jewish Literature, Purdue University.

Charles S. J. White, professor emeritus, philosophy and religion, CAS: “Structure and the History of Religions: Some Bhakti Examples—Homage to Claude Levi-Strauss,” in The Adyar Library Bulletin (India) vol 72–73, 2008-2009.


Philip Brenner, SIS: was interviewed by Al Jazeera Television (English) concerning Cuba’s sixth Communist Party Congress; by the Miami Herald and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about the significance of changes in Cuba; and by Austrian Radio and Television concerning the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and US-Cuban relations.

Stephen Cohen, SIS: was interviewed by the Voice of America on U.S.-Chinese economic relations.

Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: was interviewed regarding Japan’s nuclear crisis and its effect on attitudes toward nuclear power in the United States on the program Climate Challenge, MMCTV Channel 16.