In the Spotlight: Feb. 3, 2010

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • School of Communication faculty Janna Jones, associate professor, and Mark Neumann, professor, recently published “Winslow—A City in Motion” in The Cultures of Alternative Mobilities: Routes Less Traveled, a collection of essays edited by Phillip Vannini.
  • David Schlosberg, professor of politics and international affairs and director of Environmental Studies, will deliver the Henry M. Jackson Lecture, “Rethinking Global Climate Justice: Capabilities, Vulnerability, and Adaptation,” March 1 at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Schlosberg’s talk is part of the college’s Conversations on Climate Change lecture series.
  • Dennis C. Tanner, professor of health sciences, has published an article in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing (2010, Vol. 36, No. 3). In “Lessons from Nursing Home Dysphagia Malpractice Litigation,” Tanner reviews the management of swallowing disorders in nursing home patients from the perspective of an expert witness in dysphagia malpractice litigation cases. He details what went wrong in the management of these patients’ dysphagia and discusses what nursing homes could have done to prevent the tragedies.
  • The Service Professional Advisory Council “adopted” five Flagstaff families for the Christmas holiday. “To read the list of items that were needed from the various families was incredibly humbling,” said Jessica Fitchett, fiscal operations manager for the College of Health and Human Services and council member. “The volume of gifts and the turnout for the gift wrapping party was more than anyone expected. It was inspirational to see the campus community come together to help those in need.”