Brooks College of Health
Three faculty members were named Health Care Heroes and leaders in their fields by the Jacksonville Business Journal: Dr. Katherine Bloom, UNF nursing professor, was named in the area of education for her many years teaching nursing students; Dr. Catherine Christie, professor and associate dean of the College, was honored for her work in nutrition policy; and Dr. Richard Wynn, assistant professor in the department of public health, was recognized for his work in the area of mental health.
Coggin College of Business
Dr. Ronald Adams, professor emeritus of marketing, had a paper titled “McDonald's vs. NLRB: Should Franchisors be Held Responsible for the Labor Practices of Their Franchisees?” accepted for presentation at the 2017 Recent Advances in Retailing and Consumer Science Conference (EIRASS) in Vancouver, BC, June 2017.
Dr. Gregory Gundlach, professor of marketing, and Dr. Courtney Nations Baker, assistant professor of marketing,
have been selected to chair the Policy Issues track at the 2017 American Marketing Association Conference in San Francisco.
Dr. Gregory T. Gundlach, professor of marketing, and Diana Moss wrote the abstract “Entrepreneurship and Antitrust: Introduction and Overview," Antitrust Bulletin (Special Issue), 61(4) 471-478. Despite the importance of entrepreneurship to innovation and economic growth, measures of business startups and other indications of entrepreneurial activity remain below historic norms. Consequently, growing interest resides at the intersection of antitrust and entrepreneurship. This special issue of the Antitrust Bulletin examines the nature and importance of entrepreneurship to the economy, the challenges that entrepreneurial activity poses for antitrust policy and analysis, and solutions intended to address those challenges.
Dr. Russell E. Triplett, assistant professor of economics, and Dr. Paul Mason presented the paper “An Examination of the Determinants of Aggregate Business Investment” to the Academy of Business Research Conference in San Antonio in November.
Marice Hague, of the Small Business Development Center, was named Florida SBDC Employee of the Year in 2016.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Computing
Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan published “An Active Learning Approach to Audio-to-Score Alignment Using Dynamic Time Warping,” in proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications in Anaheim, California, in December. Dr. Chuan and Chew, E., published “An Optimization-based Approach to Key Segmentation,” in proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), in San Jose, California, in December.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design
Vanessa Cruz received the COAS Dean's Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship Award and is working on a project called MOCA Jax Symphony with Sheila Goloborotko.
Trevor Dunn exhibited work in two exhibitions during the International Wood Fire Conference in Sugargrove, Illinois. The exhibitions were titled “Moving Forward” and “Train Kiln Invitational.” Dunn demonstrated his ceramic processes and techniques and led a group firing of a “train kiln” during the International Wood Fire Conference. Dunn also exhibited work in an exhibition titled “Cheers.” One of his two pieces in the exhibit won a “Purchase Award” and is now part of the permanent collection of the Medalta Museum, located at the Medalta Center for Ceramic Arts in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
Sheila Goloborotko co-directed the annual event Blocktoberfest in collaboration with FSCJ. Goloborotko also participated in the “8th International Printmaking Biennial D'ouro” in Portugal and in the international group exhibition “Invisible Cities” at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jenny Hager has received commissions including a 20-foot giraffe for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and sculptural benches for the Urban Core of Jacksonville (Downtown Investment Authority).
Stephen Heywood has multiple exhibitions of his work, including The FIRM Group Exhibition-National Invitational, Greg Hardwick Gallery, Colombia College, Columbia, Missouri; the Ninth Annual Cup Show, Form and Function-National Juried Exhibition, Tapper Center Gallery, Panama City; and The Twenty-First Annual Nellie Allen Smith-National Juried Pottery Competition, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was awarded First Place Functional Object.
Jason John is exhibiting his work at multiple venues, including the Armstrong International, Armstrong University, Savannah, Georgia; Chevere, Sirona Fine Arts; Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York; LA Artcore, 2nd Annual Competition and Exhibition, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles; and a solo exhibition, Crossing the Threshold of Self, Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville. His work has also received media attention from publications including uBe Art Center blog; EU Jacksonville, Creative Quarterly Magazine, New York City; MOCA blog; and First Coast Magazine.
Paul Karabinis delivered a lecture titled “Analog Photography in a Digital Age” and gave a Cyanotype Workshop at MOCA Jacksonville. He also gave a presentation “Rethinking the Classroom Critique,” at the 2016 Southeastern College Art Conference meetings in Roanoke, Virginia.
Dr. Debra Murphy co-chaired the session “The Painter as Mediator-Rendering a Sense of Place,” read the paper “Painting as A Weapon of Choice: The Work of Amer Kobaslija,” and moderated the session “Sacred and Profane Love in the Renaissance” at the Southeastern College Art Conference meetings in Roanoke, Virginia.
Chris Trice co-chaired a session titled “Trading Places: Art, Academia, and Relocation” with Kally Malcom at the annual meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference meetings in Roanoke, Virginia. Trice also has a piece in the “6th Annual Holga Out of the Box” exhibition at TCC Photo Gallery, Dallas, juried by Harvey Stein.
Dr. Terri Ellis presented “The effect of porin loss on outer membrane vesicle composition and innate immune recognition” at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Branch of the American Society for Microbiology in October.
Dr. Judith Ochrietor, with her student Derek Tokar and colleagues Leslie van Ekeris and Dr. Paul Linser, published “Characterization of the expression of Basigin gene products within the pineal gland of mice,” in the journal Cell and Molecular Neurobiology in October.
