William Boggs, professor of English, has been accepted as a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association. Membership is granted by nomination and consideration of paid publication record.
Jaya Mani, adjunct professor of dance, staged a classical Indian dance ballet with her students at the Chinmaya Mission in Pittsburgh as a fund-raising event.
Mark Mraz, assistant professor of secondary education/foundations of education, has been selected by the Educational Testing Service to be a member of the Middle School Praxis Generalist Test National Advisory Committee. As a participant, he attended a four-day intensive workshop to help develop the test.
Nola Nolen-Holland, assistant professor of dance, was elected president-elect at the recent 12th Annual CORPS de Ballet International Inc. conference in New York City. She has served two years as treasurer. Her new position is a six-year term commitment: she will serve two years on the CORPS board of directors as president-elect; two years as president; and two years as past-president.
Judy Silva, assistant professor at Bailey Library, presented “The Blended Archivist: Balancing Contemporary Roles in American College and University Archives” with Mary Manning, Texas A&M University, at the Society of American Archivists Research Forum in Washington D.C. The presentation was based on research conducted by Silva and Manning, including a survey of their professional peers across the United States. An article reporting their findings is in progress.
J. Lyn Miller, assistant professor of mathematics, co-organized a total of 150 student-presented talks for the Mathematical Association of America's MathFest in Pittsburgh this summer. Nearly 180 undergraduates presented solo or joint talks on their mathematical research during the 23 different two- or three-hour sessions she co-organized. She also participated in judging deliberations for the 26 national awards given to student presenters and served as master of ceremonies for the MAA Ice Cream Social, where the awards were announced.