Scholarly News Archive

Madison Scholarly News — Dec. 2007


Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $21,001 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to maintain the Mine Action Standards Web site.

Maj. C. Scott Coverstone (Police and Safety) and Patricia A. Layman (Police and Safety) received $3,382 from Rockingham County for upgrading of the James Madison University Police Department Network to improve the quality of criminal justice records in the regional central repository.

Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $110,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Blue Ridge ESOL Career Development Academy to increase English language access and attainment.

Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $20,394 from the National Park Service to define the nature and scope of the military engagement at Auburn Battlefield and to locate the flow of the military actions in topographic space. Geier also received $6,541 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to discuss the place of the Star Fort in the larger context of the military actions in the Winchester area during the Civil War.

Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dart Dwight (Rapid Prototyping Lab Technician, Integrated Science and Technology) received $77,684 from the National Science Foundation to produce the final products of plastic snap-together cell parts for biological demonstrations.

Julia M. Merkel (Preservation Specialist, Libraries and Educational Technologies) received $5,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to implement a rehousing project for JMU's Special Collections.

Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Dr. David E. Cockley (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) received $476,461 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to open a Community Health Center to serve the population of Harrisonburg and the surrounding area.

Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $28,262 from Cadbury Schweppes to determine the impact of ingesting a carbohydrate plus protein beverage on endurance time-trial performance.

Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) will offer a freshmen-oriented Phage Genomics Research Initiative course to study phage discovery and genomics components through an agreement with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) wrote a paper, "Early segregation of layered projections from the lateral superior olivary nucleus to the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus in the neonatal cat," which appeared in the Oct. 10, 2007, issue of Brain Research.

Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a review of "World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism" by Norman Podhoretz, which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 6.


Dr. Judith A. Dilts (Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Interim Head and Professor, Biology) has been elected to a three-year term as the chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Education. Dilts will serve as chair-elect from February 2008 through February 2009, when she will assume the chairmanship of the section for one year. During the final year of her term, Dilts will serve as retiring chair of the section.

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