James Juola, professor of psychology, is in his second semester of a half-time professorship in the Human-Technology Interaction Department at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. During his first semester at Eindhoven, he was named the outstanding teacher in the department. He is the co-principal investigator on a four-year, $4.2 million grant from the European Commission to develop an assistive robot for elderly and disabled people to extend their abilities to live alone in their own homes.

Peter Grund, assistant professor of English, gave the invited lecture “Telling Convincing Stories: Narrative Structure in Witness Depositions from the Salem Witchraft Trials” on Nov. 23 at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Elizabeth Schultz, professor emerita of English, presented “Humanizing Moby Dick: Redeeming Anthropomorphis” Nov. 4-6 at New Horizons in Ecocriticism in Antalya, Turkey.

Chuck Marsh, associate professor of journalism, had his paper "Antecedents of Public Relations Planning and New Media Tactics in the Rhetoric of Isocrates" accepted for presentation at the 2010 annual conference of the International Communication Association in Singapore.

Jimmy Gentry, professor of journalism, coordinated and taught a four-day seminar titled "Strictly Financials," at the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism held Jan. 5-8 at the Arizona State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The audience for the program was business journalists from around the country.

Mugur Geana, assistant professor of journalism, had his manuscript "Health Information-Seeking Behaviors Among Residents of a Multiethnic, Underserved, Urban Community: Does Ethnicity Matter?" selected for presentation at the 2010 Internal Communications Association conference "Matters of Communication: Political, Cultural and Technological Challenges," Health Communication Division, June 22-26 in Singapore.

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