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A collection of submitted faculty/staff notable activity. Most recent activity listed first.

Nov. 3

Gunterman is part of Congressional Record
Lisa Gunterman, program assistant in the Office of LGBT Services, was among the founders of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign Congressman John Yarmuth recognized Oct. 26. He commemorated the campaign’s 20th anniversary by reading a brief tribute into the Congressional Record and read each founder’s name “to individually honor the 10 brave Louisvillians who co-founded the Fairness Campaign in 1991 to seek equal protections for all citizens under the law.”

Cuyjet, Smith finalists on Paul P. Fidler Research Grant
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition named Natesha Smith and Michael Cuyjet, professor, educational and counseling psychology, were among five finalists in the 2011 – 2012 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant. Their study is titled “Complexities of Culture: Understanding the Identity of Female Veterans Transitioning from Military to College.”

Oct. 21

Sandhu Named Counselor Educator of the Year for 2011
In recognition of professional excellence in the area of counselor education and volunteer service, the Kentucky Counseling Association recently named and honored Daya Singh Sandhu, professor and former chair, educational and counseling psychology, with its Counselor Educator of the Year Award for 2011. The ceremony was at the association’s annual convention Sandhu also made two presentations at convention: “A Marriage or a Mirage: Why Dreams become Nightmares?” and “Integrating spiritual diversity in counseling and psychotherapy: Some practical guidelines for counselors.”

Oct. 20

CEHD faculty to be reviewers on new journal
Bridgette Pregliasco, interim chair, and Amy Hirschy, assistant professor, both with the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, will be peer reviewers for the Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice. The journal is intended as a scholarly research and practitioner-oriented online open access publication to provide a forum for local, national and international scholarship that examines issues related to higher education, law, policy, practice and research. The first full edition will be released in conjunction with UofL’s 4th Annual Veterans Symposium in February.

Bowland, Hines-Martin to present in Boston
Sharon Bowland, assistant professor, Kent School, and Vickie Hines-Martin, professor, School of Nursing, will present the poster “Needs of Aging Urban Adults Living in Public Housing” at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, in November.

Oct. 18

Gregg guest on 'One to One with Bill Goodman'
Director Gary Gregg gave an update on the McConnell Center’s scholarship opportunities, alumni, civic education programming and McConnell-Chao Archives on a recent episode of KET’s “One to One with Bill Goodman.” The episode, which also highlights the McConnell Center’s re-publication of “Hero Tales from American History,” an 1895 book written by Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt, airs Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. on KET2. Watch the video online.

8 from UofL present at CUMU Conference
These people from UofL presented at the recent 17th Annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference in Indianapolis. Daniel Hall and Ralph Fitzpatrick, community engagement: “The University of Louisville, a Community Anchor” and “GO College Louisville: Using Data to Inform College Access Planning”; Henry Cunningham, community engagement: “Student Leadership: University Student Guiding Middle School Students”; Fannie Cox, University Libraries: “Engaging the Homeless through Technology and Information Literacy”; Carlee Lehna and Anna Jorayeva, School of Nursing:Community Approach to Burn Prevention in Children with Special Needs”; and Tawana McWhorter and Troy Rice, admissions: “Collaborative Bridge Building: University to Community College.”

Githens presents at Drexel University
Rod Githens, assistant professor, leadership, foundations and human resource education, was a featured presenter at a forum on “HR’s Role in Addressing Workplace Incivility and Violence,” hosted by Drexel University and the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management. The presentation used his research on the intersection between workplace diversity and incivility and applied it for a practitioner audience.

Bowland publications in press
Sharon Bowland, Kent School, has two publications in press: with T. Edmond, and R.D. Fallot, “Evaluation of a Psycho-Social-Spiritual Intervention with Older Women Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma,” in Social Work; with Wanda Lott Collins, professor, Kent School, “Spiritual Practices for Caregivers and Care Receivers,” in Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging.

Oct. 13

Peters receives JRME Award
Sue Peters, assistant professor, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, will receive the 2010 Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) Outstanding Reviewer Award. Recognition of the 2010 recipients of the award will appear in JRME’s November issue. Only six award winners were chosen by the journal for their outstanding reviews for more than one manuscript submitted to JRME during fall 2010.

McCoy received award from Jeffersonville/Clark County NAACP
Michael McCoy, instructor, Urban and Public Affairs, and on the staff of the City Solutions Center at UofL, recently received the Jeffersonville/Clark County (Indiana) NAACP President's Award for his “tireless efforts in facilitating the Jeffersonville Neighborhood Leadership Institute.” The City Solutions Center is a partnership with the Kentucky League of Cities to extend UofL’s urban mission across Kentucky. It draws upon existing faculty, staff, and student expertise throughout the University of Louisville to provide resources to assist Kentucky’s communities.

