Awards and Honors
Edward G. Conture, professor and director of graduate studies in hearing and speech sciences, has been awarded the Honors of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). The Honors of the Association recognizes distinguished contribution to the fields of speech, language and hearing and is the highest recognition ASHA gives. The award will be conferred at the association’s annual conference held in Boston in November.
Papers and Presentations
Joseph H. Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, presented an invited paper, “Even- and Odd-Parity Bands in 108, 110, 112Ru and Odd-Parity Doublets in 106Mo,” at the international “Changing Facets of Nuclear Structure” symposium held in Vico Equense, Italy. A.V. Ramayya, professor of physics, was co-author.
Jim Parker, senior Web project strategist, presented “Connecting With Your Web Audience” and “Web Calendars That Work” at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) 2007 Summer Institutes held at Vanderbilt.
A. V. Ramayya, professor of physics, presented an invited paper, “Technique for Measuring Angular Correlations and G-Factors of Excited States with Large Multi-Detector Arrays: An Application to Neutron Rich Nuclei Produced in Spontaneous Fission,” at the international “Changing Facets of Nuclear Structure” symposium held in Vico Equense, Italy. Joseph H. Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, was co-author.
Matthew Springer, director of the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt Peabody College, presented “Using Compensation to Recruit, Reward and Retain Effective Teachers” at the National Conference on State Legislatures’ Education Committee Chairs Seminar held in Denver.
Frank Dobson, director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, is author of the play Black Messiahs Fly, performed at the National Black Theatre Festival held in Winston-Salem, N.C., as part of the festival’s Readers’ Theatre of New Works. Dobson’s play is based on his short story that appeared in Vanderbilt Review in 2005.
On the Move
Neil Brake has been named medical center photographer, working out of the Medical Center News and Public Affairs office.
Daniel Dubois has been named assistant director of photography operations and chief university photographer, working out of the Division of Public Affairs’ Creative Services office.
Phillip Tucker has been named associate editor of Vanderbilt Magazine. He previously was production manager for the magazine.