Scholarly News Archive

Madison Scholarly News — May 2005


Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $3,203 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive.

Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $16,037 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to organize and host a focus group meeting of experts in the fields of land mine victim assistance and mine risk education.

Caroline G. Campbell (Associate Director, University Health Center) received $4,360 from the Virginia Department of Health to further the social norms marketing efforts on campus to reduce tobacco use by JMU students.

Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Police and Safety) received $1,440 from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for “Student and Faculty Educated Walkers and Drivers Program” to distribute educational brochures at student events.

Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) and Dawn Hachenski (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $6,368 from DuPont for “Design for a Public Information Exhibit” to complete construction of an exhibit documenting ongoing studies by the South River Science Team to understand and remedy historic mercury contamination in the river.

Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $15,000 from ESPN to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship.

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $6,694 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the institute.

Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $13,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct an inventory of water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry.

Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for “Understanding Early Circuit Formation and the Spatial Arrangement of Ascending and Descending Projection Patterns in the Developing Auditory System to the Onset of Hearing” to describe when normal initial development of auditory pathways is established, how pathways develop into adult organization and what developmental mechanisms are responsible for guiding early circuit formation.

Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $12,155 from Uniwest Group Inc. for “Phase II: Mapping of Features on the Site of an 1861 Civil War Encampment, Leesburg, Va.” to provide analysis of artifacts, to draw architectural plans of the site, to excavate and to prepare a report of findings.

Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,395 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide a student internship.

Dr. Reid Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs) and Laura Ryman (Director of New Program Development, College of Graduate and Professional Programs) received $25,621 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs for correctional educators.

Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,995 from the National Institutes of Health to provide novel recombinant proteins for research on tear secretion.

Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received three grants from the National Park Service — $13,426 for “Skyland Amphitheatre Relocation” to survey and evaluate the project area for evidence of prehistoric and/or historic activity, $11,038 for “Warren County Land Exchange” to conduct an archaeological study and $4,387 for “Appalachian Trail Relocation at Hogback Mountain” to perform an intensive archaeological survey of the proposed project.

Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $76,312 from the Virginia Department of Health to integrate the trained community lay outreach workers into the Virginia Center for Health Outreach’s community health worker regional network and $4,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients.

Dr. Caroline Smith (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine ways of reducing or attenuating the noise generated by turbulent coanda wall jets, while maintaining crucial flow characteristics.

Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $18,115 from Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. to determine the abundance and composition of ice-rafted terrigenous sand in the glaciomarine sedimentary sequence from the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Basin.

Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $55,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that centers on the use of photonuclear reactions to investigate the properties of the nucleon through the production of mesons and nucleon resonances.

Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $40,010 from the Virginia Department of Education for “The 2005 Health and Physical Activity Institute” to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education.

William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received four grants totaling $303,661 from the Center for Civic Education for “‘We the People’: National Institutes.” Wilson also received $35,200 from the Center for Civic Education for the “‘We the People’: Virginia State Institute.”

Dr. Judith A. Wubah (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for “The Role of Mitochondrial Salvage Enzymes During Early Mouse Development” to determine the developmental expression and localization of dGK and TK2 during mouse embryogenesis.


Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has published an article, “Democracy by Force? Lessons from the Restoration of the State in Sierra Leone,” in the Winter/Spring 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 1) issue of The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. The journal is published by the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.

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