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Profacts Received Through February 2014

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 February 2014.

APPOINTMENTS/ELECTIONS

JANE BRAY, dean of the Darden College of Education, appointed to serve on an ad hoc steering committee for Virginia Beach Public Schools' new strategic plan.

NINA BROWN, professor and Eminent Scholar of counseling and human services, appointed for a three-year term on the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation.

ELIZABETH LOCKE, director of clinical education and senior lecturer of physical therapy, appointed to the board of directors of the Virginia Rural Health Association; also appointed to Riverside School of Health Careers Physical Therapist Assistant advisory board.

BRIAN K. PAYNE, vice provost for graduate and undergraduate academic programs, named president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Roughly 2,800 academics, students and professionals from across the globe are members of ACJS. It was established to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. Payne, who is tenured in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, previously served as the vice president and second vice president of ACJS.

AWARDS

JENNIFER GIBLIN, program support technician, Darden College of Education, selected to receive the ACPA 2014 Val DuMontier New Professional Award, which recognizes a new professional who has made significant contributions in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender awareness.

JOHN R. HOLSINGER, professor emeritus and Eminent Scholar of biological sciences, recognized by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for his leadership as chairman of the Cave Board from 1982-83 and again from 1989-2004. He was also one of the founders of the VCB in 1978 and served on the board for 34 years.

LUISA A. IGLORIA, professor of English and creative writing, the 2014 May Swenson Poetry Prize for her poetry manuscript "Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser." The book will be published by Utah State University Press this summer. Also, her poem that was originally published in ARDOR Literary Magazine in spring 2013, "The Loss and Recovery of Wings," was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology. It will be reprinted along with 19 other poems and showcased for the next year on the Best of the Net website, http://www.sundresspublications.com/bestof/. Also, award-winning Belgian video poem/film poem artist Swoon (Marc Neys) recently completed a triptych of video film poems for three of her poems: "Mortal Ghazal," "Oir" and "Trauermantel." Since Nov. 18, 2010, she has written at least a poem a day in her daily poem project; the poems are archived at Dave Bonta's Via Negativa site, http://www.vianegativa.us/series/morning-porch-poems-by-luisa-igloria/.

SCOTT JOHNSON, associate athletic trainer, the 2014 Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainer's Association Service Award.

BOOKS

TIM J. ANDERSON, assistant professor of communication, "Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy: Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry" (Routledge).

SHERI COLBERG-OCHS, professor of exercise science, and Dr. Osama Hamdy of Harvard Medical School (lead author), "The Diabetes Breakthrough: A Scientifically Proven Plan to Lose Weight and Cut Medications" (Harlequin Nonfiction/Harvard Health Publications).

DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, co-editor of a book with Ronald Burke, "Handbook of Work-Life Integration Among Professionals: Challenges and Opportunities (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar). The book includes a chapter that she wrote with Burke and one of his students,

L.M. Fiksenbaum, " Work and Family Life: Revitalizing Research and Practice."

CERTIFICATION

SHIWEI JIANG, research analyst, Distance Learning, and recipient of the Linda Hyatt Wilson Scholarship in China Studies, became an SAS Certified Advanced Programmer after passing both Base and Advanced Programming exams in February. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite for advanced data analysis and management.

EXHIBITION

JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, had a sculpture, titled "Ambivalent Conveyance," on exhibit with Mayer Fine Art/Aqua in Miami Beach for the Art Basel Week in December. He also had a solo exhibition of sculpture at the University of Cincinnati Claremont College Gallery in Batavia, Ohio, through February. The show was titled "Polymorphic Conveyance."

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

BRETT BEBBER, assistant professor of history, "The Institute of Race Relations in Britain: Remembering a Civil Rights Struggle" at the Southern Humanities Conference in Richmond. The conference is a premier conference for the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. The following students also presented: CLARA VAN ECK, "Violence in the Home: Federal Domestic Violence Legislation in the 1980s"; RACHAEL DELACRUZ, "Bracero Families: Remembering Mexican Migrant Women and Children in the United States, 1942-64"; MEGAN K. MIZE, "The Weak God of History: Metafiction and Judgment in 'Red Earth and Pouring Rain'"; CHRISTOPHER DE MATTEO, "Drafting for Liberty in a Den of Slavery: Implementing the Union Draft in Maryland"; and ANTHONY GARCIA, "Fantasizing Literary History: Tracing the Idea of the Literary Canon."

SHIWEI JIANG, research analyst, Distance Learning, "Take Me Out or Kick You Out: Social Implications in Transitional China" at the 12th Annual Graduate Research Conference at ODU.

JOHN RITZ, professor of STEM education, and Gene Martin, professor at Texas State University, "Research Needs for Technology Education: Highlights of a Preliminary Analysis" at the Pupils' Attitudes Toward Technology Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand.