Dr. Stuart J. Chalk published the journal articles “The Open Spectral Database: An open platform for sharing and searching spectral data,” in the “Journal of Cheminformatics”; and “SciData: Aa data model and ontology for semantic representation of scientific data,” in the Journal of Cheminformatics in October.
Dr. Christos Lampropoulos and his students S.A. Corrales, T. Jenkins and R. Thomas, presented the poster “Molecular magnets gone dimensional: Mn12-based chains, oligomers, and networks” at the Florida Inorganic and Materials Symposium in Gainesville. With students J. Bryant, N. Mhesn, S. Corrales and J. M. Cain, he presented the poster “Schiff base ligands in Hg(II) and Cd(II) chemistry” at the same meeting in October.
Dr. Margaret Stewart and Dr. Christa Arnold presented and were awarded the Top Communication Scholarship Paper Award for their paper titled “Defining Social Listening: Recognizing an Emerging Dimension of Listening” at the Florida Communication Conference in Orlando.
Diane Matuschka and Dr. Cheryl Pawlowski presented and were awarded the Best Paper Presentation for their paper titled: “Social Media, Sexualization, and American Children” at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference (IOSSBR) in San Antonio.
Dr. Alison J. Bruey presented the paper “To Die Fighting, of Hunger, Never: Insurgent Youth in Popular-Sector Santiago de Chile, 1978-1986” at the Eighth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association, in Chicago in October.
Dr. Chau Johnsen Kelly presented a paper, "Landscapes of Knowledge and Power: African Cities through History" at the Urban History Association conference in Chicago in October.
Dr. Randy Tinnin, director of the UNF School of Music, performed in China in November with American and Chinese musicians as a guest artist with the International Cultural Exchange (ICX) Jazz Collective at the Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Gaomi University and Qingjai University. He also met with representatives from the Yamaha Center Music School to discuss the possibility of leading a study abroad for UNF music students to teach and perform during the summer of 2018.
Dr. Gordon Brock served as a guest conductor of the President's Own United States Marine Band in October.
Dr. Timothy Groulx's article “Segregated Schools at the First Integrated Festival: A Comparison of Florida High School Band Participation and Ratings in 1966,” was accepted for publication in The Journal of Band Research in September.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Josh Gellers published “The Great Indoors: Linking Human Rights and the Built Environment” in Journal of Human Rights and the Environment in September.
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dr. David Jaffee and Dr. Suzie Weng published the chapter “Migrant Transnational Labor: Work, Identity, and Social Welfare of Seafarers” in the edited volume “Migrant Workers: Social Identity, Occupational Challenges, Health Practices,” published by Nova Science Publishers.
Dr. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens presented the poster, “Enhancing Capacity for Evidence-Based Program Planning: A University-Community Partnership,” at the 17th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference in Omaha in October.
Dr. Suzie Weng, with a former research assistant W. T. Wolfe, published “Asian American health inequities: An exploration of cultural and language incongruity and discrimination in accessing and utilizing the healthcare system” in International Public Health Journal.
Dr. Gordon Rakita presented “Vignettes of a Mentor: A Bioarchaeological Lineage” at the Cotsen Institute for Archaeology, UCLA where he was awarded the Lloyd Cotsen Prize for Lifetime Achievement in World Archaeology.
Dr. Gordon Rakita, with colleague R. Cruz Antillon, published "Assembly Lines or Handicraft: How Things were Made at Paquimé" in the edited volume "Discovering Paquimé" published by University of Arizona Press.
Dr. John Kantner, with his former graduate student Ron Hobgood, published “A GIS-Based Viewshed Analysis of Chacoan Tower Kivas in the U.S. Southwest: Are They for Seeing or To Be Seen?” in Antiquity in October.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Dr. Elizabeth A. Curry, dean of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, received the NEFLIN Distinguished Career Award. NEFLIN, or Northeast Florida Library and Information Network, is a multitype library cooperative that represents 550 libraries in 24 counties throughout Northeast Florida that work together to transform libraries and promote communities of excellence. The Distinguished Career Award is presented to an individual who has displayed exemplary achievement and leadership throughout his/her career in the library field. Dr. Curry was recognized particularly for her innovations, mentoring and creation of the regional SunSeekers Leadership Institute and the statewide Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute which has flourished for over 15 years.
Atilano, marketing and student outreach librarian, and co-presenter Kayla Kuni from New Port Richey Public Library, presented their session, “Outreach Across the Ages: Developing Programs and Partnerships for Adults from 18 to 80” at the Panhandle Library Access Network or PLAN Florida Library Association Mini Conference in Panama City this fall. Atilano also presented a session titled “Shut Up and Listen: How One Academic Library Used Social Listening to Connect with Students and Build a Community” at the 2nd Annual Library Marketing and Communications Conference in Dallas in November.
Instruction librarians Lauren Newton, Stephanie Weiss, Maria Atilano and Cat Silvers presented a poster titled "Assessing Success, One Student at a Time" at the Florida Association of College & Research Libraries (FACRL) Annual Program in October. The poster detailed the library's ongoing efforts to assess the effect of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library's research consultation service on student success.
Marielle Veve, Metadata librarian, recently presented a poster session at the International Federation of Library Association's (IFLA) Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on transforming metadata for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) into high quality Resource Description and Access (RDA) records. Additionally, Veve published a peer-reviewed article titled “Harvesting ETD Metadata from Institutional Repositories: Approaches and Barriers to Implementation” in the Journal of Library Metadata (v. 16, no. 2 (Sept. 2016): 69-79.