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November Notables

by UofL Today last modified Nov 19, 2012 09:45 AM

Faculty/staff notables submitted for posting since Oct. 15.

Jennie Burnet, assistant professor, anthropology, has a new book, “Genocide Live in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda,” which the University of Wisconsin Press will publish Nov. 19. The book is part of the Women in Africa and the Diaspora series. Its publication was made possible, in part, through support from UofL’s University Committee on Academic Publication.

Wendy Hupp, assistant professor of oral medicine, is the new national president of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. She is the first woman to hold the office. This also is the first time that a child of a previous president has been installed. Her father was president in the 1980s.

Terry Scott, professor, Amy Lingo, associate professor, and Ginevra Courtade, assistant professor, Department of Special Education, have received $3.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. They will provide statewide training, support and evaluation of schools in working toward improving the outcomes of students with disabilities, and also work to close the achievement gap for all students with disabilities by providing more effective classroom instruction. The five-year project has an evaluation component that will support large-scale research on the effectiveness of implementation at the school district and state levels, and will track student outcomes as a measure of its impact.

Ann Swank, professor, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, has been added to the National Strength and Conditioning Association History of “Women Firsts” list. In 2005, Swank was the first female to receive the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award. See the list.

Harrie Buecker, assistant to the dean for teacher education partners, College of Education and Human Development, is featured in the November issue of “School Administrator” magazine’s People Watch section for her new CEHD post.

Gary Bernstein, instructor, Department of Health and Sport Sciences, was published in OnSite Fitness Magazine. His article is “Fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations Part 2.” Bernstein also was a guest lecturer for a sport law and ethics class at Covenant College in Chattanooga, Tenn., and presented on community partnerships at the Kentucky Engagement Conference at Western Kentucky University last week.

Li Min, associate professor, College of Education Science and Technology at Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, is a visiting scholar at the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) at UofL. Her appointment is for one year through October 2013. She will be studying international career and technical education systems and training methods.

Daya Singh Sandhu, professor, education and counseling psychology and president of the Sikh Society of Kentucky, was the invited moderator of “Sikhism: Mistaken Turban,” part of the UofL Difficult Discussion series. The talk was planned in the wake of shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Jake Gross, assistant professor, CEHD; Csaba Biro, assistant professor, mathematics; Matt Williams, director of major gifts, development office; Gerard Buono, program assistant dental research; and Julia Mackenzie-Rollinson, Get Healthy Now, represented UofL in the Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon – 2012 Sam Swope Corporate Challenge. They placed third in the 13.1-mile run — less than one minute behind the second place team, Humana. The event drew more than 2,000 runners.

UofL’s Pallas Mortar Board chapter received a Silver Torch Award at the Mortar Board national meeting in late July. The honor goes to chapters that execute timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Silver Torch Award recipients are selected based on a review of national records, requiring that the chapter meet all of the national minimum standards and deadlines. Amy Dante St. Germain, chapter president, accepted the award. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. UofL’s Pallas chapter was chartered in 1949 and has 19 members.

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