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News and Notes


Shosh in York, England, with conference convener and international action research scholar Dr. Jean McNiff.

Joseph Shosh, associate professor of education, has published a study of the reflective practice of Moravian’s 2011 Master of Education graduates. The paper, How Teachers Define and Enact Reflective Practice: It’s all in the Action,” appears in the current issue of the international, peer-reviewed journal, Action Researcher in Education, and includes active links to Moravian students’ master’s theses and select digital interview clips. Shosh studied the action research practices of 22 Pennsylvania and New Jersey teachers meeting at Moravian College in the fall of 2010 as part of the Reflective Practice Seminar of the Master of Education program.

To access the article, visit

Shosh presented the paper this summer in York, England, at York St. John University's Value and Virtue in Practitioner Inquiry Conference. In the cover photo, he poses with Dr. John Elliott, the founder of the European-based Collaborative Action Research Network.   

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, has had a chapter published in a new book titled Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education. The chapter is titled Are You Really Above Average? Documenting Your Teaching Effectiveness, and is aimed at junior colleagues who want to support job applications and tenure portfolios with substantive evidence regarding teaching and related professional accomplishments, particularly where issues of self-assessment are concerned. Dunn wrote the piece with his frequent co-authors, Jane S. Halonen, Maureen McCarthy and Suzanne Baker. The book was published by the American Psychological Association.

Conferences and Presentations

Sandra Aguilar, assistant professor of Latin American History, presented her work on domestic technology in modern Mexico at two of the most prestigious conferences in her field this summer: the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference in San Francisco and the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) in New York.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim presented a paper, Colonialism, Ecology and Han and responded to Sigurd Bergmann's paper, Whither Does the Wind Blow? at the Christian Faith and the Earth Conference in Capetown, South Africa, in August.

Other News

The summer 2012 issue of Moravian College Magazine is now available online at

Print versions are being mailed this week, and will be delivered to faculty and staff shortly. Copies are always available in the HUB, Afterwords Café, and in various spots around campus.

Extra copies are available by contacting Brenda Lange, assistant director of publications at ext. 1362 or

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Moravian College Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season begins with a guest performance by Belle Linda Halpern, an internationally known singer and actress, Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m. Cravings: Songs of Hunger and Satisfaction  is a thought-provoking look at humans’ search for what feeds us. Songs ranging from Tin Pan Alley classics to contemporary ballads and anthems to Yiddish showstoppers are interspersed with comic personal narrative reflecting Halpern’s Jewish-American culinary journey. Halpern’s humorous take on our constant cravings evolves to a life-affirming call to taste the sweetness in the everyday. Cravings is an IN FOCUS program.

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Car of the future?
Be sure to pass by Reeves Library Thursday, September 6 between 4 and 6 p.m. to get a look at the Air Products hydrogen car. Look under the hood, sit inside, and ask questions of the company’s hydrogen ambassador about the unique features of this car of the future, already in use today.

Air Products says hydrogen has the potential for leading the transformation to cleaner energy, citing the hydrogen car’s only emission is water vapor, and its only fuel is hydrogen-powered fuel cells, a sustainable technology. According to an Air Products brochure, hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element known and is a good source of fuel because it can be produced from many renewable resources with a low environmental impact. It is carbon-free, nonhazardous and produces no greenhouses gases when used as a fuel.

View more about hydrogen fueling technologies at