Tuesday January 29, 2008

People in Action

People in Action

People in action:

Educational Leadership

Charles Russo

Charles Russo, Joseph Panzer Professor of Education, addressed children's right to education as a speaker at the "Pacification through Education" workshop sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Jan. 7-9.

Engineering Technology

Robert L. Mott

Pearson/Prentice Hall has published the fifth edition of Applied Strength of Materials by Robert L. Mott, professor emeritus of engineering technology.


Jim Farrelly

Jim Farrelly, professor of English, addressed the members of the Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society on the topic of horror fiction, "Storytelling: Things That go Bump in the Night." The Oct. 16, 2007, talk was sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council.

Herbert Woodward Martin

Herbert Woodward Martin, professor emeritus, has had a poem translated into Hungarian by an the Hungarian poet Geza Szocs. The poem is from The Log of The Vigilante which won The Edwin Mellen Prize for epicpoetry in 1999.

Facilities Management

David A. Schmidt

David A. Schmidt, project manager who has worked on projects such as Citirama and the Flyer Spirit store, has passed the LEED Accredited Professional exam.

Political Science

Mark Ensalaco

The University of Pennsylvania Press has published Middle Eastern Terrorism From Black September to September 11 by Mark Ensalaco, associate professor of political science.

President's Office

Lynnette Heard

Lynnette Heard, executive director of the president's office, will on March 13 receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the YWCA Dayton.

Public Relations

Thomas M. Columbus

As chair of the Community Partnerships Council of the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, Thomas M. Columbus is now a member of the organization's board of directors. Also serving as directors of the local United Way are Marc Martens, UD's executive director for corporate and foundation giving, and Fred P. Pestello, UD's provost and senior vice president for educational affairs.

School of Business Administration

Brother Victor M. Forlani, S.M.

Brother Victor M. Forlani, S.M., has accepted an appointment as Marianist in Residence in the School of Business Administration. He also teachers in the management/marketing department.

School of Engineering

David A. Herrelko

David A. Herrelko, Bernhard M. Schmidt Chair in Engineering Leadership, presented a workshop on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C., for the Air Force District of Washington's Contracting Office on "Jump Start Your Brain! Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace"

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Claire Renzetti

Professor Claire Renzetti will on March 13 receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the YWCA Dayton.

Teacher Education

Thomas Hunt

Thomas Hunt, professor of teacher education and fellow in the Center of Catholic Education, served as co-editor (with Father Ron Nuzzi, who received a doctoral degree from UD in 1995, and three of his colleagues at the University of Notre Dame) of Moral Education: A Handbook, published by Praeger Publishing. The two-volume work was Hunt's 12th book in 11-plus years he has been on the UD faculty.