X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Single Nanoparticle Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive In-vivo Assays for Real-time Study of Nanotoxicity" at the 15th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA), Beijing, China. Also, "Single Plasmonic Nanoparticle Biosensors for Single-molecule and Super-resolution Imaging of Single Live Cells" at Biosensing and Nanomedicine-III (2013 Optics + Photonics), SPIE, in San Diego. Also, "Single Nanoparticle Optical Biosensors" at the Symposium on Frontiers of Nano & Bioanalytical Chemistry, St. John's University, New York City. 13. Also, "Single-molecule Nanoparticle Biosensors for Deciphering of Cellular Functions" at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. Also, "Nanophotonics Biosensors for Probing of Life Sciences" at the CUNY Advanced Science Seminar Series. Also, "Deciphering Functions of Single Live Cells One-Molecule-at-a-Time" to the ODU-Department of Biological Sciences. Also, "Single-molecule Nanoparticle Biosensors for Super-Resolution Imaging of Single Live Cells" at the University of California in Riverside.

X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, TAO HUANG, research scientist, and LAUREN BROWNING, graduate student, "Far-field Photostable Optical Nanoscopy (PHOTON) for Super-resolution Imaging of Single Protein-ligand Binding Complexes" at Far-field Super Resolution Microscopy I (2013 Optics + Photonics), SPIE, in San Diego, and at Pittcon 2013 in Philadelphia. Also, "Multiplexing Analysis of Single Protein Molecules Using Single-molecule Nanoparticle Optical Biosensors (SMNOBS) at Pittcon 2013.

X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Single Nanoparticle Spectroscopy for Quantitative Analysis of Nanotoxicity" at Pittcon 2013 in Philadelphia. Co-authors are graduate students KERRY LEE, LAUREN BROWNING, PRAKASH D. NALLATHAMBY and PAVAN CHERUKURI.

X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and graduate students Z. WEN and WILLIAM BROWNLOW, "Electrochemiluminescence Assay for Ultrasensitive Analysis of HIV Receptor and Neutralizing Antibody" at Pittcon 2013 in Philadelphia.

PUBLICATIONS

LAUREN BROWNING, graduate student, chemistry and biochemistry, "Silver Nanoparticles Incite Size and Dose-dependent Developmental Phenotypes and Nanotoxicity in Zebrafish Embryos" in vol. 26 of Chemical Research in Toxicology. Co-authors are graduate students KERRY LEE and PRAKASH D. NALLATHAMBY, and X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

LAUREN BROWNING, graduate student, TAO HUANG, research scientist, and X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Real-Time In vivo Imaging of Size-dependent Transport and Toxicity of Gold Nanoparticles in Zebrafish Embryos Using Single Nanoparticle Plasmonic Spectroscopy" in Interface Focus 3.

KERRY LEE, graduate student, chemistry and biochemistry, "Silver Nanoparticles Induce Developmental Stage-specific Embryonic Phenotypes in Zebrafish" in vol. 5 of Nanoscale. Also, "Study of Charge-dependent Transport and Toxicity of Peptide-functionalized Silver Nanoparticles Using Zebrafish Embryos and Single Nanoparticle Plasmonic Spectroscopy" in vol. 26 of Chemical Research in Toxicology. Co-authors for both publications are graduate students LAUREN BROWNING and PRAKASH D. NALLATHAMBY, and X. NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

DEBRA A. MAJOR, professor of psychology, and HEATHER BOLEN, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, a chapter, "Coping with Work-Family Conflict: A Multi-system Perspective" in J.K. Ford, J. Hollenbeck and A.M. Ryan (editors), "The Nature of Work: Advances in Psychological Theory, Methods, and Practice" (Washington, D.C.: APA).

DEBRA A. MAJOR, professor of psychology, VALERIE MORGANSON, ODU graduate, and HEATHER BOLEN, doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology, "Predictors of Occupational and Organizational Commitment in Information Technology: Exploring Gender Differences and Similarities in vol. 28 of Journal of Business and Psychology.

JEWEL SHEPHERD, visiting assistant professor of community and environmental health, "Health Services Use and Prescription Access Among Uninsured Patients Managing Chronic Diseases" in the December 2013 edition of Journal of Community Health. Co-authors are ELIZABETH LOCKE, director of clinical education and senior lecturer of physical therapy; QI ZHANG, associate professor of community and environmental health; and GEORGE MAIHAFER, associate professor of physical therapy.

D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, an audiobook recording, "Kant, Immanuel. 'Perpetual Peace'" (Benjamin Trueblood, translation; D.E. Wittkower, narration). Also, with E. Selinger and L. Rush, "Public Philosophy of Technology: Motivations, Barriers, and Reforms" in vol. 17, no. 2 of Techné.

X. NANCY XU, professor, and Z. WEN and WILLIAM BROWNLOW, graduate students, chemistry and biochemistry, "Ultrasensitive Analysis of Binding Affinity of HIV Receptor and Neutralizing Antibody Using Solution-phase Electrochemiluminescence Assay" in Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 688.