Achievements — NOVEMBER
Justin Badgerow, associate professor of music in the Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, served as an adjudicator at the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Performance Competitions, affiliated with Music Teachers National Association. The event was held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 5.
Mahua Bhattacharya, associate professor of Japanese and Asian studies in the Department of Modern Languages, received a $33,000 grant from the prestigious Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission for her project “Between Cool and 3-11: Discovering Contemporary Japan through Service Learning and Civic Engagement.” The grant supports the three-week May term study abroad trip to Japan, reducing the cost for participating students who will take part in service learning projects with the indigenous peoples and those affected by the 2011 tsunami in the North-East.
Bhattacharya also presented the paper, “Mandalas: A Kakure Hindu Symbol in Japan,” at the 46th-Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Asian Studies conference on Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia held Oct. 6-8 at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Terri Dennehy, lecturer in Occupational Therapy, gave the presentation, “Innovations in Intraprofessional Education,” at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Education Summit. The conference was held Oct. 27 and 28 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Andy Dunlap, associate professor of social work, and Susi Mapp, professor of social work and department chair, recently had their article, “Effectively Preparing Students for International Field Placements Through a Pre-departure Class,” published in the most recent edition of Social Work Education: The International Journal.
Badiah Haffejee, assistant professor of social work, attended and presented two papers at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, in Dallas, Texas, in October. Her presentations were titled, “Surviving Two Wars: Stories of the Invisible Muslim Women Refugees from Africa” and “African Women Refugees’ Stories: Surviving Trauma and Moving Toward Economic Self-sufficiency.”
Armenta Early Hinton, equity and Title IX coordinator, was a panelist at the University of Pittsburgh’s Title IX @ 45 event on Nov. 6. The keynote address was delivered by Neena Chaudhry, director of education and senior counsel, with the National Women’s Law Center. Among the panelists were Pearl Kim, from the Pennsylvania office of the Attorney General, and Deborah Brake, associate dean and professor of law, at the University of Pittsburgh.
Katherine Hughes, assistant professor of communications, presented at the 28th-Annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Nov. 9-11, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her presentation was titled “Using Pop Culture to Teach Graphic Design.”
Ian MacFarlane, assistant professor of psychology, coauthored the research study “‘If It Helps, It’s Worth a Try’: An Investigation of Perceptions and Attitudes about Genetic Counseling among Southern Manitoba Hutterites in the Journal of Genetic Counseling.” The paper is based on another coauthor’s master’s thesis at the University of Minnesota and continues to expand the literature on perceptions of genetic counseling among rural populations.
Fletcher McClellan, Political Science, presented a paper, “Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement,” at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Nov. 9-11, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tara Moore, visiting assistant professor in English, has coauthored the article “Awakening the Learner Within: Purposeful Prompts and Lifelong Learning Measures in a First-Year Composition Course.” The article appeared in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This project results from research using the Effective Lifelong Learning Initiative and growth mindset practices in the first-year writing classroom.
Paula Nelson, adjunct instructor of flute in the Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, was a soloist with the Immaculata Symphony on Nov. 4. She performed the Reinecke Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 283. Joseph Gehring conducted the university-community orchestra in its fall concert “Musical Masterpieces.”
Steven Nolt, Senior Scholar with the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, presented an invited seminar on Amish entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the university’s Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies on Nov. 3.
Daniel Panchik, associate professor of occupational therapy, presented “Effectiveness of Advanced Pneumatic Compression Devices on Lymphedema; A Systematic Review” at The Lymphedema Symposium, held at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital on Nov. 4. Contributing authors were Ashley Cox ’16 MS, OT; Jessie Hornberger ’16 MS, OT; and Siena Oropollo ’16 MS, OT.
Chelsea Schields, assistant professor of history, assisted in editing the book “The Political Thought of African Independence: An Anthology of Sources,” released in September by Hackett Publishing Co. The book explores the major debates that emerged in Africa during the era of decolonization.
Kevin Shorner-Johnson, associate professor of music education, presented “Advocacy in 2017: Articulating the Connection Between Arts and Democracy” at the Arts and Education Symposium organized by the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network. The session encouraged participants to imagine how arts education advocacy and practice could be reframed to empower the arts to strengthen habits, skills, dispositions and processes necessary for building strong democracies.
Holly Gasper ’18 and Michael Roy, associate professor of psychology, presented “The Accuracy of Witness Crime Duration Estimates Can Be Improved” at the Psychonomic Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The research for this project was supported by the SCARP program.
Sarah Masco ’15 MS, OT, presented “The Effect of Exercise on Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Systematic Review” at The Lymphedema Symposium held Nov. 4, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. Contributing authors were Dr. Daniel Panchik, associate professor of occupational therapy; Woodie Hermann ’15 MS, OT, and Patrice Zinnakas ’15 MS, OT.
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