Bronger to serve on literacy task force
Tricia Bronger, instructor, Department of Special Education, was invited to serve on the Kentucky Literacy Team Taskforce.  She also has been invited to serve on the Kentucky Department of Education Reading Content Advisory Committee, which reviews assessment items for field testing in the 2011-2012 state assessment of the Kentucky Common Academic Standards.

Noble to lead experts at White House presentation
Steve Noble, a part-time instructor, School of Music, has been invited to lead a team of experts to the White House on Oct. 28 to brief the administration on the current status of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education accessibility for students with disabilities. The team hopes to educate the administration on the significance of this issue, describe the status of national STEM accessibility research being conducted and explore effective solutions to address the problems people with disabilities face in pursuing education and employment in the STEM fields.

Oct. 12

Karam, Christensen present workshops on marriage, family therapy
Eli Karam, assistant professor, and Dana Christensen, professor, Kent School of Social Work, in September presented “The Integration of Relationship Education into MFT,” a workshop at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) National Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas. Karam also presented with colleagues the workshop “Maximizing Couple Common Factors in MFT.”

Sar receives $500,000 grant
Bibhuti Sar, professor, Kent School, received a new two-year grant award of $500,000 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Office of Justice Programs to test the effectiveness of developmental, cross-age mentoring in reducing risks for juvenile delinquency with 150 middle school youth. The project will partner with Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) and the Youth Services Center at Fern Creek High School and three Jefferson County Middle schools to implement and evaluate this project.

College of Business listed in Princeton Review rankings
The College of Business is ranked among the top schools in the United States and in the Midwest in the newest Princeton Review rankings. It also is #4 in a list of the Top 10 Best Administered Business Schools, based on student feedback about their experience with such things as how smoothly the school was run and how well classes were administered.

Justice faculty, grad student present research at regional conference
Thomas Hughes, associate professor, and justice administration graduate assistant Corey Burton in late September presented a paper titled “Police GPS Surveillance and the Warrant Requirement” at the annual Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conference in Chicago.

Oct. 4

Justice faculty, students present research at regional conference
Two faculty members and their graduate assistants presented joint research papers at the Annual Conference of the Southern Criminal Justice Association last month in Nashville, Tenn. Richard Tewksbury, professor, and David Connors, graduate student, presented “Incarcerated Sex Offenders’ Perceptions of Prison Sex Offender Treatment Programs” with a colleague. Eric McCord, assistant professor, and graduate students Cameron Stelzig and Amanda Hobbs, presented “Exploring the Connection between Neighborhood Parks and Crime.”

Harkema, colleagues receive ‘Popular Mechanics’ award
Susan Harkema, Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Frazier Rehab Institute, and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, and her colleagues from UofL, Frazier Rehab, CalTech and UCLA, have received a Breakthrough Award in the innovator category from “Popular Mechanics” for a process that allowed paralyzed patient Rob Summers stand, take steps with assistance and move his legs voluntarily. “Popular Mechanics” will publish full descriptions of the 2011 winners in the issue that comes out Oct. 11.

Sept. 28

Eid re-elected to leadership of physicians’ organization
Nemr Eid, MD, professor, pediatric pulmonology, has been elected to another term as governor of the American College of Chest Physicians, beginning in November. ACCP governors serve as a communication conduit within the organization and help organize advocacy at the local level to impact regulatory and policy change.

Mog’s home to be on Louisville solar tour Saturday
Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, will open his fully solar-powered home to visitors during the Louisville Solar Tour Saturday, Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, people interested in learning more about solar power can tour up to 18 different homes and institutions on their own or as part of group bus or bike tours. Details: www.kentuckyipl.org/SolarTour.html

 

8 from UofL present at CUMU Conference
These people from UofL presented at the recent 17th Annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference in Indianapolis. Daniel Hall and Ralph Fitzpatrick, community engagement: “The University of Louisville, a Community Anchor” and “GO College Louisville: Using Data to Inform College Access Planning”; Henry Cunningham, community engagement: “Student Leadership: University Student Guiding Middle School Students”; Fannie Cox, University Libraries: “Engaging the Homeless through Technology and Information Literacy”; Carlee Lehna and Anna Jorayeva, School of Nursing:Community Approach to Burn Prevention in Children with Special Needs”; and Tawana McWhorter and Troy Rice, admissions: “Collaborative Bridge Building: University to Community College.”

14.) Githens presents at Drexel University
Rod Githens, assistant professor, leadership, foundations and human resource education, was a featured presenter at a forum on “HR’s Role in Addressing Workplace Incivility and Violence,” hosted by Drexel University and the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management. The presentation used his research on the intersection between workplace diversity and incivility and applied it for a practitioner audience.

