Helaine Alessio, professor and chair in the department of kinesiology and health, has been re-appointed to a second three-year term to serve as a member on the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) ActivEarth national committee. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. And, ActivEarth is an innovative global-scale, science-based and science-informed initiative to improve public health, the environment and the economy by promoting greater levels of physical activity. Duties of a committee member include working with leaders across the world to implement innovative ideas related to active transportation, environmental stewardship and sustainability. Her two-year term runs through December 31, 2019.


J. Marcus Jobe (professor emeritus of information systems and analytics) was invited to the 25th anniversary of the US Fulbright Program with Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine. Jobe participated in discussions with University Presidents from all across Ukraine as well as the former Minister of Education for Ukraine concerning higher education issues related to teaching, curriculum integrity and academic standards. Jobe was selected due to his two Senior Fulbright Scholar awards to Ukraine (1996-97, 2005-06) and four year grant from the US Dept of State for work in and with Ukraine (2004-05).

Kurt Hugenberg (psychology) was recently selected by the Association of Psychological Science (APS) to become a Fellow. APS Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Hufenberg was one of 89 new Fellows named by the APS Board of Directors.

Anna Ghazaryan, mathematics, was elected secretary of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Dynamical Systems. SIAM is an international community of over 14,000 members, including applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers. Within SIAM, the Activity Group on Dynamical Systems is the second largest activity group, with about 1,200 members. Duties of the secretary focus on communication, in particular, through publication (as chief editor) of The Dynamical Systems Web online magazine. Her two-year term runs through December 31, 2019.

Chris Makaroff, dean of the College of Arts and Science, has been named to the board of directors of Interact for Health. The Cincinnati agency serves 20 counties and aims to be a catalyst for health and wellness by promoting healthy living through grants, education and policy. Spring 2017

 Suzanne Harper (mathematics) was appointed Vice President for Communications and Outreach for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE.) AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education. It includes over 1000 members devoted to the preservice education and professional development of K-12 teachers of mathematics.

 Cathy Bishop-Clark (academic affairs) was selected to be one of 10 Women of Excellence by the Westchester/Liberty Chamber Alliance for her work with the College of Professional Studies and Applied Science, the Health Information Technology major and the Greentree Health Science Academy. Women are selected for with award based on their contributions to education, business, philanthropy or culture, either through their career or volunteer service.

Renée Baernstein (history) received an award for the coauthored article “Interpreting the Body in Early Modern Italy: Pregnancy, Abortion and Adulthood” from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW). The article won the prize for best article on early modern women and gender.


Caryn E. Neumann (Integrative Studies) had her paper entilted; "Lifting as They Climb: Race, Sorority, and African American Uplift in the 20th Century" listed on the Social Science Research Network's list of top ten downloads. Her paper has been downloaded over 50 times as of September 25, 2015. 

S. Burcin Bayram (physics) received the American Physical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) Woman Physicist of the Month award, May 2015.

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