College of Health Professions
Jill A. Bush, Kinesiology, was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) on July 10. This organization serves 44,000 strength and conditioning academics and professionals worldwide. Its mission is to be the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning that supports research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. For more information, go to http://www.nsca-lift.org
College of Liberal Arts
Evelyn Avery, English, presented a paper, "Bernard Malamud: A Light Unto Readers," on May 24 at the American Literature Association in Boston, where she also chaired a panel: "Dissonance and Consonance in Jewish American Literature."
Jack Fruchtman, Political Science, served as a consultant on the American founding era for the Philadelphia School District during the spring term. He spoke to three different high school audiences, the High School for the Performing and Creative Arts, Central High School and Benjamin Franklin High School. He gave two public lectures sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical Society, and led a teacher workshop for high school social studies and English teachers. He also served on a panel discussion with historians Harvey J. Kaye of the University of Wisconsin and Eric Foner of Columbia University.
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Gail Kaplan, Mathematics. Kaplan's paper, “Honors Seminar: A Creative Interdisciplinary Approach for Student Exploration,” has been accepted for the Bridges Conference Proceedings, 2009.
Sarah Haines, Biological Sciences, and Robert Blake, Elementary Education, are contributing authors in the book, Narratives on Teaching and Teacher Education: an international perspective,” which was published in June. .