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Lowery Presents at NASPA
Dr. John Wesley Lowery presented three sessions at the recent 2009 NASPA annual conference in Seattle, Washington. His presentations focused on the Clery Act, student conduct policies and procedures, and a public policy update.
Schwietz Publishes Book on Internationalization
Michele Schwietz's book, Internationalization of the Academic Profession: Faculty Attitudes, Beliefs and Involvement at Public Universities in Pennsylvania, was recently published by VDM Verlag. The book summarizes research that describes faculty members’ role in the internationalization of higher education, which is defined as the process of integrating an international or intercultural dimension in the teaching, research, and service functions of an institution (Knight, 2004).
Mantel Invited as Guest Clinician in Colorado
Dr. Sarah Mantel, director of Music Theater in the IUP Music Department, was an invited clinician at the Music Department of the University of Colorado at Denver during the IUP Spring Break week.
Mathematics Professor Navaratna Presents at National Meetings
Dr. Channa Navaratna recently presented “Radio-telemetry under Malfunctioning Receivers,” a joint work with Menaka Navaratna, in Washington, D.C.
Mathematics Professor Lattanzio Presents at SSHEMA Conference
Professor John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department presented “Partition Types” at the SSHEMA spring conference at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. SSHEMA is the organization of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) educators who are involved in courses or programs that are considered
Heider Presents on Information Literacy at SITE International Conference
Dr. Kelly Heider, IUP Libraries’ education librarian, presented “Information Literacy: The Missing Link in Early Childhood Education” at the 2009 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference.
Dean Hood Nominated for Male Civic Leader Award
Michael Hood, dean of the College of Fine Arts, has been nominated by Indiana Rotary for the 2009 Male Civic Leader of the Year Award.
Miller’s Policy Proposal Accepted at English Education Conference
SJ Miller’s policy proposal, “Moving Social Justice in English Education from Theory to Policy,” was accepted as a new research strand for the Conference on English Education to be held in Chicago, June 18–21. Participants will work on a draft to develop a national policy for social justice related to schooling.
Downing and Carvalho’s “Works and Days” Featured in New York Times
Works and Days, published by David Downing and edited by Ed Carvalho, was recently featured in the New York Times.
Rattan Presents Paper at Eastern Educational Research Association Conference
Dr. Gurmal Rattan, from the Educational and School Psychology Department, presented the paper “What Do Educators Know About Depression?” to the thirty-second annual conference for the Eastern Educational Research Association.
Rattan Coedits Book on Emotional Disorders
Dr. Gurmal Rattan of the Department of Educational and School Psychology, with IUP graduate Dr. Steven Feifer, coedited the book Emotional Disorders: A Neuropsychological, Psychopharmacological, and Educational Perspective.
Lipsky Presents at Conference of Association for the Tutoring Professional
Sally Lipsky presented at the Association for the Tutoring Professional annual conference.
Hamer Leads Conference Session on Book Discussion Groups
Arden Hamer leads conference session.
Dawkins Presents Two Sessions at PADE Conference
Susan Dawkins presented two sessions at the recent Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators Conference.
Carranza Presents Plenary Session at PADE Conference
Carmy Carranza presented the Plenary Session at PADE on March 27.
Carranza Presents on Effectiveness of Developmental Education Programs at NADE Conference
Dr. Carmy Carranza presented a Preconference Institute at the thirty-third annual conference of the National Association of Developmental Education.
Kim Publishes Chapters about Juvenile Corrections
Dr. Bitna Kim, professor of Criminology, recently published two chapters in the book Juvenile Corrections.
Criminology Awardees Recognized at Recent ACJS Meeting
Faculty members, graduate students, and alumni of IUP’s Criminology Department were recognized at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences held in Boston, Mass., in March 2009:
Marshak Speaks at International Family Therapy Association Conference
Dr. Laura Marshak, a professor in the Department of Counseling, was a presenter for the International Family Therapy Association annual conference in Slovenia in March. The conference’s main audience was married and family therapists across the world.
IUP Faculty Member Part of Fallen Marine Memorial Run
Doctoral student and professor Karl Roeper has been active with the Fallen Marine Memorial Run, a charity motorcycle event, since it started in 2006. The run honors marines who were killed or disabled in action and helps raise money for their families.
Larkin Awarded $60,000 to Study Golden-winged Warbler Ecology and Conservation
Dr. Jeff Larkin was recently awarded a $60,000 grant to continue his research on “Golden-winged Warbler Response to Habitat Manipulation in Pennsylvania.”
Art Professor Turner Receives Honorable Mention at International Competition
Ceramics professor Kevin Turner is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for his ceramic work submitted to the Kerameikon International Competition in Croatia.