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The Grad Connection

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2 Summer 2006

The Newsletter of the Florida State University Office of Graduate Studies

Message From the Dean In this issue... Page 2 New and Improved Graduate Student Orientation Accolades

Page 3 First Response for Hurricane Relief Human Factors and Voting Technology

Pages 4 - 5 Celebrating Graduate Student Excellence

Page 6 Noteworthy Accolades

Page 7 Noteworthy, continued from page 6

Page 8 Keeping an Eye on Atmospheric Mercury Dates to Know Noteworthy, continued from page 7

In this edition of The Grad Connection we highlight one of the major activities that the Office of G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s c o n d u c t s e a c h y e a r, N e w G r a d u a t e Student Orientation. While this event will not be new this year it will be improved. If you are new to the F l o r i d a S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y t h i s s u m m e r, I u r g e y o u t o attend Orientation which will now be held over a 2-day period August 22-23, 2006. If you are a returning student, please encourage new students whom you meet between now and then to attend. In addition to the general introduction to the university that we Nancy Marcus provide and the showcase of campus organizations and programs, we will be offering four general professional development workshops on Day 2 (August 23rd) of Orientation. Attendance at these workshops will be limited so I urge you to register early at w w w. g r a d s t u d i e s . f s u . e d u . A d d i t i o n a l w o r k s h o p s w i l l b e o f f e r e d m o n t h l y d u r i n g t h e a c a d e m i c y e a r. I want to take this opportunity to mention other programs that the Office of Graduate Studies will be implementing in the upcoming months. Our office will now be responsible for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) p r o g r a m . Wa t c h t h e O f f i c e o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s B l a c k b o a r d s i t e f o r m o r e information on PFF activities. In addition, it is my intention to initiate a D e a n ’s M e n t o r i n g P r o g r a m a n d a G r a d u a t e S t u d e n t A m b a s s a d o r p r o g r a m . We will need graduate student volunteers for both of these programs. These two programs are intended to facilitate the transition to graduate school through communication, networking and general advising. The Mentoring Program w i l l m a t c h a d v a n c e d g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s w i t h i n c o m i n g g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s . We intend to initiate the Mentoring Program through the cadre of fellowship recipients associated with our office. The Student Ambassador Program will be especially designed to ease the transition to a new culture for our incoming international students. Ideally I would like to identify at least one St u d e n t A m b a s s a d o r f o r e a c h c o u n t r y r e p r e s e n t e d a t t h e F l o r i d a S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y. I f y o u a r e i n t e r e s t e d i n b e i n g a m e n t o r o r a m b a s s a d o r p l e a s e c o n t a c t D r. J u d y D e v i n e ( j d e v i n e @ m a i l e r. f s u . e d u ) . E n j o y y o u r s u m m e r. S i n c e r e l y, Nancy Marcus

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New a n d I m p r o v e d G r a d u a t e St u d e n t O r i e n t a t i o n Affairs, University Libraries, Black Graduate In an effort to improve its New Graduate St u d e n t A s s o c i a t i o n , F S U A t h l e t i c s a n d t h e St u d e n t O r i e n t a t i o n , F l o r i d a S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y ’s I n t e r n a t i o n a l C e n t e r j u s t t o n a m e a f e w. T h e Office of Graduate Studies will expand its 2006 Congress of Graduate Students will provide event from one afternoon the week before fall refreshments in their meeting room in the Student classes begin to a two-day orientation. This years Life Building during both O r i e n t a t i o n w i l l b e g i n Tu e s d a y, Showcase sessions. A u g u s t 2 2 nd , w i t h a f o r m a l “Coordinating with the Office A d d i t i o n a l l y, t h e C o n v o c a t i o n a t 4 : 0 0 P. M . i n R u b y o f G r a d u a t e St u d i e s t h i s f a l l O f f i c e o f G r a d u a t e S t u d i e s D i a m o n d A u d i t o r i u m ( We s t c o t t will make it possible for Teaching a n d d i s t i n g u i s h e d r e s e a r c h Building). Provost Lawrence Abele and Dean of Graduate Assistants (TA) to attend both f a c u l t y w i l l o f f e r f o u r Studies Nancy Marcus will New Graduate Student Orientation P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t Wo r k s h o p s d e s i g n e d f o r n e w welcome students and provide an e v e n t s , a n d t r a i n i n g f o r TAs g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s — S e l e c t i n g overview of graduate education at the Program for Instructional a n d Wo r k i n g S u c c e s s f u l l y and academic policies at FSU. E x c e l l e n c e ( P I E ) Te a c h i n g w i t h Yo u r M a j o r P ro f e s s o r Vi c e P r e s i d e n t o f S t u d e n t Af f a i r s Mary Coburn and other campus C o n f e r e n c e , A u g u s t 2 3 a n d a n d C o m m i t t e e , A Tu t o r i a l : administrators will also welcome 24. Students attending the Conference U s i n g B l a c k b o a r d © a t F S U , F u n d i n g Yo u r G r a d u a t e students while emphasizing the will be released in time to Degree, and Conducting diverse, inclusive environment at participate in the New Graduate R e s e a r c h a n d C r e a t i v e Florida State and highlighting a c a d e m i c a n d s o c i a l o p p o r t u n i t i e s Student Services Showcase held E n d e a v o r s R e s p o n s i b l y. T h e and services available to i n t h e St u d e n t L i f e B u i l d i n g f o u r w o r k s h o p s w i l l b e conducted in the Student graduate students at the A u g u s t 2 3 rd. ” Services Building on August u n i v e r s i t y. 23 rd from 1:30-2:30 P.M., only To p r o v i d e i n f o r m a t i o n – Connie Eudy, Graduate Teaching a short walk from the Student and networking opportunities in Enhancement Associate, and Life Building. Students will be one location, two sessions of a Student Services Showcase will organizer of the PIE Teaching a b l e t o a t t e n d o n e o f t h e b e o f f e r e d We d n e s d a y, A u g u s t Conference for Teaching Assistants S t u d e n t S e r v i c e s S h o w c a s e sessions and participate in a 23 r d , i n t h e S t u d e n t L i f e B u i l d i n g workshop. from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. and 3:30 Registration is required for 5 : 3 0 P. M . D u r i n g e a c h s e s s i o n , the two Orientation events and to participate in a campus offices and student organizations will be P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t Wo r k s h o p . O n - l i n e available to meet students, answer questions and registration can be found on the Graduate Studies provide free materials. Groups reserving tables at w e b s i t e a t w w w. g r a d s t u d i e s . f s u . e d u / o r i e n t a t i o n . t h e S h o w c a s e a r e t h e F S U C a r d C e n t e r, F i n a n c i a l A i d , T h a g a r d H e a l t h C e n t e r, O f f i c e o f S t u d e n t

