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November Notables

by UofL Today last modified Nov 30, 2009 12:13 PM

A collection of submitted accomplishments and accolades.


Charles Covell Jr., professor emeritus of biology, was elected this year as an honorary life member in The Lepidopterists Society, an international organization devoted to the study of butterflies and moths (insect Order Lepidoptera).

The College of Education and Human Development recently received the second place award at the iStrategy users conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Coppin State University won first place. Staff members from the college, Ann Larson, Katie Hunt and Joanne Webb, were presenters at the conference along with Bob Goldstein, associate university provost.  The award recognizes innovation and achievement by iStrategy customers in using HigherEd Analytics modules to improve institutional performance. Read more

Zijiang He, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was named the Kentucky Academy of Science's Distinguished College/University Scientist for 2009. The honor recognizes his significant contribution to academic research in Kentucky.

Noell Rowan, assistant professor, Kent School of Social Work, and doctoral student Michael Robinson won two of the three awards for scholarship given at the Ball State University Diversity Research Symposium Nov. 14 and 15. Robin and his co-presenter Michelle Robinson received the award for the most creative content in a research presentation for "Community Dynamics in the Construction of Race: African Americans in Louisville, Ky. Pre and Post Emancipation." Rowan received the award for best LGBT research presentation for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Chemical Dependency: Exploring Successful Treatment." The Ball State University Office of Institutional Diversity sponsored the symposium.


Henry Cunningham, Ph.D., director of student engagement, presented a paper titled "Enhancing Public School Education: A Partnership for School Resiliency" at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) in Philadelphia Oct. 11-13.

Rus Funk, Kent School of Social Work, was invited to give a keynote presentation titled "Engaging Men in Prevention, Lessons Learned and Next Steps" at the Inter-American Conference on Ending Violence Against Women in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference was Nov. 8-11.

David Hein, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, presented an invited talk titled “Acetylation Status and Bladder Cancer - Should NAT2 Slow Acetylators be Sub-classified for Risk Assessments” at the BFGA Research Institute of Occupational Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, in November.

Sandra Hollensead, M.D., professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been invited to give a workshop in Baltimore for laboratory professionals. The American Society of Clinical Pathologists is sponsoring the daylong workshop titled "Body Fluid Analysis: Completely Analyzed!" Hollensead and co-presenter Janine Whitis, technical supervisor of the hematology and coagulation laboratory at University Hospital, cover pathophysiology of body fluid production, laboratory procedures and regulations regarding body fluid analysis, transitioning from manual to automated body fluid cell counts, quality assurance and use of case histories as a continuing education tool for laboratorians. They have given the workshop in Louisville (twice), Chicago, San Francisco and Phoenix, and base it on University Hospital practices.

Alyssa Murphy, associate director of undergraduate admissions, and Toree Parrish, graduate assistant for new student orientation, presented a workshop titled "Innovative Recruitment and Inspirational Training for Orientation Leaders" during the National Orientation Directors Association Annual Convention in November.


Bruce Ponder and Harry Allen, lecturers in the Department of Justice Administration, have just published with Edward Latessa, University of Cincinnati, the 12th edition of "Corrections in America: An Introduction" (Prentice Hall, 2010). With the first edition dated 1975, this is the longest continuously published corrections textbook in the field of criminology and criminal justice.

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