15.) Bowland publications in press
Sharon Bowland, Kent School, has two publications in press: with T. Edmond, and R.D. Fallot, “Evaluation of a Psycho-Social-Spiritual Intervention with Older Women Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma,” in Social Work; with Wanda Lott Collins, professor, Kent School, “Spiritual Practices for Caregivers and Care Receivers,” in Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging.

Oct. 13

Peters receives JRME Award
Sue Peters, assistant professor, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, will receive the 2010 Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) Outstanding Reviewer Award. Recognition of the 2010 recipients of the award will appear in JRME’s November issue. Only six award winners were chosen by the journal for their outstanding reviews for more than one manuscript submitted to JRME during fall 2010.

McCoy received award from Jeffersonville/Clark County NAACP
Michael McCoy, instructor, Urban and Public Affairs, and on the staff of the City Solutions Center at UofL, recently received the Jeffersonville/Clark County (Indiana) NAACP President's Award for his “tireless efforts in facilitating the Jeffersonville Neighborhood Leadership Institute.” The City Solutions Center is a partnership with the Kentucky League of Cities to extend UofL’s urban mission across Kentucky. It draws upon existing faculty, staff, and student expertise throughout the University of Louisville to provide resources to assist Kentucky’s communities.

Bronger to serve on literacy task force
Tricia Bronger, instructor, Department of Special Education, was invited to serve on the Kentucky Literacy Team Taskforce.  She also has been invited to serve on the Kentucky Department of Education Reading Content Advisory Committee, which reviews assessment items for field testing in the 2011-2012 state assessment of the Kentucky Common Academic Standards.

Noble to lead experts at White House presentation
Steve Noble, a part-time instructor, School of Music, has been invited to lead a team of experts to the White House on Oct. 28 to brief the administration on the current status of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education accessibility for students with disabilities. The team hopes to educate the administration on the significance of this issue, describe the status of national STEM accessibility research being conducted and explore effective solutions to address the problems people with disabilities face in pursuing education and employment in the STEM fields.

Oct. 12

Karam, Christensen present workshops on marriage, family therapy
Eli Karam, assistant professor, and Dana Christensen, professor, Kent School of Social Work, in September presented “The Integration of Relationship Education into MFT,” a workshop at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) National Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas. Karam also presented with colleagues the workshop “Maximizing Couple Common Factors in MFT.”

Sar receives $500,000 grant
Bibhuti Sar, professor, Kent School, received a new two-year grant award of $500,000 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Office of Justice Programs to test the effectiveness of developmental, cross-age mentoring in reducing risks for juvenile delinquency with 150 middle school youth. The project will partner with Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) and the Youth Services Center at Fern Creek High School and three Jefferson County Middle schools to implement and evaluate this project.

College of Business listed in Princeton Review rankings
The College of Business is ranked among the top schools in the United States and in the Midwest in the newest Princeton Review rankings. It also is #4 in a list of the Top 10 Best Administered Business Schools, based on student feedback about their experience with such things as how smoothly the school was run and how well classes were administered.

Justice faculty, grad student present research at regional conference
Thomas Hughes, associate professor, and justice administration graduate assistant Corey Burton in late September presented a paper titled “Police GPS Surveillance and the Warrant Requirement” at the annual Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conference in Chicago.

Oct. 4

Justice faculty, students present research at regional conference
Two faculty members and their graduate assistants presented joint research papers at the Annual Conference of the Southern Criminal Justice Association last month in Nashville, Tenn. Richard Tewksbury, professor, and David Connors, graduate student, presented “Incarcerated Sex Offenders’ Perceptions of Prison Sex Offender Treatment Programs” with a colleague. Eric McCord, assistant professor, and graduate students Cameron Stelzig and Amanda Hobbs, presented “Exploring the Connection between Neighborhood Parks and Crime.”

Harkema, colleagues receive ‘Popular Mechanics’ award
Susan Harkema, Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Frazier Rehab Institute, and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, and her colleagues from UofL, Frazier Rehab, CalTech and UCLA, have received a Breakthrough Award in the innovator category from “Popular Mechanics” for a process that allowed paralyzed patient Rob Summers stand, take steps with assistance and move his legs voluntarily. “Popular Mechanics” will publish full descriptions of the 2011 winners in the issue that comes out Oct. 11.

Sept. 28

Eid re-elected to leadership of physicians’ organization
Nemr Eid, MD, professor, pediatric pulmonology, has been elected to another term as governor of the American College of Chest Physicians, beginning in November. ACCP governors serve as a communication conduit within the organization and help organize advocacy at the local level to impact regulatory and policy change.

