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ProFacts Received Through January 2012

Profacts

ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff regarding professional achievements. Items may be submitted for: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certifications, Commissions, Compositions/Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers/Presentations, Patents, Performances and Publications. Send your submissions to: sdaniel@odu.edu.

The following announcements were received through Jan. 31, 2012.

APPOINTMENTS/ELECTIONS

JOHN BRODERICK, president, elected chair of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Presidents. He will serve a two-year term beginning in April. He was also appointed to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Council of State Representatives. His term began Jan. 25 and runs through Dec. 31, 2013.

PHILIP LANGLAIS, professor of psychology, elected president of the board of directors of Wetlands Watch Organization. This organization was started in 1999 as a backyard group of Norfolk citizens concerned about dredging and wetlands destruction. Today, it is the only statewide organization in the Eastern United States working at the grassroots level with a singular focus on saving wetlands. http://www.wetlandswatch.org

XIHE ZHU, assistant professor of human movement sciences, elected a Fellow of the Research Consortium in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

BOOKS

LYTTON MUSSELMAN, Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany, "A Dictionary of Bible Plants" (Cambridge University Press).

JASON OSBORNE, associate professor of educational research and educational psychology and faculty researcher in The Center for Educational Partnerships, "Best Practices in Data Cleaning: A Complete Guide to Everything You Need to Do Before and After Collecting Your Data" (Sage Publications).

TOM SOCHA, professor and University Professor of communication, "The Positive Side of Interpersonal Communication" (Peter Lang), co-edited with former ODU colleague Maggie Pitts, now at the University of Arizona.

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

PETER SCHULMAN, professor of French and international studies, a paper on Ohran Pamuk's "Istanbul" at a conference at the ENS of Tunis on Utopia in Tunisia in December.

PUBLICATIONS

JOHN ADAM, professor and University Professor of mathematics, a photograph, titled "Shimmer Tree," published in the September 2011 issue of Optics and Photonics News. It appears in an article by Robert Greenler and David K. Lynch titled "Light and Color in Nature: A Return to Optics' Roots."

JOYCE NEFF, professor and University Professor of English, "Collaborative Methodologies for New Media Research: Using Grounded Theory and Contextual Inquiry" in Laura McGrath, Laura, ed., "Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies" (Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital P/Utah State UP, 2011. Computers and Composition Digital Press. Web). Co-authors are Liza Potts, assistant professor of digital humanities at Michigan State University, and Carl Whithaus, associate professor of writing at the University of California, Davis.