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Campus Notables

by UofL Today last modified Jan 10, 2011 02:04 PM

A collection of submitted accomplishments and accolades.


Dwight Dozier, assistant vice president for advancement services, received the 2010 Beth K. Fields Award from CASE Kentucky. The CASE Kentucky Board of Directors established the award in 1994 in memory of Fields, who worked for the UofL Alumni Association, because she epitomized the best characteristics of the profession and always went the extra mile to ensure a job well done.

Ruth Huber, professor, Kent School of Social Work, received the Sherrill Thirlwell Award of Individual Excellence from Hosparus on Dec. 4. It is one of the top awards Hosparus has to honor individuals for their work with the organization.

Noell Rowan, assistant professor, Kent School of Social Work, received the 2010 David A. Peterson Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education for the best article in Vol. 30 (2010) of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education for her article, "Innovative Interdisciplinary Training In and Delivery of Evidence-Based Geriatric Services: Creating a Bridge with Social Work and Physical Therapy." As first author of this paper, she will receive a certificate and a cash prize at the 2011 AGHE Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Cincinnati. The award recognizes excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology.

"The Kentucky All Hazards Long-Term Care Planning and Resource Manual" has been selected as a Best Practice for Hospital Preparedness Program awardees across the country. It was developed out of Kent School under the leadership of Betty Shiels, program manager, and professor Rod Barber, and is part of the school's joint efforts with UK on the Kentucky Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Aging Grant. The program is administered by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Logan Simpson, Karima Badouan, Tyler Short, Alexander Baines, Trung Ngo, Emily Kendall, Jeff Alarcon, Rachel Hugenberg, Kelli Spatol, Anthony Quisenberry, Bethany Schulz, Mylayla Garcia, Ashley Jackson and Matthew Shultz received awards last month from Public Anthropology for essays they wrote on the topic: Who should be the beneficiary of anthropological research?" The students were in assistant professor Jennie Burnet's "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" class in the fall. The competition involved more than 4,000 students from 21 schools.

Computer Science and  Engineering doctoral student Arthur Abdulin and recent graduates Aleksey Fadeev, and Aleksey Ashikhmin won $25,000 from Hearst Magazines and the Direct Marketing Association's Analytics Council for developing a computer model that better predicts the percentage of magazine copies that will sell on newsstands. More than 700 teams from almost 60 countries entered the competition in October 2010.

Community Appointments

Barbara Head, a part-time faculty member in Kent School and an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Union College Board of Trustees.


Marcia Hern, EdD, CNS, RN, dean and professor, School of Nursing; Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, professor, School of Nursing; and Deborah Winders Davis, DNS, professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, graduated from the Higher Education Resource Services Institute at the University of Denver during the fall semester.


Wei-Bin Zeng, mathematics, co-authored the textbook, "Probability and Statistical Models: Foundations for Problems in Reliability and Financial Mathematics" with Arjun K. Gupta and Yanhong Wu. The book came out Oct. 2, and is published by Birkhauser Boston.

"Social Work Students and Self-Care: A Model Assignment for Teaching," a manuscript by Sharon Moore and colleagues Linda Bledsoe, Michael Robinson and Armon Perry, all in Kent School, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Social Work Education.

To submit a notable activity for the next roundup, send an e-mail to UofL Today with the subject line Notables.




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