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Year Month Type Name Description month
2012 January Exhibition Choi Diop Silberman Stewart Szmagaj Taylor Tubach Welter Zurbrigg Sukjin Choi (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History), Corinne J. Diop (Professor, Art and Art History), Gary Freeburg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Rebecca Silberman (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Gregory Stewart (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Kenneth A. Szmagaj (Professor, Art and Art History), Allyson Mellberg Taylor (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History), Lisa Tubach (Associate Professor, Art), Dr.Cole H. Welter (Professor, Art and Art History) and Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) exhibited "Divergent Visions: The Graduate Art Faculty of James Madison University" in the Staunton Augusta Art Center"s R. R. Smith Center for History and Art. 01
2012 January Grant Banu Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Studying the (alpha,p)-process in X-ray bursts using rare isotope ion beams" to study the experimentally unknown cross section of the 22Mg(alpha,p)25AI reaction at astrophysical relevant energies by measuring the time-inverse reaction 25Al(p,alpha)22Mg in inverse kinematics. 01
2012 January Grant Hartzler Weakley Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Office on Children and Youth for teen pregnancy prevention. 01
2012 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,679 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. for Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, calendar year 2011 to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community and $53,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for "Claude Moore Pediatric Respite Care Program" to provide families of children with disabilities an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant caregiving. 01
2012 January Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $31,893 from the National Science Foundation through Temple University for "Assessing Student Spatial Thinking Skills Through Classroom Video and Observation" to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking. 01
2012 January Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Studies and Disorders) received $77,257 from the National Institutes of Health through Emory University for "Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia Year 3" to develop and validate tools to diagnose Spasmodic Dysphonia and to measure severity and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multicenter clinical study. 01
2012 January Grant Maslen Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $565 from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. for "HDT: Hot-Weather Testing Project, Analysis and Report" to analyze data from HDT"s summer shelter tests, write a summary report and present the findings. 01
2012 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $29,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments to develop and deliver courses via distance education, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the consortium. 01
2012 January Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $21,424 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Wise Woman/Every Woman"s Life Program" to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMAN/Every Woman"s Life project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services. 01
2012 January Grant Scarel Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Role of polarization of broadband infrared radiation in the heat recovery mechanism involved in the excitation of radiative polaritons in thin oxide films" to broaden the understanding of the interaction between polarized electromagnetic infrared radiation and thin films of dielectric materials. 01
2012 January Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome. 01
2012 January Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome. 01
2012 January Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $47,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2012 Health and Physical Activity Institute. 01
2012 January Grant Wright Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structural Characterization of protein domains important for Obscurin-Titin interactions in muscle cells" to use high-resolution structural techniques to explore the molecular and biophysical basis of the obscurin-titin interactions. 01
2012 January Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Ontogeny of locomotion in leaping primates" to examine postcranial growth, leaping dynamics and locomotor behavior through the life cycle of sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi). 01
2012 January Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Ontogeny of locomotion in leaping primates" to examine postcranial growth, leaping dynamics and locomotor behavior through the life cycle of sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi). 01
2012 January Honor Finney Dr. Sarah J. Finney (Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) has been selected to receive the 2012 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Mentor Award for her work with master"s and doctoral students at JMU. 01
2012 January Honor Stewart Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Graduate Psychology) is one of 12 college and university faculty from throughout the commonwealth presented a 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. In receiving the prestigious award, Stewart is recognized for excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration and public service. A formal ceremony for presentation of the awards is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Richmond. Each winner receives an engraved award and a $5,000 check underwritten by the Dominion Foundation. To read more about Stewart, see http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11878.shtml. 01
2012 January Presentation Adajian Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) presented a paper, "The Good, Social Kinds, and Homeostatic Property Clusters," at the Sixth International Conference on Applied Ethics at the Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 28-30. 01
2012 January Presentation Adajian Lupher Runyon Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr.Tracy A. Lupher (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) and Christopher Runyon (Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences) presented "Teaching Logic Online" at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers annual meeting, held during the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29. 01
2012 January Publication Adesanya Dr. Aderonke A. Adesanya (Assistant Professor, Art, Design and Art History) wrote "Carving Wood, Making History," a book about Yoruba woodcarving by the Fakeye family, published by Africa World Press. 01
2012 January Publication Gallagher Dr. Scott R. Gallagher (Head, Department of Management; Professor, International Business and Management) wrote "The battle of the blue laser DVDs: The significance of corporate strategy in standards battles," which was published in Technovation, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 90-98. 01
