Brooks College of Health
Athletic Training and Physical Therapy: Dr. James Churilla participated in the Physical Activity and Public Health Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies in September in Salt Lake City. The CDC and the University of South Carolina Research Center sponsored the course. In addition, Churilla presented a paper on the "Associations between Total Physical Activity and the Metabolic Syndrome in U.S. Adults: 1999-2004 NHANES" (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) at the 6th Annual World Conference on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Los Angeles also in September.
Dr. Peter Magyari was an invited speaker at the Florida Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Seminar for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals, hosted by Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Orlando in September. Magyari presented "The Safety and Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training in the Treatment of Patients with Heart Failure."
Dr. Rusty Smith (with K. Helgeson) recently published an article in the Physical Therapy Journal titled "Process for Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model to a Patient with Patellar Dislocation." The article reviewed the application of a new biopsychosocial model of health care in the physical therapy clinic. It appears in Vol. 88, No. 8, 2008.
Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr. Julia A. Watkins made an oral presentation titled "Nutritional Counseling Reduces Diagnostic Indicators of the Metabolic Syndrome in Low Income U.S. Adults" at the International Congress of Dietetics in Yokohama, Japan, in September. Co-authors were Drs. Christie, Nancy Correa-Matos, Rodriguez, Sally Weerts, and Jenna Braddock. At the same meeting, Dr. Judith Rodriguez presented a poster co-authored by Christie and Watkins, "Developing Graduate Students' Cultural Competence through Transformational Didactic and Supervised Practice International Study Experiences." Weerts also presented a poster titled "A Strategic Process for Advancing Research and Scholarly Competence in Undergraduate Dietetics Students Globally," co-authored by Drs. Jacqueline Shank, Christie, Correa-Matos, Watkins, Rodriguez and J. Nickelson. Weerts presented another poster titled "3-D PE: A Trampoline Playing-Field Physical Activities and Education Program Improves Performance and Healthy Lifestyle Characteristics in U.S. Youth," co-authored by A.M. Stillwell, V. Stricklin, K. Greenlee, R. Walsh and K. Lier. The presentations were also included in the conference's book of abstracts.
Public Health: Dr. Lei-Shih Chen was recently notified that the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University selected her dissertation as Dissertation of the Year. Each department in the college selected one dissertation for recognition. The ceremony will take place this month at Texas A&M University. Chen will also make two presentations at the 135th American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego later this month: "Genomics Education and Training Needs of U.S. Health Educators: A Qualitative Study" (with B. Narasipuram, B. Leydet and P. Goodson); and "Public Health Genomics without Borders: Collaboration between Public Health Educators and Genetic Counselors" (with S.A. Vaz, H.H. Honore and M.E. DeBakey).
Coggin College of Business
Economics and Geography: Dr. Paul Mason presented information regarding the Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP) at the Federal Reserve Board Atlanta LEARN Conference in New Orleans Sept. 17-19.
Management: Faculty and staff from the Small Business Development Center, Dr. Philip Geist (Ocala office), Patrick Fitzgerald (Gainesville office) and Kevin Monahan (Jacksonville office) recently achieved recertification in the Florida SBDC Network as Certified Business Analysts.
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. Ronald Adams' article titled "Fast Food and Animal Rights: An Examination and Assessment of the Industry's Response to Social Pressure" was published in Business and Society Review, Vol. 113, No. 3, Fall 2008.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design: Vanessa Cruz was listed as an associate editor for the current volume of The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Cruz was also nominated and chosen to appear on SouthernArtistry.org. She was also invited to present a paper at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Social Design conference this month.
Alexander Diaz exhibited at the 2008 Regional Juried Exhibition at the Thomas Center Galleries in Gainesville. Diaz also had an exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile.
Raymond Gaddy exhibited at the Attelboro Museum of Art in Massachusetts. One piece was chosen for a Jurors' Award and another one for used for the publication in the museum's promotional campaign. Gaddy also exhibited at Nicollette College in Wisconsin.
Jennifer Hager's exhibit "3 Clouds" was leased for another year by the city of Fort Pierce, Fla. This is a collaborative piece by Hager and Lance Vickery.
