April 19, 2015

Economic Development Staff Present at Conference

Economic Development StaffCenter for Economic Development staff members Brian Baker, Heather Wheeler and Susan Ball presented at the Virginia Small Business Development Center Director’s Conference on Thursday, March 12 in Charlottesville.

Their topic addressed  “Using A Cloud Based Client Relations Management Model To Improve The Client Experience.”  The presentation was the result of an 18 month project to solve business client data issues related to security, continuity, and organizational memory.  The conference was attended by business development leaders from around the state of Virginia.

Aminrazavi Lectures on the Anthology of Philosophy in Persia

Mehdi Aminrazavi co-lectured on the “Anthology of Philosophy in Persia” at Harvard University on Tuesday, March 24. Aminrazavi spoke on various philosophical schools in the Persianate world as discussed in his five volumes of An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia.

Konieczny Publishes in the Israel Journal of Mathematics

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics, co-authored a research article, The commuting graph of the symmetric inverse semigroup, published in the Israel Journal of Mathematics.

Cooperman Presents Paper at Georgetown University Political Parties Conference

Rosalyn Cooperman, Associate Professor of Political Science, presented a paper, “Office Seekers or Policy Demanders? The Parties from the Perspective of National Convention Delegates,” at the Georgetown Conference on Political Activists in a Polarized Age at Georgetown University on March 21.

The paper examines political behavior of delegates to the Democratic and Republican Party nominating conventions in 2012.

Good Presents at Five Venues in March

Cassandra Good, associate editor of the papers of James Monroe, was the Women’s History Month speaker at the Library Company of Philadelphia on March 3.

Good also chaired a panel on masculinity and emotions at the Virginia Forum on March 14 and lectured on her new book at the Society of the Cincinnati and the Library of Congress on March 16 and 25.

Good presented on a panel at the Virginia Festival for the Book on March 22, which was featured by the local NBC affiliate in Charlottesville.

Greenan Publishes on American Enlightenment Figure

April Greenan, assistant professor of Musicology, has presented her research on Francis Hopkinson, a key figure of the American Revolution, in an article in the Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment published this month by Bloomsbury.

Hopkinson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a federal judge, inventor, prolific writer of satire, composer and designer of the American flag and the Seal of the United States.

In 1776, George Washington tasked Hopkinson with managing the new nation’s debt and overseeing the incipient navy. He engineered a plan that reclaimed the port of Philadelphia from British occupation. Hopkinson also composed music for public events and dedicated several of his songs to Washington.

Larus Publishes Article on Taiwan Elections

Elizabeth Larus, Taiwan Fellow and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, published an article, “Relations with Taiwan after the Nine-In-One Elections,” in China Analysis, a publication of the European Council on Foreign Affairs.

The article examines China’s view of the impact of the elections on cross-Strait relations.

UMW Represented on National Advisory Board

Kimberley Buster-Williams, associate provost for enrollment management, was invited to serve on the first National Advisory Board for the newly combined company Ruffalo-Noel-Levitz. The meeting took place on March 11 in Cedar Rapid, Iowa.

In early fall, RuffaloCODY and Noel-Levitz came together in hopes of providing an unparalleled level of research, consulting, strategy and services.  A number of new approaches and services were discussed during the meeting.

This summer Buster-Williams will be attending Ruffalo-Noel-Levitz’s National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention with other National Advisory Board members.

Chris Kilmartin Quoted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Chris Kilmartin, professor of psychology, was quoted in the article “Notorious Incidents Renew National Debate on Greek System,” published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch Saturday, March 21. Read the full article at http://www.richmond.com/news/article_a83bc03a-0de8-5af7-af9c-dd3a6da71ce2.html.



Stephen Farnsworth Quoted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs, was quoted in the article “Morrissey Confirms Run for Dance’s Senate Seat,” published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch Saturday, March 21. Read the full article at http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_407e4aec-26a3-5a04-ba3b-662a0d437dc3.html.