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Business Administration

Brown, Darryl published, with Ronald Guidry and Dennis M. Patten. (2010). Sustainability reporting and perceptions of corporate reputation: An analysis using Fortune 500 Companies. Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management Volume 4. (pp. 83 - 104).

In addition, Brown presented refereed papers:
Are Perceptions of the Efficacy of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and The PCAOB Associated with Investor Knowledge? 10th annual Hawaii International Conference on Business. Hawaii (Summer 2009)
Insurance Versus Assurance: The Case of KPMG’s Audit Clients. Accounting at a Tipping Point: The American Accounting Association 2009 Annual Meeting. New York, N. Y. (2009)

Hoyt, Fred and Karen Bussone attended the fall educators' conference of the Marketing Management Association, Sept. 23-25 in St. Louis. Hoyt, a former president of the association, served on two panels – one on professional memberships, and one on bringing the world into the classroom. Bussone participated in the organization's workshops for new instructors.

Hoyt also was selected to participate in a Faculty Development in International Business program in Shanghai, China, in January. The two-week program involved travel to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong in the Peoples Republic of China to visit factories and learn about the current state of the Chinese economy and Chinese-American business relations from Chinese and foreign experts. Read Hoyt's blog about his travels.

In addition, Hoyt was named the 2010 Fellow of the Marketing Management Association. He participated in the Marketing Management Association meeting in Chicago, chairing a session and serving as a discussant at two others. Hoyt is a past president of the Association, which is the third largest organization of marketing educators in the United States.

Vitzthum, Sascha co-authored a teaching case on "Real Commerce in Virtual Worlds," that was one of just three teaching cases selected for presentation at the International Conference on Information Systems in Phoenix in December.

Vitzthum also published, with Kathuria, Konsynski, B. 2008. "EBay's Acquisition of Skype SA: The Voice of the Buyer." Communications of the Association of Information Systems (CAIS), (24), 89-104 (Feb. 2009).


Ghosh, Amit published:
– "Implications of Production Sharing on Exchange Rate Pass-through." International Journal of Finance and Economics, Vol 14(4), Oct. 2009 pp. 334-345.
– "Exchange rate Pass-Through in Korea and Thailand: Trends and Determinants." Japan and the World Economy, Vol 21(1), Jan. 2009, pp. 55-70.
– "Exchange rate Pass-Through" in R. Rajan, K. Reinert, L. Davis and A. Glass (eds.) Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (PUP: Princeton, NJ), 2009, pp. 377-380.
– With Rajan, Ramkishen. "What is the extent of Exchange rate Pass-through in Singapore? Has it changed overtime?" Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol 14(1), Feb. 2009, pp. 61-72.

Leekley, Robert published a textbook, Applied Statistics for Business and Economics , with CRC Press, a division of the Taylor and Francis Group.



Bray, Robert C. co-authored with alumna Nancy Steele Brokaw '71 a play, Lincoln's in Town!, which was performed at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in February.

Sainsbury, Alison was one of seven finalists for the 2010 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize in Non-Fiction for her memoir, Lost River. The annual competition is sponsored by the nation' s most famous writers' conference, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Terkla, Dan, with Michael J. Lewis and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, edited New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry: The Proceedings of a Conference at the British Museum. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010.
Terkla also presented “The Duchy of Cornwall and Hereford Mappaemundi: Heritage, Patronage, and  Commemoration,” at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of The Society for the History of  Discoveries. Raleigh, NC (October 2009).

Theune, Michael published an essay, "Missed Communications: Three New Anthologies" in Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing , vol. 29.2.
Also, his challenge of John Keats' term "Negative Capability" was published in Jacket magazine #40.

Hispanic Studies

Isabelli-Garcia, Christina with Echeverria, M., & Irizarry, G., published Second-Year Spanish II - Oral Expression, Reading and Composition: A Study Guide. (120 pp). Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin: University Extension (2009).

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Balina, Malina was invited as scholar-in-residence at the University of Salzburg, Austria in Fall 2009.

She co-edited the book, Petrified Utopia: Happiness Soviet Style (Anthem Press, 2009).