Mog’s home to be on Louisville solar tour Saturday
Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, will open his fully solar-powered home to visitors during the Louisville Solar Tour Saturday, Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, people interested in learning more about solar power can tour up to 18 different homes and institutions on their own or as part of group bus or bike tours. Details: www.kentuckyipl.org/SolarTour.html

Sept. 27

Dean Singer is Pittsburgh’s distinguished alumnus
The University of Pittsburgh will honor Kent School Dean Terry Singer at its homecoming event Oct. 14 with the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions in Social Work Education. Singer is in his 28th year as a dean and his 15th year at UofL.

KPPC, Metcalf receive national honors
The UofL-based Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center received two 2011 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. KPPC Executive Director Cam Metcalf received a Pollution Prevention (P2) Champion Award, and KPPC's technical assistance services were recognized in the project/programs category of the roundtable's awards as innovators in pollution prevention and sustainability.

Marshall chosen for education award
The Kentucky Medical Association has selected Gary Marshall, MD, to receive its 2011 Educational Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the area of continuing medical education. School of Medicine Dean Edward Halperin, MD, nominated Marshall for the honor.

Sept. 23

Kent School’s Frey publishes
Andy Frey, associate professor, social work, is co-author on three recent pieces in Children & Schools: “Social work researchers and practitioners realize the promise,” “Writing the job description for school social work in 2031,” and “School Social Work Practice with Students with Mental Health Problems: Examining different practice approaches.” He is co-author on “Education policy for children, youth, and families” in J.M. Jenson and M.W. Fraser's “Social policy for children & families: A risk and resilience perspective” (2nd Ed.) Sage.

Joint Kent School, education publication
Associate professors Andy Frey and Rick Cloud, Kent School of Social Work, and instructor Jon Lee, College of Education and Human Development, were among the writers of “The promise of motivational interviewing in school mental health,” published in School Mental Health.

Kent School group has two chapters in book
Sharon Moore, professor, Armon Perry, assistant professor, doctoral graduate Michael Robinson and their colleague from Ohio State, Rudy Alexander, published “Prison Re-entry and African American Males: Implications for Family Therapy Community Health” and “Suicide and African American Males: Prevention, Intervention and Familial and Community Level Implications” in Anthony J. Lemelle Jr., Wornie Reed & Sandra Taylor (Eds.). “Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions.” NY: Springer Publisher.

Sept. 16

Kent School to have big presence at social work conference
Several Kent School of Social Work professors and doctoral students will present at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Jan. 11-15 in Washington DC. They include: Karla Washington, assistant professor, and doctoral student, Edith Crumb; Annatjie Faul, associate dean, and doctoral student Joe D'Ambrosio; Faul, Pam Yankeelov, associate dean, doctoral student Joe D'Ambrosio and the 2011 doctoral cohort of Justin Miller, Rhonda Amer, Susan Rhema and Rebecca Clark; Karen Kayser, professor, and her colleagues from Boston College; and Noell Rowan, assistant professor and Hartford Faculty Scholar.

Straub, Benson, Kolander, health and sport sciences, give presentations
Betty Straub, director of research for the Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Science (CHPPS), and Patricia Benson, director, Get Healthy Now, (both instructors for health and sport sciences), will present “University Wellness Alliance of Kentucky: Collaborating with Campuses for Healthier Living” at the American School Health Association’s annual conference in Louisville, Friday, Oct. 14. Earlier, Straub and Cheryl Kolander, professor of health education and CHPPS director, presented “Say It Straight: Honoring Self Using Effective Communication Skills,” at the Kentucky Council on Economic Education, Life Fundamentals Summit: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.

Sept. 12

Sherretz invited to present at three conferences
Christine Sherretz, assistant professor, early childhood education, and Lori Atherton, JB Atkinson Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will present at the Urban Teaching Conference in Alabama on how to prepare teacher candidates to work in urban schools. Sherretz, Atherton, and Lisa-Hirsch-Aarvig, also from Atkinson, will present at the Kentucky Association of School Councils: “Turn Around School “and “School Culture.” Sherretz and Atherton also will present at the Kentucky Reading Association Conference in October on their work with reader's notebooks.

Owen named journal associate editor
Jesse Owen, assistant professor, educational and counseling psychology, has been named as an associate editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, one of the two flagship journals for the field.

Benson to present at AHA Go Red event
Patricia Benson, director, Get Healthy Now, and instructor, health and sport sciences, will speak and serve on a panel at the annual American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women Leadership Breakfast on Oct. 5.

Sept. 9

Herd receives highest HR certification
Ann Herd, assistant professor, leadership, foundations and human resource education, has earned the highest professional certification in the Human Resource field. The senior professional in human resources certification comes through the Human Resource Certification Institute, the internationally recognized certifying organization for the HR profession.

GHN finalist in Business First competition
Get Healthy Now is a finalist for Business First’s Second Annual Greater Louisville Healthiest Employer Awards Program in the 5,000+ employees category. The winner will be announced Nov. 17. GHN won the award for that category in 2010.