2012 January Publication Katzman Dr. Laura Katzman (Associate Professor, Art, Design and Art History) is the principal author of "Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam," published by Penn State University Press. The book accompanied an exhibition that she co-curated for the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 3-Dec. 14, 2011). It showcased Rosskam's socially conscious photographs produced in the New Deal and World War II eras for the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments, commercial magazines and the Standard Oil Company. Katzman organized over a dozen public programs for the exhibition, which enabled her to use the project as a laboratory for her fall 2011 museum studies course, incorporating her students into many aspects of the enterprise. The book and exhibition received critical acclaim in the national and international press, having been featured in Washington Post articles and in a BBC television segment that aired on PBS. For examples of the press coverage, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/photographer-louise-rosskams-images-recall-washington-of-early-1940s/2011/10/18/gIQAPg2HvL_story.html and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15866752. 01
2012 January Publication Robinson Dr. G. Dedrick Robinson (Professor Emeritus, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote "Global Warming: Alarmists, Skeptics and Deniers," a book published by Moonshine Cove Publishing LLC. 01
2012 February Grant Clinard Dr. Christopher G. Clinard (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $20,000 from the National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation for "Effects of Aging on Dynamic Frequency Representation" to understand how aging affects the perception and neural representation of frequency. 02
2012 February Grant Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $29,200 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Landslide Hazard Mapping of Page County, Virginia." 02
2012 February Grant Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) received $320,135 from the National Institutes of Health for "Eph-eprhin Signaling in Mapping Auditory Midbrain Circuitry" to determine how Eph receptors and ephrins guide patterned auditory circuit formation, to test their functional importance and to apply mechanisms learned to fields of plasticity, recovery and regeneration. 02
2012 February Grant Halpern Dr. Linda C. Halpern (Dean, University Studies; Professor, Art, Design and Art History) received $40,000 from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for "Blue Ridge Community College-JMU Quality Collaboratives Project" to increase the number and explore more fully the success of BRCC students who transfer into two educational areas of need at JMU: teacher education/interdisciplinary liberal studies and selected science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors. 02
2012 February Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $400,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to conduct a statewide early childhood needs assessment and fiscal mapping project. 02
2012 February Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Interim Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital Healthcare for "GIS Analysis of Health Indicators in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County" to provide GIS support and analysis for the RMH Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant, which will focus on reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Rockingham County among 15-24 year-olds. 02
2012 February Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $22,587 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for "Radio Community Service Grant-Corporation for Public Broadcasting-Calendar Year 2012." 02
2012 February Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $127,287 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Beta-amylases and transitory starch metabolism in Arabidopsis leaves." 02
2012 February Grant Nash Maslen Wilson Dr. Carole L. Nash (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,929 from Trout Unlimited for "Architectural and Archaeological Investigations Associated with Proposed Partial Dam Removal and Stream Restoration, Mossy Creek." 02
2012 February Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $17,000 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for "GICHD Accident Surveillance System" to conduct a detailed analysis of the ERW/mine victim information systems of four countries to provide a comprehensive picture data type, structure, collection and management and to inform the ERW/mine action operations and survivor assistance programs. 02
2012 February Grant Seifert McKown Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $58,525 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command to study the levels of the novel glycoprotein lacritin in human tears after laser refractive surgery. 02
2012 February Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne(Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $42,146 from Virginia city and county donors for the "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams. 02
2012 February Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $36,231 from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology for "Technology Assistance with Implementation and Operation of Transportable Array Element of USArray and EarthScope: VA-1" to provide technical assistance for the implementation and development of the Transportable Array by completing siting reconnaissance and permit inquiries. 02
2012 February Honor Tongen Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and perform research on dengue virus at the University of Colima in Mexico during the 2011-12 academic year. 02
2012 February Publication Davis Dr. Christian S. Davis (Assistant Professor, History) wrote "Colonialism, Antisemitism and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany," a book published by the University of Michigan Press. 02
2012 March Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education, $136,023 for Migrant Education-2012 and $15,012 for Literacy Education and Reading Network-2-Succeed to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. Hartzler-Weakley also received $13,200 from the Virginia Department of Health for "VDH Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence Training: Project Connect" to support the implementation of Project Connect in Virginia to improve health response to domestic and sexual violence. 03
2012 March Grant Henderson Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two awards of $6,582 and $527 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Assess, Track and Treat Speech and Language Pathologists Training Workshop to provide event planning and management. 03