Balina also published:
Sowjetische Magie: die subversive Macht des Maerchens in Filme der Kindheit/Kindheit im Film, Christine Goelz, Karin Hoff, Anja Tippner, eds. Kulturwissenschaftliche Beitraege, Band 66. Frankfurt/Main 2009, p. 183-199.
Vospominaniia o detstve v sovetskoi detskoi literature: k voprosu o spetsifike zhanra (Recollections of Childhood in Soviet Children's Literature: Challenging the Canon) in Semanticheskaia poetika russkoi literatury, Barkovskaia N.V., Litovskaia M.A., eds. Ekaterinburg, 2009, p. 322-333.

And presented papers at the following conferences:
– November 2009, Boston, Mass., American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Title of paper: "What are Little Girls Made Of: Constructing Femininity in Soviet Children's Literature."
– October 2009, Moscow, Russian Humanities University, International Conference. History of Childhood as a Field of Research: Philipp Aries's Heritage in Europe and Russia. Title of paper: Teaching Internationalism in Early Soviet Children's Literature.
– September 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia, Co-organizer of an International Workshop on Soviet Children's Literature of the 1920s-1930s. Pushkinskii Dom: Institute of Russian Literature. Title of paper: Orphan Heroes in Children's Literature of the 1920s.
– August 2009, Frankfurt, Germany, 19th Biennial Congress of International Research Society for Children's Literature. Title of paper: " Ships of Every Flag Shall Come" : Foreign Guest as a Didactic Tool in Soviet Literature for Children.

In addition, Balina gave invited lectures:
– December, 2009, Pomona College, Calif.: "Pinocchio' s Adventures in the Soviet Wonderland: Contexts and Challenges of Soviet Children' s Literature."
– October, 2009, University of Salzburg, Austria: "Erziehung des Herzens: Koerper und Gender in der sowjetischen Kinderliteratur."
– October, 2009, University of Venice, Italy: "Contemporary Literature for Children: Texts and Contexts."
– March, 2009, lecture on Soviet children' s literature as part of Lois Lenski Children's Literature Lecture Series, Illinois State University.

Callahan, Christopher published "Troubadours in Northern France: of Macaronic Texts and Melodic Unica." 6th International Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts, Brussels. November 17-19, 2009.

Callahan also published reviews:
– Aubrey, Eliuzabeth, ed. "Poets and Singers. On Latin and Vernacular Monophonic Song." Padstow: Ashgate, 2009. Encomia 31 (2009), 18-20.
– Maddox, Donald & Sarah-Sturm Maddox, eds. "Parisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century." Turnhout: Brepols, 2008. Encomia 31 (2009), 47-49.

Fritzsche, Sonja published:
– A book review of Nature of the Miracle Years by Sandra Chaney. 32.2 German Studies Review: 434-5 (2009).
– "Science fiction is an international genre," an invited essay for the 50th anniversary issue, Extrapolation 50.1 (Spring 2009) 15-16.

Furo, Hiroku published "Smiles and Laughter in English and Japanese Conversations: Receptive and Productive Skills and Communicative Competence." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2009).


Erlewine, Robert authored a book, Monotheism and Tolerance: Recovering a Religion of Reason, published in December by Indiana University Press.

Erlewine also published:
– An article: "Reclaiming the Prophets: Cohen, Heschel, and Crossing the Theocentric/Neo-Humanist Divide," Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 17, no. 2 (2009): 177-2006.
– Book chapter: "The Stubbornness of the Jews: Resources and Limitations of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of Rosenstock-Huessy and Rosenzweig," in T he Cross and the Star: The Post-Nietzschean Christian and Jewish Thought of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig, eds. Wayne Cristaudo and Frances Huessy (New Castle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009) 191-208.
– Book Review: Review of Nietzsche and Levinas: "After the Death of a Certain God," eds. Jill Staufer and Bettina Bergo, Sophia 98, no. 3 (2009): 325.

And gave the following presentations:
– "Humane Intolerance: Kant, Cohen and the Monotheism Debate," national meeting of the Association of Jewish Studies (Los Angeles) December 2009.
– "Cohen and Assmann on the Telos of Religion," at the national meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Montreal) November 2009.

Jin, Tao published "The Formulation of Introductory Topics and the Writing of Exegesis in Chinese Buddhism."Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (JIABS), Volume 30, Number 1– 2, 33– 79 (2009).


