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 Table.”

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 Fund’s 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. 5–8.

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 (1980–95), 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. 16–17.

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. 19–23 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

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 Who’s 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. 109–120. 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. 121–127.

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