Leung’s book wins award
“Take Me Home,” a novel by creative writing associate professor Brian Leung, will receive the Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Award in October. The awards represents the best of 2010 published literature for women’s or girls’ stories set in the American West.

Sept. 6

CEHD’s Sandhu presents nationally, internationally
Daya S. Sandhu, educational, counseling, psychology, recently made two refereed presentations at American Mental Health Counselors Association convention in San Francisco: “Diversity in spirituality: Suggestions for mental health counselors,” and “Effects of Worldviews on Suicide Ideations.” Allahabad University in India has invited him to present a keynote address at the International Conference on Social Justice and Human Development in December. It is titled “Human Dignity, Decency, and Integrity as the Sine Qua Non of Human Rights Education: A Conceptual and Practical Framework to Create a Culture of Peace and Social Justice.”

Sept. 2

Kent School’s Rowan, Faul have two publications
Noell Rowan, assistant professor, and Anna Faul, associate dean, Kent School of Social Work, have two recent publications: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and chemical dependency: Exploring treatment success,” in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 23(1), 107-130 (2011), and “Social work knowledge of community based services for older adults: An educational model for social work students,” Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(2), 189-202 (2011), which they wrote with colleagues.

Fryrear invited to present on sustainability
Brent Fryrear, research program manager and director of the Partnership for a Green City, has received several invitations to present on the partnership’s sustainability efforts. Aug. 30: “Sustainability Partnerships,” Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals national conference, Austin, Texas; “Keeping Your College Green,” Sept. 17, Community College Business Officers Leadership Academy; “Public Sustainability Partnerships” and, with Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability, “The Power and Art of Weaving Sustainability into New Employee Orientation,” AASHE conference, Pittsburgh, in October. Partnership for a Green City includes UofL, JCPS and Louisville Metro government.

Sept. 1

Kent School’s Washington has two publications
Karla Washington, assistant professor of social work, is co-author on two recent publications: “Information needs of informal caregivers of older adults with chronic health conditions,” in Patient Education and Counseling, 83(1), 37-44; and “Family perspectives on the hospice experience in adult family homes” in Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(2), 159-174.

Aug. 24

Paper wins 2011 Statistical Science Award
A paper co-authored by Somnath Datta, professor, bioinformatics and biostatics, was named best paper in the “Theoretical Paper Category” during the 2011 Statistical Science Awards Ceremony at the Centers for Disease Control and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. “Inverse Probability of Censoring Weighted U-statistics for Right-Censored Data with an Application to Testing Hypotheses” was published in Scandinavian Journal of Statistics [2010, 37, Issue 4, 680-700].

Myers, Logsdon publish in Social Science & Medicine
John Myers, assistant professor, bioinformatics and biostatistics, co-authored the article, “Feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a knowledge-contact program to reduce mental illness stigma and improve mental health literacy in adolescents” with Melissa Pinto-Foltz, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, and M. Cynthia Logsdon, UofL School of Nursing. The article was published in Social Science & Medicine in June.

Aug. 18

Carrico an RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow
Ruth Carrico, associate professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, is one of 21 new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows. For the next three years, Carrico will receive leadership training and mentorship to help her develop her leadership skills. The program’s goal is to enhance nurse leaders’ effectiveness in improving the United States health care system. It is open to nurses who already exhibit leadership qualities. Participants go through a rigorous selection process.

Aug. 10

Payette, Ross give invited presentations on critical thinking
Patty Payette, executive director of Ideas to Action, and Edna Ross, i2a specialist for critical thinking and a psychological and brain sciences faculty member, were invited presenters at the 31st International Conference on Critical Thinking in July. Payette presented "What Happens After the Workshop?: Making Critical Thinking 'Stick' at Your Institution." Ross presented "Guiding Students in Thinking about Their Own Thinking: Using Metacognition to Improve Student Learning and Critical Thinking."

Aug. 9

Mehmed Kantardzic publishes new book
Mehmed Kantardzic, professor, computer engineering and computer science, has published a 2nd edition of his textbook, “Data Mining: Concepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms.” The first edition has been adopted as a textbook at more than 100 universities and colleges worldwide and it is translated in Chinese and Japanese. Translation of the second edition in Spanish and Korean is in preparation.

 

8 from UofL present at CUMU Conference
These people from UofL presented at the recent 17th Annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference in Indianapolis. Daniel Hall and Ralph Fitzpatrick, community engagement: “The University of Louisville, a Community Anchor” and “GO College Louisville: Using Data to Inform College Access Planning”; Henry Cunningham, community engagement: “Student Leadership: University Student Guiding Middle School Students”; Fannie Cox, University Libraries: “Engaging the Homeless through Technology and Information Literacy”; Carlee Lehna and Anna Jorayeva, School of Nursing:Community Approach to Burn Prevention in Children with Special Needs”; and Tawana McWhorter and Troy Rice, admissions: “Collaborative Bridge Building: University to Community College.”

