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Madison Scholarly News—November 2010

EXHIBITIONS

Jason Anderson (Graduate Student, Art and Art History) exhibited "reflections from a troubled past," a mixed-media show Nov. 5-29 at the Arts Council of the Valley's Smith House.

GRANTS

Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $68,782 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic for fiscal year 2011.

Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) received $6,000 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society for the Pedagogical Innovations Project to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of the journal, Mind, Brain, Education.

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for fiscal year 2011.

Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $4,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation and $724 from the Naomi D. Kern Memorial Foundation for the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at James Madison University.

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $181,319 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Radio Community Service Grant.

Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,325 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain real-life, hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities.

Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health (through the University of Virginia) for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action.

Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $227,854 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, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy.

Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project.

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $78,581 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships.

PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Kevin Hardwick (Associate Professor, History) presented the 10th Annual Governor Henry Lecture Nov. 16 at the Library of Virginia and Nov. 17 at Hampden-Sydney College.  Hardwick's topic, "Partners in Patriotism: Patrick Henry, George Mason, and the Virginia Ratification Debate of 1788," explores the relationship of Henry and Mason over a quarter of a century, from the struggle for independence through the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Rights and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Library of Virginia and Hampden-Sydney College sponsor the Annual Governor Henry Lectures.

Dr. Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) presented "Middle Atlantic Archaeology" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University on Nov. 15.

 


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