Dr. Clement presented “Helping Teachers with Assessment: 6 Important Keys” March 6 at the Critical Questions in Education Conference in Portland, Ore. Additionally, Dr. Clement presented “Getting a Teaching Job Now” for University of Portland and Concordia College of Oregon education majors.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
Dr. Logan was selected for an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition to cover all related expenses for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference in October 2017. Selected individuals attended the fully-compensated annual conference to provide encore presentations from the Research Summit in a special session devoted to nursing research. Out of the twelve 2017 Research Summit participants, three were chosen for this honor. Dr. Logan presented “The Journey of a Hero: The Lived Experience of Fathering a Premature Infant in a NICU” and “Holding: The Defining Moment for Fathers in the NICU” at the poster session.
On February 10, 2018, Dr. Brian Campbell spoke at the Floyd County Seed Swap at the Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home in Rome, Ga. An annual event now in its fifth year, the Floyd County Seed Swap was sponsored by the Berry College Environmental Studies Program along with several local organizations. Dr. Campbell spoke about several issues related to his research and teaching, including agricultural biodiversity conservation, the preservation of heirloom seeds, Cherokee agriculture, and how to cultivate different plant varieties to further local biodiversity.
Dr. Campbell is also a documentary film director and producer and author of numerous publications, among them (with James R. Veteto), “Free seeds and food sovereignty: anthropology and grassroots agrobiodiversity conservation strategies in the US South,” which appeared in a 2015 issue of Journal of Political Ecology.
Dr. Matthew G. Stanard’s latest book, “European Overseas Empire, 1879-1999: A Short History,” is being published by Wiley, a well-known and global publisher of academic books and journals. (www.wiley.com/buy/9781119130109) Stanard’s book examines our collective past, providing new insight and fresh perspectives as it traces current events to their roots in the European overseas imperialism of the 19th and 20th centuries. The book also challenges the notion of political, cultural, social, and economic exchanges of the era as being primarily “Europe-outward,” while it also examines the complexity and contingency of colonial rule, and the range of outcomes for the various territories involved. In short, the book explores the power dynamics of overseas empires, and their legacies that continue to shape the world today.
Dr. Stanard is a historian of modern European history who specializes in European imperialism and decolonization from the 1800s to the second half of the twentieth century. At Berry College, Dr. Stanard offers courses on modern Europe, the history of Africa since 1800, world history, as well as a course on imperialism, colonialism, and nationalism. He has lived or traveled in Europe regularly since the early 1980s. In addition to this latest book, Dr. Stanard has published numerous essays on European overseas imperialism, comparative empires, Belgian colonialism in the Congo, and colonial culture in Europe, as well as the book Selling the Congo (Nebraska, 2011). He has been a Wolfsonian Fellow at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow in Brussels, a Chancellor’s Fellow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a participant in the National History Center’s Decolonization Seminar in Washington, D.C. In January 2017, he co-organized a major international conference in Birmingham, England, on “The End of Empire: European Popular Responses.”
Dr. Kris Carlisle has been accepted to a residency at The Hambidge Center for the 2018 summer session. He was chosen from 285 applications from around the world competing for 50 spots.
Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
Professor of History Larry Marvin has had his book “The Occitan War: A Military and Political History of the Albigensian Crusade, 1209-1218” (Cambridge University Press, 2008) appear in a Polish translation as “Krucjata Przeciw Albigensom: Militarna i polityczna historia wojny oksytańskiej, 1209-1218” (publisher Napoleon V).
Victor Morales, Assistant Director of Recreation, has been selected to represent Berry College at the International Association for Challenge Course Technology conference in February. Morales combined his understanding of psychology, environmental studies and outdoor education to facilitate a 90-minute workshop for leaders of the outdoor recreation industry. Participants will develop their own environmental ethic and will identify ways to serve as catalysts for conservation worldwide.
