Surupa Gupta, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presented her research on Indian foreign economic policy at a conference on “IBSA: Experience and Perspectives on South-South Cooperation” organized by the Center for Study of International Negotiations at the University of Sao Paulo on May 17, 2013. She also made a presentation at the BRICS Policy Center in Rio de Janeiro on May 20, 2013.
Marjorie Och has been accepted into the third annual Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History to be held in July 2013 at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art. The focus of this summer’s seminar is “Behind the Image: The Painted Surface and its Technical Study.” STITAH is supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Yale University.
On May 6th an interview with Jim Groom was aired on the Ohio State University’s radio program Writers Talk. The discussion focuses on the work he has done as part of UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technology: ranging from the formation of UMW Blogs, the popular appeal of the Digital Storytelling class affectionately known as ds106 and its relationship to those confounded MOOCs, as well as DTLT’s current groundbreaking project Domain of One’s Own. The interview runs 30 minutes and you can listen to it below.
Maria Schultz, assistant director of design services, will sign copies of her new book, “How to SUP With Your Pup,” on Thursday, May 16 at the Lee Hall Terrace from 4 to 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the signing will be held in the University Bookstore. Riley, her Australian Shepherd and SUP companion, will join the book signing.
Stand up paddling, known as SUP, has increased in popularity in recent years, including among pet owners. “How to SUP With Your Pup” includes simple training techniques and tips for dog loving paddlers who want to teach their best friends to ride on a paddleboard.
Schultz is an outdoor enthusiast and ACA certified stand up paddleboard instructor. She also has a degree in education and hands-on experience in animal training.
Stephen P. Hanna, professor of geography, and Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, are co-authors of a research article, “Visualizing Virginia’s Changing Electorate: Mapping Presidential Elections from 2000 to 2012,” which was published in the May 2013 issue of The Virginia News Letter. The Virginia News Letter is published by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
Eric Bonds recently published an article, entitled “Grappling with Structure, Social Construction, and Morality: Towards a Human Rights Approach to Social Problems Instruction,” in the journal Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences. In the article, Bonds makes the case for a human rights approach and situates it within the theoretical traditions more traditionally used in social problems classes. The article includes a sample syllabus and an overview of Bonds’ Social Issues class taught at UMW. The article can be accessed here.
Debra Schleef will serve as the Chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) for the American Sociological Association during 2013-2014.
Abbie McGhee, coordinator of community events, presented a session on Free Online Resources at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors – International (ACCED-I) in Toronto, Canada. Attendees included campus professionals who design, market, coordinate and plan conferences and special events on the campuses of colleges and universities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, talked about his book, “Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves,” on C-SPAN’s Washington classroom for a session that focused on the White House and the media. The program aired nationally on April 26.
The session was part of a joint educational partnership involving C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University. The course focused on “The Presidency, Congress, and Media,” examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making.
In addition Farnsworth, and Benjamin F. Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the Center, are coauthors of an opinion column, “Could the Old Dominion Give Birth Again?” published in the Free-Lance Star on April 24. The column was based on an analysis of the Center’s recent survey of Virginia voters that found considerable interest within the state in having both Sen. Mark Warner (D) and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) seek the presidential nominations of their respective parties.
John P. Broome, assistant professor of curriculum & instruction in the College of Education, was selected to join the Editorial Board of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal).
“Established in 2000, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal) is a peer-reviewed publication of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) and is co-sponsored by four other teacher education associations. It is an interactive electronic journal, capable of incorporating into its articles video, sound, animated images, and simulations, as well as ongoing dialog about issues that advance the field.” (Source: CITE Journal website)