Paul Karabinis' works were exhibited at the Photography Re-Imagined at the Tilt Gallery in Tempe, Ariz. His works were also at the Southeastern Juried Exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile. Karabinis won Best of Show/Purchase Award. In addition, he had his works exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Stephen Heywood participated in a group exhibition called The Firm Juried Group Exhibition at the Stonewall Gallery in Cambridge Springs, Pa.
Chemistry and Physics: Dr. Barry Albright's recent National Geographic-sponsored paleontological research in southern Utah will be highlighted on public televison's "National Geographic Wild Chronicles" TV series at various times throughout September and October. He is also a co-author of an article published in the October issue of the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology. The article is titled "Rodent Community Change at the Pliocene-Pleistocene Transition in Southwestern Kansas and Identification of the Microtus Immigration event on the Central Great Plains," co-authored by R. A. Martin, P. Pelaez-Campomanes, J. G. Honey, D. L. Fox, R. J. Zakrzewski, E. H. Lindsay, N. D. Opdyke, and H. T. Goodwin.
Dr. Robert A Vergenz (with Eric V. Dornshuld, Ramy Mourad, Michelle A. Carrasquillo, James W. Vickers and Henry F. Schaefer III) presented "Mechanism for Aqueous Glycine Condensation" at the 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 17-21. At the same meeting Vergenz presented "Side‑chain val‑A252 Methyl‑donated Hydrogen Bond Affects Active Site in Hyaluronate Lyase" (with Alicia N, Sirmans, Angela N. Miguez, Paul F. Bruno and Carrasquillo) and "Catalyzed Prebiotic Chemical Reactions Can Act as a Primitive Genetic Computer" (with Vickers, Danielle Messer, Joseph Hepting, Steven P. Vergenz and Rosa Benitez). Vergenz also presented the paper "Implications of Small Molecule Chemical Reaction Mechanisms That Act as a Computer" (with Vickers, Vergenz, Messer, Hepting, Timothy D. Vergenz and Benitez) at the XV International Conference on the Origin of Life, presented by the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, in Florence, Italy, in August.
Dr. Jane MacGibbon gave an invited seminar titled "Generalized Entropy Constraints on Varying Fundamental Constants" for the Department of Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in August.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Denis Bell traveled to Melbourne, Australia, for a month's visit as an invited researcher at Monash University.
Dr. Pali Sen presented a talk titled, "Mixture Model for Individual Combined Data Using Estimating Equations" at the 2008 Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association in Denver.
Psychology: Dr. Adam C. Carle had two syllabi (Undergraduate Research Methods: Face to Face and Undergraduate Research Methods Online) peer-reviewed and published on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Project Syllabus Web site.
Dr. Lynne Carroll participated in the workshop "Out-Living: Meeting the Needs of Aging Sexual and Gender Minorities" at the 116th American Psychological Association meeting in Boston in August. At the meeting she presented a poster titled "Responses to Gender Variant Person: Do Empathy and Curiosity Matter?" and a paper titled "Counseling Sexual Minorities with Disabilities: A Resiliency Approach."
Dr. Susan Urbina participated as program presenter for the Ethics Committee at the 116th American Psychological Association meeting in Boston in August.
Dr. J.M. Vigil had an article, "Sex Differences in Affect Behaviors, Desired Social Responses, and Accuracy at Understanding the Social Desires of Other People," accepted for publication in Evolutionary Psychology, Vol. 6, 2008.
Philosophy: Dr. Andrew Buchwalter published "A ‘földi-isteni' állam hegeli foglama" ["Hegel's Conception of State as an ‘Earthly-Divinity'"] in the Hungarian-Romanian journal Kellék, Vol. 33-34, 2008. In addition, he presented the paper "Hegel, Global Justice, and the Concept of Recognition" in the session he organized, "Hegel and Global Justice," at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston. At the same meeting he also served as a discussant on the panel, "Identity, Inclusion, and the Politics of Recognition."
Dr. Hans-Herbert Koegler delivered the invited talk "Bridging Empathy: Narrative Sources of Self and Other" at the Symposium "Approaches to Interpersonal Understanding--Empathy, Agency, and Narrativity" at the American Psychological Association's 116th Convention in Boston.
