In the Spotlight: Sept. 4, 2008

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice published the second edition of Investigating Difference, a book primarily written by department faculty and used in its undergraduate course by the same name. Faculty members Marianne Nielsen and Lynn Jones contributed editorial work to the book. Proceeds from the book contribute to a student scholarship fund.
  • Nadine Barlow, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Central pit craters on Mars and Ganymede: Characteristics, Distributions and Implications for Formation Models” at the Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution IV meeting Aug. 18-21 near Johannesburg, South Africa. Barlow also participated in a two-day excursion to the Vredefort Dome impact structure, the oldest and largest crater on Earth.
  • Georgina Toth, an international student in The W. A. Franke College of Business, competed in the women’s hammer throw event at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing for the Republic of Cameroon, located in western Africa. View other former Lumberjack Olympians here.
  • spotlight pictureGene Balzer, professor of photography in the School of Communication, has four photographs of Mesa Verde National Park on display in the Historic Market Square in Krakow, Poland. Both Mesa Verde National Park and the Historic Square in Krakow, Poland are celebrating the 30th anniversary of becoming UNESCO World Heritage Sites.