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Laurels: February 2012

Published: February 15, 2012

Lionel Mandy, Africana Studies, was selected as a member of the Consultative Council for the International Conference on Psychology and Allied Professions in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 5-8, where he presented a paper titled “Eastern and Western Traditional Forms of Healing: Where Does Psychology Fit?”; chaired two sessions and co-chaired another. He also is a founding member and member of the Executive Council of the Asia Pacific Association of Psychology, which was formed in December.

Larry Martinez, Political Science, had his chapter titled “Is There Space for the UN in Bonn? Perspectives on the Sustainability of Outer Space and Cyberspace for UN Organizations” published in Nina Simone Huerter and Sebastian Bruns (eds.), Nachhaltig ins 21 Jahrhundert 15 Jahre UNO Stadt Bonn Bouvier Verlag Bonn, 2011.

Ingrid M. Martin and Sayantani Mukherjee, Marketing, co-authored an article in the Journal of Research for Consumers titled “From Use to Abuse: When Everyday Consumption Behaviors Morph into Addictive Consumptive Behaviors.” The research is a result of the Transformative Consumer Research Workshop, held at Baylor University in June, where a group of eight scholars came together to develop a research agenda on addiction.

Hamid Rahai, Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services, and his graduate student Ehsan Shamloo, co-authored a paper titled “Investigation of the Effects of Distortion on Trajectory of Diesel Particulate Matter (PM),” presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics held in Baltimore on Nov. 20-22. Rahai also chaired a session on industrial application.

Paul Scotton, Comparative World Literature and Classics, gave a vetted paper, “The Southeast Building at Corinth: Recent Investigations,” at the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Philadelphia in January. The paper offered the first architectural reconstruction of the building which was first excavated over 100 years ago.

Frederick Wegener, English, reviews The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the current issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.

Terry Witkowski, Marketing, published “Marketing Education and Acculturation in the Early 20th Century: Evidence from Polish Language Texts on Selling and Salesmanship,” in the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2012), 97-128.