Madison Scholarly News — Nov. 2007
Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) received the 2007 Outstanding Science Educator for Virginia award from the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. He was recognized for helping Virginia science teachers use technology in their classrooms to help their students learn about science and technology. Kolvoord accepted the award Nov. 9 at the annual meeting of the association in Williamsburg.
Dr. Sharon K. Babcock (Coordinator, Pre-Professional Health Programs; Associate Professor, Biology) received $115,468 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the pre-medical honor society national headquarters office.
Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $213,884 from the United States Institute of Peace to provide data collection and analysis and technical expertise in support of the study on training and education for complex operations. Barlow also received $204,172 from the United Nations Office for Project Services to provide a program of training that will improve the management capabilities available to mine action programs globally.
Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $26,108 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference.
Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $20,000 from the National Park Service to scan the extensive facility drawings library of the Shenandoah National Park into electronic form.
Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,000 from various early education centers for weekly Gus Bus visits to promote early literacy. Hubbell also received $33,000 from individual donors to support the Gus Bus literacy program. She received $6,874 from the Virginia Department of Education 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.
Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $102,041 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. Nye also received $12,500 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters.
Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Program; Associate Provost, Academic Affairs) received $900 from the U.S. Department of State to provide hands-on professional development in the United States for advising practitioners and to build on training they have received in their country or region.
Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,062 from the Environmental Protection Agency to create a sustainable water pumping and irrigation system for the Namawanga community in western Kenya.
Dr. Karen A. Ford (Associate Professor, Social Work) presented "Janie Porter Barrett: Institutional Builder 1909-1920" in the social welfare history track at the 53rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Oct. 28 in San Francisco.
R. Ann Myers (Head and Professor, Social Work) presented "EPAS: The Past, Present and the Future" with Freddie L. Avant of Stephen F. Austin State University and Darla S. Coffey of West Chester University at the 53rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Oct. 28 in San Francisco.
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) presented "Nigeria's Foreign Policy" Nov. 8 at the plenary session on "African Regional Powers" at an international conference sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation and the Portuguese Institute for International Relations at the New University of Lisbon.
Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "Exporting Inequality: The Global Emergence of the Ex-Gay Movement" at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, held in conjunction with the Kinsey Institute, in Indianapolis, Nov. 11.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" at the Econophysics and Beyond Colloquium in Ancona, Italy, Sept. 29. Rosser also chaired a session on Private Sector Initiatives at the conference on Climate and Development in the Changing World Order: Untying the Gordian Knot," held at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations in Paris, Oct. 1. He presented "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics" at the Center for Analytical Theory of Organizations and Markets at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Oct. 2.
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 John Lukacs' book "George Kennan: A Study of Character," which appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 4. Pham also wrote "India's Expanding Relations with Africa and Their Implications for U.S. Interests," which appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 5.
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