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 9 SRU Faculty Presented Travel Grants for Research 

 

SPOTLIGHT

6/16/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU NAMES NINE FACULTY AS RECIPIENTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 2003;

FACULTY WILL DELIVERY LECTURES, EXPAND RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Nine Slippery Rock University faculty have been awarded $1,000 each as part of thePresident’s International Professional Development Grant Program and will use the funding to support their international travel related to the presentation of lectures and expand university-related research.

        Grant recipients are:

          Dr. Jaclyn Gier, associate professor of history, who will present a paper and deliver a keynote address at the International Mining History Congress in Hokkaido, Japan, in September.

          Dr. Paulette Johnson, professor in parks and recreation/environmental education, to attend an “Environmental Education Evaluation Methodologies” workshop where she will present papers titled “The Integration of Environmental Education into Environmental Protection and Education Agencies” and “Inclusion of Environmental Education in Teacher Preparation Programs: A Systemic, Systematic and Sustainable Approach” in Espinho, Portugal.

           Dr. Thomas Gordon, professor of elementary education/early childhood, to present a paper at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico, in Panama City, Panama, next October.

           Dr. Jesus Valencia, School of Business professor, who is using his sabbatical for research in the field of applied institutional economics in Colombia, South America, beginning in July.

          Dr. Michael Stowe, associate professor of sociology/anthropology and social work, to visit various social service agencies and participate in the 13th International Symposium of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development in Northern and Western India in December.

          Dr. Erica Scott, assistant professor of English, to present a paper titled “Arising from Exotic Dreams: The Postcolonial World of Kate Chopin” at an international conference at the University of Wales in Swansea, Wales, next August.

          Dr. Srinivasa Mani, professor of sociology/anthropology and social work, to present a paper titled “Culture and Family Planning Communication: An Examination of Two Communication Strategies in Rural India” at the 36th World Congress of International Institute of Sociology in Beijing, China, in 2004.

          Dr. George Brown, associate professor of government and public affairs, to present a paper titled “Reflections on War and War Crimes: Japanese Wartime Atrocities in Nanjing and in the Philippines, The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Ordinary Men in the Holocaust, the Case of the My Lai Massacre” at the Reconsidering Hiroshima/Nagasaki Conference in Hiroshima, Japan, in June.

          Dr. Joyce Penrose, professor of nursing and coordinator of the Clarion, Edinboro and Slippery Rock Universities Master of Science in Nursing Programs, to travel to Port au Prince, Haiti, in June to explore the feasibility of offering an international health experience in Haiti to nursing and nurse practitioner students.

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