Grants and Awards

Cecilia Fox, associate professor of biological sciences and director of the neuroscience program, was recently awarded a grant from the Society of Neuroscience to assist with the financial support of the upcoming second annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference to be held at Lafayette College on Saturday, April 16. The organization will be celebrating the scholarship of undergraduate neuroscience, psychology and philosophy of the mind students across the Lehigh Valley and surrounding Philadelphia area. 

Presentations and Conferences

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), recently attended the 2011 National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NIToP) in St. Petersburg, FL. This was also Dunn's last year as a member of the NIToP Program Committee, where he has served for the past 3 years.

Timothy Luckritz Marquis, assistant professor of New Testament at Moravian Theological Seminary, presented two papers at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta on November 19-23.

Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented her paper entitled "Voicing the Virtual City: Monologue Form in Anna Deavere Smith’s 'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992'"  at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference in January in Los Angeles.

James West, professor and chair of the Economics and Business Department, attended  the 12th Annual International Seminar of the Dehli School of Professional Studies and Research, "Globalization of Higher Education:Challenges and Opportunities," held January 4-5, 2011 in New Delhi, India. Dr. West presented a paper entitled "Privatization and Pluralism in the Higher Education Portfolio: Liberal Arts Colleges' Contributions to Sustainable Development." He also chaired two academic sessions on the role of privatization of higher education, particularly in India. The paper was printed in  the conference proceedings and will be published in a upcoming issue of the Delhi School of Management Business Review. He also used the opportunities to connect with an economics colleague at the Jawharlal Nehru University and to revisit the development project in Maharashtra state where he worked previously.

Joel Wingard, professor of English, attended the 2011 SLAC-WPA Conference at Denison University, Ohio, 14-15 January. SLAC-WPA is a group of writing program administrators from small liberal arts colleges, particular those colleges who are members of the Annapolis Group. The program offered sessions on program assessment and writing curricula. Wingard also gleaned ideas regarding first-year writing seminars from some of the eleven participating schools that have established such seminars.

Other News

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, contributed an essay, "On Blogging about Teaching Psychology," to the PsychTeacher listserv "E-xcellence in Teaching" on December 12, 2010. Dunn shared his experiences as a blogger for Psychology Today and provided advice for teachers interested in becoming bloggers themselves.

An article, "Cuban Internationalism As Engaged Empathy,"  by political science professor Gary Olson, was published by ZNet on December 29, 2010, and has been reprinted on 60+ websites.

President Christopher Thomforde was the subject of a feature article, "Life's a Highway," in the Winter 2011 issue of NCAA Champion Magazine.

James  West, professor and chair of the Economics Department, presented an in-depth interview that was published in the December issue of Aviation News International. The interview offers a critique of current fiscal and monetary policies in combating the extended economic slowdown in the United States. See http://www.ainonline.com/fileadmin/template/main/pdfs/AviationFinance_2010.pdf

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