2012 March Grant Kaufman Brodrick Hartman Abram T. Kaufman (Stormwater Coordinator, Facilities Management), Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman (Executive Director, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,993 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the "Sibert Creek Stream Restoration Project, CISAT Hillside Stream Restoration Project" to support several storm water management activities on the JMU campus. 03
2012 March Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,450 from various public schools for the K-12 GIS Software License Consortium to facilitate the distribution of the ArcGIS software package to Virginia teachers. 03
2012 March Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Rockingham County for the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center-Fiscal Year 2012. 03
2012 March Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received a $26,232 from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired for WMRA-Valley Voice Radio Reading Services 2012 to provide reading services to residents of Virginia whose vision impairment, blindness or disability prevents them from reading independently. 03
2012 March Grant MacDonald Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $15,537 from the National Science Foundation through University of Richmond for "RUI: An experimental and computational approach to understanding steroid regulation of ionotropic glutamate receptors" to investigate PS binding to both the GluR2 and NR2B S1S2 domains. 03
2012 March Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $375,216 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 03
2012 March Grant Pappas Benton Frazier Hulleman Nagel Dr. Eric C. Pappas (Associate Professor, Engineering and Integrated Science and Technology), Dr.Morgan C. Benton (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr.Chapman H. Frazier (Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education), Dr. Chris S. Hulleman (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $431,202 from the National Science Foundation for "A Contextual Approach to Researching and Teaching Sustainability" to study and assess ways in which sustainability instruction in five contexts can be integrated into existing materials in engineering, science, social science, education and the humanities. 03
2012 March Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $1,500 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for "Development of a High Range Electric Motorcycle" to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 03
2012 March Grant Rutherford Kraenzle Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,190 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for "GIS Manual" to produce a basic Geographic Information Systems handbook that will allow mine action practitioners in the field to learn theory and how to practically apply GIS techniques. 03
2012 March Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,667 from the National Institutes of Health through Rutgers University for "Efficacy Intervention to Promote Research Careers" to evaluate a theory-based intervention delivered to mentors and their proteges, to increase protege perceived ability to perform various tasks and activities in the research domain. 03
2012 March Grant Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $147,345 from the National Science Foundation for "Regulating Accountability and Transparency in China’s Dairy Industry" to determine how industry actors, regulatory agencies, transnational organizations and food safety advocates negotiate, model and produce transparency, and to conduct an analysis of the movement of food safety regulations and best practices, motivated by increasingly global scandals and pressure to prevent future incidents, through diverse global regularly processes and technoscientific systems. 03
2012 March Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $1,625 from Pye Investigations for "Technology Assistance with Map Visualizations" to prepare regional relief maps and imagery for portions of Virginia and West Virginia. 03
2012 March Honor Barron Bernstein Daniel Duvall Guerrier Huffman Hyser Jaynes Lewis Warne Wood Dr. Kenn Barron (Professor, Psychology), Dr. David Bernstein (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. David Daniel (Professor, Psychology), Kimberly Duvall (Lecturer, Psychology), Dr. Steven Guerrier (Professor, History), Larry Huffman (Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Raymond Hyser (Professor, History), Dr. David Jaynes (Associate Professor, Biology), Dr. Scott Lewis (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Paul Warne (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. William Wood (Professor, Economics) are profiled in "The Best 300 Professors," a guidebook to America's top undergraduate professors published by The Princeton Review. The education services company developed the project in partnership with RateMyProfessors.com and selected the professors in the book based on qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected by both organizations. 03
2012 March Honor Kaylor Dr. Brian T. Kaylor (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received the Religion Communicators Council’s Wilbur Award for best nonfiction book for "Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics." 03
2012 March Honor Wilson Ryals Gray Kristie Wilson (Graduate Student, Audiology) is one of four recipients of the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research, which were announced at the American Academy of Audiology Convention in Boston. Her poster on "The Effects of Gentamicin Ototoxicity on Auditory Brainstem Response Thresholds in Bobwhite Quail" was one of 1,200 posters in the competition. Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders), Wilson's dissertation advisor, and Dr. Lincoln Gray (Professor, Communications Sciences and Disorders) are co-authors of the study. 03
2012 March Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Daniel T. Willingham of the University of Virginia wrote a commentary, "Electronic Textbooks: Why the Rush?" which was published in Science Magazine, March 30, 2012. 03
2012 March Publication Kaylor Dr. Brian T. Kaylor (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) wrote a report, "Cartoonish Claims: Editorial Cartoon Depictions of Religion," which was published in the March 2012 issue of National Journal, Mass Communication and Society. 03
2012 March Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management), T.C. Greenwell of the University of Louisville, G. Bravo of West Virginia University and D. Won of Yonsei University in Korea wrote "Site selection, satisfaction and intent to return: Perceptions of right holders of small-scale sporting events," which was published in the Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 13 (1). 03
2012 March Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management), G. Bravo of West Virginia University and D. Won of Yonsei University wrote "The psychological contract in sport," which was published in Handbook of Sport Management, 193-213. 03
2012 March Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) and C. Lee of West Virginia University wrote "Managing service quality in international sport," which was published in International Sport Management. 03
