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April 2009 Faculty Roundup


Dr. Bill Beverly, Assistant Professor of English, presented at the 2009 National Popular Culture & American Culture Conference.  His paper describes how collectors imagine and refashion themselves in stories they tell about collecting.  He focuses in particular on beer and soda can collectors; also on his panel were papers on book collectors and vinyl record collectors.  Dr. Beverly is contributing editor to the literary journal 32 Poems, which once again this year had work selected for inclusion in the Best American Poetry annual anthology.  This year’s anthology include’s Lydia Davis’s poem “Men.”

Assistant Professor of Nursing Tarsha Jones, who serves on  the Susan G. Komen Council for the Cure Advisory Council, participated in the Komen for the Cure Lobby Day for breast cancer research funding on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Deonne Minto, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a grant to attend the summer seminar sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH):  “Roots: African Dimensions of the History and Culture of the Americas (through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.”

Dr. Roxana Moayedi, Associate Professor of Sociology, has had her article “Friendly Critique of Service Learning and an Innovative response: Cross-Institutional Collaborations for Community Based Research” published in Teaching Sociology, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal of the American Sociological Association:  the piece is co-authored with C. Wright Mills of Georgetown University.

Dr. Saundra Oyewole, Professor of Biology, was honored by the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions for over 25 years of service in health professions advising.  Dr. Oyewole has been appointed by the President of the Association of American Medical Colleges to serve on the 21-member committee charged with conducting the fifth comprehensive review of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  She is one of the four undergraduate faculty members on the Committee:  the others are medical school administrators and faculty.

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