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Noteworthy: Jan. 2013

by UofL Today last modified Jan 09, 2013 09:56 AM

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Jill Adelson, assistant professor, educational and counseling psychology, counseling and college student personnel, has been selected as the 2013 Nystrand-Offutt Scholar. Adelson will collaborate with Maggie McGatha, associate professor, middle and secondary education, on a study titled, “Cognitive Coaching and Gifted Learners: Examining Effects on Student Achievement and Academic Self-Concept.”

John Begley, assistant professor, fine arts, has work in the show, “Dissenting Opinions,” on display at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Main St. through Feb. 9. Begley’s friend and fellow artist, Darryl Halbrooks, joins him in the exhibit that explores their two difference outlooks and approaches to art-making.

The Feast on Equality this week was named Best Inaugural Event of 2012 by NFocus magazine. The event benefitted the Office for LGBT Services and took place at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center. More than 300 people came out for dinner by Susan Hershberg of Wiltshire Pantry. The feast raised $86,000 for LGBT Services in total, which will be used for students in crisis, leadership development and campus programming.

Gary Hoyle, professor, environmental and occupational health sciences, and his team have uncovered new clues in understanding how epithelial cells — the cells that line the trachea, bronchi and other airways that carry air in and out of the lung — repair themselves after chlorine gas exposure. The findings recently were published in the American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology in the article “Differential Susceptibility of Inbred Mouse Strains to Chlorine-Induced Airway Fibrosis.” The research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) CounterACT program.

Deborah Griffith Keeling, chair and professor, and Michael Losavio, instructor, justice administration, published “A Comparative Review of Cybercrime Law and Digital Forensics in Russia, the United States and Under the Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe,” 39 N. Ky. L. Rev. (2012), pp 267–326, in the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Their co-authors were Galina Borisevich, Natalya Chernyadyeva, Evelina Frolovich, Pavel Pastukhov, Svetlana Polyakova and Olga Dobrovlyanin of Perm National Research University of the Russian Federation. The article compared and contrasted both domestic law and transnational responses to cybercrime.

The Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services, concentration in art therapy, has received continued seven-year approval from the Education Program Approval Board of the American Art Therapy Assoc. Inc.

Daya Sandhu, professor, educational and counseling psychology, counseling, and college student personnel, has been invited to deliver the keynote address, “Self Care: Finding Peace in a Chaotic World,” at the Central Chapter of the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor Association 2013 spring forum. He also will receive an Ambassador Award at the forum for his work and research in the field.

Christine Sherretz, assistant professor, early and elementary education, has been invited by John T. DeAtley, director of P-20 Initiatives and College Readiness at the Council on Postsecondary Education, to present about the Summer Boost program. DeAtley and Aaron Thompson will present to the Postsecondary Subcommittee of the Interim Joint Committee on Education on SB1 funding and collaborations with the P-12 community. Sherretz also was selected by ETS and the Praxis Licensure program to serve on the Praxis Elementary Education National Advisory Committee, which met Nov. 30–Dec. 2.

The sport administration program in the College of Education and Human Development received accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). UofL offers three COSMA-accredited degree programs in sport administration — BS and MS in sport administration, and a PhD in educational leadership and organizational develop, a sport administration specialty.

Daniela Terson de Paleville, assistant professor, health and sport sciences, visited a class at the Sacred Heart School in Jeffersonville, Ind., last month to lead the students in interactive activities to demonstrate how the body functions and how medical discoveries are made. Students learned about the cardiovascular and muscular systems by monitoring their own hearts and muscles as they exercised. HSS undergraduate and graduate students helped de Paleville with the activities. The visit was part of Physiology Understanding Week 2012, which focuses on the physiology of exercise and health.

Jacek Zurada, professor, electrical and computer engineering, has been elected for the post of 2014 IEEE vice president – technical activities (and 2013 VP-elect). As TA chair, Zurada’s duties will include providing leadership for IEEE journals, conferences and continuing education. IEEE publishes 155 journals that consistently top the list of highest quality periodicals, and sponsors about 1,000 conferences in the field of electrical and computer engineering. More information.

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