Morales, who was previously director of a family adventure resort, is the supervisor for the Berry Outdoor Leadership Development program and Outdoor Recreation department on campus.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of History Matthew G. Stanard recently published several research articles and a book review:
— “Revisiting Bula Matari and the Congo Crisis: Successes and Anxieties in Belgium’s Late Colonial State,” in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History;
— “Après nous, le déluge: Belgium, Decolonization, and the Congo,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire, edited by Martin Thomas & Andrew Thompson of the University of Exeter (U.K.);
— a revised edition of “Belgian Colonial Rule,” in the African Studies series of Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press);
— “‘Boom! Goes the Congo’: The Rhetoric of Control and Belgium’s Late Colonial State,” in Rhetorics of Empire: Languages of colonial conflict after 1900 (Manchester University Press);
— and a review of Dina Gusejnova’s European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957, on H-Empire.
Dr. Kenneth Martin and Professor of Organic Chemistry Gary Breton published “Computational, 1H NMR, and X-ray structural studies on 1-arylurazole tetrazane dimers” in Acta Cryst.
Dr. Breton and Dr. Davin wrote an article about the Large Museum in McAllister Hall that was featured in the November 2017 issue of College Planning & Management.
Dr. Renee Carleton was elected President of the Northwest Georgia Veterinary Medical Association for a third consecutive term at the November meeting.
Dr. Bruce Conn was awarded the Diploma Honorificum, Socii Nomen Honoris Causa by the Polish Parasitological Society, at a ceremony in Krakow, Poland. This is the highest honor bestowed by the Society. The award recognizes and honors Dr. Conn’s 20 years of research on parasitic diseases in Poland and with Polish collaborators throughout the world.
Dr. Conn co-published “Ultrastructure of digenean trematode eggs (Platyhelminthes: Neoophora): A review emphasizing new comparative
data on four European Microphalloidea” in Acta Parasitologica and “Identification of immunogenic proteins of the cysticercoid of Hymenolepis diminuta” in Parasites & Vectors.
Dr. Jill Cochran and students Frankie Reda and Maggie Sills presented “Understanding Dimensions: A Foundation for STEAM” at the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, Ga. on Oct. 19-20, 2017.
Dr. George Gallagher and ECO Center Director Ben Winkelman presented, “Oh Deer! Deer Management and Misconceptions for Sportsmen and Land Owners,” at the Rome/Floyd County ECO Center, Sept. 28, 2017.
Dr. Nadeem Hamid presented, “Teaching CS Courses with Real Live Data,” served as Nifty Assignment Co-chair and presided over the corresponding session at the 31st Annual CCSC: Southeastern Conference, Furman University, Greenville, S.C., in Nov. 2-4, 2017.
Dr. Michael Morgan presented, “Sterol transport, Hedgehog signaling, and endocrine disruption: Are there linkages?” with student co-authors James Ross, Joseph Ellwanger, Rebecca A. Martin, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry Dominic Qualley) at the European Coral Reef Symposium, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Dec. 12-16, 2017.
Dr. Tamie Jovanelly presented, “Water quality and endangered impalas: Case study Kisumu, Kenya,” at the GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle on Oct. 21-25, 2017.
Dr. Christopher Mowry presented, “Howling at the Moon: Urban Coyote Project,” at the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center, Oct. 26, 2017. Dr. Mowry also attended the Georgia Waters Coalition Partners Meeting, in Covington, Ga. on Nov. 15, 2017. The Atlanta Coyote Project is a partner of the GWC.
Dr. Sunday Peters served as judge of the students’ oral and poster presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Phoenix, Ariz., November 1-5, 2017
Dr. Peters also co-published “Molecular cloning, sequence analysis and tissue expression of putative bovine imprinted ASCL2 gene” in South African Journal of Animal Science.
Dr. Alice Suroviec presented, “Electrochemistry Education for an Undergraduate Audience,” served as chair of the Physical and Analytical Division and the Education Committee, served as symposium organizer and technical editor of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, at the 232nd The Electrochemical SocietyECS Meeting, National Harbor, Md., October 1-5, 2017.