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Campus People – April 21, 2010

012010CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Tomi Register – Dr. Sandra Shultz – Dr. Randy Schmitz – Dr. Susan Calkins – Dr. Susan Keane – Dr. Marion O’Brien – Dr. Lilly Shanahan – Dr. Jacquelyn White – Dr. Jim Fisher

042110CampusPeople_RegisterAll are invited to a reception honoring Tomi Register, secretary to the Dean, School of Education. She is retiring at the end of May, after 31 years of service to UNCG. She came to the School of Education in 2005 and has worked in many offices on campus including School of Music, Development, Office of Student Affairs, and the Counseling and Testing Center. The reception will be Monday, May 10, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House.

Dr. Sandra Shultz (Kinesiology) and Dr. Randy Schmitz (Kinesiology) served as two of the three co-chairs for a recent ACL research retreat in Greensboro. More than 80 leading researchers from across the country met to discuss factors that increase the risk of injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, one of the four major ligaments in the knee. Torn ACLs are all too common: More than 100,000 ACL repairs are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Susan Calkins (PI, Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies), Dr. Susan Keane (Psychology), Dr. Marion O’Brien (Human Development and Family Studies) and Dr. Lilly Shanahan (Psychology) have won a third 5-year award to study ‘Developmental Trajectories of Early Behavior Problems.’ The $549,412 funding is from the National Institute of Mental Health. The project spans the adolescent years and will enable the research team to follow children who were originally seen at two years of age through the high school years.

042110CampusPeople_WhiteDr. Jacquelyn White (Psychology) is co-chair of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, consisting of a network of state, regional and national organizations. Two national summits have been held and there will be a ‘think tank’ and conference in San Diego in September 2010.

042110CampusPeople_FisherDr. Jim Fisher (Theatre) has three new books: “O’Neill in an Hour,” “Wilder in an Hour,” and “Miller in an Hour.” The Playwrights in an Hour series, designed as a quick reference for directors and actors, includes biographical information, a critical overview of the playwright’s major works, an extensive bibliography of references, timelines and excerpts from the plays. The Miller, O’Neill and Wilder books are part of a first wave of publications in the series. Fisher is also writing “Kushner in an Hour,” about Tony Kushner, author of “Angels in America.” Fisher says the books serve a function similar to that of a dramaturge, providing theater professionals with useful information as they prepare their productions. “It helps them understand the world of the author, who they were and that writer’s style.”

WithTheStaffHello: Diana Thompson, Registrar’s Office; Betty Patterson, Housekeeping; Jonathan Mitchell, ITS

Good-bye: Kaye Bowman, Office of the provost; Hre Rahlan; Facilities Operations