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Business and Economics

Hoyt, Fred (Business Administration) presented his research comparing the marketing strategies of the Boy and Girl Scouts of America at the 6th International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Social & Arts Marketing in London, England.
– Presented a paper, "The Ten Commandments of Engaging Students in Class," at the Fall Conference of the Marketing Management Association in St. Louis. A past MMA president, Hoyt is currently president of the MMA Foundation and a board member of the Association.
– Was selected to participate in a Faculty Development in International Business Program in New Delhi, India. The program, sponsored by the University of Connecticut's Center for Business Research, provided participants with information about the Indian economic system, plus opportunities to tour businesses and visit government officials.
– Presented "Generating Class Participation and Engaging Students" at the 2007 Marketing Management Association Educators' Conference.
– Attended the Marketing Management Association meeting in Chicago, where he served on a panel about sabbaticals, chaired a session on branding universities and critiqued a paper on student attitudes toward counterfeits.

Trimble, Carrie (Business Administration) attended the Fall Conference of the Marketing Management Association in St. Louis. She is co-editor of Marketing Insights, the organization's newsletter.
– With Bill Walsh, published "Family Medical Leave Act Coverage Claims and Arbitration of Employee Grievances," in the Proceedings of the North American Management Society (March 2008).
– Attended the Marketing Management Association meeting in Chicago, where she chaired a panel on service industries.
– With Lynda Duke (The Ames Library) and Jean MacDonald (The Ames Library), authored a research manuscript titled "Collaboration between Marketing Students and the Library: An Experiential Learning Project to Promote Reference Service," which been accepted for publication in the College & Research Libraries journal.

Walsh, Bill (Business Administration)  published "Employee Bereavement Leave: A Survey of Arbitration Cases," in the Journal of Collective Negotiations (Vol. 31, #4).
– With Carrie Trimble, published "Family Medical Leave Act Coverage Claims and Arbitration of Employee Grievances," in the Proceedings of the North American Management Society (March 2008).
– Published "Is Incarceration a Good Enough Excuse for Missing Work? A Survey of Arbitration Decisions," in the Journal of Collective Negotiations (Vol. 32, Issue #2).



O’Gorman, Kathleen (English) published “’The music that is silence’: Carole Maso’s Ava and Samuel Beckett’s Voice.” English Studies Forum 3.1 (Fall - Winter, 2007). http://www.publish.bsu.edu/esf/3.1/O’Gorman.htm.
O'Gorman also was selected by the Institute for the International Education of Students, one of Illinois Wesleyan's study abroad affiliates, to participate in a Faculty Development Seminar on contemporary theatre in London and Dublin.

Sainsbury, Alison (English) was selected nationally from schools in the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a State Department-funded seminar on “Teaching Islam and the Middle East” in Amman, Jordan. Read more.

Terkla, Daniel (English) was named to the Council of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Read more.
— Published "Ocular Pilgrimages: Teaching with the Hereford Map." Geotema: Organo Ufficiale dell'Associazione Geografi Italiani. Itineraria, Carte, Mappe: dal reale al virtuale. Dai viaggi del passato la conoscenza dell’oggi. 27 (2007): 203-18.
— Published short articles on Marco Polo, William of Rubruck, and Ludovico de Varthema for The Oxford Companion to Exploration. Ed. David Buisseret.  New York: OUP, 2007.
— Chaired a conference session: "Reading Between the Threads: New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry." Sponsor: Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI, May 2007.
— Co-organized conference: The BT @ the BM: New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry. An International Conference on the Bayeux Tapestry at the British Museum, London, 15-16 July 2008.
— Gave a talk at The BT @ the BM: "From Hastingus to Hastings and Beyond: Inexorable Inevitability on the Bayeux Tapestry."
— Chaired two sessions at The BT @ the BM: "Patronage" and "Modern."
— Received two research awards: The J.B. Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography and a Newberry Library/British Academy Fellowship for Study in Great Britain, Fall 2008.
— Published "Informal Catechesis and the Hereford Mappa Mundi." The Art, Science, and Technology of Medieval Travel. Ed. Robert Bork and Andrea Kann.  Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2008. 128-41.
— Published short articles on the following: pilgrimage as metaphor, imaginary pilgrimages, and the Palestine Pilgrim's Text Society for The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Ed. Larissa Taylor. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

Theune, Michael (English) published:
Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns. New York, New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2007.Read more.
– “Building Dwelling,” American Poet: The Journal of the American Poets. Vol. 32 (2007): 14.
– “Mr. Del Elsworth, a Claims Adjuster, Lived in North Dakota, Where He Tried To Figure Out the Meanings of Some Well-Known Haiku,” Pindeldyboz. (Spring, 2007): 11.
– “The Vow.” Pindeldyboz. (Spring, 2007): 13.
-–“Poetic Structure and Poetic Form: The Necessary Differentiation,” American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets. Vol. 32 (Spring, 2007): 9-12.