2012 April Grant Daniel Jakobsen Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Krisztina V. Jakobsen (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $2,500 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society to contribute to the funding and growth of the IMBES and the creation of a journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 04
2012 April Grant Dean Arthur T. Dean (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $25,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professors in Residence Program to the middle-school level. 04
2012 April Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Career Development Academy: Supplement" to offer English Literacy Civics services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding. 04
2012 April Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $94,000 from Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics curriculum. 04
2012 April Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,500 from the Office on Children and Youth for "Teen Pregnancy Prevention." 04
2012 April Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $463,318 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region SBDC. 04
2012 April Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director, Training and Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Center) received $20,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide direct instruction, models and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student's educational career. 04
2012 April Grant Mott Dr. Joanna B. Mott (Head and Professor, Biology) received $52,955 from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to determine whether assays for genes associated with virulence in Vibrio vulnificus can be used to improve the distinction between clinical and environmental strains from the Gulf of Mexico and South Carolina. 04
2012 April Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $115,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Probing Subatomic Physics Via Lepton Interactions" to explore the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities. 04
2012 April Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $46,695 from the Environmental Protection Agency for "Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Low Cost Energy Management and 'Green' Programming in University Residence Halls." 04
2012 April Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $79,975 from the National Science Foundation for "CAREER: Characterizing, Understanding and Integrating Complex Problem Solving in Engineering Education - Supplement" to understand what students learn during undergraduate research and industry experiences and how they use and transfer complex problem-solving skills in new settings. 04
2012 April Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2011-2012" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 04
2012 April Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $16,418 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to improve the maintainability and availability of the Information Management System for Mine Action documentation by hosting it in a Wiki format on the Internet. 04
2012 April Grant Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $4,000 from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for "Interteaching: An Analysis of Long-Term Retention." 04
2012 April Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received a $1,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate investigations of ocean core data of paleoclimates into course curricula of minority-serving institutions. 04
2012 April Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $35,500 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to provide a student internship for educational experience through involvement in professional activities in the area of applied behavior analysis within the school districts associated with the SVRP. 04
2012 April Grant Tongen Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,500 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 04
2012 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $45,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Study of Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons as well as the study of photonuclear reactions at low energy. 04
2012 April Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $87,127 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 04
2012 April Honor Adesanya Dr. Aderonke A. Adesanya (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received the 2012 Distinguished Africanist Research Excellence Award at the Africa Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin. The award honors exceptional academic work and research as well as leadership in the field of research. Adesanya's most recent book, "Carving Wood, Making History: The Fakeye Family, Modernity and Yoruba Woodcarving," was published in November 2011. She is the co-editor of "Migrations and Creative Expressions in Africa and the African Diasporas" and co-author of "Etches of Fresh Waters," a collection of poems. Adesanya is also an accomplished visual artist and cartoonist. To see an interview with Adesanya, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11929.shtml. 04
2012 April Presentation Seifert Dr. Kyle Seifert (Associate Professor, Biology) has been invited to give a keynote presentation and to lead a workshop at the Quantitative Skills in Science Symposium Dec. 10-11 in Sydney, Australia. Seifert will discuss how JMU uses quantitative skills assessment data to enhance quantitative skills of students in the science curriculum. He will also discuss strategies for engaging academics in curricular improvements regarding quantitative skills. 04
2012 May Exhibition Hokanson Shelly L. Hokanson (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a photographic piece in the March 2012 national juried art exhibition "Botanic/Organic" at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Ill. 05
2012 May Exhibition Katzman Dr. Laura Katzman (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) is the curator of "Picturing Puerto Rico Under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam 1937-1948," an exhibition on display until July 21 at the Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery. 05
2012 May Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $900 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Ace for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 05
2012 May Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $62,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films. 05
2012 May Grant Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administrative tasks for the society. 05
2012 May Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Spatial Transformations in the Hind Limb Withdrawal Response" to understand the principles by which sensory information is used to program movements. 05
