UnCommon Achievements

Cecilia Fox, assistant professor of biology, presented her research at the International Brain Conference in Orlando, Florida, January 19-22. Her presentation was titled "The Neuroprotective Effects of Selenium in the 6-hydroxydopamine Lesion Model of Parkinson’s Disease."

Beth Fuchs, reference/electronic resources librarian at Reeves Library, reports that the Bethlehem Digital History Project received an honorable mention ABC-CLIO Online History Award. The award is offered by the American Library Association and funded by the reference publisher ABC-CLIO. The Bethlehem Digital History Project is a joint effort of Reeves Library, the Bethlehem Area Public Library and others to provide online access to source material relating to the early history of Bethlehem.

Tony Gairo and Gary Rissmiller, lecturers in music, will once again be performing regularly with their 17-piece jazz orchestra. The group will play the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Comfort Suites on Bethlehem’s south side, beginning February 6. Tony says "we are back and ready to swing real hard."

Diane Husic, chair of the Biology Department, organized and moderated a panel session at January’s National Collegiate Athletic Association convention in Orlando, titled "Strengthening the Faculty Voice in Intercollegiate Athletics: An Update on the FAR Fellows Leadership Institute." She was also invited to serve as an external reviewer for the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, and attended both the American Association of Colleges and Universities conference and the Council on Undergraduate Research executive board meeting, both held in New Orleans.

Paul Moyer, Chair of Physical Education Department gave a presentation in January at the NCAA convention; the topic was NCAA organization and committee service. He also completed his four-year commitment on the NCAA nominating committee.

Chairman of the Department of Political Science Gary Olson’s op-ed piece, "Diversity Hasn't Cracked Class Distinctions," has been reprinted in a dozen publications, including the Civil Rights Coalition World News Network.

Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology, published the article "The Mouth That Roars No Longer: Pete Franklin, Sport Talk and Cleveland Indian Baseball, 1967-1987," in the latest volume of NINE: A Journal of Baseball and American Culture. A follow-up on fandom and despair in Cleveland sport will appear in a later issue.

Arrivals and Departures:

Peter Caputo has been appointed to serve as interim vice president for institutional advancement. He formerly served as the Vice President for Development at both St. Joseph’s University and Widener University.

Francis Ryan, assistant professor of history, and Leighanne Daly announce the arrival of their daughter Siobhan Maureen Ryan on February 3. She (Siobhan) is 6 pounds 12 ounces.

Robert Wilson-Black has resigned his position as vice president for institutional advancement.