Hispanic Studies

Isabelli-Garcia, Christina (Hispanic Studies) with Donna Hartweg (Nursing) published "Health Perceptions of Low-Income, Immigrant Spanish-Speaking Latinas in the United States," in Hispanic Health Care International (Vol.5 , No. 2, 2007). Hartweg also presented their findings at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in Yokohama, Japan. Read more.

Nadeau, Carolyn (Hispanic Studies) published La vida del Buscon, a critical edition of the 17th century Spanish novel by Francisco de Quevedo, under Cervantes & Co. Read more.
– Awarded a $3,500 grant for Feeding Between the Lines: the Social Significance of Food in Early Modern Spanish Literature from the Program for Cultural Cooperation Grants, Spanish Ministry of Culture, 2007.

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Balina, Marina (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures):
• Received a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue her pioneering work with Soviet and post-Soviet children’s literature.
• Published the book, Russian Children's Literature and Culture (co-edited with Larissa Rudova) Routledge: London/New York, 2007. Read more.
• Published the following articles and book chapters:
– “Ancient Rome for Little Comrades: The Legacy of Classical Antiquity in Soviet Children's Literature” in Sites of Rome, Diana Spencer and David Larmour, eds., Oxford University Press, 2007.
– “Iz opyta buratinologii: sovetskie” 70-e (On the Culture of Stagnation: the 1970's in Soviet Russia) in Neprikosnovennyi zapas, (3) 52, Moscow: NLO.
– Razlozhenie etiketa: transformatsiia putevoi prozy v russkoi literature 1960-1980x (Violating the Soviet Canon: Russian Travel Prose of the 1960's-1980's) in Sovremennaia russkaia literature: problemy izucheniia i prepodavaniia. Sbornik statei. (Marina Abasheva, ed. Perm': Perm' State Pedagogical University, 2007), p. 103-114

– Seven articles on Russian Children's Literature, Socialist Realist Classics, Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian Museum, Smol'ny, Foreign Literature in Translation, and Soviet Historical Novel in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine and Helena Goscilo, eds.) Routledge: London, 2007
• Gave presentations:
– In May 2007, presented at the International Colloquium on Poetics of Memory in Sweden, Lund University on Russian-Jewish Childhood Recollections.
– In July 2007, participated at the International Colloquium, “Pisatel' i vlast'” (Writers and Power) in Germany at the University of Konstanz, presenting a paper on Soviet children's literature as an ideological institution in the 1920's-30's.
– In August 2007, presented at ICCEES Regional European Congress in Berlin, Germany on post-Soviet memoir writing.

Callahan, Christopher (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures) published:
– “Tracking Robin, Marion and the Virgin Mary: Musical/Textual Interlace in the Pastourelle Motet.” In K. Fresco and W. Pfeffer, eds. “Chançon Legiere a Chanter”. Studies on Old French Literature in honor of Samuel N. Rosenberg. Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications, 2007, 293-308.
– “Christine de Pizan’s Dit de la pastoure, Pastoral Poetry, and the Poetics of Loss.” Le Moyen Français 59:2 (2007), 23-34.

Fritzsche, Sonja (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures) "Gender, Utopia, and Ostalgia: the Pre-and Post-Unification Visions of East German Science Fiction Writer Alexander Kroger," The Journal of the Society for Utopian Studies. Vol.17, No. 3 (2007): 441-464.

Sultan, Nancy (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures) presented "Jacqueline Kennedy & the Classical Mode," for panel on "Classics and the Kennedys," Classical Association of Atlantic States. Washington, DC. October 2007.
Authored two 10-minute play productions:
Pas de Deux. Winner, 2007 Heartland Theatre 10-minute Play Festival Competition. Directed by Lori Adams. June-July 2007, Normal, Illinois.
Money Matters. Produced by Heartland Theatre's "Young at Heartland Senior Acting Workshop." Summer 2007


Gillett, Carl (Philosophy) has been awarded a John Templeton Foundation Grant to write about his new approach to debates over ‘reduction’ and ‘emergence’ within the sciences and philosophy. Read more.


