Campus Notes for The Point (March 13, 2013)

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Campus Notes for The Point (March 13, 2013)

EVENTS AND HONORS

Sherry Penney of the College of Management (CM) has been awarded the status of professor emerita in recognition of her teaching, scholarship, and service to the University.

Four graduate students in CM began an internship program at State Street. Students will serve as part-time interns for the spring semester. The Graduate State Street Internship Program was modeled after the State Street Scholars Program, which places 40 undergraduate students each year in nine-month internship positions.

Victoria Weston, chairwoman of the Art Department in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), is co-curator of a major international loan exhibition at Boston College.  "Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods" examines the period of Japan's first encounter with Europeans during the 16th and 17th centuries. The exhibition is open through June 2.

Arthur Eisenkraft, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), recently returned from India and Thailand. In India, he worked with teacher leaders and faculty from the Azim Premji Foundation in their efforts to improve science education across the country. In Thailand, he delivered a keynote address at the first International STEM conference to be held in Bangkok and taught an 11th grade Thai physics class. The lesson was videotaped for a series of professional development videos that will be used in Thailand by the Ministry of Education.

JoAnn Mulready-Shick, lecturer in nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS), was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Rhode Island League for Nursing, a statewide constituency professional nursing education organization.

Last fall, Peter Taylor, graduate program director of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in CEHD, was a Fulbright fellow in the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, where he gave lectures, led workshops, participated in discussions, and undertook research that spanned his interests in reflective practice and the complexity of environmental and health sciences in their social context.

In January, Taylor facilitated the innovation component of a 2-day workshop sponsored by Cancer Care Ontario. Researchers in epidemiology, behavioral science, and other fields met in Toronto to develop an agenda for new approaches in health intervention research.

The Child Development Unit recently hosted Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a leading expert in early child development who recently received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Barack Obama. Brazelton is a longtime friend to Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ed Tronick; together, they co-founded the internationally recognized Touchpoints program for nurturing and strengthening positive environments for young children, and co-developers of the widely used Neonatal Behavioral Scale.


PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES, AND LECTURES

An article by Bani Ozkazanc-Pan, an assistant professor of management and marketing in CM, “Editor’s introduction to Narrating the Chaos: Untold Stories of the Field and Beyond” was accepted for publication in a special issue of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Benyamin Lichtenstein, associate professor of management and marketing in CM, was a special speaker at the Jerusalem Business Network Forum in January. His presentation was called "Beyond Venture Capital: Alternative Approaches for Funding Start-Ups.”

Shaun Cao, assistant professor of accounting and finance in CM, has been invited to present his paper “Earnings Volatility, Post-Earnings Announcement Drift and Trading Frictions” at two top universities in China: Renmin University of China and Nanjing University.

Randy Albelda, professor of economics in CLA, and co-author Lisa Dodson presented their research from their report "How Youth are Put at Risk by Parents' Low-Wage Jobs" to a Massachusetts State Senate briefing, sponsored by Senator Dan Wolf, co-chair of Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Vivian Ciaramitaro, assistant professor of psychology in CLA, presented a poster in January at the Budapest Central European University Conference on Cognitive Development in Hungary. The poster, “Cross-Modal Attention: When Does a Sound Hurt Visual Detectability?” focuses on 3- and 6-month-old human infants and investigates whether a simple auditory stimulus, such as white noise, can alter low-level visual processing.

Amy Den Ouden, associate professor of women's studies in CLA, has been invited by the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut to present a paper for a scholars' workshop on the intersections of settler colonialism, gender and sexuality.  In January, Den Ouden was elected to the council of the New England American Studies Association. She is also co-editor of the forthcoming volume Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook.”

Zsuzsanna Kaldy, associate professor of psychology in CLA, made a presentation poster in January at the Budapest Central European University Conference on Cognitive Development in Hungary.   The presentation was titled “Long-Term Recall of Rhyming Text: Preschoolers Are Better than Adults.”

Marlene Kim, professor of economics in CLA, presented “Policies to End the Gender Wage Gap in the United States” at the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings in San Diego in early January.

Julie Nelson, chairwoman of the Economics Department in CLA, presented her paper "Poisoning the Well, or How Economic Theory Damages Moral Imagination" at a joint session of the International Association for Feminist Economics and the Union for Radical Political Economics at the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings.

Ghazal Zulfiqar, lecturer in economics in CLA, presented "Microfinance and Human Development – Does Institutional Form Matter?" for the Association for Comparative Economic Studies at the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings in San Diego.


PUBLICATIONS

The Financial Services Forum in CM released its spring 2013 report, “Housing Prices in New England – What Matters and Where Are They Headed?”

Stephan Manning, assistant professor of management and marketing in CM, has written three articles set for publication this year: “Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Offshoring: The Interplay of Complexity, Organizational Design and Experience” in Strategic Management Journal; “New Silicon Valleys or a New Species? Commoditization of Knowledge Work and the Rise of Knowledge Services Clusters” in Research Policy; and “Emerging Capability or Continuous Challenge? Relocating Knowledge Work and Managing Process Interfaces” in Industrial and Corporate Change.

Claudia Esposito, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages in CLA, edited a special issue of the journal Expressions maghrébines. She also wrote the introduction.

Ken Lachlan, chairman of the Communication Department in CLA, published the article, “Where the Gates Matter Less: Ethnicity and Perceived Source Credibility in Social Media Health Messages,” in Communication Research Reports, Volume 24, No. 1. Coauthors include Patric Spence (University of Kentucky), Stephen Spates (University of Tennessee), and David Westerman (West Virginia University). He also co-authored an article entitled “Intercultural differences in responses to health messages in social media from spokespeople with varying levels of ethnic identity,” in Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 29, Issue 3.

A policy paper written by Keren Horn, assistant professor of economics in CLA, drew attention for the MacArthur Foundation, which wrote about Horn’s report and linked to it on their website.

Jacqueline Fawcett, chairwoman of the Department of Nursing in CNHS, is the co-author of the recently published book “Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories (3rd edition).” Fawcett was also selected by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses for its 2013 Living Legend Award. 

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