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  • Faculty and staff members who have given presentations, or with publications are listed.

Posted on June 30, 2014

In the News

Michael Lombardo, professor of biology, was interviewed by Der Spiegel for a story about the 2014 World Cup and his paper “On the evolution of sport.”

Yvette Petti, associate dean for graduate nursing programs, was interviewed by WOOD-AM for a story about the Jonas Center grants received by two nursing students.


Lisa Miller, director of the Meijer Campus in Holland, and Carol Sanchez, professor of management and director of international business programs for Seidman College of Business, were named institutional representatives for Michigan ACE Women’s Network.

WGVU-FM received the General Excellence Award at the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2013 broadcast competition.

Patrick Center, WGVU news and public affairs manager, received the following awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors: Best Individual Reporting, Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting, Best Natural Sound, Best Feature Story, Best Spot News and second-place awards for Hard News and News Documentary.

David Moore, WGVU producer-announcer, received second place from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors for Newscast.

Caroline MacGregor, WGVU reporter, received second place from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors for Individual Reporting.

Cindy Laug, administrative assistant for CLAS Dean’s Office, gave a presentation, “The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon,” at the Grand Rapids Historical Society annual banquet at the Women’s City Club in Grand Rapids.

Donald Mitchell Jr., assistant professor of education, wrote an article, “Reforming Gendered Tenure Policies in U.S. Higher Education: A Policy Recommendation,” published in the Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice.

Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources, chaired a session, “Transitions at the Water’s Edge: Changing Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Coastal Ecosystems,” and gave a presentation, “Systematically Variable Carbon Metabolism in a Great Lakes Coastal Zone,” at the Great Lakes Research annual conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Bonnie Wesorick, of the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, wrote an article, “Polarity Thinking: An Essential Skill for Those Leading Interprofessional Integration,” published in the Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare.

Judy Whipps, professor of liberal studies and philosophy, wrote an article, “Local Community: Place-Based Pragmatist and Feminist Education,” published in the Pluralist.

Mark Schaub, chief international officer, gave a presentation, “Expanding Pathways for Global Competence Through Faculty/Staff Exchange,” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference in San Diego, California.

Amy Russell, associate professor of biology, received a $318,460 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to research skin immune proteins as predictors of resistance against white-nose syndrome in bats.

Deborah Bambini, associate professor of nursing, was inducted into the National League of Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education as a fellow.


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