Accolades... The College of Law advocacy teams have received four first-place victories in national competitions since February 2005. They are: • M u g e l N a t i o n a l Ta x M o o t C o u r t C o m p e t i t i o n , B u f f a l o , N Y, F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 6 • L o n e St a r C l a s s i c N a t i o n a l M o c k Tr i a l C o m p e t i t i o n , S a n A n t o n i o , T X , N o v e m b e r 2 0 0 5 • L u k e C h a r l e s M o o r e C i v i l R i g h t s I n v i t a t i o n a l M o o t C o u r t C o m p e t i t i o n , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . , March 2005 • D o m e n i c k L . G a b r i e l l i F a m i l y L a w M o o t C o u r t C o m p e t i t i o n i n A l b a n y, N Y, F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 5

Submissions of ideas and articles, as well as noteworthy publications, presentations, awards or grants are welcome and should be sent to dzapata@admin.fsu.edu The Deadline for inclusion in the Fall 2006 edition is July 31, 2006.

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First Response for Hurricane Relief P o w e r ’s m a i n t e n a n c e t e c h n i c i a n s h e l p e d g e t Wi t h b a c c a l a u r e a t e a n d m a s t e r ’s d e g r e e s i n buildings and equipment functioning again from Interior Design focusing on Facilities Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis and north to Management, Florida State University alumnus Meridian, Mississippi. S u e M a r k h a m o v e r s e e s G u l f P o w e r C o m p a n y ’s While there, the Gulf Power long-term facility needs, converting existing space team also worked directly into more productive work areas with families whose homes and renovating outdated had been destroyed or buildings. severely damaged by When Hurricane Ivan Hurricane Katrina, providing dealt serious damage to clothing, toys, and in one Pensacola, Florida, including case, a birthday party for a G u l f P o w e r ’s c o r p o r a t e o ff i c e s i n f i v e - y e a r - o l d b o y. “ O n e o f S e p t e m b e r, 2 0 0 4 , h e r r o l e our crew had given the little immediately expanded to one of boy food the day before. He coordinating all building told our crew member that his r e m e d i a t i o n . Wo r k i n g a r o u n d t h e 5 th b i r t h d a y w a s t h e n e x t d a y clock, Markham and her team and that it would be the worst repaired the severely damaged b i r t h d a y e v e r, ” e x p l a i n s Gulf Power facilities in just ten Sue Markham helps a Mississippi boy Markham. “Early the next days. “Most people don’t realize th that the power companies are the celebrate his 5 birthday by presenting morning I bought him a cake, him a bicycle after his home was a bike and helmet, and other first ones in after a storm, even seriously damaged by Hurricane toys and clothes, and our before FEMA and the Red Cross,” Katrina. c r e w s h o w e d u p f o r t h e p a r t y. s a i d M a r k h a m . “ We g a v e o u t i c e , “We c o u l d n ’ t i m a g i n e g i v i n g w a t e r, a n d s n a c k s , w h a t e v e r w e only to him when his family had lost everything, had to people in need.” so we bought toys and clothes for his older Immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck b r o t h e r a n d s i s t e r, a n d a g i f t c a r d f o r h i s p a r e n t s , ” in August, 2005, Markham quickly completed her Markham added. “It was very emotional to see all a s s e s s m e n t o f G u l f P o w e r ’s f a c i l i t i e s , a l l o w i n g h e r these big burly line guys with tears in their eyes and the Gulf Power crew to travel to Mississippi to a s t h e y s a n g H a p p y B i r t h d a y. ” help Mississippi Power Company evaluate the Markham, Senior Building Project damages to its facilities and coordinate repairs. Specialist with Gulf Power Company for 25 years, “We w e n t o v e r t h e d a y a f t e r t h e h u r r i c a n e h i t . We is also a Fellow of the American Society of Interior stayed in an open tent and slept on cots but there D e s i g n e r s ( A S I D ) a n d c h a i r s F S U ’s I n t e r i o r D e s i g n was so much damage no one was complaining. All D e p a r t m e n t ’s A d v i s o r y B o a r d . we cared about was helping out,” commented M a r k h a m . Wi t h M i s s i s s i p p i P o w e r ’s n u m e r o u s buildings in the coastal areas, Markham and Gulf

