Joe McCord, executive director, Alfred R. Neumann Library, was elected to chair the Library Systems Act Advisory Board. He was appointed by the State Library and Archives Commission to a second three-year term to the advisory board.
Michael E. Hanna, associate professor of decision sciences, received the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Distinguished Service Award at the institute's annual conference in New Orleans.
Resa Ott, program coordinator, Professional and Continuing Education, was appointed to a one-year term as regional director for the Association of Conference and Event Directors-International.
Mattie C. Porter, professor of accounting, was selected as the 1997 Piper Professor award nominee from UHCL.
Steven Rakow, associate professor of science education, was selected as the 53rd president of the National Science Teachers Association.
Vivian Atwater, assistant professor of art history, lectured at the University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with two exhibitions at the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, "French Painting of the Ancien Régime from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation" and "French Prints of the Ancien Régime."
James C. Benson, associate professor of legal studies, presented "Non-Hospital DNR Orders" at the Southwest Society on Aging's annual conference in Corpus Christi.
Suzanne Gaddis, visiting assistant professor of media studies, presented "Interactive Research: the Who's, What's, Why's, Where's, and How's" at the 1996 Association for Educational Communications and Technology National Convention in Albuquerque. Gaddis co-presented "Hate and the Internet: Hatemongers Get Connected" at the National African American Studies Convention in Houston with Cyndi John-son, HSH graduate student.
John Gorman, professor of humanities and fine arts, led the first reading of the Gulf Coast Poet's Forum at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Gretchen Mieszkowski, professor of literature, gave a panel presentation on "Interdisciplinarity" at the annual conference of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs in Whistler, British Columbia.
Shirley Paolini, dean, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, presented "The Bildungsroman and Religious Self-Development in Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away," at the Federation of International Modern Languages and Literature's Conference in Regensburg, Germany.
Tulsi Saral, professor of psychology, presented a poster session, "Transpersonal Group Psychotherapy" at the 1997 annual conference of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Houston.
Terry Van Allen, director of research initiatives, testified as an expert witness to the U.S. Congress on "Enterprise Zones," a key component of "Saving our Children: American Renewal Communities Act of 1996," a bill to create jobs and businesses in low-income areas.
Ed Waller, assistant professor of finance, presented "Sequences of Dividend Cuts, Omissions and Increases: An Intro-Industry Analysis" at the American Academy of Accounting and Finance Research in New Orleans.
Angela Howard Zophy, associate professor of history, chaired a session on interactive learning at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in New York.
Roger Bilstein, professor of history, had his book, "The American Aerospace Industry: from Workshop to Global Enterprise," published by Twayne Publishing.
Floyd M. Spears, assistant professor of statistics, had his paper, "The Effect of Incomplete Knowledge of Parameter Values on Single-and Multi-Stage Designs for Logistic Regression" published in the March 1997 issue of Biometrics.
Paul Wagner, professor of philosophy and educational foundations, had "Understanding Professional Ethics" published as a Phi Delta Kappa fastback.
Pat Wilson, associate professor of learning resources, published "The Professional Collection for Elementary Educators."
Angela Howard Zophy, associate professor of history, and Francis M. Kavenik, assistantprofessor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, edited the second edition of the "Handbook of American Women's History" by Garland Press.
Jon Zophy, professor of history, completed his trilogy of textbooks on Renaissance and Reformation Europe for Prentice Hall.
E.T. Dickerson, director, High Technologies Laboratory, received $254,100 in a co-operative agreement from the U.S. Air Force via NASA/Johnson Space Center for the UHCL Research Institute for Computing and Information System project, "AFMC Base Network Control Center Support Office."
Michael Mezzino, associate professor of mathematics, received a $10,000 grant from Wolfram Research for his project, "Demonstrating Mathematica" to support his research using Wolfram Research Inc.'s Mathematica software in differential equations.
Peter Bishop, associate professor of human sciences, received a $2,015 contract from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide material for the futures section of TEA's Technology Plan.
Robert Hodgin, director, Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center, received a $144,500 contract from Texas A&M/Texas Engineering Extension Service.
James Lester, director, Environmental Institute of Houston, received a $10,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for the Environmental Kiosk Project.
George Trabing, program director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, received a $77,182 grant for the 1997 academic year from the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to train students to become licensed chemical dependency counselors.
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