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Spring/Summer 2008 • Vol. springsummer No. 2008

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Faculty Highlights

Dr. Laura Amrhein, art history assistant professor who is traveling in Nepal this summer, was selected by Australian artist Andrew Rogers to write a review of his environmental project, a geoglyph in Nepal.

Dr. Janet Bailey, associate professor of management, was appointed to the international Microsoft Enterprise Consortium board.

Associate Professor Coleen Miller Barger was named to the new advisory board for the Social Science Research Network’s Legal Writing Journal.

Dr. Coskun Bayrak, computer science professor, mentored high school seniors and college freshmen at the UALR-Cebeli Summer School, a camp that identifies and recruits talented students to UALR.

Dr. Jane Brown, associate professor of art, is continuing research on illuminated manuscripts in England.

Art Professor Win Bruhl recently represented the U.S. as an invited artist at the International Linocut Symposium in the Czech Republic.

Dr. Steve Edison was promoted to marketing and advertising professor.

Faculty members graduating from Professional Studies’ Leadership Academy are Kim Evans, Dr. Kim Jones, Dr. Jim Golden, Dr. Laura Smith-Olinde, and Dr. Mark Giese.

Dr. Stephanie Farewell, accounting, and Dr. Lawrence Powell, economics and finance, were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.

As part of the University of New Orleans summer program, Dr. Joe Felan, management associate professor, taught two courses in Innsbruck, Austria.

Kathryn Fitzhugh, reference/special collections librarian and professor of law librarianship, served as a speaker at the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education seminar, “Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web.”

Professor Michael Flannery was retained by LexisNexis as an expert commentator for its online wills and estates division.

Dr. Richard Ford, economics and finance professor, was awarded the Harper W. Boyd Jr. Professor of Excellence Award.

Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law Lynn Foster is editor-in-chief of Arkansas Real Estate Law, the Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section’s new newsletter.

Professor Ken Gallant presented “Legality, Security Counsel Referrals and the Lawmaking Authority of the International Criminal Court” at an International Criminal Court seminar in The Hague, Netherlands.

Criminal Justice Professors Dr. Jim Golden and Dr. Jeff Walker are part of an international consortium working on environmental criminology and have presented their work at a number of international conferences.

Bowen School of Law Professor Chuck Goldner was appointed to two national Law School Admission Council task forces, the Membership Task Force and the Globalization Task Force.

Teacher Education Associate Professor Dr. Cheryl Grable presented a session, “How Can A Digital Student Teacher Field Experience Be Real? They Don’t Have Any Students,” this summer at the Ed-Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications.

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Dan Holland is continuing research on disability issues in post-communist countries as part of a Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research through the U.S. Department of Education.

Economics and Finance Associate Professor Dr. Larry Holland and Management Professor Dr. Tom Tudor received the Balsley-Whitmore Grant.

Sarah Howard Jenkins, Charles Baum Distinguished Professor of Law, was appointed to the Association of American Law Schools Standing Committee of Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers and Students.

Dr. Thomas Kaiser, history professor, researched the career of the comte de Montmorin, French foreign minister from 1787 to 1791, at the Biblioteque Nationale archives this summer.

Assistant Professor Zak Kramer’s paper, “Heterosexuality and Title VII,” was selected for the 2008 Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting in August.

Management Associate Professor Dr. Nancy Landrum was granted tenure.

Assistant Professor of History Dr. Moira Maguire did preliminary site research on bigamy in 20th century Ireland this summer.

Dr. Dave McAlpine, Spanish and second language education professor, was elected to a three-year board position with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Arts-Ceramics Assistant Professor Missy McCormick taught ceramics at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada, this summer.

Dr. Mariofanna Milanova, computer science associate professor, is researching video information transfer via the Internet for distance learning options for those with disabilities in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria.

Dr. Stacy Moak is serving on the Juvenile Code Revision Committee of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Dr. Seshadri Mohan, systems engineering professor, is pursuing agreements with Anna University and Pondicheri Engineering College in India.

Dr. Nanette Nicholson, audiology and speech pathology assistant professor, received a grant from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to create and pilot an online video for families of infants with hearing loss.

Law Professor Ranko Shiraki Oliver is mentoring attorneys and current and potential law students with disabilities through the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.

Kelly Browe Olson, associate professor and director of clinical programs at the Bowen School of Law, and Teresa Beiner, Nadine Baum Distinguished Professor of Law, were panelists at the International Association of Law and Mental Health’s meeting in Padua, Italy. Olson also presented on the intersection of child welfare mediation and family group conferencing in Vancouver, Canada.

Theatre Arts/Dance Professor Stacy Pendergraft accompanied students this summer to Canterbury, England, to perform in the International Marlowe Festival.

Institute of Government Professor and Senior Research Specialist Dr. David Sink helped lead the task force investigating permanent solutions for homelessness in Little Rock.

History Professor Dr. Laura Smoller presented papers on Vincent Ferrer’s early life at an invitation-only symposium at the American Academy in Rome, and presented “Plague and Miracles of the 15th Century,” in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Dr. Andy Terry, associate professor of economics and finance, received the McCord Research Grant and was appointed to the Arvest Bank board.

Law Professor Kelly Terry, director of externship programs and pro bono opportunities, spoke on “The Role of Law Schools in Fostering Commitment to Pro Bono Publico” at a conference sponsored by the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Blue Jeans and Birkenstocks, which was the brainchild of Dr. Howard Turney, chair of the School of Social Work, and Rebecca Ward, chair of the advisory council, raised $35,000 this spring for social work scholarships — the most successful in four years.

Dr. Gary Wagner, economics and finance, was granted tenure and promoted to professor.

Art-Sculpture Professor Michael Warrick is creating an outdoor sculpture to represent Little Rock in its sister city of Changchun, China.

In partnership with colleagues from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the Clinton School of Public Service, Dr. Sharon Wrobel, assistant professor in the Institute of Government, evaluated the Little Rock Public School District’s administrative reorganization.

Dr. Xiaowei Xu, associate professor in information science, is collaborating with Tsinghua University, Northeastern University, Jilin University, and the Microsoft Asia Research Lab in China on research projects and education and student/faculty exchange programs.

Dr. Richard Zraick in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology was invited to co-author the eighth edition of the leading voice disorders text, “The Voice and Voice Therapy.”