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Scholarly News Database

The scholarly news database contains a record of grants, publications, awards, honors, service and other scholarly work by JMU faculty and staff. News items about grants are provided monthly by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Faculty are responsible for providing the other types of news. Faculty news can be submitted by e-mail to Janet Smith at smithjl@jmu.edu or online via our online form at http://www.jmu.edu/madisonscholar/scholarly-news/submit/index.shtml.

Year Month Type Name Description month
2016 October Award Carothers

Dr. David C. Carothers (Professor and Department Head, Mathematics and Statistics) received the Sister Helen Christensen Service Award from the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America. A member of the mathematics department at Loyola College in Maryland, Christensen's special calling was to make mathematics accessible to students of all academic abilities and interests. She was an enthusiastic proponent of using class projects and journals to appeal to less mathematically-inclined students and to allow them to express their ingenuity and creativity. The award is given each fall for outstanding service to the profession.

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2016 October Grant Akerson Dr. Emily K. Akerson (Coordinator of Clinical and Interprofessional Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $99,687 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation for Healthy Families Page and Shenandoah counties to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 10
2016 October Grant Delp

Benjamin T. Delp (Director, Research, Development and Promotion) received $168,664 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles.

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2016 October Grant DeVore

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $12,000 from the Academy of Applied Science to conduct a Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

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2016 October Grant Fukumura, Scully

Dr. Keigo Fukumura (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Sean T. Scully (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $54,064 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to explore the observed UV/X-ray absorbers of diverse populations of active galzies in the context of magnetically-driven accretion-disk wind model around supermassive black holes by UV/X-ray spectroscopic analyses.

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2016 October Grant Fulcher

Dr. Keston H. Fulcher (Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $45,000 from Educational Testing Services to study and complete research tasks.

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2016 October Grant Hanifi

Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (Professor, History) received $20,000 from Carnegie Corporation of New York to reappraise the cultural, intellectual and scientific parameters of colonialism in South Asia as they were engaged and articulated by Mountstuart Elphinstone, and to examine the historical development and contemporary expressions of the colonial knowledge formations Elphinstone represents across the nation-states comprising this world region today.

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2016 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $902,600 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families to offer training to rural youth to reduce teenage sexual activity and increate contraceptive use.

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2016 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Collins Center and Child Advocacy Center to create a comprehensive curriculum surrounding awareness of, and correct response to, sexual abuse and violence and to utilize the Promotores model to disseminate the information.

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2016 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received grants of $183,677 and $22,056 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program through instruction and advocacy for migrant youth.

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2016 October Grant Henriques, Nagel, Holland

Dr. Justin J. Henriques (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $2,000 from VentureWell to provide an undergraduate experience that support innovation and creativity.

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2016 October Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $3,000 from Rockbridge County to support the Small Business Development Center.

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2016 October Grant McCoy

Meghann McCoy (Business Manager, WMRA) received a $30,860 from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired for WMRA-Valley Voice Radio Reading Services to provide reading services to residents of Virginia whose vision impairment, blindness or disability prevents them from reading independently.

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2016 October Grant Parker

Dr. Michael R. Parker (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $16,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain quantitative chemical analyses of chemicals in the skin of invasive Argentine tegus, a large predatory lizard now established in at least two locations in Florida.

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2016 October Grant Rankin

Dr. Mark C. Rankin (Associate Professor, English) received $53,758 from The Huntington Library to co-direct a summer seminar for college and university teachers on "The Formation and Reformation of the Book: 1450-1650."

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2016 October Grant Zingraff, Henderson, McNaught Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $50,000 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. 10
2016 October Grant Zingraff, Henderson, McNaught Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $297,999 from the Virginia Department of Education to continue to support state directed and regional/local activities for the Virginia Department of Education Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 10
2016 October Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) published an article, "Development of a conceptual model in international sport tourism: Exploring pre-and post- consumption factors," in the International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism, 21, 21-47, with Dr. Danny Woo-Sik Choi of Texas Tech University and Dr. Gonzalo Bravo of West Virginia University. 10