Summer 2009


Recognition of the awards, honors, and recent publications of the GW faculty and staff


Kenneth Louis Becker, professor of medicine, was elected to a mastership in the
American College of Physicians (ACP) at the April 23 convocation in Philadelphia. The Masters of the ACP are approximately 600 highly accomplished physicians out of a membership of 126,000.

Jonathan Chaves, professor of Chinese, delivered a lecture titled “On the Translation
of Chinese Poetry” in the Newberry Cultural Series at Bacon House for Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired May 20. Dr. Chaves also published two original poems, "Rough Ocean" and "The Color of the Ocean Last Summer" in Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture and was selected as the magazine's poet of the month.

Azim Eskandarian, professor of engineering and applied science, co-presented an
article titled “Avoiding Timeslot Boundary Synchronization for Multihop Message Broadcast in Vehicular Networks” at the 2009 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
April 25-30 in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Eskandarian also presented his paper “Development of an Active Steering Control System in a Car Driving Simulator” at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress & Exhibition April 23 in Detroit.

Amitai Etzioni, University professor and professor of international affairs, gave a presentation based on his recent article in Foreign Affairs titled “Tomorrow’s Institution Today: The Promise of the Proliferation Security Initiative” at the Council on Foreign Relations on April 21. He also delivered the keynote address at Fordham University’s conference “Privacy Rights and Wrongs: Balancing Moral Priorities for the 21st Century” and published several essays, including in Statebuilding and Intervention: Policies, Practices, and Paradigms, The American Scholar and Foreign Affairs.

David Green, a graduate student in the Anthropology Department’s Hominid Paleobiology doctoral program, was awarded the 2009 Earnest A. Hooton Prize at the
annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists held in
Chicago in March. Green won the award for outstanding student research for his poster “Factors contributing to hominoid shoulder morphology: muscle size, ontogeny, and behavior.”

Kathryn Newcomer, professor of public policy and public administration, gave an
invited keynote address titled “Evaluation Bits and Bytes” at the 32nd annual conference of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society on April 21 in Galloway, N.J.

Casey Pierzchala, sustainability project assistant in Planning and Environmental
Management, a division of GW’s Office of Facilities, and Douglas Spengel, manager
of the division’s Energy and Environmental Office, presented their paper “How U.S. Colleges and Universities Conduct GHG Emissions Inventories” at the Air and Waste Management Association’s Practical Sustainability Conference in May and will present their paper “Landlord/Tenant Boundaries in GHG Emissions Inventories” at the Air and Waste Management Association’s Harmonizing Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Reporting Processes in August.

David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs and director
of GW’s China Policy Program, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and Council on International Educational Exchange for a Senior Fulbright Research Award for 2009-10. He will spend the year based in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of World Economics & Politics conducting research for his next book China and the World.

Gregory Squires, professor of sociology and political science and public policy, was
invited to participate in a roundtable with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on
the need for credit card reform and stronger consumer protections.


Prabir K. Bagchi, professor of operations and supply chain management and senior
associate dean of the GW School of Business, published “Purchasing Development
in Small and Medium Enterprises” with S.K. Paik in Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.

Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, and Daniel Kaniewski, deputy director of the institute, have been in demand from media and policymakers as experts on the outbreak of H1N1 and have published a task force report on the future of the White House Policy Council and a policy paper on security at the U.S.-Canada border.

Valentina Harizanov, professor of mathematics, co-published two articles in the journal Archive for Mathematical Logic: “Degree spectra of the successor relation on computable linear orderings” with GW graduate student Jennifer Chubb and A. Frolov and “Chains and antichains in computable partial orderings” with C. Jockusch and J. Knight. Dr. Harizanov also presented an invited paper “Orderable groups” at the Logic Workshop of the City University of New York Graduate Center May 1.

James A. Miller, professor of English and American studies and chair of GW’s American Studies Department, published a book titled Remembering Scottsboro: The
Legacy of an Infamous Trial.

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