In the Spotlight: Nov. 18, 2011

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  • The research of Michelle Miller impressed a columnist at the Chronicle of Higher Education so much that he is featuring her work in a two-part series. “Teaching and Human Memory, Part I” appeared this week, and Part II will be published next month. Miller’s research findings have contributed to a number of student retention strategies at NAU, including the First-Year Learning Initiative.
Norm Medoff
Norm Medoff stands in the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences television studio. Medoff is visiting the university for several weeks on a Fulbright Specialist grant.
  • Norm Medoff, professor of communication and director of the School of Communication, received a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. The specialist program sends distinguished scholars in their respective disciplines to collaborate on two- to six-week projects at host institutions around the world.
  • Kristen Swanson, professor in the School of Communication, published “Souvenirs: Icons of Meaning, Commercialization and Commoditization” in Tourism Management. The article was co-authored with Dallen Timothy, professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University.
  • Karen Plager, professor in the School of Nursing, and Margaret Conger, professor emeritus in the School of Nursing, presented at the 2011 Global Health Conference in Montreal this week. Plager presented “Searchers—One NGO’s Efforts to Expand Beyond Mission Hospitals to Community-Based Primary Health Care,” and Conger presented “Nurse Faculty Education in Liberia.” The conference was hosted by the Global Health Education Consortium, the Canadian Society for International Health and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.
  • Nicole Costales, senior program coordinator for Extended Campuses, completed the 60-mile Arizona Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Phoenix Nov. 11-13 to help raise money for breast cancer research and patient support programs.