Brooks College of Health
Office of the Dean: Dr. Pamela S. Chally was the keynote speaker at the Shands Jacksonville Nursing Research & Education Fair: Nursing Research Podium Presentations on May 7. Her presentation was titled "Ethical Issues in Research."
Athletic Training and Physical Therapy: Dr. Rose Marie Rine presented "Balance: Evaluation and Treatment for Children" and led two workshops at the British Society of Pediatric Audiologists Annual Conference in Sheffield, England, in May.
School of Nursing: Dr. William D. Ahrens was selected to receive the Jo Ann Barnett Award for Compassionate Nursing Care in Education by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Alumni Chapter.
Dr. W. Patrick Monaghan gave a paper and lecture presentation on "Navy Hospital Corpsmen in Vietnam" at the American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting in Cleveland in April. Also, he was selected for the Distinguished Alumni Award at Bowling Green State University and will give the commencement address there in August.
Coggin College of Business
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. A.C. "Josh" Samli has a new book published by Springer, "International Entrepreneurship," which is Samli's 20th published book. Samli also just published an article "Entrepreneurship Economic Development and Quality of Life in Third-World Countries" in Applied Research Quality of Life. In addition, Samli was awarded the Kenan Evren Professorship at Florida Atlantic University for its first summer term. As part of this chair professorship, Samli will teach a graduate course, work with the Ph.D. candidates and interact with the local Turkish business community.
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology: Dr. Doria Bowers and colleagues presented "Effects of Sindbis Virus Variants on the Mosquito Host" and "Behaviors and Response to Repellents in Sindbis Virus-infected Mosquitoes" at the Sixth Arbovirus Surveillance & Mosquito Control Workshop in St. Augustine. At the annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association, Bowers and her colleagues presented "Sindbis-infected Aedes aegypti Behavioral Response to Repellents and Attractants" in New Orleans in April.
Dr. Courtney Hackney presented a seminar titled "Implications of Sea Level Rise Wetlands" to the Louisiana Coastal Assessment Science Board.
Communication: Dr. Peter Casella was named co-chair of the Festival of Media Arts Committee for the news division of the Broadcast Education Association at the annual BEA convention in Las Vegas in April
Dr. Siho Nam gave a presentation at the annual meeting of Popular Culture Association in New Orleans titled "Regulating Free Labor to Fence Out Free Speech: Internet Real Name Policy in South Korea."
Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dr. Jennifer K. Wesely published "'Mom Said We Had a Money Maker': Sexualization and Survival Contexts Among Homeless Women" in the journal Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 32, No. 2.
English: Dr. Marnie Jones co-presented "C. S. Lewis in the Age of the Internet: from 'God's Storyteller' to 'Satan's Tool'" at the annual meeting of Popular Culture Conference in New Orleans in April.
Dr. A. Samuel Kimball gave an invited lecture, "Evolutionary Economy, Deconstruction, Literary Darwinism: A New Hermeneutic," at the Institute for Literature, Media, and Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, in April.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Beyza Aslan presented "Three Dimensional Discharging Structure of a Mountain Thunderstorm" at the Society of Industrial Applied Mathematics Conference in Columbia, S.C.
Psychology: Dr. Rebecca Marcon presented a poster "A New Universal Pre-kindergarten Program in Childcare Centers: Predicting Child Language and Early Literacy Outcomes" at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Denver in April. At the same conference, Marcon and Dr. Susan Perez co-presented with a UNF student the poster "Family Pro-social Behavior: Influence of Parental Age, Values and Pro-social Tendencies."
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Keith Ashley co-presented a paper titled "Where is the Corn in Peninsular Pre-Columbian Florida?" at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Atlanta in April.
Dr. Rosa De Jorio published "Between Dialogue and Contestation: Gender, Islam and the Challenges of a Malian Public Sphere" in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Association, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009.
Dr. Gordon Rakita co-presented a poster titled "Ground Penetrating Radar at the 76 Draw Site, Luna County, New Mexico" in a symposium called New Research in the Casas Grandes World for the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Atlanta.
World Languages: Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes presented "Guzman el Bravo y la Oralidad" at the VIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, held in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, in March. At this same conference Luis Mora-Álvarez presented "El Héroe Metrosexual en La Mujer de mi Hermano de Jaime Bayly" and Nuria Ibáñez Quintana presented "Casa Matriz: Demoliendo el Repertorio Materno." In addition, Ibáñez Quintana's essay, "Rememoración Escénica de un Camino de Reencuentro," appeared recently in Estreno, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Otoño, 2008).
Yongan Wu presented "Experiences and Thoughts of Incorporating Quia into Beginning Level Chinese Classes" during the 2009 Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association International Conference in San Diego in April.
Jorge Febles reviewed Anke Birkenmeir's "Alejo Carpentier y la Cultura del Surrealismo en America Latina" in Hispania, Vol. 92, Issue 1, in March.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Construction Management: Dr. Carol Woodson represented UNF at both the national and regional meetings of the Associated Schools of Construction National Conference in April.
School of Engineering: Dr. Dan Cox participated in the National Science Foundation (NSF) program on "Technology Transfer" in March, as part of the NSF's Partnerships for Innovation Program. Cox also hosted the visit of professor Rainer Bartz and seven students from Cologne University, Germany.
Dr. Adel ElSafty served as the facilitator in a group discussion as part of the Main Library's "Great Decisions" seminar series on U.S. relations with other parts of the world.
Jean Fryman presented "What is an Engineer Anyway" to students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary and Yulee High School's Career Day.
Dr. Alan Harris, Mouhamad Al Akkoumi and James Sluss presented and published their paper, "A Comparison of Passive Optical Network Security," at the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference in April. SPIE is an international membership society serving scientists and engineers in industry, academics and government, as well as companies producing leading-edge products. It was formerly known as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Enginers. At this same conference, Harris, along with Al Akkoumi, Robert Huck and Sluss, presented and published their paper, "Challenges Facing Mobile Free-space Optical Communications."
Drs. Albert D. Ritzhaupt and Susan Vasana presented their paper, "Method for Supporting Hybrid Peer-evaluation in Engineering Education," at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in April.
College of Education and Human Services
Office of the Dean: Dr. Marsha Lupi was asked to chair the Associate Deans Committee for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Foundations and Secondary Education: Dr. Marianne Barnes served as a panelist on WJCT's "First Coast Forum" show, which discussed introducing intelligent design in Florida classrooms. To watch the segment, go to http://www.unf.edu/publicrelations/media_relations/tv_news_coverage/index.html#FirstCoastForum .