H u m a n F a c t o r s a n d Vo t i n g Te c h n o l o g y

Tiffany Jastrzembski

Voting is a fundamental component of the democratic process. The success of any election ultimately depends on the voters’ ability to accurately cast a vote using the given technology. Following the extreme case of the US presidential election of 2000, it became clear that the study of human factors for voting design was a neglected area of research. By accounting for human abilities across the life-span Tiffany Jastrzembski, a PhD candidate in Cognitive Psychology, sought to test voting machine type and user interfaces in a simulated

election situation. Systems that help voters efficiently complete the process can reduce waiting time at the polls and serve a greater number of voters with fewer machines. In her research, results suggested that designing voting technology for users with the most limited c a p a b i l i t i e s — i n t h i s s t u d y, o l d e r p a r t i c i p a n t s — a l s o provided the most benefit to other groups in terms of both accuracy and time required to cast the ballot. The outcome proved essential to counties by showing that upgrading or implementing user-friendly voting systems and designs would not only aid voters in casting an accurate vote, but would also help reduce wait time at the polls.

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C e l e b r a t i n g G r a d u a t e St u d e n t E x c e l l e n c e Held this year on April 7, the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence honored graduate students for e x c e l l e n c e i n t e a c h i n g , r e s e a r c h , c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e u n i v e r s i t y, p r o f e s s i o n a l d e v e l o p m e n t a n d s e r v i c e t o f e l l o w graduate students. 2 0 0 5 - 0 6 R e s e a r c h & C r e a t i v i t y Aw a r d s C u l m i n a t i n g t h i s y e a r ’s C e l e b r a t i o n w a s t h e f i r s t annual Graduate Student Research and Creativity Aw a r d s b y D e a n M a r c u s a n d Vi c e P r e s i d e n t f o r R e s e a r c h K i r b y K e m p e r. T h e s i x R e s e a r c h a n d C r e a t i v i t y Aw a r d w i n n e r s , t w o f r o m e a c h b r o a d a c a d e m i c d i s c i p l i n e – S c i e n c e , Te c h n o l o g y, E n g i n e e r i n g and Mathematics (STEM); Arts and Humanities; and Social and Behavioral Sciences – were selected for outstanding contributions to the research and creative e n d e a v o r s a t F l o r i d a S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y. STEM Winners – Goran Mihajlovic, Physics Ph.D. candidate. G o r a n ’s d o c t o r a l r e s e a r c h f o c u s e s o n t h e development of micro and sub-micrometer Hall sensors, with the ultimate goal of demonstrating that these sensors are capable of detecting tiny magnetic signals from magnetic micro-beads and nano-particles that can be attached to molecules and used as magnetic labels in bio-molecular sensing. “Goran has enjoyed great national visibility during his short career at FSU. He is principle author on two articles, both published in the highly respected refereed journal, Applied Physics Letters…” said Stephan von Molnar, Ph.D., Director, Center for Materials Research and Te c h n o l o g y a n d R o b e r t A . K r o m h o u t P r o f e s s o r o f Physics Jean Burns Moriuchi, Ph.D. candidate in E c o l o g y a n d E v o l u t i o n . J e a n ’s d o c t o r a l research involves using genetic approaches to probe the evolutionary relationships among pairs of related species in which one species of the pair is invasive and the other n o n i n v a s i v e . S p e c i f i c a l l y, s h e i s u s i n g a combination of phylogenetic approaches and experimental manipulations to search for the causes of invasiveness in a family of plants. Jean, a FSU University Fellow since 2003, received the Margaret M e n z e l Aw a r d f r o m t h e F S U D e p a r t m e n t o f B i o l o g i c a l Science, a FSU Dissertation Grant, the Florida Exotic P e s t P l a n t C o u n c i l R e s e a r c h G r a n t Aw a r d a n d t h e F S U R o b e r t K . G o d f r e y E n d o w m e n t Aw a r d f o r t h e S t u d y o f B o t a n y. Arts and Humanities Winners – Margaret (Meg) Jackson, Ph.D., is pursuing her second doctorate at FSU, in E t h n o m u s i c o l o g y. M a r g a r e t ’s d o c t o r a l research concerns the use of hip-hop culture as a means of political expression among