14.) Githens presents at Drexel University
Rod Githens, assistant professor, leadership, foundations and human resource education, was a featured presenter at a forum on “HR’s Role in Addressing Workplace Incivility and Violence,” hosted by Drexel University and the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management. The presentation used his research on the intersection between workplace diversity and incivility and applied it for a practitioner audience.

15.) Bowland publications in press
Sharon Bowland, Kent School, has two publications in press: with T. Edmond, and R.D. Fallot, “Evaluation of a Psycho-Social-Spiritual Intervention with Older Women Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma,” in Social Work; with Wanda Lott Collins, professor, Kent School, “Spiritual Practices for Caregivers and Care Receivers,” in Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging.

Oct. 13

Peters receives JRME Award
Sue Peters, assistant professor, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, will receive the 2010 Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) Outstanding Reviewer Award. Recognition of the 2010 recipients of the award will appear in JRME’s November issue. Only six award winners were chosen by the journal for their outstanding reviews for more than one manuscript submitted to JRME during fall 2010.

McCoy received award from Jeffersonville/Clark County NAACP
Michael McCoy, instructor, Urban and Public Affairs, and on the staff of the City Solutions Center at UofL, recently received the Jeffersonville/Clark County (Indiana) NAACP President's Award for his “tireless efforts in facilitating the Jeffersonville Neighborhood Leadership Institute.” The City Solutions Center is a partnership with the Kentucky League of Cities to extend UofL’s urban mission across Kentucky. It draws upon existing faculty, staff, and student expertise throughout the University of Louisville to provide resources to assist Kentucky’s communities.

Bronger to serve on literacy task force
Tricia Bronger, instructor, Department of Special Education, was invited to serve on the Kentucky Literacy Team Taskforce.  She also has been invited to serve on the Kentucky Department of Education Reading Content Advisory Committee, which reviews assessment items for field testing in the 2011-2012 state assessment of the Kentucky Common Academic Standards.

Noble to lead experts at White House presentation
Steve Noble, a part-time instructor, School of Music, has been invited to lead a team of experts to the White House on Oct. 28 to brief the administration on the current status of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education accessibility for students with disabilities. The team hopes to educate the administration on the significance of this issue, describe the status of national STEM accessibility research being conducted and explore effective solutions to address the problems people with disabilities face in pursuing education and employment in the STEM fields.

Oct. 12

Karam, Christensen present workshops on marriage, family therapy
Eli Karam, assistant professor, and Dana Christensen, professor, Kent School of Social Work, in September presented “The Integration of Relationship Education into MFT,” a workshop at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) National Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas. Karam also presented with colleagues the workshop “Maximizing Couple Common Factors in MFT.”

Sar receives $500,000 grant
Bibhuti Sar, professor, Kent School, received a new two-year grant award of $500,000 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Office of Justice Programs to test the effectiveness of developmental, cross-age mentoring in reducing risks for juvenile delinquency with 150 middle school youth. The project will partner with Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) and the Youth Services Center at Fern Creek High School and three Jefferson County Middle schools to implement and evaluate this project.

College of Business listed in Princeton Review rankings
The College of Business is ranked among the top schools in the United States and in the Midwest in the newest Princeton Review rankings. It also is #4 in a list of the Top 10 Best Administered Business Schools, based on student feedback about their experience with such things as how smoothly the school was run and how well classes were administered.

Justice faculty, grad student present research at regional conference
Thomas Hughes, associate professor, and justice administration graduate assistant Corey Burton in late September presented a paper titled “Police GPS Surveillance and the Warrant Requirement” at the annual Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conference in Chicago.

Oct. 4

Justice faculty, students present research at regional conference
Two faculty members and their graduate assistants presented joint research papers at the Annual Conference of the Southern Criminal Justice Association last month in Nashville, Tenn. Richard Tewksbury, professor, and David Connors, graduate student, presented “Incarcerated Sex Offenders’ Perceptions of Prison Sex Offender Treatment Programs” with a colleague. Eric McCord, assistant professor, and graduate students Cameron Stelzig and Amanda Hobbs, presented “Exploring the Connection between Neighborhood Parks and Crime.”

Harkema, colleagues receive ‘Popular Mechanics’ award
Susan Harkema, Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Frazier Rehab Institute, and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, and her colleagues from UofL, Frazier Rehab, CalTech and UCLA, have received a Breakthrough Award in the innovator category from “Popular Mechanics” for a process that allowed paralyzed patient Rob Summers stand, take steps with assistance and move his legs voluntarily. “Popular Mechanics” will publish full descriptions of the 2011 winners in the issue that comes out Oct. 11.

