Scott Reinardy’s paper “Journalism’s layoff survivors tap resources to remain satisfied” has been accepted for publication in the Atlantic Journal of Communication. Reinardy is an assistant professor of journalism.

James Gunn, professor emeritus of English, gave a talk about Isaac Asimov in October at West Virginia University. His presentation can be seen on YouTube.

Ketty Wong-Cruz, assistant professor of music, presented a conference paper and participated in a round table discussion at the Second International Congress of Musicology from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 in Loja, Ecuador. On Dec. 28, the Ministry of Culture of Ecuador acknowledged Wong as the 2010 winner of the prestigious international Casa de las Americas Musicology Award.

Vince Gnojek, professor of music, recently returned from several international musical activities. In November, he was a soloist and adjudicator at the International Arts Festival 2010 in Genting Highlands, Malaysia; served as guest soloist with the Nanyang Polytechnic University Wind Ensemble in Singapore; and served as saxophone clinician and teacher for saxophonists throughout Singapore. In December, he was in Mexico City at the National University of Mexico School of Music, IX International University Saxophone Conference 2010. As one of the featured artists, Gnojek performed a classical/jazz recital, presented a reed clinic and was one of four adjudicators for the International Classical Saxophone Competition.

Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, published the paper “A ubiquitous ~62-Myr periodic fluctuation superimposed on general trends in fossil biodiversity.” The paper, co-authored by Richard K. Bambach of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, was published in the journal Paleobiology.

Elizabeth Asiedu, associate professor of economics, is taking part in two international conferences. She was a panel discussant at the Global Development Network conference “Financing Development in a Post-Crisis World: The Need For a Fresh Look” held Jan. 13-15 in Bogota, Colombia. She will be the keynote speaker at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ghana’s international conference “Competitiveness and Diversification: Strategic Challenges in a Petroleum-Rich Country” to be held March 14 and 15 in Ghana.

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