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Faculty/Staff Notables May 2013

by UofL Today last modified May 20, 2013 10:18 AM

Faculty and staff activities and honors demonstrate their leadership in their fields and in the community.

Melissa Behres, security officer, Department of Public Safety, received the 2013 Kentuckiana Metroversity Outstanding Adult Learner Award. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.94 GPA from the School of Education with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and learning.

Matt Bergman, instructor, and Kevin Rose, assistant professor, both with the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, are two of the three winners selected in this year’s 55,000 Degrees Innovation in Education Attainment competition, a quest for knowledge-building innovations sponsored by the Gheens Foundation. They will share a $20,000 cash prize with the third winner. 55,000 Degrees is a public-private partnership to increase the number of degree-holding people in Louisville.

Gary Bernstein, instructor and undergraduate program coordinator, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, is a regular contributor to OnSite Fitness magazine. The April/May 2013 issue features his article titled, “Facility Management in Nonprofit Organizations, Part II.”

The Center for Environmental Policy and Management is a partner with Louisville Metro Government in an Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields 2013 Area-Wide Planning grant. CEPM will work with the city and other stakeholders to develop an area-wide plan and implementation strategy for the Germantown Rail Corridor brownfields area. The partners will conduct community outreach and education, develop a site inventory and create implementation strategies for brownfields cleanup and redevelopment that will improve connectivity between UofL, the Highlands neighborhood and local commercial corridors.

Crystal Collins-Camargo, associate professor, Kent School of Social Work, is a new inductee into the University of Kentucky College of Social Work Hall of Fame. The honor is based on her professional career, in which she has established herself as a national expert in child welfare circles and has a successful record of funded scholarship and achievement.

UofL received the Platinum level Worksite Wellness Award from Mayor Greg Fisher and LaQuandra Nesbitt, director, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, at the 2013 Worksite Wellness Annual Conference. Get Healthy Now accepted the award for the university.

Tim Gornet, manager of rapid prototyping center operations at J.B. Speed School of Engineering, recently received the President’s Award from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group in recognition of his exemplary vision, leadership and tireless years of service for the advancement of the group. He is a past AMUG president.

Muriel Harris, associate professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, recently was honored as a Volunteer of the Year for the YMCA of Greater Louisville. Harris has served on the YMCA’s Pioneering Healthy Communities (PHC) team since its inception in 2006. PHC is a large-scale, collaborative health endeavor the Y leads with support from the Centers for Disease Control.

Barbara Head, assistant professor, School of Medicine; adjunct faculty, Kent School of Social Work, is a newly inducted Distinguished Scholar and Fellow member of the National Academies of Practice. Members of the interdisciplinary, nonprofit organization serve as distinguished advisers to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere.

University Libraries faculty members Rachel Howard, Heather Fox and Carrie Daniels received the Margaret Cross Norton Award for the best article published in the Midwest Archives Conference’s peer-reviewed journal, Archival Issues, between 2010 and 2012. The article about the August 2009 flood collection was titled, “The Born-Digital Deluge: Documenting Twenty-First Century Events.”

Rachel Howard spoke as part of the session titled, “Crowdsourcing Transcription: Putting Users in the Driver’s Seat,” at the 2013 Midwest Archives Conference meeting, in Indianapolis in April. Carrie Daniels chaired this session.

Mary Hums, professor, Department of Health and Sport Science’s Sports Administration program, and representatives from the Muhammad Ali Center and Brown University, hosted the Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum in late March. The forum featured speakers from universities nationwide and panel discussions that focused on the roles and responsibilities of athletes beyond the playing field; the ways athletes can serve as educators and advocates to address social problems within and outside sports; how the global sporting community encourages or discourages athletes working in the realm of social change; and the roles educational institutions play in providing grounding for athletes to make the connections between athletics, academics and the community.

Danna Morrison, coordinator of field and clinical experiences for the Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice, completed 450 hours with the AmeriCorps/Kentucky Service Corps.

Larry Owsley, vice president for business affairs, received the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers Distinguished Service Award 2013 at the organization’s annual meeting.

Lee Ridner, associate professor, School of Nursing, has been selected to attend the American Association of Critical-Care Nurse’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. This fellowship is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills in new and emerging executive administrators in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs and to better prepare participants to accept academic leadership positions, including the role of dean or director of the nursing academic unit.

Mark A. Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, will receive the Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award from Patient Privacy Rights, the nation’s leading health privacy advocacy organization, in June. The award recognizes significant intellectual, cultural, legal, scholarly and technical contributions to the field of health information privacy and is given with the approval of the Brandeis family. Rothstein is a faculty member in the Schools of Medicine and Law, and director of the Institute for Bioethics Health Policy and Law.

Mark Rothstein testified at an April 26 hearing of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives. The hearing was prompted by the Newtown, Conn. shootings and explored whether the HIPAA Privacy Rule blocks the disclosure of mental health information that might be valuable in preventing such a tragedy.

Terry Scott, professor and distinguished university scholar, Department of Special Education, will be one of the featured speakers at the annual Kentucky Association of School Administrators conference in June. His workshop session, “Working with Challenging Behaviors: Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion,” will focus on addressing challenging behaviors and preventing student failure.

Jeff Skinner, professor, English, has a poem titled “Distant Wants” published in Slate.

Jim Stone, director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, was cited in a New York Times article about a Texas House Bill proposal on algebra II.

University Libraries had a large presence at the Association of College and Research Librarians conference April:

  • Faculty members Delinda Buie, Carrie Daniels, Rachel Howard and Elizabeth Reilly, Archives and Special Collections, presented a poster session titled, “Extra Special: Merging Special Collections with University Archives.”
  • Daniels and Howard also presented a poster with faculty members Terri Holtze, Web services, and Randy Kuehn, libraries technology, titled “Community as Resource: Crowdsourcing Transcription of Historic Newspapers.”
  • Fannie Cox, associate professor, reference, presented, “Community Engagement: Computer Skills for the Homeless.
  • Rob Detmering and Anna Marie Johnson co-presented with a colleague from Marymount College (California), “Visible Thinking: Using Course-Integrated Research Narratives to Engage Students and Assess Learning.”
  • Latisha Reynolds, instructor, reference, and colleagues from other institutions led a roundtable titled, “The Minority Report: An Open Discussion on the Recent ‘Diversity Counts’ Study and How to Foster Momentum toward Inclusion in Our Libraries.”

Jeff Valentine, associate professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel, and students from his meta-analysis class: Tricia Bronger, Paul Klein, Roland O’Daniel, Mark Pickering, Ben Rademaker, George Richardson and Matt Taylor, were selected to receive the 2013 Leonard E. Gibbs Award for rigorous, systematic reviews that can inform social work policy and welfare practice. The Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Coordinating Group Awards Program presents the award each year.

Jean Wolph, instructor and director of the Louisville Writing Project, gave the opening presentation at the National Writing Project’s spring meeting in Washington, D.C. She also introduced at the conference Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) who spoke about the current budgetary climate in Congress.

(Content from submissions to UofL Today.)

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