Davis-Kahl, Stephanie, with Chad Kahl of Illinois State University's Milner Library, wrote "Human Rights Reference Sources," which has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian. In addition, their presentation, "What is the Role of Annual Human Rights Reviews? Examining Biases in U.S. Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights," has been accepted for the upcoming Midwest Political Science Association Conference.

Duke, Lynda, with Andrew Asher, visiting anthropologist for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant, Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL), will address the Association of Research Libraries' Library Assessment Conference, October 25-27, 2010 in Washington, D.C.  Their presentation, "Ethnography as an Assessment Tool: The ERIAL Project," is based on research conducted by The Ames Library research team of Duke, Monica Moore, Sue Stroyan and Suzanne Wilson.
A presentation based on the same research, "Anthropologists in the Library: Helping Librarians Support Student Success," was selected by the American Library Association's Research and User Services Committee for presentation at the annual Research Forum at the ALA annual conference on June 27 in Washington, D.C.

Miner, Meg published ARMA International. Website Records Management: An ARMA International Guideline. Lenexa, Kan.: ARMA International, 2009.
She also edited "Archives and Native American Genealogy: A Researcher's Perspective, Part 2." MAC Newsletter, 36.3: 6-7 (Jan 2009).

Schmidt, Karen was invited to join the Library Advisory Board for the international publishing company Wiley-Blackwell for a two-year appointment.
Schmidt also was elected to a second three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of CARLI, the Consortium of Academic Research Libraries in Illinois, following a three-year term as chair of the board.

Stroyan, Sue, with Andrew Asher, visiting anthropologist for the LSTA Grant, presented "Anthropologists in the Library: Helping Librarians Support Student Success," at the American Library Association annual conference on June 27 in Washington, D.C. The research, also conducted by Lynda Duke, Monica Moore and Suzanne Wilson, was selected for presentation at the Research Forum by the ALA's Research and User Services Committee.

Sweet, Chris wrote two papers that have been accepted by national conferences:
–  The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association accepted Sweet's paper, "Wikipedia and the Making of a (Wo)man: Biographical Construction in the Digital Age," for presentation during its March 31-April 3 annual conference in St. Louis.
–  The Association of College & Research Libraries / Library Leadership & Management Association accepted his paper, "Nurturing Failure: a Risk-Tolerant Library Culture that Embraces Change and Innovation," for its Virtual Conference on April 21-22.

Sweet also has been accepted into the Association of College and Research Libraries' Immersion Program, with a focus on information literacy program development, July 25-30, 2010, at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

Thomas, Marcia, with Anke Voss, compiled and edited "Emergency Response Planning in College Libraries," published by The Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The book highlights emergency policies and procedures in college libraries to handle disasters, and identifies best practices.

Thomas also was awarded a grant from the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services division of the American Library Association to support writing an in-depth literature review on library collection development and management issues for 2009 and 2010. This competitive grant award provides resources for her research, which will culminate in a commissioned article in the peer-reviewed journal, Library Resources & Technical Services. Thomas will be using part of the grant to work on this topic with a student who is interested in becoming a librarian.

Natural Sciences


Harper, R. Given was selected to participate in a Faculty Development Seminar focused on environmental studies, hosted by IES Abroad in Ecuador. He also participated in a post-seminar excursion to the Galapagos Islands.

Lehr, Edgar, with Alessandro Catenazzi (Berkeley), published findings on three new species of frogs: "Three new species of Bryophryne (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Region of Cusco," South American Journal of Herpetology 4(2):125– 138. The discovery was reported  by Wildlife Extra and, in Spanish, by a Peruvian news agency. | Read more.

Lehr also published:
– With Duellman, W.E., published Terrestrial-Breeding Frogs (Strabomantidae) in Peru. Natur- und Tier-Verlag, Naturwissenschaft, Munster, 2009.
– "The generic allocation of 'Hyla' antoniiochoai De la Riva & Chaparro," 2005 (Anura), with description of its advertisement call and ecology. Zootaxa 2304:61– 68 (2009).
– With Von May, "New species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Amazonian lowlands of southern Peru." Journal of Herpetology 43 (3): 485-494 (2009).
– With Aguilar, C. "Tadpole of Telmatobius mayoloi (Anura: Ceratophryidae)." Journal of Herpetology 43(1):159– 164 (2009).
– With Moravec, J., I. Arista Tuanama, & P.E. Perez. "A new species of Scinax (Anura: Hylidae) from the area of Iquitos, Amazonian Peru." South American Journal of Herpetology 4(1):9– 16 (2009).
– With J. Faivovich, and K.-H. Jungfer. 2010. "A new Andean species of the Hypsiboas pulchellus Group: adults, calls, and phylogenetic relationships." Herpetologica 66(3): 296-307.
– With A. Catenazzi. 2010. "Two new species of Bryophryne (Anura: Strabomantidae) from high elevations in southern Peru (Region of Cusco)." Herpetologica 66(3): 308-319.

