Campus Notes for The Point (November 21, 2012)
November 20, 2012
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EVENTS AND HONORS
David Pantalone, an assistant professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts, served as program chair for the Division of LGBT Psychology (Division 44) at the 120th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, held in Orlando in August.
Pantalone also was invited to join the editorial board of the prestigious journal, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, a journal of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Mathematics lecturer John Lutts of the College of Science and Mathematics participated in a math conference at Fairfield University in Connecticut. The annual event is hosted by Clavius Group.
Nina Silverstein, director of the undergraduate gerontology program in the College of Public and Community Service, has returned from sabbatical, on which she served as a visiting scholar at the AARP Office of Academic Affairs in Washington, D.C. During her residence, Silverstein completed a qualitative study of 32 transportation policy leaders, providers, and researchers that was funded by the Healey grant.
Math professor Alfred Noel of CSM has been appointed to a national committee of the American Mathematical Society. Noel will be a member of the Committee on Committees, which recommends committee appointments to the society president.
JoAnn Mulready-Shick, assistant professor of nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was inducted as a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education in June.
Temitope Oriola, assistant professor of sociology in CLA, is co-investigator on a $36,415 Insight Development Grant awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre.
Mary Cooley, an assistant professor of nursing in CNHS, will be inducted this fall as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Cooley teaches in the nursing doctoral program and is also a senior nurse scientist in the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Vivian Ciaramitaro, assistant professor of psychology in CLA, was invited by the journal Frontiers in Physiology to serve as guest editor for a special issue of the journal focused on “object-based attention.” The invitation came after praise for a 2011 article she published in the Journal of Neurophysiology.
PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES, AND LECTURES
Zeena Zakharia, an assistant professor of comparative education in the College of Education and Human Development, worked with UNICEF to conduct a three-day training workshop on “Education and Peacebuilding in a Post-Arab Spring Context” in Amman, Jordan, in July. Zakharia was also a visiting lecturer at European Peace University in Stadtschlaining, Austria, for one week this summer.
The Center for Governance and Sustainability and the Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Program hosted Designing Global Governance for Sustainability in September. The event was a triple launch for the new PhD program in global governance and human security, The United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Environmental Outlook and CGS senior fellow Harris Gleckman’s Readers’ Guide to the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative.
Donna Haig Friedman, director of the Center for Social Policy at McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, was invited by the Eos Foundation to present research findings on food assistance programs in Massachusetts. She delivered this presentation on September 20 with Noah Berger, director of the Mass Budget and Policy Center. The research, commissioned by the Eos Foundation, is informing its forthcoming multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative to combat hunger and ensure a next generation of well-nourished children in Massachusetts.
Suzanne Leveille, nursing professor and PhD program director in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was an invited speaker at a symposium on “Chronic Pain and Disability in Older Adults” at the World Congress on Active Aging, held in August in Glasgow, Scotland. Leveille is also a board member of the Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities, which sponsored an annual celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26. The event was also the ribbon-cutting for the accessible path to City Hall, which is being completed across City Hall Plaza beginning at the State Street MBTA station.
Felicia Wilczenski, interim dean of CEHD, recently visited a medical education center outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a delegation from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Alice Carter, director of the clinical psychology PhD program in the College of Liberal Arts, gave a plenary talk at the VI Convegno Internazionale Fare Diagnosi per Prevenire, Predire e Curare in Pisa, Italy, for the Italian Association for Infant Mental Health. The title of her talk was: “Early Identification of Social-Emotional and Behavior Problems: Prediction to School-Age Psychiatric Diagnostic Status.”
Carter is also president-elect and program chair for the Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of the American Psychological Association. In this role, Carter organized the division’s program for the 120th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, held in Orlando in August.
Tongjian You, assistant professor in exercise and health sciences in CNHS, presented “Effects of Obesity and Exercise Training on Regional Adipose Tissue VEGF Production in Rats” at the annual meeting of the Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center in June.
Andrea Leverentz, associate professor of sociology in CLA, co-authored the paper “In It For the Long Haul: Gender Dynamics of Former Prisoner-Family Relationships,” which was presented at the American Sociological Association conference in Denver in August.
Heidi Stanish, associate professor in exercise and health sciences in CNHS, presented “Health Promotion Research in Children with Intellectual Disabilities” at the 14th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Nina Silverstein, director of the undergraduate gerontology program in the College of Public and Community Service has co-authored a new chapter, “The Big Picture: Comprehensive Community Mobility Options” with occupational therapist Jennifer Womack. It appears in Driving and Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Strategies Across the Lifespan, published by AOTA Press.
Jessica Whiteley, associate professor of exercise and health sciences in CNHS, recently published three articles. Her work has appeared in or is slated for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research, and Nutrition Research.
David Pantalone, an assistant professor of psychology in the CLA, was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Early Career Professional Presentation Award by the Division of Health Psychology (Division 38) at the 120th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, held in Orlando in August.
Pantalone also presented an invited lecture, Basic Skills in Behavioral Activation for Treating Depression, for the Division of Independent Practice (Division 42) at the Orlando conference.
Aleksander Lust, lecturer in political science and management, presented a paper on “Infrastructure Nationalism: Privatization and Protest in the Baltics” at the 2012 annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, held in Boston earlier this month. He also served as the chair and panelist for discussions on “International Law and Emerging Regimes” and “Hegemony is the Changing Global Order.”
ZhongPing Lee, professor in the Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences Department in the College of Science and Mathematics, has received a rare honor from Applied Optics – one of the leading journals in the field. Lee’s article, “Deriving Inherent Optical Properties from Water Color: a Multiband Quasi-Analytical Algorithm for Optically Deep Waters,” has been selected as one of the most influential articles published over the 50-year life of the journal.
Zeena Zakharia, an assistant professor of comparative education in the College of Education and Human Development, was co-author of the book Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City, published in September by Multilingual Matters.
Chris Bobel, associate professor of women’s studies in the College of Liberal Arts, published an opinion piece in the Christian Science Monitor titled “Why It’s Easier to Be a Good Daddy than a Good Mommy.”
Andrea Leverentz, associate professor of sociology in CLA, published the article “Narratives of Crime and Criminals: How Places Socially Construct the Crime Problem,” in the journal Sociological Forum.
Mark Warren, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies, earned an honorable mention for the American Sociological Association’s 2012 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award. His book, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice, competed in the section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.