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Tu r k i s h i m m i g r a n t y o u t h i n G e r m a n y ’s n o r t h e r n R h i n e region. Margaret premiered 17 vocal works, held 18 stage roles, and performed in ten companies and in 11 orchestral and chamber engagements. Her honors include the 2005 FSU Dale Olsen Prize for Outstanding Student Research and the Dissertation Research F e l l o w s h i p , 2 0 0 5 , f r o m G e r m a n y. Millicent Johnnie, candidate for a M.A. in American Dance Studies. Millicent is researching the connections between indigenous Louisiana [dance] forms to Brazil and Cuba through the Atlantic slave trade and aligning that research with choreographic skills. Millicent is a member of the internationally a c c l a i m e d d a n c e c o m p a n y, t h e U r b a n B u s h Wo m e n a n d f o u n d e d F S U s t u d e n t d a n c e c o m p a n y, P h l a v a H i p H o p D a n c e C o m p a n y. H e r w o r k , S i n c e re l y, K a t r i n a J o n e s , will be performed throughout the country by members of Gulf Coast Alternate Roots. Millicent received awards from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Showcase, the National Presenters Network Gulf Coast Artist Showcase, the Prague International Dance Festival, and was awarded an Alternate Roots Hip Hop Activist Fellowship. Social and Behavioral Sciences Winners – Jill Holm-Denoma, Clinical Psychology P h . D . c a n d i d a t e . J i l l ’s d o c t o r a l r e s e a r c h i s a multilevel study of eating disorders and related conditions, including genetic correlates, cultural and gender differences, cognitive processes, assessment, and diagnostic considerations. Jill is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the American P s y c h o l o g i c a l A s s o c i a t i o n ’s R u t h & J o s e p h M a t a r a z z o Scholarship, a FSU Dissertation Research Grant, and t h e K e l l o g g D i s s e r t a t i o n Aw a r d . Jeffrey Lacasse, Ph.D. candidate in Social Wo r k . J e f f r e y ’s d o c t o r a l r e s e a r c h i s a s s e s s i n g how the use of an anti-psychotic medication algorithm in a state hospital setting, when treating those diagnosed as severely and persistently mentally ill, has affected the treatment regimens prescribed to patients. The dissertation also assesses whether the goal of increasing the provision of treatment consistent with clinical trial results has been reached. Jeffrey received the Sarah Sealey Morris Scholarship, the Association o f S t u d e n t s o f S o c i a l Wo r k I n s t r u c t o r o f t h e Ye a r Aw a r d , a n d t h e O u t s t a n d i n g Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t Aw a r d g r a n t e d t o a n i n d e p e n d e n t i n s t r u c t o r.


C e l e b r a t i n g G r a d u a t e St u d e n t E x c e l l e n c e 2 0 0 5 - 0 6 G r a d u a t e St u d e n t L e a d e r s h i p Aw a r d

2 0 0 5 - 0 6 O u t s t a n d i n g Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t Aw a r d s

This award, co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Congress of Graduate Students, recognizes an outstanding graduate student leader who has made extraordinary contributions to his or her s c h o l a r l y, c a m p u s , a n d / o r w i d e r c o m m u n i t i e s . T h e recipient is selected by a faculty committee for demonstrating strong leadership skills through such activities as peer mentoring, teaching, research, publishing, creative work, and service, and/or participation in professional association activities. This years recipient is Julia D. Smith a doctoral c a n d i d a t e i n t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f P s y c h o l o g y. J u l i a i s a n e m e r g i n g l e a d e r i n t h e f i e l d o f p s y c h o l o g y, f o c u s i n g o n the treatment of substance abuse among individuals with anxiety disorders.

T h e U n i v e r s i t y p r e s e n t e d O u t s t a n d i n g Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t Aw a r d s t o 1 5 g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s f o r excellence in teaching. Nominated by faculty and students, the recipients submitted teaching portfolios, which allowed the teaching assistants to be evaluated for their instructional skills, course structure, accessibility and rapport with students, among other criteria.

2005-06 Graduate Student Leadership Aw a r d r e c i p i e n t J u l i a D. Smith, with Dean o f G r a d u a t e St u d i e s , Nancy Marcus

2005-06 Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) Te a c h i n g A s s o c i a t e s PIE associates were recognized by the University for t h e i r e n e r g y, e n t h u s i a s m , e x p e r t i s e , d e d i c a t i o n a n d contributions to their departments and to instruction at FSU. Associates recognized this year were: College of Arts a n d S c i e n c e s : Ta t i a J o r d a n , E n g l i s h ; B e l l e H a r r e l l , Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities; Kelly St e v e n s , M e t e o r o l o g y ; Tr a c i e L . M a h a f f e y, Philosophy; and Kenneth Purcell, Physics. College of Communication: Erik Peterson. College of Education: Li-Shiue Gau, Sports Management, Recreation Management, and Physical Education; and Margareta Maria Pop, Educational Psychology & Learning Systems. College of Human Sciences: Isabel Lozano, Te x t i l e s & C o n s u m e r S c i e n c e s . C o l l e g e o f S o c i a l Sciences: Manoj Shrestha, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy; and Carolyn Sloane S a w t e l l , S o c i o l o g y. C o l l e g e o f S o c i a l Wo r k : M a c h e l l e T h o m p s o n . C o l l e g e o f Vi s u a l A r t s , T h e a t re a n d D a n c e : Jay Gipson-King, Theatre.

T h e O u t s t a n d i n g Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t Aw a r d R e c i p i e n t s for 2005-06 are: (front row, l to r) Emily Robida, Gallayanee Ya o y u n e y o n g , K e v i n Va c c a r e l l a , G l y n n E l l i s , C o l b r i n Wr i g h t , E m i l i e Wo o d b r i d g e ( b a c k r o w, l t o r ) L a u r a b e t h A l l y n , K a t h l e e n B i d d i c k , P e t e r E . B o u w m a , A n d r ĂŠ St e f a Ăą J o h n s o n , Joe Quattro N o t P i c t u r e d : Va n Q u a c h , T h o m a s B l i g h , A n t j e M e i s s n e r, a n d S o y o u n g K i m

2005-06 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellows The University recognized PFF Fellows for their dedication and commitment to the profession of teaching and professional development. Fellows recognized this year were: College of Arts & Sciences: Belle Harrell, Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities; Amy Kowal, Hanneke Hoekman-Sites, and Michelle Markovics, Anthropology; and Stanislav Ustymenko, Computer Science. College of I n f o r m a t i o n : S h e r i We b b e r.