2012 May Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $109,442 from the National Science Foundation for "REU Site: Integrating Hearing and Deaf Students in Chemical Research" to provide undergraduate chemistry research students with the opportunity to develop improved communication tools and methods in science, as well as enhance day-to-day communication between hearing and deaf students. 05
2012 May Grant Garren Dr. Steven T. Garren (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,527 from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to perform priority statistical analysis issues as a survey statistician at the commission. 05
2012 May Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine the competitive hierarchy of the American chestnut, Northern red oak and tulip poplar and if the response of chestnut hybrids to environmental factors differ significantly from the response of pure chestnuts. 05
2012 May Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $69,012 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, for "A Multi-State Analysis of the Impact of HIV Exposure Laws" to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons at high risk for the infection for data collection sessions. 05
2012 May Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants of $4,730 and $1,400 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide educational and health administrative services. 05
2012 May Grant Kancler Dr. Erika N. Kancler (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $5,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to offer a summer camp pilot, Careers in Health and Medicine Program, to address childhood obesity and racial and ethnic equity by increasing diversity of the health professional workforce through career development. 05
2012 May Grant Klevickis Dr. Cynthia A. Klevickis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $35,090 from the Virginia Department of Education through Longwood University for "Virginia STEM Collaborative Nurturing Network to Enhance Content-focused Teaching" to conduct summer workshops and support teachers with curriculum implementation of the integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics and engineering design activities into their mathematics and science classrooms that are aligned with the Standards of Learning. 05
2012 May Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received a supplemental grant of $5,700 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for "Development of a High Range Electric Motorcycle" to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 05
2012 May Grant Pyle Courtier Tongen Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $149,577 from the National Science Foundation for the Mathematics and Earth Science Teachers Resource Organization to transform mathematics and Earth science instruction in middle- and high-schools by developing an integrated mathematics and Earth systems science approach to instruction. 05
2012 May Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $400,250 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 05
2012 May Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health - $140,500 for the Home Visiting Consortium to maintain the consortium's website, to continue to operate its web-based training registration system and to continue to provide periodic reports on the home visiting registration and $20,000 for the Shaken Baby Syndrome Home Visiting Module to develop web training. Race received $133,970 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 05
2012 May Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $499,985 from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Iraq Finance Education Training Program 2012-2014 to strengthen the quality of finance and business education in Iraq through the implementation of a Finance Education Training and Exchange Program. Rutherford received $291,830 from the U.S. Department of State for the PM/WRA Senior Managers' Course to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions. 05
2012 May Grant Sternberger Fazzion Coffman Pettit Muhonja Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Office of International Programs), Dr. Guiliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Military Science) and Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $121,063 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project Go" to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students and to build the Swahili language program at JMU. 05
2012 May Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,818 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support geologic mapping and stratigraphic analyses of the eastern half of the Rileyville 7.5' Quadrangle, Virginia. 05
2012 May Honor Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won three Telly awards for his half-hour documentary, "Why Me? Tom Moran's Long Walk." 05
2012 May Honor Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) earned an Award of Excellence in the Mixed Video category of the Faculty Video Competition in April's Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The award recognized the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts videos that he created with four students in fall 2010. 05
2012 May Honor Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) earned an Archie K. Davis Fellowship from the North Caroliniana Society for his research on the U.S. government's crackdown on newspaper freedom during World War I and the ensuing Red Scare. 05
2012 May Honor Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence for a short film script, "Our Lady of Holyoke," at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Honor Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) received an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for "Purdue Theatre Season Campaign 10/11."Shen was also a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards Innovation in Interactive Media in Education, Adobe Systems, for "2D Animation Basics." 05
2012 May Honor Wright Shaun Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the 2012 Broadcast Education Association Faculty Video Competition for the promotional video "Virginia Organizing," which profiles the Virginia nonprofit organization. Wright was the director and producer of the video. He also served as the director and executive producer of the documentary feature film "Higher Power," which was an official selection of the 2012 Thin Line Documentary Film Festival in Denton, Texas. The documentary explores the issue of electrical pollution in North America. 05
2012 May Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "What Is User Centered Design, And Why Do We Care?" as part of a panel discussion, "Why and How to Teach User Centered Design," that he organized and moderated at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. Greene also presented "Staying One Step Ahead: Learning to Direct a Short Movie" as a member of the panel discussion "The Undergraduate Short Narrative Film: What to Teach." 05
2012 May Presentation Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "Beyond the surface of the child abuse scandal at Penn State: Institutional governance, individual courage and values all were found wanting in the university's time of need," at the 8th Faith & Communication Conference held at Campbell University, March 23-24. 05
