July 2012 Scholarly News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.