- Ken Robinson
received funding from the Brooks Cemetery Restoration Group for his proposal, “Mapping Brooks Cemetery, Kernersville, NC.
- Michelle DaCosta
received funding from the National Science Foundation for her proposal, “Defensive Signaling Behaviors and the Influence of Predator Learning on Communication Modalities in Utetheisa Species in the Galapagos Islands.”
- Robert Ulery
published the third volume of his edition and translation of Pietro Bembo’s 1551 Latin “History of Venice” (Harvard University Press in the I Tatti Renaissance Library).
- Mary Dalton
published a paper, “From Dad to Mom: Transgendered Motherhood in Transamerica,” in Motherhood Misconceived: Representing the Maternal in U.S. Films (SUNY Press, 2009) 235-249.
- Annegret Hannawa
presented a paper, “When the Truth Hurts: Toward a Validation of the Physician Mistake Disclosure Model,” and assisted with a paper, “The Communication of Social Support in Adult Full Sibling and Stepsibling Relationships,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Michael Hazen
published a paper, “Thoughts on the Development of the Communication Discipline in the United States and Russia,” in the Russian Journal of Communication, 455-475. He participated in a panel, “Honoring the Pioneer of Japan-US Rhetoric Studies: The Roichi Okabe Panel,” and chaired a panel, “1989 and the Fall of the Soviet Union,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Michael Hyde
made a presentation for two panels, “Juicy Ethics: Reflections on a Symposium on Ethics and the Internet” and “The Rhetoric of the Beautiful and the Sublime.” He presented a paper, “Openings: The Use of Discourse to Create Dwelling Places,” and responded to a panel, “Conversations About Levinas: Communication Ethics in Justice, the Environment, and Life Studies,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Marina Krcmar
assisted with the paper, “Do Certain Television Programs Appeal to High Sensation Seekers? An Examination of Message Sensation Value of Popular Television Programs.” She participated in the business meeting of the Mass Communication Division and presented a paper, “The Role of Babies’ Experience with Television in Their Learning From It,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- John Llewellyn
gave a presentation on urban legends and political attitudes to The Tankers, a local civic group. He responded to a panel, “Corporations Behaving Well? Social Responsibility and Proactivism,” and presented a paper, “Ritual of Stability and Change: The Haka as a Cultural Vehicle,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
- Allan Louden
was part of a panel, “An Insider’s Perspective on the 2008 Presidential Debates: The Role That Academic Debate Theory Can Play in the Message Construction Process,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Ananda Mitra
was one of six North American representatives invited to participate in the Second Cairo International Conference, “Public Opinion: Public Opinion Polls in a Changing World,” in Cairo, Egypt. He was part of the panel on “Juicy Ethics: Reflections on a Symposium on Ethics and the Internet” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Max Negin
served as an editor for the Major League Baseball Network’s coverage of the World Series.
- Alessandra Beasley Von Burg
presented two papers, “Barack Obama’s Return to Change: Rhetorical Traditions to Break Epistemological Grounds” and “Muslims and Multiculturalism in the European Union: Putting Diversity, Acceptance and Equality to the Test,” at the Religion Communication pre-conference of the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Margaret Zulick
responded to a panel, “Religion, Politics, and Tolerance in the Public Square: Diverse Approaches to a Critical Issue,” at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
- Caroline Fullerton
was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, on her 90th birthday, November 4.
- Maria Windell
presented a paper, “Florida, Mexico, Cuban Bloodhounds, and U.S. Slavery: John S. Jacobs on President Zachary Taylor,” at the American Studies Association Conference.
- Dean Lorna Moore
received funding from the National Science Foundation for her proposal, “Graduate Research Fellowship Program.”
Health and Exercise Science
- Jack Rejeski
received funding from the National Institutes of Health and Wake Forest University Health Sciences for his proposal, “Look Ahead.”
- Susan Borwick
was one of five invited panelists that discussed “Women Composers in Today’s World” at the University of North Texas College of Music.
- David Carroll
received funding from PureLux Inc. for his proposal, “PureLux, formerly PlexiLight.”
- Sandra Farland
has joined the Family and Community Medicine Department as a clinical instructor.
- Duncan Hite
has been appointed section chief of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic diseases at the School of Medicine. He is a professor of internal medicine.