On 7-9 May, Nabil Al-Tikriti submitted a paper entitled “A Tale of Two Nations: Translation Traditions in the Arab World and Turkey” to the Third International Translation Conference in Baghdad, Iraq. In this conference addressing a wide variety of theoretical and contextual issues related to the field of translation, Prof. Al-Tikriti’s paper addressed a comparison of translation traditions and realities in Turkey and the Arab World. This conference was sponsored by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and the Dar al-Ma’mun Publishing House. In the course of this visit, Prof. Al-Tikriti also provided an extensive interview to the Ministry’s prime newspaper, The Translator, and visited a number of sites throughout Baghdad. These sites included the National Archives and Library and the Iraqi National Museum, which were especially opened for the conference delegation. The US delegation to this conference also visited the US Embassy in Baghdad, where they met with Cultural Affairs Officers and discussed possibilities of educational exchange between Iraqi and American institutions.
Debra Steckler’s 2012-2013 research team presented their study entitled “Information-seeking and SES: Components of emerging adulthood” at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Washington, DC. Students on the research team included Katie Callaghan, Ann Carroll, Mara Rowcliffe, Rebecca Smith, and Molly Sullivan.
Werner Wieland, Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Mary Washington, has been elected a Fellow of Virginia Academy of Science. Professor Wieland attended the Annual Meeting of VAS May 23-25, 2013 where his student Yoshi Takeda presented results from their work as part of the UMW Summer Science Institute entitled “Turtles of the Fredericksburg Canal: Introduced Species and Estimates of Population Sizes.
Professor Wieland has been an active member of VAS since 1984 and has held a variety of leadership positions in the Academy. In May 2005, he was elected VAS Vice-President and served as Program Chair for the 84th Annual Meeting in 2006. He was President of the Academy in 2007-2008 and has served as Editor of the Virginia Journal of Science since 2002.
At the same meeting Deborah O’Dell, Professor of Biological Sciences, was elected President of the Virginia Academy of Science. Professors O’Dell, Rosemary Barra, Theresa Grana, Stephen Fuller, Lynn Lewis, and Deborah Zies of the Department of Biological Sciences also made presentations at the meeting. Professor Stephen Gallik attended as Councilor for the Section on Biology.
Christina Eggenberger, director of service, recently graduated from the Leadership Fredericksburg program. Eggenberger was one of 28 graduates who completed the eight-month leadership program through the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The program, started in 2008, teaches participants about the businesses, issues, government, history, resources and challenges that impact the economic and community dynamics of the Fredericksburg region.
Past UMW participants include Allyson Moerman, Mary Parnell, Leah Cox, Susan Knick and Donna Mejia.
For more information about the program, visit http://www.fredericksburgchamber.org/leadership/index.htm.
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson’s article, “France, Britain and the intervention in Libya: an integrated analysis,” appears in the most recent issue of The Cambridge Review of International Affairs.
Mark Scharf’s play FREEFALL appeared in the Compass Rose Theater’s First Annual New Play Festival at the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, MD. Mark teaches Playwriting for the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Debra Hydorn, professor of mathematics, presented the poster “Infographics: A First-Year Seminar on Visual Communication” on May 17 at the US Conference on Teaching Statistics in Cary, NC. The poster provided information about the organization and goals of the course and showcased example infographics created by students enrolled in the course.
G. Robert Greene, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management, and Margaret Mi , Professor of Marketing, are co-authors of a research-pedagogical article, ”A Systems Model for Teaching Human Resource Management,” published in the International Journal of Business and Social Research, Vol. 3, No. 5 (May 27, 2013). The model specifies a unique systems-thinking approach not observed previously in the literature to understanding and teaching the HRM process from a holistic-global perspective.