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Robert Brulle, assistant professor of environmental science, recently published the book, Agency, Democracy and Nature: The U.S. Environmental Movement from a Critical Theory Perspective (MIT Press). His book analyses the world views, funding sources,and organizational characteristics of the environmental movement using a sample of more than 100 U.S. environmental organizations.
Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, professor of humanities, published an article, "Thoughts on the Centennial of Fred Astaire," in the summer issue of the journal Raritan.
Dr. Anthony P. Curatola, Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting, recently published a co-authored article, "Theoretical Reflections on the Use of Students as Surrogate Subjects in Behavioral Experimentations" in Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk, professor, mechanical engineering and mechanics, participated in a panel, "Stimulation of Fire EnvironmentUrgent Needs," at the 2000 National Heat Transfer Conference, Pittsburgh.
Dr. Yury Gogotsi, professor, materials engineering, co-directed an international workshop on hysteresis in Chicago recently. Proceedings of the workshop will be published in the Journal of Materials Processing and Manufacturing Science. Gogotsi is part of the Journals editorial board and Dr. Selçuk Güçeri, dean of the College of Engineering, is editor-in-chief.
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh, associate professor, Economics, presented a paper, "Noncompliance, Shocks and Optional Policy in OPECs Decision Making" at the Western Economic Association International Conference held in Vancouver, Canada this past summer.
Dr. Mary E. Hazard, professor of English, emerita, recently published the book, Elizabethan Silent Language (Universisty of Nebraska Press). Hazard teaches part-time for the Department of Humanities and Communications for the College of Evening and Professional Studies.
Dr. Thomas Hewett, professor, psychology and computer science, was a member of the peer review committee for the DOE Energy, Science and Technology Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.
Lydia Hunn, associate professor, media arts, exhibited her work at the Allentown Art Museum for its 27th annual competition. She also created two new courses, "Exploring Fairmount Park" and Experimental Acrylic Painting," for the spring term.
Dr. Frank Ko, director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center, lectured on "The Role of Fiber Architecture in Tissue Engineering" at a seminar for the Departments of Materials Engineering, Pharmacy Science and Bioengineering at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Bijou Lester, associate professor, Economics recently published a co-authored article "An exploration of the impact of culture on the economy: an empirical study of unemployment" in the Journal of Socio-Economics.
Dr. Annette Levitt, professor of literature, presented a lecture and read from her new book, The Genres and Genders of Surrealism (St. Martins Press), at a recent event sponsored by the Joseph Fox Bookstore in Philadelphia. Levitt is a leading expert on surrealism in art, literature, dance and theater.
Dr. Roger McCain, professor of economics, published "Differences, Games, and Pluralisms" in Behavioral and Brain Science.
Dr. Thomas McWilliams, associate professor, Decision Sciences, had a co-authored article, "Another Look at Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Event Study Methodology" published in the Journal of Applied Business Research.
Dr. Saroj Parasuraman, University Distinguished Professor of Management, made a presentation, "Family as a source of wisdom in the world of business," at a symposium, Sources of Wisdom in the World of Business: The Taproots of Family, Religion and Mentors, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation.
Dr. Fariborz Y. Partovi, professor, Decision Sciences, recently had a co-authored article, "Work Force Management Practices for Manufacturing Flexibility" published in the Journal of Operations Management.
Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz, professor of sociolinguistics and Director of Judaic Studies, delivered an invited seminar talk at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York City, on "Children of Immigrants and Their Parents: Attitudes toward Their Cultural Inheritance."
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom, Rauth Chair professor in Electronic Commerce Management, was awarded the Distinguished Visiting Professor Fellowship from Hannan University in Osaka, Japan. Rosenbloom presented seminars on E-commerce topics and conducted joint research with leading Japanese scholars. He also delivered a speech, "New Business Models and Strategies in the World of E-commerce," to the prestigious Japanese Marketing Association Annual Conference.
Dr. Wei-ling Song, assistant professor, Finance, presented his co-authored paper, "Does Coordinated Institutional Investor Activism Reverse the Fortune of Underperforming Firms?" at The Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica in Taiwan in September.
Dr. Dongjun Wu, assistant professor, Management Information Systems, co-authored "A Framework for Multi-Agent Intelligent Enterprise Modeling" with two of his first- year MIS doctoral students, Ms. Fang Zhong and Mr. Yanjun Sun. The paper has been accepted for publication by International Journal of Electronic Markets.