Hatcher, Brian A. (Religion) published Bourgeois Hinduism, or the Faith of the Modern Vedantists. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2008. Read more.
Also published:
– “Bourgeois Vedanta: The Colonial Roots of Middle-Class Hinduism,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Vol. 75, No. 2 (2007): 298-323.
– “Sanskrit and the Morning After: The Metaphorics and Theory of Intellectual Change,” Indian Economic and Social History Review. Vol. 44, No. 3 (2007): 333-361.

Myscofski, Carole (Religion) published "Imagining Cannibals: European Encounters with Native Brazilian Women," in the journal History of Religions, Volume 47, Nos. 2 & 3 (November 2007/Feburary 2008), 142-155. Her article, based on research supported by a Senior Faculty Research Award from IWU during the Spring Semester of 2002, was included in a special festscrift edition of the journal honoring University of Chicago Professor Jonathan Z. Smith.

Brown, Robert E. (Religion) discussed his work on Cotton Mather's "Biblia Americana" at the 13th Annual Conference of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Brown is one of seven editors collaborating to produce the first-ever critical edition of Mather's massive biblical commentary, written between the years 1696-1728.


Stephanie Davis-Kahl (The Ames Library) and Banks, Kira Hudson (Psychology) were selected for the first-time presentation venue for the American Library Association conference. Their work done with images and racism can be viewed at http://eye2i.wordpress.com/virtual-poster-sessions/analyzingdynamics/.
– A Webcast presentation by Davis-Kahl entitled "Analog, Digital and In-Between: Managing Transitions in the Media Center" was accepted for the Association of College and Research Libraries/Library Administration and Management Association Spring Virtual Conference in April 2008.

Duke, Lynda (The Ames Library) co-authored "How To Develop a Marketing Plan for an Academic Library" with Toni Tucker, assistant to the dean of ISU's Milner Library, in Technical Services Quarterly, Volume 25 Issue 1 (2007).

Miller, Sarah Elizabeth (The Ames Library) with Lauren Jensen published "Connecting With Students Where They Are: On Facebook." Marketing Library Services. 21(5), September/October 2007.
– Awarded by the EBSCO Company (an international subscription and database provider) a $1,000 scholarship to attend the American Library Association annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., in June 2008. This is a competitive award given to librarians early in their careers to inspire and advance their professional development.
– A presentation regarding Miller's research with the beta-test of the tagging product TWINE was selected by a review panel for the upcoming Coalition of Networked Information meeting in Minneapolis in April.

Schmidt, Karen (The Ames Library) published an article in the November issue of College & Research Libraries entitled "Feast and Famine: A Statewide Science Serial Collection Assessment in Illinois." Her co-authors included Chew Chiat Naun from the University of Minnesota and Tina Chrzastowski and Michael Norman from the University of Illinois.
– Invited to speak at the Elsevier "Connect" Seminar in Chicago on Nov. 29, on the topic of present and future opportunities and challenges for academic libraries.
– Appointed to the Praeger Publishing Advisory Board. Praeger's publishing line focuses on scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with special strengths in modern history, military studies, psychology, business, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, visual and performing arts, and literature.

A paper by Marcia Thomas (The Ames Library), "John Wesley Powell: White Water to White City," presented at the Second Grand Canyon Historical Symposium in 2007, also appears in the symposium proceedings, entitled Reflections of Grand Canyon Historians: Ideas, Arguments, and First-Person Accounts, edited by Todd R. Berger (Grand Canyon Association, 2008.) 

Wessel, Sarah George (The Ames Library) presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries / Library Administration & Management Association Joint Spring Virtual Institute. Her work, "Failure, Doubt, and Missed Opportunities," focuses on understanding the experiences of failing and succeeding, taking risks and being creative.
– Spoke at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her paper, "User-centered Technical Support of E-resources," establishes effective guidelines for library support of licensed digital content.
– Elected to the Executive Board of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). NASIG is the leading professional organization for serials librarians in the United States and Canada, promoting communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication.
– Awarded the 2008 Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Professional Education, sponsored by the library and information science honorary society, Beta Phi Mu.

