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The following faculty played an active role in the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, June 14-17, Austin Texas:

B. Terry Beck and students presented "An Investigation of Wind Morphing Phenomena in Educational Wind Tunnel."

Gary Clark was a televised participant/small group responder in the "Engineering Education Innovation - A New Paradigm" plenary session.

Tom Roberts moderated the "Greet the Stars" session.

Noel Schulz was a panelist for "Taking a Break from Academia."

Schulz presented "Recharge your Professional and Personal Activities Through an International Sabbatical."

Schulz and colleague presented "Applications of Real-Time Digital Simulator in Power System Education and Research."

Schulz and colleagues presented "International Graduate Students' Challenges -- a Survey-based Study."

Alice Trussell judged the ASEE Engineering Libraries Division Poster Contest.



Phil Nel published "Final Word: Gaiman and Grimly's Dangerous Alphabet -- Diverting, Deranged, De-Lovely," First Opinions -- Second Reactions, Vol. 2, No. 1.

Nel published a review of Leonard S. Marcus's "Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature," Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 2.

Wendy Matlock presented "The Gendering of a Craftsman's Tools in The Debate of the Carpenter's Tools," 44th annual Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Karin Westman presented "Career Advice: Re-Imagining the School Story," LeakyCon 2009, May 23, Boston, Mass.



Marcelus Caldas and colleagues published "Protecting the Amazon with Protected Areas," proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 26, No. 24.

Richard A. Marston wrote the preface to "Historical Channel Changes of the Kansas River and its Major Tributaries," American Geographical Society, special publication No. 42.


International programs

Sara Thurston-González presented "F-1 Student Advising for Beginners"; "Tips for Resume Writing in International Education"; and "A Qualitative Investigation of the College Choice Experiences and Reentry Expectations of U.S. American Third Culture Kids," NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference, May 24-29, in Los Angeles, Calif.



Laura Bonella, Jason Coleman, Jenny Dale, Melia Erin Fritch, and Danielle Theiss-White published "IM'ing Overload: Libraryh3lp to the Rescue," Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Thomas Bell presented "Fire Came From My Mouth is Pushing Me Around: Why Kristin Hersh Matters More Than Ever," Mountains-Plains Chapter Meeting of the Music Library Association, May 8, Missoula, Mont. Bell's presentation was also named Best in Chapter.



Mary Cain and colleague published "Effects of Mecamylamine on Nicotine-induced Conditioned Hyperactivity and Sensitization in Differentially Reared Rats," Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Vol. 93, No. 1.