Dec. 2, 2003
Recognition of the awards, honors, and recent publications
of the GW faculty and staff
Robert Cottrol, professor of law, of history,
and of sociology, LS, was named Presidente Extranjero del Congreso Internacional
de Responsibilidad Civil, of the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino,
Instituto de Altos Estudios de Derecho Civil Argentino y Comparado in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, and he delivered the paper The Rise, Decline
and Return of Negligence in American Torts Jurisprudence, in August.
Cottrol also delivered the paper Centers for Research on Legal History
in the United States, at the Institute for Research on Legal History
in Buenos Aires, Argentina, attended the LatCrit Colloquium on International
and Comparative Law, presented the paper Social Science and Anti-Discrimination
Litigation: Can Lessons from the US Experience Be Applied to the Issue
of Racial Exclusion in Latin America? and organized the session
Argentina as a Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Racial Society A Round
Christina Puchalski, associate professor
of medicine and director, GWish, SMHS, was invited to become a member
of the John Templeton Foundation Advisory Board.
Charlene Rivera, research professor and executive
director of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, GSEHD,
was appointed to the newly created Systemwide Change for All Learners
and Educators as a National Advisory Board Member.
Charlotte W. Collins, associate professor
of health services management and leadership and health policy, SPHHS,
presented The Rationale for Strengthening the Health Care Safety
Net to the Council on Health Care Economics and Policy in Washington,
DC, Nov. 3. Collins moderated a panel on access to care and health insurance
coverage, discussing insurance and access in the District of Columbia
at a meeting of the Commonwealth Funds Task Force on the Future
of Health Insurance in Washington, DC, Nov. 4.
Howard Eisner, distinguished research professor
and professor of engineering management, SEAS, presented the paper Evaluating
Safety Programs by Extending the Zwicky Approach at the 2003 IEEE
international Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics in Washington,
DC, Oct. 58.
Peter F. Klarén, professor of history
and international affairs, CCAS, presented the paper, Some Observations
on Jorge Basadre in the Context of 20th Century Historiography,
at the International Conference on Homenaje a Jorge Basadre: el hombre,
su obra y su tiempo, Instituto Riva Aguero of the Catholic University
of Peru, Lima, June 2-4. Klarén also presented the paper, The
Time of Troubles (198095), Political Violence and the Long Sweep
of Peruvian History, at the Workshop on Historizando un Pasado Problematico
y Vivo en la Memoria: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Institute of Latin American
Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, Oct. 1617.
Rajat Mittal, associate professor of engineering
and applied science, SEAS, presented the invited talk Computational
Modeling and Analysis of Synthetic Jets at the Ultra Efficient Engine
Technology Forum in Cleveland, OH, Oct. 29.
Akbar Montaser, professor of chemistry, CCAS,
and senior graduate students Craig S. Westphal, Kaveh Kahen and Kaveh
Jorabchi, presented three invited lectures: Inductively Coupled
Plasma Mass Spectrometry with a Demountable Direct Injection High Efficiency
Nebulizer; A Modified Nukiyama-Tanasawa Model to Predict Droplet
Size for Microconcentric Nebulizers; and Effects Sample Introduction
System on Secondary Discharge and Temperatures in Helium Inductively Coupled
Plasma Mass Spectrometry at the 2003 Federation of Analytical Chemistry
and Spectroscopy Societies meeting held Oct. 1923 in Ft. Lauderdale,
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the University Professor
of Islamic Studies, gave the Kofi Annan Lecture entitled, Islam
and the West, Sept. 15 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Michael Freedman, vice president for communications,
will receive the Peter Hackes Award from the Radio-Television News Directors
Association for his contributions to broadcasting. The award will be presented
at a luncheon at GW Jan. 16.
Charles Toftoy, associate professor of management
science, SBPM, received The 2003 Man of The Year Award by the American
Biographical Institute. He also was selected to the 2003 Whos
Who In The National Senior Games as one of the most outstanding
senior athletes in the US.
Hugh L. Agnew, associate professor of international
affairs and associate dean for curriculum and student affairs, ESIA, published
the chapter Czechs, Germans, Bohemians? Images of Self and Other
in Bohemia to 1848, in Creating the Other: Ethnic Conflict and
Nationalism in Habsburg Central Europe (Berghan Books, 2003, Nancy
M. Wingfield, ed.).
Linda Bland-Stewart, associate professor
of speech and hearing, CCAS, published Phonetic Inventories and
Phonological Patterns of African American Two-Year-Olds: A Preliminary
Investigation, in Communication Disorders Quarterly, V.24,
N.3, pp. 109120. Bland-Stewart also published A Matter of
Vocabulary: Performances of Low-Income African American Head Start Children
on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III in Communication Disorders
Quarterly, v. 24, n. 3, pp. 121127.
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