The event was co-sponsored by the Program for Instructional Excellence, the Congress of Graduate Students, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the FSU Computer Store.

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Noteworthy Aw a r d s Julia D. Smith Buckner (Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology) was awarded the Florida State University Graduate Student L e a d e r s h i p Aw a r d . Lana A. Burgess (Ph.D. candidate, Art History) was awarded the Art History D e p a r t m e n t ’s P e n e l o p e M a s o n G r a d u a t e Fellowship for Dissertation Writing for 2006. Antonio Cuyler (Ph.D. candidate, Art Administration) was awarded a Public A c t i v i t y G r a d u a t e E d u c a t i o n ( P. A . G. E . ) Fellowship, an Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation Scholarship and was a finalist in the 2006-2007 American Symphony Orchestra League Fellowship Program. Stephen Guimond (M.S. candidate, Meteorology) received one of the five student poster awards for the Satellite Meteorology conference of the American Meteorological S o c i e t y. T h e We a t h e r C h a n n e l ’s F o re c a s t Earth series will present the research in an upcoming edition. Diane Hodgins (Ph.D. candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) was accepted as a Clark Scholar for 2006. Jill Holm-Denoma (Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology) received the FSU Graduate Student Research and Creativity Aw a r d i n t h e S o c i a l a n d B e h a v i o r a l Sciences Division. J. R. Lacasse (Ph.D. candidate, Social Wo r k ) r e c e i v e d t h e G r a d u a t e S t u d e n t R e s e a r c h a n d C r e a t i v i t y Aw a r d , S p r i n g ; and the Sarah Sealey Morril Scholarship, 2005-2006. Ryan MacDonald (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology) was awarded the Department of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in the Bloomberg S c h o o l o f P u b l i c H e a l t h , M a y. Mine Misirlisoy (Ph.D. candidate, Cognitive Psychology) received an FSU Pepper I n s t i t u t e D i s s e r t a t i o n Aw a r d f o r $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 . Cheryl Kopec Nahmias (Ph.D. candidate, Middle and Secondary Education) was awarded a scholarship to participate in the American Educational Research Association Division K Graduate Seminar, April.

Manacy Pai (M.S. candidate, Sociology) received the 2006 Allen-Klar Sociology G r a d u a t e S t u d e n t P a p e r Aw a r d f o r h e r p a p e r, “ L o n g - t e r m P a y - o f f s o f Wo r k ? Wo m e n ’s P a i d Wo r k H i s t o r i e s a n d M e n t a l Health in Widowhood.” Mike Porter (M.S. candidate, Meteorology) has been selected by the American Meteorological Society to participate in the 2006 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium, Wa s h i n g t o n , D C , J u n e . Carolyn Sawtell (M.S. candidate, Sociology) r e c e i v e d t h e 2 0 0 6 S o c i o l o g y B e s t Te a c h e r Aw a r d f o r G r a d u a t e Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t s . Naomi Spence (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology) received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Carolina Population Center and was accepted a s a J u n i o r S c h o l a r t o O h i o S t a t e ’s symposium on Inequalities in Health a n d We l l - B e i n g O v e r t h e L i f e C o u r s e . K e v i n Va c c a r e l l a ( P h . D . c a n d i d a t e , Religion) was awarded the Outstanding Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t Aw a r d f o r 2 0 0 6 . Geoffrey Wagner (M.S. candidate, Meteorology) was awarded “Best Student Poster Presentation” by the 2nd Annual Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data. An abstract of the work will be published as part of a meeting summary in a future Bulletin of the AMS. Grants Denise Brown was awarded a the SLA Florida We b Ta x o n o m y F L , F e b r u a r y.

(Information Studies) travel grant to attend and Caribbean Chapter Wo r k s h o p i n Ta m p a ,

Lana A. Burgess (Art History) was awarded an FSU Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Research Grant. H y u n k a g C h o ( S o c i a l Wo r k ) w a s a w a r d e d a FSU Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Research Grant. Antonio Cuyler (Art Administration) was awarded travel grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e 4 0 th a n n i v e r s a r y s y m p o s i u m i n Wa s h i n g t o n , D C , M a y ; from Florida Learn and Serve to attend the National Service Learning in the Arts Conference; and from the Congress of Graduate Students.