Natural Sciences


Hoffman, Stephen (Chemistry) co-authored "Strong Colloidal and Dissolved Organic Ligands Binding Copper and Zinc in Rivers," Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 41, No. 20, 2007.

House, James E. (Chemistry) published the book, Principles of Chemical Kinetics, 2nd ed., Academic Press/Elsevier, Amsterdam (2007).
House, chemistry, also published Inorganic Chemistry, Academic Press/Elsevier (2008).  This 850-page book is designed for use as a text in the senior level course taught at most universities.

Mohan, Ram (Chemistry) received a $380,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on green chemistry.
– Co-authored a review of the reactivity of ionic liquids for the journal Tetrahedron. The article "Reactivity of Ionic Liquids" was recognized as one of the "Top-50 most cited articles" published in Tetrahedron between 2005 and 2008.
– Also honored by Tetrahedron during the American Chemical Society national conference in Boston in August 2007 for a co-authored article on bismuth compounds, which was named one of the most cited articles for the journal from 2004-2007.
– Co-authored "Platform technology for dienone and phenol–formaldehyde architectures," published in the journal Green Chemistry.

Roesner, Rebecca A. (Chemistry); Korendovych, I.V.; & Rybak-Akimova, E.V. "Molecular Recognition of Neutral and Charged Guests Using Metallomacrocyclic Hosts," Advances in Inorganic Chemistry. eds. Van Eldik, Rudi & Bowman-James, K. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. 109-173.

Computer Science

Tiede, Hans-Jorg (Computer Science) & Moss, Lawrence S. “Applications of Modal Logic in Linguistics,” Handbook of Modal Logic. eds. Blackburn, P. et al. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007.


Dancs, Mike (Mathematics) published:
– "An Euler-Type Formula for zeta (2k+1)" (with Tian-Xiao He), Journal of Number Theory, 118 (2006), no. 2, 192--199.
– "Numerical Approximation to zeta (2n+1)'' (with Tian-Xiao He), Journal Computational and Applied Mathematics, 196( 2006), 150-154.

He, Tian-Xiao (Mathematics) published:
– "Construction of biorthogonal B-spline type wavelet sequences with certain regularities,'' Journal of Applied Functional Analysis, 2(2007), No. 4, 339--360.
– "Fourier Transform of Bernstein-Bézier Polynomials,'' (With C. K. Chui and Q. Jiang), Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 325 (2007), 294-304.
– "Symbolization of Generating Functions, An Application of Mullin-Rota's Theory of Binomial Enumeration,'' (With L. C. Hsu and P. J.-S. Shiue), in Comp. & Math. with Applications, 2007, 54 (2007), 664-678.
– "An Euler-Type Formula for zeta (2k+1)," (with Mike Dancs), Journal of Number Theory, 118 (2006), no. 2, 192--199.
– "The Sheffer Group and the Riordan Group,'' (with L. C. Hsu and P. J.-S. Shiue), in the refereed journal Discrete Applied Mathematics, (155) 2007, 1895-1909.
– "Numerical Approximation to zeta (2n+1)'' (with Mike Dancs), Journal Computational and Applied Mathematics, 196( 2006), 150-154


Cunningham, Beth (Provost and Dean of Faculty) shared in a National Science Foundation grant for a national proposal to develop leaders in science education. Read more.

French, Linda (Physics) was asked by NASA's Office of Informal Education to give a talk, "What's In A Name? On Comets, Asteroids, and 'Dwarf Planets,'" to three NASA-trained groups of educators. The Museum Alliance is a network of about 400 informal science educators at about 250 museums, science centers, and planetariums worldwide. The Solar System Ambassadors (of whom there are currently about 525) are competitively selected volunteers from across the nation. Last year they reached about 1 million people directly and many more indirectly through radio, TV, and print efforts. The Solar System Educators (currently about 70) are competitively selected K-12 master teachers to whom NASA provides extra training and materials, and who commit to training other teachers at conferences or their own local events.
French also:
– Gave an invited talk entitled "A Comet in Asteroid's Clothing" at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (Scotland).
– Was awarded seven nights of observing time at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in La Serena, Chile, in September 2008. Physics major Kundan Chaudhary '11 will accompany her to work on the project, entitled "Phase Curves of Jovian Trojan Asteroid."