2012 May Presentation Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) gave a presentation on the School of Media Arts and Design's HD TV studio at a panel discussion "Tipping Technology in Your Favor: Strategies for Designing and Implementing Research and Teaching Laboratories" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Presentation Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented to the Virginia Forum a paper, "Showdown on Mr. Jefferson's Lawn: Contesting Jim Crow during the University of Virginia's Protodesegregation." 05
2012 May Presentation Normand Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Narratives, Personas and Teaching User-Centered Design" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Presentation Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Writing Effective Short Film Scripts" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. Reynolds also moderated a panel discussion on "The Undergraduate Short Narrative Film: What to Teach, What to Expect" at the convention. 05
2012 May Presentation Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "User Centered Mobile Web Design" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Presentation Turner Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "Animation: Numinosity in Motion," at the convention of the Popular Culture Association held in Boston in April. Turner also served a chair of a film panel at the convention. 05
2012 May Publication Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Crisis on campus: Self-inflicted wounds will slow Penn State's recovery from scandal," which was published in the Winter 2011 issue of The Public Relations Strategist. 05
2012 May Publication Normand Moreau Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) and Michelle A. Moreau (Lecturer, Communication Studies) contributed a chapter, "Technology Tutoring: Communication Centers Take the Lead," to "Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education," which was published by Lexington Books, 2012. 05
2012 July Grant Akerson Hubbell "Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,517 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support." 07
2012 July Grant Akerson "Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,500 from the Shenandoah Community Foundation for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to maintain ongoing home visiting services, transportation, support and advocacy for new families." 07
2012 July Grant Brakke "Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $71,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "Climate Change Resilience Analysis of Brook Trout Habitat for the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, Phase 2" to develop a catchment level assessment and climate change resiliency ranking for brook trout populations throughout their current range from Georgia to Maine." 07
2012 July Grant Butner "Dr. Harold M. Butner (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $5,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Herschel Observations of Solara-Type Stars with Planets, Planetesimals and Dust" to perform basic research related to analysis of the Herschel data and planetary observations." 07
2012 July Grant Edwards "Dr. Elizabeth S. Edwards (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $2,000 from the LPGA Foundation to support the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at JMU." 07
2012 July Grant Feitosa "Dr. Klebert B. Feitosa (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $35,000 from Research Corp. for "Transient Glassy Dynamics of Dense Emulsions at the Particle Level" to conduct the transient fluidization required of a simple yield stress fluid at the particle level by closely probing the onset of flow of a dense non-adhesive emulsion confined to flow in a narrow channel." 07
2012 July Grant Foreman "Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean, Human Resources and Administration, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting) received $315,481 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of JMU." 07
2012 July Grant Gabbin "Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $6,900 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts to sponsor "Sheer Good Fortune: A Tribute to Toni Morrison."" 07
2012 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley "Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $25,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. Hartzler-Weakley received $9,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for the Gus Bus: On the Road Reading Road Show to combine the strengths of the Healthy Families of Page County program with the Reading Road Show's Gus Bus program to help at-risk new parents and young families. Hartzler-Weakley received $1,975 from the Office on Children and Youth for teen pregnancy prevention." 07
2012 July Grant Haynes "Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $20,915 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support bedrock mapping in the west half of the Monterey SE 7.5' Quadrangle in Virginia." 07
2012 July Grant Hubbell "Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $113,010 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education. Hubbell received $6,313 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community." 07
2012 July Grant Kyger "Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $89,248 from the U.S. Department of Education for "RISE: Restructuring K-12 Special Education Program to Build Resilient, Informed Special Educators" to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high-incidence disabilities in K-12 classrooms." 07
2012 July Grant Lamb "Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $26,232 from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading service for the print handicapped." 07
2012 July Grant Nash "Dr. Carole L. Nash (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $29,000 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for Shenandoah National Park by reviewing proposed project work that could impact archaeological resources and inspecting the proposed project area in the field, when required, to assess the impact of the proposal." 07
2012 July Grant Newbold "Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Innovation) received $211,700 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Newbold received $49,347 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the salary for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council coordinator/director, an assistant and operational expenses." 07
2012 July Grant Race "Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $41,912 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Wise Woman Every Woman's Life Program to oversee the provision of services and delivery of the program to provider sites." 07
2012 July Grant Whitmeyer "Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $9,846 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support geologic mapping and stratigraphic analyses of the eastern half of the Rileyville 7.5' Quadrangle, Virginia." 07
2012 December Grant Banu

Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Studying the alpha, p)-process in X-ray bursts using rare isotope ion beams" to study the experimentally unknown cross section of the 22MG(alpha,p)25AI reaction at astrophysical relevant energies by measuring the time-inverse reaction 25Al(p,alpha)22Mg in inverse kinematics.

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2012 December Grant Constantin

Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masers: How to find enough of the to understand our universe?" to identify the physical conditions that show the strongest links to maser activity, and thus to provide efficient criteria for mega-maser hunting.

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2012 December Grant Davis

Dr. Michael Davis (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $48,000 from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation to conduct and assess the impact of public debate courses on undergraduate students, specifically exploring engaged citizenry and digital literacy.

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2012 December Grant Dudding

Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $225,479 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Statewide Collaborative Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology-Year 7" to provide an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master’s program in communication sciences and disorders.

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2012 December Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $694 from the Office on Children and Youth for "Teen Pregnancy Prevention."

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2012 December Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $2,500 from Rockbridge County for "Central Region Small Business Development Center-Fiscal Year 2013" to support the Small Business Development Center.

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2012 December Grant Scarel

Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Role of polarization of broadband infrared radiation in the heat recovery mechanism involved in the excitation of radioactive polaritons in thin oxide films" to broaden the understanding of the interaction between polarized electromagnetic infrared radiation and thin films of dielectric materials.

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2012 December Grant Sternberger Muhonja Pettit Coffman Fazzion

Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Swahili), Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Military Science), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Professor, Italian) received $343,725 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project GO" to recruit ROTC students to learn Swahili and cultures of East Africa.

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2012 December Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $5,000 from Industrial Medium Inc. for "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2012 December Grant Stockwell

Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome.

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2012 December Grant Wright

Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structural Characterization of protein domains important for Obscurin-Titin interactions in muscle cells" to use high-resolution structural techniques to explore the molecular and biophysical basis of the obscurin-titin interactions.

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2012 December Honor Cash

Dr. Jean W. Cash (Professor Emerita, English) won the C. Hugh Holman Award for "Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life." The award is given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.

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2012 December Honor Radziwill

Dr. Nicole Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was named a fellow by the American Society for Quality. Radziwill received the honor for outstanding and innovative cross-disciplinary contributions to teaching and research in quality, for promoting social responsibility through quality and process improvement as a form of community service, and for continuing service to the quality profession through ASQ sections, divisions and interest groups.

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2012 December Publication Hurney

Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Executive Director, Center for Faculty Innovation; Associate Professor, Biology) wrote "Learner-Centered Teaching in Nonmajors Introductory Biology: The Impact of Giving Students Choices," which was published in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 13 (2) in December 2012.

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2012 December Publication Stringham Ackerman

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) and Paul R. Ackerman (Adjunct Instructor, Music) wrote "Another New Horizon? Music technology for senior adults," which was published in the International Journal of Community Music, 5 (3).

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2012 December Publication Thompson

Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences) co-authored "Hospital Compliance with a State Unfunded Mandate: The Case of California’s Earthquake Safety Law," which was published in Hospital Topics, 90(4): 91-97. Thompson also co-authored "The Impact of HCA's 2006 Leveraged Buyout on Hospital Performance," which was published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, 57(5): 342-357.

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2012 December Service Finney

Dr. Sara J. Finney (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) has been appointed to a three-year term on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test. The TAC’s primary responsibilities are to shape the research agenda for the GRE program, to provide technical and psychometric support and to ensure the technical quality of both the final GRE research reports and of new GRE research proposals before they are released. In addition to reviewing research materials throughout the year, the TAC meets twice a year at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J.

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2012 December Service Virani

Shanil Virani (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy; Director, John C. Wells Planetarium) has been selected to be a 2013 solar system ambassador by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech. Solar system ambassadors are volunteers who communicate the excitement of JPL’s space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

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2012 December Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $41,912 from the Virginia Department of Health for "WiseWoman Wellness Coordinator" to oversee the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention efforts through the HDSP and WiseWoman Programs to promote evidence-based health and wellness programming to reduce risk for heart disease and stroke primarily in worksite, health system and school settings. 12
2012 December Publication Cavalcanti Dr. H.B. Cavalcanti  (Professor, Sociology) wrote "Almost Home: A Brazilian American’s Reflections on Faith, Culture and Immigration," which was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in December 2012. 12
2012 November Exhibition Maune

Dietrich Maune (Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited new paintings at the Arts Council of the Valley in the Darrin-McHone Gallery in Harrisonburg in November.

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2012 November Grant Brent

Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $38,725 from DuPont for "Support of South River Science Team Remedial Options Program" to test remediation strategies for mercury contamination of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River.

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2012 November Grant DeVore

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Science to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

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2012 November Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities) received $60,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Omnibus VI: Outreach & Engagement" to collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production and to support JMU Virginia Clean Cities' work.

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2012 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley Lepley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Susannah M. Lepley (Program Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $10,000 from the Harrisonburg Police to conduct the Law Enforcement Interpreter Training in partnership with department.

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2012 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley

KimberleeHartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic-Fiscal Year 2013" to provide specialized medical, psychological, psychosocial, educational and speech/language/audiology services to children and young adults under the age of 21 and $177,348 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Migrant Education 2012-2013" to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students.

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2012 November Grant Heydari Tjaden Wang

Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Xunhua S. Wang (Professor, Computer Science) received $141,292 from the Department of Defense for "Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program-Fiscal Year 2013" to provide support for undergraduate students and a graduate student for the Information Security Programs at JMU.

