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Accomplishments: April 25


Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS, and CTRL: was named a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for AY 2012–13. 

Robb Hunter, performing arts, CAS: was awarded a Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship, summer 2012.

Kathy Franz, history, CAS:  was named the Goldman Sachs Fellow at the National Museum of American History, 2011–2012.

Laura Juliano, psychology, CAS:  received a three-year funding award from NIH for her project “Placebo Mechanisms Underlying Smoking Behavior and Relapse Processes.” 

Richard McCann, literature, CAS:  was invited to join the Creative Artists residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy. 

April Shelford, history, CAS:  was awarded a fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library to work on her project “A Caribbean Enlightenment.”


Angela Dadak, literature, College Writing Program, CAS:  “Picking All Linguistic Locks: Designing Writing Courses that Reflect Multilingual Realities,” annual Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Walter Effross, WCL: presented “Care and Loyalty 2012: The New Frontiers of Fiduciary Duty for Executives and Their Counsel” to the Harvard Law School Association of New York.

Adam Konowe, SOC: presented a webinar in conjunction with Aviation Week entitled “Media Relations and Events in an Age of Social Media: Why Relationships and Newsworthiness Still Matter.”

Judith Shapiro, SIS: presented her work on China’s environmental problems at the roundtable “Energy and Conservation:  Challenges of Post-Communism,” University of Indiana–Bloomington.

Maggie Burnette Stogner, SOC: was invited to give a Gallery Talk at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum about the artist Ali Kazma’s Black Box video installation “O.K.”

Cindy Bair Van Dam, Chuck Cox, Alison Thomas, and Lacey Wootton, literature, College Writing Program, CAS: presented a panel at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication, “Gene-rational Gates and Gateways:  Examining the Divides and Discovering Bridges.” 


Phil Brenner, SIS: quoted in the article “U.S. Judge Allows Cuban Spy to Return Home to See Ailing Brother,” Bloomberg.

Bette Dickerson, sociology, CAS: is the subject of the article, “Eye-Opening Journey” by Dann Dulin, A&U: American’s AIDS Magazine, December 2011.

Peter Kuznick, history, CAS: interviewed by Nihon Denpa News of Tokyo on how Eisenhower’s “atoms for peace” policy launched Japan’s nuclear power program in the 1950s and U.S. policy’s relationship to the Fukushima accident. 

Christian Maisch, associate dean, School of Professional and Extended Studies:  was interviewed for Latino USA by Maria Hinojosa of NPR News about the recent tensions between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.

Papers Presented

Donna Bain Butler, WCL: with M. Wei, and Y. Zhou, “Cultural Influence in Academic English Writing: An International Perspective,” 2012 Annual Conference of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Philadelphia.

Published Works

Daniel Dreisbach, SPA: “Famous Founders and Forgotten Founders,” and “George Mason,” in America’s Forgotten Founders, ed. Gary L. Gregg II and Mark David Hall, 1-23, 38-53, ISI Books, 2012.

Max Paul Friedman, history, CAS: “Of Sartre, Race, and Rabies: ‘Anti-Americanism’ and the Transatlantic Politics of Intellectual Engagement,” Atlantic Studies 8:3 (September 2011).

Kris Hazard, assistant soccer coach, Athletics and Recreation: coauthored Hazard of the Game: The Dangers of Over-Parenting in Sport and Life, Northword Communication.

Consuelo Hernandez, language and foreign studies, CAS: “Poemas newyorkinos,” translated by Ken Krabenhoft and edited by Marha Pulido, in Mutatis Mutandi. Revista de Traduccion, vol 3 no 2 (2010),   Universidad de Antioquia, November 2011. 

Michael Moreno, literature, College Writing Program, CAS: his poetry was published in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, Tidal Basin Review, and Arkansas Review. 

Arturo Porzecanski, SIS: “Buenos Aires to Athens: The Road to Perdition,” in Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Americas Program Hemisphere Focus, April 2012.

Jeffrey Reiman, philosophy, CAS: As Free and as Just as Possible: The Theory of Marxian Liberalism, Wiley-Blackwell.

Ira Robbins, WCL: “Writings on the Wall: The Need for an Authorship-Centric Approach to the Authentication of Social-Networking Evidence,” 13 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, 2012.

Rachel Robinson, SIS and CAS: “Negotiating Development Prescriptions: The Case of Population Policy in Nigeria,” in Population Research and Policy Review 31(2):267–96, 2012.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: “The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Courts in Hong Kong: A Partnership Model?” City University of Hong Kong. 

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: “Leiser’s Song” in The Power of Witnessing, Nancy R. Goodman  and Marilyn Meyers, editors, Routledge, Taylor, and Francis. 

Susan Shepler, SIS: coauthored “Intro-duction to Special Issue: Everyday Life in Postwar Sierra Leone,” in Africa Today 58(2): v-xii.

Melissa Scholes Young, literature, College Writing Program, CAS:  her fiction was published in Sliver of Stone. She also has nonfiction essays in The Truth about the Fact and Mandala.