Spalding, Gabe (Physics) published "Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IV," Proceedings SPIE 6644, edited by K. Dholakia, G. C. Spalding (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2007).
– “Colloidal Sorting in Dynamic Optical Lattices,” with Smith, R.L.; Dholakia, K.; Macdonald, M.P. in Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics. Vol.9 (2007): S1-S5.
– "Holographic Optical Trapping," with J. Courtial, R. Di Leonardo, in Structured Light and its Applications: An Introduction to Phase-Structured Beams and Nanoscale Optical Forces, edited by D. L. Andrews, Elsevier Press.
– "Force Measurement and Optically Assisted Particle Separation in an Optical Standing Wave," with W. Mu, Z. Li, L. Luan, P. West, H. Kyriazes, G. Wang, A. Feinerman, J. B. Ketterson Proceedings SPIE 6644, 66440R (2007).
– "Force measurement on microspheres in an optical standing wave" was selected for publication in the June, 2008 issue of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics.
• Gave the following invited talks:
– 81st American Chemical Society Colloids & Surface Science Symposium.
– "ATOM 3D" (Advanced Technologies for Optical Micromanipulation), Cambridge, UK.
– American Physical Society, March Meeting, Denver, CO.
– Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, FSB Seminar.
– European Science Foundation Research Conference, "Trends in Optical Micromanipulation,"Alpine Center of Obergurgl in Tirol, Austria.
– The "Charles Lindbergh Lecture" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His talk was titled "Small Masses Require Small Forces: Micro-mechanical Control via Transfer of Optical Momentum."
• Was elected president of the national Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPHA), 2007-2009.
• Delivered a short course on optical trapping at the SPIE Optics & Photonics conference.
• Co-Chaired (with K. Dholakia), "Optical Trapping and Optical Micro-Manipulation V," an annual research conference, in San Diego, Calif., Aug 10-14, 2008

Wilson, Ray (Physics Emeritus) guided a 90-minute workshop dealing with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, titled "Missing from Your Curriculum?" for the International Institute on Peace Education at their 25th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium at UN Headquarters in New York on Aug. 9, 2007.
His essay of the same title is posted in the Peace and Conflict Monitor of the University for Peace, March 19, 2007 http://www.monitor.upeace.org/innerpg.cfm?id_article=416.
It is similar to his paper, "Missing from Your Physics Curriculum?" presented at the Illinois Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Western Illinois University (March 30-31, 2007). Abstract at http://helios.augustana.edu/isaapt/s07/details-15.html
Wilson also:
– Conducted an invited workshop, "A Natural – Nuclear Physics, Nuclear War. Is It Missing from Your Physics Curriculum?" at the Fall Meeting of the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill. on Oct. 12.
– Presented a workshop, "Hiroshima and Nagasaki for Teachers," at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, San Juan, on April 9, for the Seventh Conference: Science, Environment and Society, "La Ciencia al Servicio de la Paz y los Derechos Humanos" ("Science in Service of Peace and Human Rights"). Wilson was invited as a result of a presentation he made at a U.N. conference in New York in August 2007.


Banks, Kira Hudson (Psychology) published:
– "The Influence of Racial Identity Profiles on the Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms" in the August issue of Journal of Black Psychology. Her presentation with Stephanie Davis-Kahl was selected for the first-time presentation venue for the American Library Association conference. Their work done with images and racism can be viewed at http://eye2i.wordpress.com/virtual-poster-sessions/analyzingdynamics/.
– With Kohn-Wood, L. (2007). The Influence of Racial Identity Profiles on the Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Black Psychology, 33(3), 331-354.
With Chang, E. C. (2007). The color and texture of hope: Some preliminary findings and implications for how theory and counseling among diverse ethnic groups. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13(2), 94-103.

Countryman, Renee (Psychology) published:
– "Time-Course of Fos expression in rat hippocampus and neocortex following acquisition and recall of a socially transmitted food preference" in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 88: 65-74; and
– "Rapid Forgetting of social transmission of food preferences in aged rats: relationship to hippocampal CREB activation" in Learning & Memory, 14(5): 350-358.

French, Doran (Psychology) presented research on "Islam and Peer Relationships and Competence in Indonesian Adolescents" at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Read more.

Banks, Kira Hudson (Psychology) and Stephanie Davis-Kahl (Ames Library) were selected for the first-time presentation venue for the American Library Association conference. Their work done with images and racism can be viewed at http://eye2i.wordpress.com/virtual-poster-sessions/analyzingdynamics/.