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2012 November Grant Lamb

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, Center for Public Broadcasting, WMRA-Valley Voice) received $186,161 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for "Fiscal Year 2013 Radio Reading Service Grant-CPB" to provide a community service grant for public radio.

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2012 November Grant Newbold

Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Public Service) received $1,162,776 from I2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software License.

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2012 November Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $44,565 from the Virginia Department of Health for "VDH Response to Domestic Violence Training" to provide coordination of training and shelter-based health services.

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2012 November Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, Professor, Political Science) received $22,296 from the Organization of American States for "Colombia Mine Action Assessment" to review and evaluate progress of the Colombia Mine Action Program relevant to the 2009 Plan of Action.

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2012 November Grant Seifert McKown

Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr.Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $60,085 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for "Levels of the Novel Glycoprotein Lacritin in Human Tears after Laser Refractive Surgery-Year 2."

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2012 November Honor Harris

Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) was named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the fourth JMU faculty member to receive the honor and will be recognized on Feb. 16 in Boston during the AAAS annual meeting. Harris was nominated for his research on ways to protect amphibians from a deadly fungus that has been blamed for wiping out large populations of amphibians around the world. Read more at http://www.jmu.edu/news/2012/12/03-harris-named-aaas-fellow.shtml.

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2012 November Honor Tollefson-Hall

Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall (Assistant Professor, Art, Design and Art History) won the top awards for art education at the Virginia Art Education Association Conference in Norfolk in November.

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2012 November Presentation Paugh

Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "From Soft to Hard: Becoming 'Good for Oneself' in Dominica, West Indies" at the 2012 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November.

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2012 November Publication Paugh

Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) wrote "Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village," a book which was published by Berghahn Books in November. Paugh also wrote "Speculating about Work: Dinnertime Narratives among Dual-earner American Families," which was published in Text & Talk (volume 32, issue 5, pp. 615-636).

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2012 November Publication Stringham Ackerman

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) and Paul R. Ackerman (Adjunct Instructor, Music) wrote "Another New Horizon? Music technology for senior adults," which was published in International Journal of Community Music, 5 (3).

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2012 November Publication Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) edited the book "Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research," which was published by the Geological Society of America.

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2012 November Service Chandler

Dr. Beth E. Chandler (Associate Professor, Music) recently began a two-year term as president of the National Flute Association.

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2012 October Grant Akerson Hubbell

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $8,250 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County-Quality Childcare Initiative-Fiscal Year 2013" to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support.

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2012 October Grant Brewster

Dr. Jo Anne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administrative tasks for the Society.

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2012 October Grant Fleming

Carol A. Fleming (Director, Outreach and Engagement) received $47,539 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for "Return to Madison" to identify students that have previously enrolled at JMU and reach out and help them create a pathway back to degree completion and career goal attainment.

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2012 October Grant Harned Newbold

Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities)and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research)received $63,892 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for EV & EVSE" to advance the Richmond region as an attractive and sustainable market for electric vehicle technology.

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2012 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Health and Human Services) received $458,032 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families for "JMUPREP 2012" to emphasize both abstinence and contraception and address the adulthood subjects of healthy relationships, parent-child communication, educational and career success, healthy life skills and adolescent development in order to significantly reduce the number of teen pregnancies in Harrisonburg and Rockingham and Page counties.

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2012 October Grant Henderson Hickey

Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Linda R. Hickey (Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $26,873 from the Virginia Department of Education for "2012 Summer Mathematics Institute" to provide summer mathematics institutes for special education teachers K-8 and Algebra 1.

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2012 October Grant Kolvoord

Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Interim Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $31,893 from Temple University for "Assessing Student Spatial Thinking Skills through Classroom Video and Observation: Year Two" to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking.

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2012 October Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $1,250 from the City of Lexington to support the Small Business Development Center.

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2012 October Grant Miles

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $42,000 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support the offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts analysis for the southeast.

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2012 October Grant Race Hubbell

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2012-2013" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.

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2012 October Grant Rout

Dr. Ayasakanta Rout (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $12,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind to assign a JMU graduate student from the audiology program to the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind as an aural (re)habilitation graduate assistant by the JMU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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2012 October Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $15,000 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for "Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining Accident Surveillance System" to provide a comprehensive picture of the operation of the mine victim information systems in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Colombia.

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2012 October Grant Simmons

William L. Simmons (Sergeant, Public Safety/Police) received $500 from Wal-mart for "First Aid Kits for the JMU Police Department" to purchase more kits and replenish the supplies most frequently used by officers.

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2012 October Grant St. John

Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $6,000 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to provide editor-in-chief services for three volumes of the Journal of Geoscience Education.

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