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Sherry Young, access services librarian, recently presented the paper "Tennshare's Shared Access to Databases Project," at the Tennessee Library Association's Fall Conference.

Anne Monroe, program manager, Center for Community Career Education, has been accepted to read talent search proposals for the U.S. Department of Education.

Gregory O'Dea, UC Foundation associate professor of English, has co-edited "Iconoclastic Departures: Mary Shelley After Frankenstein," with Syndy M. Conger of Western Illinois University and Frederick S. Frank with the University of Pittsburgh. The collection of critical essays, just published by Associated University Presses, includes Dr. O'Dea's study, "Perhaps a Tale You'll Make It: Mary Shelley's Tales for The Keepsake."

An article by Mark Mendenhall, Frierson Chair of Excellence and management professor; Jim Macomber, associate professor, management; and Marc Cutright, director, university relations, has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Management History. The article connects the work of early-20th-century organization theorist Mary Parker Follett to contemporary social applications of chaos theory.

Marc Cutright, director, university relations, has written a review essay on the book, Canada: Different Systems, Different Perspectives, that appears in the Jan.-Feb. issue of the Journal of Higher Education.

Gary McDonald, associate professor, engineering, and Charles Knight, professor, engineering, published a feature article "Data Acquisition Case Study" in Laboratory Focus, fall 1997. The article discusses engineering laboratories and the need to keep them updated at as reasonable a cost to the university as possible.

Dr. Maurice Edwards, professor of biological and environmental sciences, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to serve as a panel reviewer for its International Research Fellow Awards program. This program provides opportunities to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to conduct research in foreign science and engineering centers.

University Relations received two 1998 Communication Awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III (Southeastern U.S.) The office received Awards of Merit for the introduction and implementation in 1997 of the new Mocs athletics logo and mascot, and for the 1997 University of Chattanooga Foundation Annual Report. CASE is the major national organization for professionals in educational institution advancement areas, including fundraising, publications, public relations, and alumni affairs. District III includes nine Southeastern states and enrolls several hundred colleges and universities as members.

Dr. Oralia Preble-Niemi, professor of Spanish and head of foreign languages and literatures, read a scholarly paper titled, "De las palabras...y la sombra: un poemario en dos voces," ("Of Words...And The Shadow: A Poetry Collection in Two Voices") on a poetry collection by a Guatemalan woman poet at the First International Book and Cultural Fair sponsored by the Guatemalan Universities and University Press in Guatemala City in November. This was a series of sessions during which Guatamalans, who signed peace accords with the guerrillas last year, took stock of their situation and projected the direction in which it wants to move. Representatives were invited from all the Spanish speaking American countries of the world, as well as scholars from the United States who do resesarch in Guatemalan literature, art, or music. Many of the writers gave copies of their books to be put in the Latin American collection in Lupton Library.

Dr. Rod Fowler, professor, graduate studies division, presented "Suicide: Immediate Interventions" at the annual conference of the Tennessee Couseling Association, in Knoxville.

Tony D'Andrea, director of bands, was the guest conductor of the Alabama International Association of Jazz Educators All-State Jazz Band Jan. 10, at Auburn University. D'Andrea and Ken Kile, assistant director of bands, conducted the Honors Bands at the 13th annual UTC Honors Band Clinic held in the Fine Arts Center, Jan. 23-24.


Dr. Aniekan Ebiefung, UC Foundation associate professor of mathematics, and Dr. Deborah McAllister, assistant professor, Teacher Prep Academy, have been awarded $23,000 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This grant provides funds to train middle school teachers to incorporate the internet into mathematics instructions. Dr. McAllister, has also been awarded a software grant from Microsoft's Teacher Training Partnership Program. The software received is valued at $516,000 and will be used to continue a program of teacher education partnerships. These partnerships provide technology training and updating for in-service and pre-service teachers, as well as university faculty. Dr. McCalister also received a $3,000 Instructional Excellence Award to provide technology training for pre-service and in-service graduate students.

Dr. Robert Frodeman, assistant professor philosophy and religion, has been awarded $158,038 from the National Science Foundation for the Southwest Earth Sciences project. This program is an 8-week summer research program for students, half from the sciences and half from the humanities. It combines research on scientific issues surrounding acid mine drainage in southwest Colorado with research into the relationship between science and public policy.

Sandy Cole, assistant director, Center for Community Career Education, and Gail Shulimson, director, Center for Community Career Education, have been awarded $150,000 by the Tennessee Department of Education for the Business Edge for Teachers project. This project provides teachers the opportunity to network and interact with business representatives so that both may gain awareness of the needs of the others.

Beth Crawford, director, continuing education, and Dr. Marilyn Willis, dean, continuing education, received a $7,988 grant from the Tennessee Department of Education for the 1998 HOSA State Leadership Conference. These funds support the annual HOSA State Leadership Conference.

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