Featured this week: Dr. Arthur Anastopoulos – Dr. Steve Kroll-Smith – Bruce Michaels – Dr. Janice Wassel – With the staff
Dr. Arthur Anastopoulos (Psychology, AD/HD Clinic Director) gave two full day community presentations: “Cutting Edge Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An Advanced Clinical Seminar,” presented to mental health professionals at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, sponsored by Solutions of Hickory, and “Recent Advances in the Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,” presented to mental health professionals at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association.
Dr. Steve Kroll-Smith (Sociology) has been invited to the College de France from Oct. 13-20. He will give two formal lectures and meet informally with faculty and graduate students around their various research projects. One of the formal talks will discuss the research and writing of his book published in 1997, “Bodies in Protest, Environmental Illness and the Struggle Over Medical Knowledge” (New York University Press). That book is being translated into French. The second talk is based on the research he is doing for the book “Fate, Class and Miss Katrina, the Story of Two New Orleans Neighborhoods,” which will be published by The University Texas Press.
At his retirement celebration in EUC’s Cone Ballroom, Bruce Michaels (Student Affairs) was presented the Old North State Award, signed by Gov. Bev Perdue. Michaels retired after a quarter century at UNCG. “It’s been about the students,” he said. “Keep up the good work.”
Dr. Janice Wassel (Gerontology Program) has been elected president of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS), a network of the South’s most respected gerontology professionals. SGS members are educators, aging network personnel, researchers, health professionals and policy makers. SGS provides the bridge between research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging. As SGS president, Wassel will preside at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the SGS, “The New Aging Enterprise” in April 2011 in Raleigh. The 2011 Aging is Good Business summit, originally conceived by Wassel and now in its sixth year, is a pre-conference to the SGS annual meeting, April 14, and carries the theme “The Business of Health Care Promotion.” Information about both conference opportunities, including advertising and sponsorship, are available at www.uncg.edu/gro.
Hello: Margaret A. Patton, LIHC; Diane Barber, Grogan College; Tammy Downs, Enterprise Risk Management; Allyson Lugo, Teachers Academy; Aaron Austin, Public Safety and Police
Good-bye: Emily Bebber, Economics; Michelle Larson, Nursing