Mathematics & Computer Science

Drici, Zahia co-authored the following books:, Advances in Nonlinear Analysis: Theory Methods and Applications, Cambridge Scientific Publishers (2009), with Sivasundharam, S.; Vasundhara Devi, J.;and McRae, F.A.
Theory of Causal Differential Equations, with V. Lakshmikantham, S. Leela, and F. A. McRae - Atlantis Studies in Mathematics for Engineering and Science, Editor: C. K. Chui- Stanford University - 2009 Atlantis Press/World Scientific.

Drici also co-authored the following papers:
– "Variation of parameters for differential equations with causal maps." Mathematical Inequalities & Applications. 12 (2009), no. 1, 209--215.
– "Quasilinearization for functional differential equations with retardation and anticipation." Nonlinear Analysis. 70 (2009), no. 4, 1763--1775
– "Differential equations involving causal operators with memory." Nonlinear Studies. 15 (2008), no. 3, 227--234.
– "Fixed point theorems for mixed monotone operators with PPF dependence." Nonlinear Analysis. 69 (2008), no. 2, 632--636.
– "Generalized quasilinearization for fractional differential equations, with J. Vasundhara Devi, and F.A. McRae, Computers and Mathematics with Applications 59 (2010) 1057-1062.

He, Tian-Xiao authored:
– "A Pair of Operator Summation Formulas and Their Applications." (With L. C. Hsu and D. Yin), International Journal Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 58 (2009), 1340-1348.
– "Sequence Characterization of Riordan Arrays." (With R. Sprugnoli), Discrete Math., 309 (2009), 3962-3974.
– "Characterization of Compactly Supported Refinable Splines With Integer Matrix." (With Y. Guan), Applicable Analysis, 88 (2009), No. 9, 1397-1407.
– "On Sequences of Numbers and Polynomials Defined by Linear Recurrence Relations of Order 2." (With P. Shiue), International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 709386, 1-21.

He also gave an invited talk, "Spline Wavelets, Finite Element Wavelets, and Wavelets with Composite Dilation," AMS 2009 Spring Central Sectional Meeting, Special Session on Time, Scale and Frequency Methods in Harmonic Analysis, March 27, 2009, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Lee, Seung-Hwan published "Some estimators and tests for accelerated hazards model using weighted cumulative hazards difference." Journal of Applied Statistics. 36, 473-482 (2009).

Also published:
– With Lee, Eun-Joo. "On testing equality of two censored samples." Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. 79, 135-143 (2009).
– With Lee, Junhwan, and Kim, Min-Ki. "Reliability analysis and evaluation of resistance factors for CPT-based LRFD design of driven piles." Geomechanics and Engineering. 1, 17-34 (2009).
– With Lee, Eun-Joo. "Confidence interval of survival function for extreme value distribution with censored data." Advances and Applications in Statistics. 11, 239-254 (2009).

Tiede, Hans Joerg published:

– With Geoffrey K. Pullum. "Inessential Features and Expressive Power of Descriptive Metalanguages." Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics. Ed. Anna Kibort and Greville G. Corbett. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
– With Lawrence Neff Stout, "Recursion, Infinity and Modeling." Recursion and Human Language. Ed. Harry van der Hulst. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009.
– With Kepser, Stephan. "Monadic Second-Order Logic and Transitive Closure Logics Over Trees." Research on Language & Computation (2009).

Stout, Lawrence Neff published, with Hans Joerg Tiede, "Recursion, Infinity and Modeling" Recursion and Human Language. Ed. Harry van der Hulst. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009.


French, Linda presented "The Astronomical Education of John Goodricke: A First Look" at the Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3.
French is keeping a blog during her sabbatical in York, England, where she is researching the life of Goodricke, a York astronomer.

