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Faculty/Staff Notables for September

September 28th, 2009

REACH program receives NCLCA honor
The REACH program has received second place in the National College Learning Center Association and the Learning Support Center in Higher Education Web Site Excellence Awards competition for 2009. Cathy Leist is REACH director. Dennis Keibler is the REACH webmaster.

J.M. Zurada, engineering, to chair IEEE Periodicals Activities
J. B. Speed School of Engineering faculty, Jacek M. Zurada, has been elected by IEEE Societies presidents and division directors to chair the IEEE Periodicals Committee in 2010-11 and to chair the IEEE Periodicals Review Committee in 2012-13. His duties will be to lead efforts to uphold high standards of the institute’s publications, advise on the quality and timeliness of existing periodicals and approve new titles. With more than 350,000 members, IEEE is the largest professional organization in the world and publishes more than 140 top periodicals in electrical and computer engineering.

Nanotechnology program ranks high
UofL’s micro-nanotechnology program moved up from ninth to eighth in the world in the category of commercialization in a top 10 list compiled by Small Times Magazines top 10 lists.

Painting faculty receive fellowships
Fine arts faculty Bruce Linn, painting, and Mark Priest, painting, have received $7,500 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council. The fellowship program is intended to recognize and support Kentucky professional artists who are producing work of creative and artistic excellence. This is the most prestigious award given to an artist by the Kentucky Arts Council.

Student organization recognized
The UofL chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) received silver star status at the organization’s annual Convention Honor Gala in August. NSCS is an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade-point average and class standing. A chapter’s star status is determined by program success, community service, member engagement and on-campus involvement. UofL’s NSCS chapter was founded in 2004.

Chagpar named to fellowship promoting women leaders in academic medicine
University of Louisville surgical oncologist Anees Chagpar, M.D., has been selected for a fellowship in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel University. Chagpar, director of the multidisciplinary breast cancer program at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will join 52 others fellows from across the nation for the yearlong program, which helps prepare senior women faculty for leadership posts at academic health centers.

Entrepreneurship program honored
Entrepreneur magazine has ranked the graduate entrepreneurship program in the College of Business as the 16th best in the nation for 2009.

Kent School professor named one of Forty Under 40
Becky Antle, Kent School of Social Work assistant professor, was selected for Business First newspaper’s 2009 Forty Under 40 designation and was honored at a Sept. 25 luncheon. The special annual publication highlights people under age 40 who are making a difference in Greater Louisville through their career accomplishments and volunteer service to the community.

Patricia Benson, director of Get Healthy Now, co-presented on the effectiveness of UofL’s health management program at the DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance conference, The Forum 09. Joining her in the session “Effective Health Management Strategies to Reduce Medical Expenses, Deliver Positive ROI,” were representatives from Duke University.

Kent School of Social Work faculty will present at The Gerontological Society of America’s 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting: Sharon Bowland will co-present the poster, “Assessing Interpersonal Trauma in Older Women” Ruth Huber will co-present “The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program 15 Years Later: What Does the Reporting System Tell us?” and “State and Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Leaders’ Perceptions of Program Capacity and Capability to Protect Elder Care Residents in a Disaster”; Noell Rowan will co-present, “Reaching Hard-to-Reach Older Adults in Behavioral and Social Science Research”; Rowan, Annatjie Faul, Pam Yankeelov and colleagues will present “Rural Community Dwelling Older Adults: Creative Outreach in Behavioral Health Integrated Services.” The meeting will be in Atlanta, Nov. 18-22.

Rus Funk, Kent School of Social Work, wrote a section on social work and domestic violence that has been included in new book by Jessica Rosenberg titled “Working in Social Work: The Real World Guide to Practice Settings” (Routledge Press).

Kent School of Social Work faculty and a doctoral student will present at Ball State University's Diversity Forum: Sharon Moore will co-present “A Balm in Gilead: Faith-based/university efforts to Sew Seeds of Success in Young African American Males.” Noell Rowan will present “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Chemical Dependency: Exploring Successful Treatment.” She also will co-present “Resiliency in Older Gay Addicts.“ Doctoral student Michael Robinson will co-present “Community Dynamics in the Construction of Race: African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky, Pre- and Post-Emancipation.”

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