NEWS AND NOTES

Awards and Recognitions

A student who has been working with Diane Husic, professor and chair of biology, has been selected to present a research poster in Washington, D.C., May 4-5. Sarabeth Brockley '10, an environmental studies major, will present "Analysis of Plant Succession at the Lehigh Gap—a Superfund Site Undergoing Restoration" at the annual Council on Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill" event. Of the 447 proposals received by CUR, only 60 were accepted. Besides participating in the poster session, Sarabeth will attend a workshop on advocacy and will meet with individual members of Congress. The research was supported, in part, by the SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) program and Rokke Endowment. Dan Kunkle and the Lehigh Gap Nature Center have been partners in the restoration project.

Conferences and Presentations

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, recently attended the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Pittsburgh, where he participated in its Board of Directors meeting and gave two presentations. The first was part of a panel discussion on "Entering the Academic Market Place," hosted by the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association. The second was a symposium on "The Future of Undergraduate Education," where Dunn and six colleagues discussed key recommendations from the summer 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology.

Articles, Reviews, and Other Publications

The editors of Faculty Focus, an e-newsletter produced by Magna Publishers, requested to reprint an article authored by Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, as a contribution to a series on student evaluations. Bob's article, "How to Make Course Evaluations More Valuable," appeared in the February 25 issue.

Other News

John Rossi, assistant professor of accounting, was interviewed by WFMZ-TV Channel 69 News for a segment on rising credit card interest rates. The piece aired March 3, 2009. John also was quoted in an article on the same topic in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, March 9, 2009.

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