French also was named a co-recipient of the Herbert C. Pollock Award by the Dudley Observatory. The award provides support for an innovative project in the history of astronomy or astrophysics to a North American scholar.

Spalding, Gabe was appointed as 2010-2011 Vice-Chair of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Committee on Laboratories. He will then become chair for 2011-2012.

Spalding also:
– Co-chaired (with K. Dholakia), "Optical Trapping and Optical Micro-Manipulation VI," an annual research conference in San Diego, Calif., on Aug. 2-6, and co-edited the published volume of proceedings, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VI, Proceedings SPIE 7400, with K. Dholakia (SPIE, Bellingham, Wash. 2009).
– Co-authored the article: "Enhanced Particle Transport in an Oscillating Sinusoidal Optical Potential," published in the New Journal of Physics 11, 103017 (2009).
– Delivered a short course on optical trapping at the SPIE Optics & Photonics conference.
– Gave an invited talk detailing preliminary results from a national survey regarding laboratory instruction for physics majors at the AAPT/APS/ALPhA 2009 Topical Conference on Advanced Laboratories, Ann Arbor, Mich., July 23-25, 2009.
– Helped lead a workshop, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, on Reforming Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences. The workshop was held at Centre College in Kentucky on Jan. 9.
– Gave an invited talk at a combined conference of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C., about a national survey regarding laboratory instruction during the final three years of the undergraduate physics major. Spalding also presided over a moderated, open discussion session about instructional laboratories in physics.
– Delivered the "Lindbergh Lecture" (named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh) in March at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on "Applying Light for Micro-mechanical Control."
– Reported on the Topical Conference on Advanced Labs, which he helped to organize, in the Summer 2010 Newsletter of the American Physical Society's Forum on Education.
– As President of the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association, Spalding initiated the ALPhA Immersion Program, where instructors spent three full days with expert colleagues on hand, learning the details of a single, key instructional physics experiment well enough to incorporate it into their teaching.


Pretz, Jean published:
– With Silvia, P.J., & Kaufman, J.C., "Is creativity domain-specific? Latent class models of creative accomplishments and creative self-descriptions." Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 3, 139-148 (2009).
– With Brookings, J.B. "Development and Preliminary Validation of the Types of Intuition Scale (TIntS)." Poster presented at the Association for Research in Personality. Evanston, IL: July 17-18 (2009).

Sheese, Brad published:

– With Voelker, P., Posner, M. I., & Rothbart, M. K. "Genetic variation influences on the early development of reactive emotions and their regulation by attention." Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 14, 332-355 (2009).
– With Rothbart, M. K., & Conradt, L. "Childhood temperament." In Corr, P. J., & Matthews, G. (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of personality psychology (pp. 177-190). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2009).

Sheese also:
–  Was invited to present his research on the development of self-regulation in children at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. The presentation is part of a workshop sponsored by NIH and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
–  Will present his research at the annual conference of the Jean Piaget Society, to be held in St. Louis in June.


Professional Schools

School of Art

Bair, Miles displayed paintings in a show, Light and Shadow, at Katie Gingrass Gallery in the historic third ward in downtown Milwaukee.

Strandberg, Kevin exhibited sculptures at the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria.

School of Music

Garrett, Roger gave a guest solo performance of Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Concertino as principal clarinetist with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 10.

Vayo, David won the eighth Andres Gaos Music Composition Prize, awarded by the Spanish province of A Coruna. In addition to a monetary award, the prize includes the world premiere performance of Vayo's composition "Wellspring" by the Symphony Orchestra of A Coruna during one of its next two seasons.