Pretz, J.E. (Psychology) with Totz, K.S., published: “Measuring Individual Differences in Affective, Heuristic, and Holistic Intuition,” Personality and Individual Differences. Vol.43, No.5 (2007): 1247-1257.
Also published:
– (2007). The interaction of strategy use and experience in intuitive and analytical problem solving. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1397-1402). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
– (in press). Intuition versus analysis: Strategy and experience in complex everyday problem solving. Memory and Cognition.

Sheese, Brad (Psychology) published:
– With Posner, M. I., Rothbart, M. K., & Tang, Y. (2007). The anterior cingulate gyrus and mechanisms of self-regulation. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 391-395.
– With, Voelker, P. M., Rothbart, M. K., & Posner, M. I. (2007). Parenting quality interacts with genetic variations in Dopamine Receptor D4 to influence temperament in early childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 19, 1039-1046.
– With Rothbart, M. K., & Posner, M. I. (2007). Executive attention and effortful control: Linking temperament, brain networks, and genes. Child Development Perspectives, 1, 2-7.
– With Graziano, W. G., Bruce, J., & Tobin, R. M. (2007). Attraction, personality, and prejudice: Liking none of the people most of the time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 565-582.
– With Graziano, W. G., Habashi, M., & Tobin, R. M. (2007). Agreeableness, empathy, and helping: A person X situation perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 583-599.
– With Posner, M. I., & Rothbart M. K. (2007). Attention genes. Developmental Science, 10, 24-29.

Smoak, Natalie (Psychology) and co-principal investigator Kerry Marsh of the University of Connecticut were awarded a $1.2 million National Institutes of Health AIDS division grant to study safer sex decision-making practices using virtual reality environments. This five-year grant will allow for the purchase of virtual reality equipment, computer programming, research participant incentives, and paid research assistants as Smoak completes this research within the psychology department. Read more.

Williams, Joseph (Psychology) was awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $100,000 toward purchasing an electroencephalography machine to expand research within the Psychology Department. (2007). Read more.

Professional Schools

School of Art

Bair, Miles (Art) displayed works in Chicago's Mary Bell Galleries in an exhibit running July-August.

School of Music

Garrett, Roger (Music) published “Clarinet Mouthpiece Design and How it Impacts Learning & Performing.” Western Illinois University, IL.
“Clarinet Mouthpiece and Design and How it Impacts Learning & Performing.” Ball State University, IN.
“Clarinet Mouthpiece and Design and How it Impacts Learning & Performing.” University of Kentucky, KY.
“Clarinet Mouthpiece and Design and How it Impacts Learning & Performing.” University of North Carolina-Greensboro, NC.
– Principal clarinetist in “8 Subscription Series Concerts” with the Peoria Symphony
– Principal basset hornist in the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra (Greensboro), featured in a performance of the Gran Partita No. 10, K. 36 by Wolfgange Amadeus Mozart.

Streeter, Tom (Music) with Miles, Richard, and Carter, Ronald, published "Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz", GIA Publications, Inc., 704 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638, Copyright 2008.

Tucker, Todd (Music emeritus), performed a program in Asahikawa, Japan, on June 9, 2007, as part of the Sister City 45th anniversary celebration. The program included five classic American rags and arrangements of Simple Gifts and America the Beautiful.