Sundra Kincey (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) was awarded a travel grant from CORE, Spring. K e v i n Va c c a r e l l a ( R e l i g i o n ) w a s a w a r d e d an FSU Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Research Grant. Tracy Witte (Clinical Psychology) was awarded a 3-year research grant from the National Institute of Mental H e a l t h t o t e s t T h o m a s J o i n e r ’s ( F S U Psychology faculty) interpersonal psychological theory of attempted and completed suicide. Yanan Yu (Computer Science) was awarded a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics travel grant for attending the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing, F e b r u a r y. Presentations L i s a B a r b a n e l l ( S o c i a l Wo r k ) w i l l c o present the article “Openness in Adoptions: Comparing Adoptive Parent and Adoptive Adolescents’ Experiences,” with Scott Ryan, to be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Adoption Research, Norwich, U n i t e d K i n g d o m , J u l y. Emily M. Boyd (Sociology) presented the paper “Reflexive Transembodiment,” at the Society for the Study of Interaction, Summer; and the paper “Embodied Reflexivity on Extreme Makeover” at the meeting o f t h e S o u t h e r n S o c i o l o g i c a l S o c i e t y, March. Julia D. Smith Buckner (Clinical Psychology) co-presented the papers “Social Anxiety and Problematic Alcohol Use: What Do People Think Of Me When I’m Drinking?,” “Social Anxiety and Selective A t t e n t i o n : A Te s t o f t h e Vi g i l a n c e Avoidance Model,” “Problematic Cannabis Use Among Individuals with Social Anxiety: Peer Influence and Gender Differences,” and “Insomnia Among Individuals with Social Anxiety “ at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Miami, FL, March. H y u n k a g C h o ( S o c i a l Wo r k ) p r e s e n t e d the poster “Has Arrest of Domestic Vi o l e n c e B a t t e r e r s R e d u c e d Vi c t i m s ’ R e v i c t i m i z a t i o n ? ” f o r t h e 1 4 th S o c i e t y for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January; and “Effects o f A r r e s t o n t h e Vi c t i m ’s F u t u r e S a f e t y, ” at the 18th Southeast Evaluation Association A n n u a l C o n f e r e n c e , Ta l l a h a s s e e , F L , F e b r u a r y.

Accolades... James David, third year doctoral candidate, won first prize in the National Association of Composers, USA ( N A C U S A ) Yo u n g C o m p o s e r s C o m p e t i t i o n . T h e p i e c e t i t l e d , " F o u n d O b j e c t s , " w o n t h e t o p p r i z e o v e r 3 8 o t h e r c o m p o s e r s f r o m a r o u n d t h e c o u n t r y. I t w a s w r i t t e n f o r t h e c o m b i n a t i o n o f f l u t e , c l a r i n e t , s a x o p h o n e and percussion.

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Antonio Cuyler (Art Administration) p r e s e n t e d “ D o i n ’ O p e r a T h e i r Wa y : African American Opera Companies 1873-present” at the Association of African American Historical Research and Preservation; and “The Art of Ly n c h i n g ” a t t h e F S U N a t i o n a l F i l m and Literature Conference. Berg P. Hyacinthe (College of Information), will present “Hidden Global Security T h r e a t s a n d E m e r g i n g Te c h n o l o g i e s E x p o s e d t h r o u g h I n f o r m a t i o n Wa r f a r e Paradigms,” at The 5th European Conference o n I n f o r m a t i o n Wa r f a r e a n d S e c u r i t y National Defence College, Helsinki, Finland, and the poster “Apparatus and Methods for Production of Printed Aromatic and Gustative Information,” at The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Chapel Hill, NC, June. Ursula Keller (Sociology) presented the paper “Post-Secondary Educational Outcomes of Immigrant and Native Yo u t h , ” a t t h e a n n u a l m e e t i n g o f t h e Population Association of America; and “Parental Place of Birth and Pregnancy Outcomes,” at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March; and “Academic Outcomes of Immigrant Yo u t h i n “ N o n - T r a d i t i o n a l ” F a m i l i e s , ” at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association. Sundra Kincey (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) presented “Traveling New Pathways: Advising Adult Learners,” at the National Academic Advising Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, March; and “The Role of Mentoring in Black History: Martin Luther King, J r. , ” a t t h e F S U C o l l e g e o f E d u c a t i o n ’s O f f i c e o f M i n o r i t y A f f a i r s Tr i b u t e t o A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n L e a d e r s , F e b r u a r y. J e f f r e y L a c a s s e ( S o c i a l Wo r k ) p r e s e n t e d “Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Psychiatric Medications: An Empirical Analysis,” at the 10th Annual Conference o f t h e S o c i e t y f o r S o c i a l Wo r k a n d R e s e a r c h , S a n A n t o n i o , T X , J a n u a r y. Margaret Leaf (Sociology) presented the paper “’Seeing it Physically Made Me Feel More Real Emotionally’: SelfI n j u r y a s B o d i l y E m o t i o n Wo r k , ” a t the annual meeting of the Southern S o c i o l o g i c a l S o c i e t y, M a r c h . Lacey Sischo (Sociology) presented the paper “The Decolletage Debate: A Frame Analysis of the FDA Silicone Implant Hearings,” at the annual meeting o f t h e S o u t h e r n S o c i o l o g i c a l S o c i e t y, March. Joanna Stansfield (Sociology) presented t h e p a p e r “ ‘ A l l We Wa n t t o d o I s Dance,’ Musical Subcultures in the Late 2 0 t h C e n t u r y, ” a t t h e a n n u a l m e e t i n g

o f t h e S o u t h e r n S o c i o l o g i c a l S o c i e t y, March. K e v i n Va c c a r e l l a ( R e l i g i o n ) p r e s e n t e d “False Passages and the Construction of Christian Identity” at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May; and at the New England Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, B o s t o n , M A , A p r i l ; a n d “ T h e Ve r a c i t y of the Jewish Law among Early Christian Communities” at the Florida State Department of Religion Graduate Symposium, March; and “Scripture and Identity: The Rhetoric of False Passages in Early Christian Literature” at the Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion, Atlanta, GA, March. L i s a M . We i n b e r g ( S o c i o l o g y ) p r e s e n t e d the paper “Is the Home a ParentF r i e n d l y Wo r k p l a c e , ” a t t h e a n n u a l meeting of the Southern Sociological S o c i e t y, M a r c h . Latika Young (Dance) presented a refereed paper, “Dance.com: The Rise of SelfProduced Dance on the Internet” at the Dance Under Construction VIII conference, University of California, Riverside, March.

