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Books

Laura Neack, The New Foreign Policy: Complex Interactions, Competing Interests, 3rd ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Robert W. Thurston, history: Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, published by Rowman & Littlefield, October 2013.

Grants

Dana Cox, Nirmala Naresh, Jane Keiser, Suzanne Harper, Beatriz D’Ambrosio; Department of Mathematics and M. Todd Edwards; Department of Teacher Education, received $348,631.57 grant from the Ohio Department of Education for Project DOVETAIL. (Developing Ownership and Vision: Empowering Teachers as Instructional Leaders) Project aims to develop a cadre of teacher leaders whose mathematical expertise will help support teachers as they work to enhance the mathematical experiences for students in local area schools.

Dawna Meehan, psychology, $75,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental Health for "A Multi-Tiered Evaluation of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of the FLIP IT Parent Training Model."

Presentations

 Fauzia E. Ahmed (sociology)—Based on her forthcoming article in the journal Feminist Economics, Ahmed was recently invited by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) to present her work on Islam, masculinity, and marital quality. She lived in a village to conduct her research, she presented at the panel, “Women’s Empowerment: Post 2015 Policies at the Intersection of Feminist Theology and Feminist Economics”, UNFPA New York, April 2014. In her presentation, Ahmed stressed the need for academics and UN officials to recognize that low-income men and women are also a source of knowledge. Her research findings revealed that their theories about gender equality at home include a definition of marital quality, which involves changing masculinity and specific measures to assess this transformation. Ahmed argued that such theories, which reflect feminist interpretations of Islam, should be included in scholarly debates and gender programs.

Publications

Jason Schmidt, former zoology doctoral student, Thomas Crist, biology, Kerri Wrinn, former zoology doctoral student, and Ann Rypstra, biology: "Predator interference alters foraging behavior of a generalist predatory arthropod." Oecologia May 2014.

Laura Neack, "Pathways to Power," Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol. XIV, No. 11 (Summer-Fall 2013).

Recognitions

Beverley Taylor (physics) was recently selected by the American Association of Physics Teachers to be a member of its initial cohort of Fellows.  Selection criterion for AAPT Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT’s mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.  AAPT has about 8,000 members and about 150 were selected as Fellows.

  

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