Vayo, David (Music) compositions:
– "Fantasia Lirica" was published in the Italia Guitar Society series, issued by Berben.
"Fantasia Lirica" was performed at the Region V Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc., at Clark College in Dubuque, Iowa.
"Music for Violin" was performed by Kia-Hui Tan at Ohio State University on Feb. 18, and at the University of Louisiana/Lafayette on Feb. 29. Tan also performed the work in a guest recital at IWU on March 27.
"Berceuse," a composition for classical guitar, was premiered on May 30 in Brookline, Mass. by Aaron Larget-Caplan in a concert at St. Paul's Church. Vayo's composition is part of Larget-Caplan's New Lullaby Project.
Vayo also:
– Received a Composer Assistance Award from the American Music Center. The grant will support the preparation of the performance score and parts for "Moon and Sun," a work premiered in November by the Orchid Ensemble of Vancouver and the IWU Collegiate Choir.
– Was a guest composer at the Thailand Composition Festival, held on July 20-22, 2007, at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. His "Wings" for cello and piano (with the composer at the piano) and two movements from "Three for Two" for two clarinetists were performed during the festival, and Vayo performed free improvisations along with pianist Kit Young. He also gave a masterclass for young Thai composers, and a presentation on his music.
– Attended the Iowa Composers' Forum Festival of New Music at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, on Nov. 3-4. Vayo's composition "Wings" for cello and piano was performed during the festival by the Murasaki Duo, the Ensemble-In-Residence at Luther College. The Duo also performed the composition on March 27 at Iowa State University, and on April 5 at Grinnell College. .
– Attended the World Music Days festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, which took place in Hong Kong. As part of a festival concert on Nov. 30, he conducted faculty performers from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in a performance of his composition "Awakening of the Heart."
– Was guest composer at Elmhurst College on Feb. 28. He gave a talk on his music, critiqued student compositions, and took part in an evening concert of his compositions and piano improvisations. The concert included the world premiere of "Tell Me What You Think Of Me: A Monodrama in Twenty-Six Letters," performed by Natalie Berg '02.
– Returned in 2008 as a guest composer for the second year in a row at the Thailand Composition Festival, this time held at Burapha University in Chonburi.  During the festival, Vayo gave a talk on his music and a workshop in improvisation for young Thai composers.  Festival concerts included his "Study in Carmine and Coral" for piano, "Berceuse" for guitar and voice, and a spontaneous piano improvisation.
Offered a composition master class and a workshop in composition and improvisation to students at Payap University Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

School of Nursing

Dennis, Connie (Nursing) was awarded a Nurse Educator Fellowship by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Read more.
attended Boot Camp for Nurse Educators: An International Conference for Evidence-Based Nursing Education, held in August in Albuquerque, N.M. She gave poster presentations, "Using Non-Linear Computerized Presentations in the Classroom," and, with Kathryn Ambur Scherck (Nursing), "Collaboration Reduces Students' Frustrations."

Folse, Victoria N. (Nursing) published:
“Managing Quality and Risk,” Leading and Managing in Nursing. 4th Ed. (2007): 389-406.
“Self Concept and Sexuality,” Basic Nursing Essentials for Practice. 6th Ed. (2007): 557-576.
“The Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Psychometric Analysis,” Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Vol. 21(4) (2007): 210-221.

Hartweg, Donna (Nursing) and Christina Isabelli-Garcia (Hispanic Studies) published "Health Perceptions of Low-Income, Immigrant Spanish-Speaking Latinas in the United States," in Hispanic Health Care International (Vol.5 , No. 2, 2007). Hartweg also presented their findings at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in Yokohama, Japan. Read more.
Hartweg received the Robah Kellogg Alumni Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing's Peoria Regional Graduate Program. The award honors an individual who is distinguished in the field of nursing, a leader in the community, serves as a role model in nursing and has a continued relationship with UIC. Hartweg earned her master of science in nursing from UIC's College of Nursing in 1982.

Jarvis, Carolyn M. (Nursing) published: “Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Mitabolic Syndrome in Alcohol- and Nicotine-Dependent Men and Women.” (With Hayman, Laura, Braun, Lynne, Schwertz, Dorie, Ferrans, Carol Estwing and Piano, Mariann), in The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. (2007), Vol. 22, No. 6, pp 429-435.
Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 5th edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier, 2008. Read more.

Jesek-Hale, Sheila (Nursing) attended Boot Camp for Nurse Educators: An International Conference for Evidence-Based Nursing Education, held in August in Albuquerque, N.M., where, with Sharie Metcalfe (Nursing), she gave the poster presentation "Enthusiasm for Research Through Active Participation."

Kerber, Cynthia (Nursing) will attend the Public Health and Liberal Education Faculty Development Workshop to be convened in Washington, D.C. on July 9-10. She was selected, along with Laurine Brown (Environmental Studies, Nursing), to participate in a series of education events to enhance the teaching of undergraduate public health education, part of the first joint education collaboration of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). Read more.
– With Black, DW, Buckwalter, K. (in press). Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders Among Older Adult Recovering Pathological Gamblers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
– With Dyck, MJ, Culp, KR, Buckwalter, K (in press). Antidepressant treatment of depression among rural nursing home residents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Metcalfe, Sharie (Nursing) received a Nurse Educator Fellowship Award from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Read more.
Attended Boot Camp for Nurse Educators: An International Conference for Evidence-Based Nursing Education, held in August in Albuquerque, N.M., where, with Sheila Jesek-Hale (Nursing), she gave the poster presentation "Enthusiasm for Research Through Active Participation."