Problematic Cannabis Use Among Individuals w i t h S o c i a l A n x i e t y, ” w i t h N o r m a n Brad Schmidt, Mike Mallott, and Jeanette Ta y l o r, p u b l i s h e d i n t h e J o u r n a l o f Anxiety Disorders. Angela Bush (Ph.D. candidate, Neuroscience) co-wrote the article “Lithium Increases bcl-2 Expression in Chick Cochlear Nucleus and Protects Against Deafferentationinduced Cell Death,” with Richard Hyson, published in Neuroscience. E d w a r d T. C o k e l y ( P h . D . c a n d i d a t e , Psychology) co-wrote the article “Sources of individual differences in working memory: Metacognitive contributions t o c a p a c i t y, ” w i t h C o l l e e n M . K e l l e y and Amanda L. Gilchrist, to be published in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin a n d R e v i e w. Antonio Cuyler (Ph.D. candidate, Art Administration) wrote “The Music Entertainment Industry and Social Consciousness,” published in the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association Newsletter E - Z i n e , Vo l . 1 , N o . 3 , M a r c h ; a n d “Wo l f Tr a p F o u n d a t i o n f o r t h e P e r f o r m i n g Arts Internship,” published in the Music and Entertainment Industry Student A s s o c i a t i o n N e w s l e t t e r E - Z i n e , Vo l . 1 , N o . 2 , F e b r u a r y.

Publications Lisa Barbanell (Ph.D. candidate, Social Wo r k ) c o - w r o t e t h e a r t i c l e “ E d u c a t i o n a n d P a r t n e r s h i p s i n C h i l d We l f a r e : Mapping the Implementation of a Child We l f a r e C e r t i f i c a t e P r o g r a m , ” w i t h S c o t t y e C a s h , S . M a t h i e s e n , T. S m i t h , a n d P. G r a h a m , p u b l i s h e d i n t h e J o u r n a l o f S o c i a l Wo r k E d u c a t i o n , 4 2 ; a n d t h e a r t i c l e “ C h i l d r e n ’s M e n t a l H e a l t h in Child Welfare: A Child-Focused Curriculum f o r C h i l d We l f a r e Wo r k e r s a n d S o c i a l Wo r k S t u d e n t s , ” w i t h S a l l y M a t h i e s e n , S . C a s h , T. S m i t h , a n d P. G r a h a m , t o b e p u b l i s h e d i n J o u r n a l o f Te a c h i n g i n S o c i a l Wo r k . Emily M. Boyd (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology) co-authored the book chapter “Reflexive Transembodiment,” to be published in the edited volume, Symbolic Interaction a n d S o c i o l o g y o f t h e B o d y. Debra Brown (Ph.D. student, Social Social Work) co-wrote the article “Resistance in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: A Literature Synthesis,” with Darcy Siebert to be published in the Journal o f S o c i a l Wo r k P r a c t i c e i n t h e A d d i c t i o n s . Julia D. Smith Buckner (Ph.D. candidate, Psychology) served as lead author on the article “Social Anxiety and Problematic Alcohol Consumption: The Mediating Role of Drinking Motives and Situations,” with Norman Brad Schmidt and Meade Eggleston; and on the article “Peer Influence and Gender Differences in

C . N a t h a n D e Wa l l ( P h . D . c a n d i d a t e , Psychology) co-wrote the article “Alone but Feeling No Pain: Effects of Social E x c l u s i o n o n P h y s i c a l P a i n To l e r a n c e and Pain Threshold, Affective Forecasting, a n d I n t e r p e r s o n a l E m p a t h y, ” w i t h R o y F. B a u m e i s t e r, t o b e p u b l i s h e d i n t h e Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; t h e a r t i c l e “ Vi o l e n c e R e s t r a i n e d : E f f e c t s of Self-Regulatory Capacity and its D e p l e t i o n o n A g g r e s s i v e B e h a v i o r, ” w i t h R o y F. B a u m e i s t e r, Ty l e r F. St i l l m a n , a n d M a t t h e w T. G a i l l i o t , t o b e p u b l i s h e d in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; and the article “Openness to Attitude Change as a Result of Constrained Te m p o r a l P e r s p e c t i v e , ” w i t h P e n n y S . Vi s s e r a n d L i n d s e y C l a r k L e v i t a n , to be published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Jason Eastman (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology) has a paper forthcoming in Innovative Te c h n i q u e s f o r Te a c h i n g S o c i o l o g i c a l Concepts. Henry Eliassen (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology), co-authored the paper “Subjective Religiosity and Depression in the Transition to Adulthood,” published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Matthew Gayman (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology), co-wrote the article “Sexual Networks and HIV Risk of People with Severe Mental Illness in Institutional see