World Languages: Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes presented "El novelador dramaturgo: La prudente venganza de Lope de Vega" at a conference sponsored by the Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro. The conference took place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in July.
Dr. Patricia Geesey published "Global Pop Culture in Faïza Guène's Kiffe kiffe demain" in Expressions Maghrébines 7.1 (été 2008), a special issue titled "Au-delà de la littérature "beur?"
Nuria Ibáñez Quintana presented "Volviendo a Eros: Fedra de Lourdes Ortiz" at the: II Congreso Internacional Escritoras y Compromiso at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in May.
Dr. Renée Scott published an essay titled "Literatura femenina y trastornos alimenticios" in El cuerpo y sus espejos: estudios antropológico-culturales, edited by Teresa Porzecanski (Montevideo: Planeta, 2008). Scott also presented "La comida y el cuerpo en la literatura femenina contemporánea argentina" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in San José, Costa Rica, in July.
Collge of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Engineering: Dr. Dan Cox and his student Guillermo Varela prepared a paper titled "Heat Transfer Experiments and Process Development Measurements in the Production of Aerospace Wire," which Varela presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2008 Summer Heat Transfer Conference in August.
Dr. Dean Krusienski and B.Z. Allison presented and published their paper, "Harmonic Coupling of Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials," at the 30th International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference in August. Krusienski also gave an invited lecture at the University of Washington on "Recent Progress in Noninvasive Brain-Computer Interface Technology."
Dr. Alexandra Schonning and mechanical engineering students Michael Straatsma and Anthony Barletta presented and published their paper "Deign of a Screw Test Fixture via Computer-aided Engineering" at the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference in August. Schonning also served as chair of the Computers in Education session.
School of Computing: Dr. William Klostermeyer and J. Goldwasser published their paper "Tight Bounds on Eternal Dominating Sets" in Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 308, 2008.
Dr. Roger Eggen presented and published his paper "Ruby, PHP, PERL, Python: A Web Efficiency Comparison" at the International Conference on Internet Computing in July.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Georgina David presented at the Florida Reading Association Conference in September titled "Linking Literacy, Science and the Arts."
Drs. Christine Weber, Terrence Cavanaugh and Nile Stanley had an article accepted for publication in the Gifted Education Press Quarterly, Winter 2009 issue, titled "Using eBooks to Expand Literacy Experiences for Secondary Gifted Readers."
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Dr. Kristine Webb (along with Drs. Carol Kochhar-Bryant of George Washington University and Diane Bassett of the University of Northern Colorado) co-authored a book titled "Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities," published by Corwin Press.
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology: Dr. Marcia Lamkin has been accepted to present "Modeling Data Collection and Data-Based Decision-Making for Candidates in Educational Leadership" at the 2008 Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) Conference in Charleston, W.Va., Oct. 23-26.
Dr. Sejal Parikh won the 2008 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Science. The award ceremony will be Oct. 28.
Over the summer, Dr. Terence Cavanaugh had an article in the Florida Reading Quarterly about having students create their own Book Covers with Technology. In September, Cavanaugh presented at the Florida Reading Association State Conference on the topic "Using Digital Maps in Reading Activities: Bookmapping" and he also presented with Dr. Lunetta Williams on writing for the Florida Reading Journal. In addition, the Florida Reading Association awarded Cavanagh the Media/Print/Broadcast Award for his work with the Teen Florida Bookmap (http://www.flreads.org/adolescent_lit/FL_book_map/index.htm), an online interactive resource tool designed to help Florida teachers, reading coaches, and students find high-interest books whose stories take place in Florida.
Division of Continuing Education
Carla Bensi recently appeared on CBS47 WTEV TV and Fox30 WAWS TV news programs and on WJXT-TV4's "Ask the UNF Expert." She was also interviewed by Joanna Norris on UNF's "In Context" radio program. Bensi discussed Continuing Education's newest endeavor, Simply Certified, which offers certificate training programs for in-demand careers for those recently laid off or looking to change jobs.