In addition:
– Vayo's composition, "Climb," was performed at the University of Wisconsin/Madison on Sept. 17 by trombonist Mark Hetzler and percussionist Anthony di Sanza, both of the UW faculty. On Sept. 20, they repeated the performance at Illinois Wesleyan.
– Vayo attended the world premiere of his composition "Enlightenment" on Oct. 1 at the University of Iowa. The piece was written for the Mexico City-based ensemble ONIX, who then traveled to IWU to perform at the Symposium of Contemporary Music on Oct. 2 and 3.
– Guitarist Zane Merritt performed Vayo's "Berceuse," and Merritt and Vayo played a free improvisation during a concert at the Midwest regional conference of the Society of Composers at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.
– Vayo's "Eight Poems of William Carlos Williams," a theatrical composition for trombonist, was performed by Samantha Keehn at the University of Colorado, Boulder on Oct. 29 and 30. Keehn is writing her doctoral dissertation on Vayo's composition.
– Vayo received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Standard Award.
– Vayo's composition "Flower Thought" for viola was performed at the Thailand Composition Festival, Silpakorn University, Bangkok (July 2009)
– Musicians associated with Memphis' Belvedere Music Festival performed movements from Vayo's "Seis Cosechas" (Six Harvests) on April 18 at the Beethoven Club of Memphis, and on April 23 at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. The entire composition, which is scored for clarinet, bassoon and piano, will be performed at the Belvedere Festival in June.
– Was in residence during the first half of May at I-Park, an artist's colony in East Haddam, Conn.
– Attended the ONIX Ensemble's May 25 performance of "Enlightenment," a composition written for the group, as part of the International Forum of New Music "Manuel Enriquez" in Mexico City.
– Attended the performance of his composition "Seis Cosechas" (Six Harvests) at the Belvedere Festival in Memphis on June 25.

Vayo also composed:
– "I carry you in my heart" for soprano, baritone, and piano (2009).
– "Dream Cartoon" for violin, cello, and harpsichord (2009).
– "Weave" for ruan/Chinese moon guitar ensemble (2009).

School of Nursing

Hartweg, Donna received the 2009 Illinois Nurses Association Nurse Educator Award, honoring her work to advance nursing education and commitment to serving as a role model for nursing students.

Lessen, Brenda authored an abstract, "Effect of Oral Stimulation on Feeding Progression in Preterm Infants," published in the August 2009 edition of Advances in Neonatal Care.

School of Theatre Arts

Quinn, Tom is directing and producing his screenplay, Using, through his non-profit film company, Phenom Features.

Susong, Scott presented the findings from his review of curricular structures of musical theater conservatory programs worldwide at the European Conference of the Musical Theater Educators Alliance (MTEA), held Sept. 7-12 at the Danish Musical Theater Academy in Fredericia, Denmark and the Stage School in Hamburg, Germany.

Susong also directed the musical Triumph of Love for Oregon's Tin Pan Alley Theatre Co.


Social Sciences


Moralee, Jason received the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize, and will spend 11 months as a fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

Schultz, April presented a Labor Day lecture at Monmouth College.

Schultz, Robert, spoke about the influence of a popular film on a terrorist bombing in Manhattan in May on WGLT Radio.

Political Science

Kim, Min-hyung published "State Preferences and Institutional Feedback: CAP and European Integration," International Political Science Review, Vol. 31, No. 3 (June 2010), pp.323-345

Shaw, Greg published:
– The book The Healthcare Debate (Greenwood Press, 2010) as part of the Greenwood Press' Historical Guides to Controversial Issues in America series.
– "Welfare Reform” entry in Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Voices, and Viewpoints, edited by Roger Chapman, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2010.

Shaw also serves as section editor at Public Opinion Quarterly, 2008-2012 (poll trends section).

Simeone, James published:
– "The 1830 Contest for Governor and the Politics of Resentment," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 102 (Fall Winter 2009):282-306.
– "William Kinney's Agrarian Dilemma" Journal of Illinois History (Spring 2010): 2-32.

Sociology / Anthropology

Burke, Meghan published a review of Rebecca N. Hill's book, Men, Mobs, and Law: Anti-Lynching and Labor Defense the U.S. Radical History, in the January 2010 issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of race, ethnicity, and nationalism.

Burke also presented two papers and organized a teaching panel at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting in Chicago. Her papers were titled "Navigating Coherence: Race Talk in a Color-Blind Environment" and "The Contradictions of Color-Blind Diversity in an Urban Community." She also began a three-year term on the Society's Committee on Teaching and Learning.

Gearhart, Rebecca was profiled in connection with her visual anthropology research in a column by Erinn C. Howard '03 in the Summer 2009 issue of the Association for Women in Science magazine. Read the article (pdf).

Springwood, Charles Fruehling was invited to provide a keynote address at the annual Sport, Race, and Ethnicity Conference at the University of the West Indies in Barbados in July 2010. His talk will be titled "Tamales, Tapetes, and Basketball: Signs of Oaxacan Ethnicity in the United States."

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