Sept. 28

Eid re-elected to leadership of physicians’ organization
Nemr Eid, MD, professor, pediatric pulmonology, has been elected to another term as governor of the American College of Chest Physicians, beginning in November. ACCP governors serve as a communication conduit within the organization and help organize advocacy at the local level to impact regulatory and policy change.

Mog’s home to be on Louisville solar tour Saturday
Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, will open his fully solar-powered home to visitors during the Louisville Solar Tour Saturday, Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, people interested in learning more about solar power can tour up to 18 different homes and institutions on their own or as part of group bus or bike tours. Details: www.kentuckyipl.org/SolarTour.html

Sept. 27

Dean Singer is Pittsburgh’s distinguished alumnus
The University of Pittsburgh will honor Kent School Dean Terry Singer at its homecoming event Oct. 14 with the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions in Social Work Education. Singer is in his 28th year as a dean and his 15th year at UofL.

KPPC, Metcalf receive national honors
The UofL-based Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center received two 2011 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. KPPC Executive Director Cam Metcalf received a Pollution Prevention (P2) Champion Award, and KPPC's technical assistance services were recognized in the project/programs category of the roundtable's awards as innovators in pollution prevention and sustainability.

Marshall chosen for education award
The Kentucky Medical Association has selected Gary Marshall, MD, to receive its 2011 Educational Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the area of continuing medical education. School of Medicine Dean Edward Halperin, MD, nominated Marshall for the honor.

Sept. 23

Kent School’s Frey publishes
Andy Frey, associate professor, social work, is co-author on three recent pieces in Children & Schools: “Social work researchers and practitioners realize the promise,” “Writing the job description for school social work in 2031,” and “School Social Work Practice with Students with Mental Health Problems: Examining different practice approaches.” He is co-author on “Education policy for children, youth, and families” in J.M. Jenson and M.W. Fraser's “Social policy for children & families: A risk and resilience perspective” (2nd Ed.) Sage.

Joint Kent School, education publication
Associate professors Andy Frey and Rick Cloud, Kent School of Social Work, and instructor Jon Lee, College of Education and Human Development, were among the writers of “The promise of motivational interviewing in school mental health,” published in School Mental Health.

Kent School group has two chapters in book
Sharon Moore, professor, Armon Perry, assistant professor, doctoral graduate Michael Robinson and their colleague from Ohio State, Rudy Alexander, published “Prison Re-entry and African American Males: Implications for Family Therapy Community Health” and “Suicide and African American Males: Prevention, Intervention and Familial and Community Level Implications” in Anthony J. Lemelle Jr., Wornie Reed & Sandra Taylor (Eds.). “Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions.” NY: Springer Publisher.

Sept. 16

Kent School to have big presence at social work conference
Several Kent School of Social Work professors and doctoral students will present at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Jan. 11-15 in Washington DC. They include: Karla Washington, assistant professor, and doctoral student, Edith Crumb; Annatjie Faul, associate dean, and doctoral student Joe D'Ambrosio; Faul, Pam Yankeelov, associate dean, doctoral student Joe D'Ambrosio and the 2011 doctoral cohort of Justin Miller, Rhonda Amer, Susan Rhema and Rebecca Clark; Karen Kayser, professor, and her colleagues from Boston College; and Noell Rowan, assistant professor and Hartford Faculty Scholar.

Straub, Benson, Kolander, health and sport sciences, give presentations
Betty Straub, director of research for the Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Science (CHPPS), and Patricia Benson, director, Get Healthy Now, (both instructors for health and sport sciences), will present “University Wellness Alliance of Kentucky: Collaborating with Campuses for Healthier Living” at the American School Health Association’s annual conference in Louisville, Friday, Oct. 14. Earlier, Straub and Cheryl Kolander, professor of health education and CHPPS director, presented “Say It Straight: Honoring Self Using Effective Communication Skills,” at the Kentucky Council on Economic Education, Life Fundamentals Summit: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.

Sept. 12

Sherretz invited to present at three conferences
Christine Sherretz, assistant professor, early childhood education, and Lori Atherton, JB Atkinson Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will present at the Urban Teaching Conference in Alabama on how to prepare teacher candidates to work in urban schools. Sherretz, Atherton, and Lisa-Hirsch-Aarvig, also from Atkinson, will present at the Kentucky Association of School Councils: “Turn Around School “and “School Culture.” Sherretz and Atherton also will present at the Kentucky Reading Association Conference in October on their work with reader's notebooks.

Owen named journal associate editor
Jesse Owen, assistant professor, educational and counseling psychology, has been named as an associate editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, one of the two flagship journals for the field.

Benson to present at AHA Go Red event
Patricia Benson, director, Get Healthy Now, and instructor, health and sport sciences, will speak and serve on a panel at the annual American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women Leadership Breakfast on Oct. 5.