Scherck, Kathryn A. (Nursing) attended Boot Camp for Nurse Educators: An International Conference for Evidence-Based Nursing Education, held in August in Albuquerque, N.M., where, with Connie Dennis (Nursing), she gave the poster presentation "Collaboration Reduces Students' Frustrations."

Social Sciences

Educational Studies

Epstein, Irving (Educational Studies) edited The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide, published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. Read more.
The book was listed by the Library Journal as one of the best reference works of 2007.
– Participated in a four-person external review panel, assessing the programs within the Department of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota.
– Presented "Whiteness, Postcolonial Theory and Comparative Education: Prospects for Expanding the Field" at Loyola University. Read a report from the Loyola student newspaper, The Phoenix.
Also published:
Recapturing the Personal: Essays on Education and Embodied Knowledge in Comparative Perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, 2007.
– " Education, Comparison and the Challenges of an Embodied Perspective," Epstein, Irving ed. Recapturing the Personal: Essays on Education and Embodied Knowledge in Comparative Perspective. (2007): 1-22.
– "Whiteness, Postcolonialism and Embodiment in Comparative Perspective,” Epstein, Irving ed. Recapturing the Personal: Essays on Education and Embodied Knowledge in Comparative Perspective. (2007): 57-86.
– "Recapturing the Personal Through the Visual: Images of Children and Schooling in Chinese Film," Epstein, Irving ed. Recapturing the Personal: Essays on Education and Embodied Knowledge in Comparative Perspective. (2007):195-238.
– "Standardization and its Discontents: The Standards Movement and Teacher Education in the Liberal Arts College Environment," in Taking Teaching Seriously, Chris Bjork, D.Kay Johnston, and Heidi Ross, eds., Boulder, Co: Paradigm Publishers, 2007, pp. 31-49.
– “Teaching 911,” Journal of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies. Vol. 67 (Fall, 2007): 19-26.

Evans-Winters, Venus (Educational Studies) published:
"Urban African American girls and educational resiliency" in Teaching city kids: Understanding and appreciating them. J. Kincheloe & K. Hayes (Eds.), New York: Peter Lang. (2006)
– With Esposito, J. (2007). "Contextualizing critical action research: Lessons from urban educators." Educational Action Research, 15(2).


Horwitz, Gordon J. (History) published GHETTOSTADT: Łódź and the Making of a Nazi City, Harvard University Press, May 2008.

Lutze, Thomas (History) traveled with five students to China under an ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grant, to study aspects of city planning in the years following the 1949 Chinese Revolution. Read more.
– Published China's Inevitable Revolution: Rethinking America's Loss to the Communist. Palgrave-Macmillan (New York). Read more.

Gómez Albarello, Juan Gabriel (Political Science) with Rodríguez, Juan Carlos. 2007. “Competencia Electoral en Grandes Circunscripciones: El caso del Senado Colombiano.” (“Electoral Competence in Large Electoral Districts: The Case of the Colombian Senate.”) Hoyos, Diana (ed). Entre la Persistencia y el Cambio: Reconfiguración del Escenario Partidista y Electoral en Colombia. Bogotá: Editorial Universidad del Rosario, 49- 83.

Political Science

Rincker, Meg E. (Political Science) will publish "Masculinized or Marginalized: Decentralization and Women's Status in Regional Polish Institutions," in a forthcoming Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (formerly Women & Politics).
– Was awarded a $3,500 grant from the American Political Science Association to study women's organizations in Pakistan. Read more.
– With her co-author Candice Ortbals, received the 2007 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics from Iowa State University for their book project Relocating Feminist Policy, on women's empowerment in Spain, Chile, Poland and Pakistan. Read more.
– Chaired a panel on "Sex, Gender, and Field Research: Tales and Advice" at the Midwest Women's Caucus for Political Science.

Shaw, Greg M. (Political Science) published: The Welfare Debate. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut and London, 2007. Read more.
– With Shapiro, Robert Y.; Veghte, Benjamin. “Social Policy Preferences, National Defense and Political Polarization in the United States,” Social Justice, Legitimacy and the Welfare State. Chapter 7. 145-168, October 2007.


Rundblad, Georganne (Sociology) attended an International Faculty Development Seminar in Spain and Morocco offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange, an IWU study abroad affiliate.

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