(L-R) Jim Sutherland, VP for Business and Finance, congratulates Jamie Shirey, Project Director Construction, Facilities and Grounds, DeLisa Melson, departmental assistant in HR, and Dean Wilburn, Sargeant, University Police, for winning the first 2010 Customer Service Award. To read about these valuable employees and past winners, go to the Division of Business and Finance.
Drs. David Jenks, Mike Johnson and Todd Matthews presented the discussion topic, “Predictors of Illicit Adolescent Gun Ownership,” at the first Department of Sociology and Criminology Brown Bag Luncheon. The series will continue in April with the topic, “Civility in Prisons.”
Dr. Lisa Gezon, professor of anthropology, chaired the panels on “Rappaport Prize,” sponsored by the Anthropology and Environment Session, and “Marginal or Mainstream? The Beginnings and the End(s) of Feminist Anthropology,” sponsored by the Association of Feminist Anthropology, at the Conference of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia.
Dr. Ron Reigner, professor of curriculum and instruction, published an article, "Free book programs from birth to five: The effect on preschool reading readiness," in the College Reading Association's 30th Annual Yearbook. Check out the article. The publication includes data from the Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, an organization supported by contributions of UWG faculty, staff and students.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $6,000 Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions to Dr. Thomas Foster, director of the Waring Archeological Laboratory. The grant will fund expenses to study and digitize portions of collections at the Etowah Mound Site in Cartersville. The grant will also pay for training in the curation of digital information for museums, two archival consultants and travel.
Dr. Jim Burton, marketing and real estate, led a seminar on “Using personal strengths more effectively and avoiding potential weaknesses” for BB&T executives and team leaders in the West Georgia region.
Danilo Baylen, associate professor of media and instructional technology, wrote and published “Adult learners learning online: A case study of a blogging experience” in the book, “Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspective on online technologies and outcomes,” pp. 163-178, Information Science Reference.
Dr. Jonathan Goldstein, professor of history, wrote an article, "Memory, Place, and Displacement in the Formation of Jewish Identity in Rangoon and Surabaya,” that is included in a book selected as a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the category of “Anthologies and Collections.” The title of the book is “Place and Displacement in Jewish History and Memory,” Zakor v’Makor. Valentine Mitchell, 2009, pp. 88-98. The award will be presented in New York City in March.
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