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Keeping an Eye on Atmospheric Mercury As Florida’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for electricity. Wi t h t h e r i s i n g c o s t s o f p e t r o l e u m a n d natural gas, communities may opt to build coal-fired power plants to supply their electricity needs. Contributing to the mercury found in our lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, these plants are a major source of atmospheric mercury worldwide. Sara Cleveland, master’s student in chemical oceanography, a n d h e r m a j o r p r o f e s s o r, Bill Landing, are studying atmospheric mercury in a bid to identify the source of the mercury by measuring it and other trace elements i n r a i n s a m p l e s . A l o n g w i t h D r. J a n e Caffrey and students at the University o f We s t F l o r i d a , C l e v e l a n d i s w o r k i n g to study atmospheric mercury input into the Pensacola Bay watershed from local emissions. “I’m analyzing rain samples from three sites around the power plant to NOTEWORTHY, f r o m p a g e 7 Mario Gil (Ph.D. candidate, Neuroscience) co-wrote the article “Preoptic Glutamate Facilitates Male Sexual Behavior,” with Juan Dominguez and Elaine Hull, published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Sundra Kincey (Ph.D. candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) reviewed the book “Serving Minority Populations: New Directions for Community Colleges,” published in the National Academic Advising Association Journal, Issue 26, No. 1, Spring. Jeffrey Lacasse (Ph.D. candidate, Social Wo r k ) r e v i e w e d “ S o c i a l Wo r k e r ’s Vi e w s o f the Etiology of Mental Disorders,” with T. G o m o r y, p u b l i s h e d i n S o c i a l Wo r k , 5 1 , 9 4 ; a n d “ A u t h o r ’s r e p l y, ” w i t h J . L e o , p u b l i s h e d in PLoS Medicine, 3, e116. Margaret Leaf (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology), co-wrote the article “Self-Injury in Correctional Settings: ‘Pathology’ of Prisons or of Prisoners?” f o r t h c o m i n g i n C r i m e a n d P u b l i c P o l i c y. Ryan MacDonald, Lacey Sischo, and Mike Stewart, (Ph.D. candidates, Sociology) coauthored the article “Have Adolescents Become too Ambitious? An Analysis of U.S. High School Seniors? Career Plans 1976 to 2000,” forthcoming in Social Problems. K e l l i e O ’ D a r e ( P h . D . s t u d e n t , S o c i a l Wo r k ) c o - w r o t e t h e r e p o r t “ F l o r i d a ’s C e r t i f i c a t e o f Need Process Ensures Qualified Hospice

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trace the local source of mercury into the watershed,” said Cleveland. “My goal is to discover where the mercury is coming from, how much is coming down, and when.” By analyzing samples from both up-wind and downwind of the power plant Cleveland hopes to establish if certain patterns of Sara Cleveland mercury and in the lab otherchemical tracers in the rain will reveal where the mercury originated. “ S a r a ’s r e s e a r c h h a s a direct impact on Florida and even the nation,” says Landing. Cleveland adds, “If Florida is going to rely on coalfired plants for its electricity then they ( t h e p l a n t s ) n e e d t o b e m o n i t o r e d . We need to keep track of the amount of mercury they are releasing and how it is affecting the environment so that Florida’s tourism and fishing industries d o n ’ t s u f f e r. ” Programs; Performance Reporting Is Important t o A s s e s s H o s p i c e Q u a l i t y, ” w i t h J . J o h n s o n a n d K . S h a f e r, p u b l i s h e d i n t h e O P PA G A Report No. 06-29. Lacey Sischo (Ph.D. candidate, Sociology) c o - w r o t e t h e p a p e r “ C a r r y i n g t h e We i g h t of Self-Derogation? Disordered Eating Practices a s S o c i a l D e v i a n c e i n Yo u n g A d u l t s , ” p u b l i s h e d i n D e v i a n t B e h a v i o r. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens (Ph.D. candidate, Social Work) co-wrote the article “Teaching Clinical Social Work Skills Entirely Online: A Case Example,” with Darcy Siebert published in the Journal of Social Work Education, 25, 83-96; and the article “Teaching Clinical Social Work Skills Primarily Online: An Evaluation,” with Darcy Siebert and C. Siebert, published in the Journal of Social Work Education, 42, 371-383. John A. Thompson (Ph.D. candidate, Neuroscience) co-wrote the article “HVC Microlesions d o n o t D e s t a b i l i z e t h e Vo c a l P a t t e r n s o f Adult Male Zebra Finches with Prior Ablation of LMAN,” with Frank Johnson, to be published i n t h e J o u r n a l o f N e u r o b i o l o g y. Tracy Witte (Ph.D. candidate, Psychology) co-wrote the article “Factors of Suicide Ideation and Their Relation to Clinical and Other Indicators in Older Adults,” with T h o m a s J o i n e r, G. K . B r o w n , A . T. B e c k , A . B e c k m a n , P. D u b e r s t e i n , a n d Y. C o n w e l l to be published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Dates to Know: June 1 - ETD Q&A Session, 9 a.m. 1 - ETD Q&A Session, 3 p.m. 6 - ETD Q&A Session, 3 p.m. 7 - ETD Q&A Session, 3 p.m. 27 - E T D P D F C o n v e r s i o n Wo r k s h o p , 3 p . m . 28 - E T D P D F C o n v e r s i o n Wo r k s h o p , 3 p . m .

July 3 - ETD format approval deadline. 10 - ETD final submission deadline.

August 4 - Summer Docotoral Reception, 3:30 p.m. 22 - New Graduate Student Orientation Convocation, 4 p.m. 23 - New Graduate Student Orientation Student Services Showcase, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. 24 - New Graduate Student O r i e n t a t i o n Wo r k s h o p s , 1:30 p.m. For more information on these dates, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 850.644.3500.

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