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Cooper, Poole, Garcia, and Chiarulli Present at American Anthropological Association Meeting
Four members of the Anthropology Department presented papers or posters at the 108th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia, Pa., December 3–6, 2009.
Ford Chairs Session at Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology
Dr. Ben Ford of the Department of Anthropology chaired a session entitled “Coastal Communities and Cultural Landscapes” at the 2010 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. Ford also presented a paper as part of the session.
Garcia Publishes on Labor Migration, Drug Trafficking, and Drug Use
IUP anthropologist Victor Garcia recently published a coauthored article, “Labor Migration, Drug Trafficking Organizations, and Drug Use: Major Challenges for Transnational Communities in Mexico,” in the Journal of Urban Anthropology,
Kruckman Named Medical Anthropology Consultant for Blue Cross–Illinois
Dr. Laurence Kruckman from the Department of Anthropology has joined a Chicago Blue Cross team to research and create an interactive website with podcasts, 24/7 live nurse support, and other programs to reduce the risk of preventable perinatal conditions.
Gardner Appointed to WEDnetPA Executive Committee
Jane Gardner, director of Business Development and Training Services in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the WEDnetPA Guaranteed Free Training program.
Lewis and Student Conduct Tectonics Fieldwork in Taiwan
Dr. Jon Lewis and Ellen Lamont (’11), Department of Geoscience, traveled to Taiwan during January 2010 to conduct fieldwork related to an ongoing project on that country’s tectonics.
Al-Shammari Selected for “Who’s Who”
Dr. Hussam Al-Shammari, faculty member of the Management Department at the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, has been selected to be included in the Who’s Who in America listing for 2010.
Collins and Student Publish Tuba and Euphonium Compositions
Dr. Zach Collins, assistant professor of Tuba and Euphonium in the IUP Music Department, and Anthony O’Toole, senior Theory and Composition student at IUP, have recently published works for tuba and euphonium through Cimarron Music Press.
Collins to Perform at U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference
IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Zach Collins has been invited to perform at the U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Ft. Myer, Va., on Thursday, January 29, 2010.
Psychology's LaPorte Presents to Bar Association
Dr. David LaPorte of the Department of Psychology made two presentations to the recent Pennsylvania Bar Assocation Family Law Section winter meeting in Hershey, Pa.
Glisan Presents Two Sessions at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference
Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, Department of Spanish, participated in two sessions at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in San Diego, California, in November 2009.
Rodríguez’s Poems Accepted for Publication
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez from the Department of Spanish received notice that two of her poems were accepted for publication.
Stein to Rotate Off Pa. State License Board of Examiners in Speech, Language, and Hearing
Karen Goltz Stein, an assistant professor of speech-language pathology and the director of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, is completing her sixth year as a member of the Pennsylvania State License Board of Examiners in Speech, Language and Hearing.
Dils Receives Pa. Department of Education Award
Keith Dils, College of Education and Educational Technology, received an external award in the amount of $112,192 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for his project, “Praxis Math Preparatory Workshops.”
Dougherty Receives Appalachian Teaching Project Grant
Dr. James Dougherty, Department of Sociology and director of the Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, received an external award in the amount of $4,000 from East Tennessee State University for his project, “09-10 Appalachian Teaching Project.”
Hannibal Receives PASSHE Award
Dr. Mary Anne Hannibal, Department of Professional Studies, received an external award in the amount of $15,000 from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for her project, “Early Childhood Education Ph.D. Program.”
Larkin Receives Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources Grant
Jeffery Larkin, Biology, received an external award of $41,491 for his project “Golden Winged Warbler Response to Habitat Manipulation in North Central Pennsylvania.”
Runge and Staszkiewicz Receive Grant from Intermediate Unit 1
Timothy Runge and Mark Staszkiewicz, Educational and School Psychology, received an external award of $23,000 for their project “Statewide Evaluation fo the Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Initiative—AY0910.”
Sesti Receives PASSHE Award
Ann Sesti, Center for Health and Well Being, received an external award in the amount of $6,490 from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for her project, “PASSHE Statewide Coalition for the Prevention and Reduction of Underage and Binge Drinking.”
 
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