Sept. 9

Herd receives highest HR certification
Ann Herd, assistant professor, leadership, foundations and human resource education, has earned the highest professional certification in the Human Resource field. The senior professional in human resources certification comes through the Human Resource Certification Institute, the internationally recognized certifying organization for the HR profession.

GHN finalist in Business First competition
Get Healthy Now is a finalist for Business First’s Second Annual Greater Louisville Healthiest Employer Awards Program in the 5,000+ employees category. The winner will be announced Nov. 17. GHN won the award for that category in 2010.

Leung’s book wins award
“Take Me Home,” a novel by creative writing associate professor Brian Leung, will receive the Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Award in October. The awards represents the best of 2010 published literature for women’s or girls’ stories set in the American West.

Sept. 6

CEHD’s Sandhu presents nationally, internationally
Daya S. Sandhu, educational, counseling, psychology, recently made two refereed presentations at American Mental Health Counselors Association convention in San Francisco: “Diversity in spirituality: Suggestions for mental health counselors,” and “Effects of Worldviews on Suicide Ideations.” Allahabad University in India has invited him to present a keynote address at the International Conference on Social Justice and Human Development in December. It is titled “Human Dignity, Decency, and Integrity as the Sine Qua Non of Human Rights Education: A Conceptual and Practical Framework to Create a Culture of Peace and Social Justice.”

Sept. 2

Kent School’s Rowan, Faul have two publications
Noell Rowan, assistant professor, and Anna Faul, associate dean, Kent School of Social Work, have two recent publications: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and chemical dependency: Exploring treatment success,” in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 23(1), 107-130 (2011), and “Social work knowledge of community based services for older adults: An educational model for social work students,” Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(2), 189-202 (2011), which they wrote with colleagues.

Fryrear invited to present on sustainability
Brent Fryrear, research program manager and director of the Partnership for a Green City, has received several invitations to present on the partnership’s sustainability efforts. Aug. 30: “Sustainability Partnerships,” Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals national conference, Austin, Texas; “Keeping Your College Green,” Sept. 17, Community College Business Officers Leadership Academy; “Public Sustainability Partnerships” and, with Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability, “The Power and Art of Weaving Sustainability into New Employee Orientation,” AASHE conference, Pittsburgh, in October. Partnership for a Green City includes UofL, JCPS and Louisville Metro government.

Sept. 1

Kent School’s Washington has two publications
Karla Washington, assistant professor of social work, is co-author on two recent publications: “Information needs of informal caregivers of older adults with chronic health conditions,” in Patient Education and Counseling, 83(1), 37-44; and “Family perspectives on the hospice experience in adult family homes” in Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(2), 159-174.

Aug. 24

Paper wins 2011 Statistical Science Award
A paper co-authored by Somnath Datta, professor, bioinformatics and biostatics, was named best paper in the “Theoretical Paper Category” during the 2011 Statistical Science Awards Ceremony at the Centers for Disease Control and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. “Inverse Probability of Censoring Weighted U-statistics for Right-Censored Data with an Application to Testing Hypotheses” was published in Scandinavian Journal of Statistics [2010, 37, Issue 4, 680-700].

Myers, Logsdon publish in Social Science & Medicine
John Myers, assistant professor, bioinformatics and biostatistics, co-authored the article, “Feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a knowledge-contact program to reduce mental illness stigma and improve mental health literacy in adolescents” with Melissa Pinto-Foltz, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, and M. Cynthia Logsdon, UofL School of Nursing. The article was published in Social Science & Medicine in June.

Aug. 18

Carrico an RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow
Ruth Carrico, associate professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, is one of 21 new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows. For the next three years, Carrico will receive leadership training and mentorship to help her develop her leadership skills. The program’s goal is to enhance nurse leaders’ effectiveness in improving the United States health care system. It is open to nurses who already exhibit leadership qualities. Participants go through a rigorous selection process.

Aug. 10

Payette, Ross give invited presentations on critical thinking
Patty Payette, executive director of Ideas to Action, and Edna Ross, i2a specialist for critical thinking and a psychological and brain sciences faculty member, were invited presenters at the 31st International Conference on Critical Thinking in July. Payette presented "What Happens After the Workshop?: Making Critical Thinking 'Stick' at Your Institution." Ross presented "Guiding Students in Thinking about Their Own Thinking: Using Metacognition to Improve Student Learning and Critical Thinking."

Aug. 9

Mehmed Kantardzic publishes new book
Mehmed Kantardzic, professor, computer engineering and computer science, has published a 2nd edition of his textbook, “Data Mining: Concepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms.” The first edition has been adopted as a textbook at more than 100 universities and colleges worldwide and it is translated in Chinese and Japanese. Translation of the second edition in Spanish and Korean is in preparation.

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