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November 2008


Dr. Amy Brereton, Assistant Professor of Education, has had her article “Sign Language Use and the Appreciation of Diversity in Hearing Classrooms” published in the most recent issue of Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development.

Dr. Stephanie Holaday’s article “Addressing Challenges in Nursing Education through a Clinical Instruction Model based on a Hybrid Inquiry-Based Learning Framework” is due to be published in the November-December issue of NLN: Nursing Education Perspectives.  Dr. Holaday also wrote “Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth,” a chapter in the eighth edition of the textbook Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health across the Lifespan, edited by M.R. Davidson, M.L. London, and P.W. Ladweig and published by Prentice Hall.  Additionally, Dr. Holaday contributed to the online outcomes assessment MyNursingLab that supplements the text.  She contributed to the chapter pre- and post-test questions, answers, and rationale.  This online tool combines assessment, reporting, and personalized study to students and instructors. Dr. Holaday is the Director of Trinity’s Nursing Programs.

Dr. Robert Maguire, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, was one of three featured speakers at a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) event on “Haiti after the Storms: Weather and Conflict.”  In mid-November, Dr. Maguire will travel to Princeton, New Jersey to give the keynote address at a conference on Haiti.  Immediately following this presentation, he will travel to the Caribbean island of Dominica to give a presentation on his work on Haiti:  he will present at the University of the West Indies University Centre.

Dr. Sharon Shafer, Professor Emerita of Music, recently participated in a concert sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club and presented at the Ellipse Gallery in Arlington:  the performance included her playing the piano and singing in a program “The Women of Tin Pan Alley” based on her research regarding the contributions of women composers to the early twentieth-century development of popular song.  The program will be repeated this month in Bethesda, MD at a benefit sponsored by The City Choir of Washington and again at the Sumner Museum in Washington, DC in February.

Assistant Professor of English Wendy Bilen Thorbjornsen gave a campus reading from her book Finding Josie, recently published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press.  The reading was one of several Professor Thorbjornsen has given from this unique memoir about her grandmother.

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