September 2013 Notables
UofL faculty, departments and centers are earning accolades that reflect their excellence and leadership in their fields.
The Bachelor of Science program in health and human performance, with a concentration in exercise science, was named as one of the top health care degrees at Kentucky colleges and universities in the July 2013 issue of “Medical News, The Business of Healthcare.” UofL was noted for its faster-than-average growth in health-related degree programs.
Matt Bergman, assistant professor, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, was selected by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) to have an article featured in APLU’s publication, “High Tech, High Touch: Campus Based Strategies for Ensuring Student Success.” The publication will be launched at the APLU Annual Meeting in November.
Roberto Bolli, chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Institute of Molecular Cardiology, has received a Medal of Merit for 2013 from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences for his distinguished achievements in cardiovascular sciences. It is the highest honor the academy bestows.
The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, based at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, won a national Most Valuable Pollution Prevention award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable for its efforts to help Kentucky businesses, schools and organizations improve environmental performance and cut costs and waste.
Selene Phillips, professor, communication, received first place in the 2013 Women Who Write International Short Prose and Poetry Contest for “i miss lac du flambeau.” The contest attracted 281 entries from 33 U.S. states and four other countries. Her entry will be published in 2013 “Calliope,” the organization’s annual anthology.
Tammy Roach, associate director of admissions for the Office of Testing Services, has been elected to the 17-member Governing Board of the National College Testing Association.
Daya Singh Sandhu, professor, Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel, has been named to the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. As a Fulbright senior specialist, Sandhu may serve as a consultant on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and other professional activities in his areas of expertise: counselor education and supervision; multiculturalism and diversity; and cross-cultural studies on mental depression and suicide ideations.
Christine Sherretz, assistant professor, Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, was a recent guest on WDRB to discuss how best to get children ready for the start of the school year.
Brad Shuck, assistant professor, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, published “Employee Engagement and Well-Being: A Moderation Model and Implications for Practice” in the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
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