In the Spotlight: March 30, 2018

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  • Journalism professor Martin D. Sommerness and communication and journalism instructor Alexa S. DuMity presented at the Spring Training Conference of the Western Association of Pre-Law Advisers in Phoenix. The pair presented “Advice for Advising—Looking Back From the Other Side of the Admissions Process.”
  • School of Hotel and Restaurant Management professor Allen Reich recently worked with state health inspectors, restaurant industry sanitation administrators and representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to update and prepare new training standards for the National Food Code. This food code is the primary document utilized by state and local health inspectors to examine restaurants, school dining facilities and other food service establishments.
  • On March 22, psychological sciences professor Michelle Miller spoke at the University of Malta. Miller’s lecture entitled “Learning at the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Technology: Present Findings, Principles for Practice, and Future Trends” discussed the benefits and drawbacks of using cognitively-optimized approaches in the classroom.
  • Astronomy professor Ty Robinson recently had his paper “Linearized Flux Evolution (LiFE): A Technique for Rapidly Adapting Fluxes from Full-Physics Radiative Transfer Models” accepted by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. The paper discusses a technique that transforms high-resolution radiative transfer models into climate models to reproduce Venus’ thermal structure and understand Venus’ greenhouse effect for the first time in history.
  • The Northern Arizona University Passport Office received the 2017-18 Arizona International Educators Distinguished Contributions to the Global Initiatives of Arizona award. The office is committed to serving the broader community to increase the number of Arizonans who can travel abroad and support underrepresented populations in northern Arizona.
  • On March 12-13, nursing professor Anna Schwartz participated in the International, Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control in San Francisco. Schwartz joined other leading subject matter experts to update current exercise recommendations for cancer survivors and add new recommendations regarding the effect of exercise on cancer prevention.
  • Psychological sciences professor Ann Huffman’s symposium “Transgender Employee Experiences: Understanding the Issues to Create Solutions” won the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Conference’s Best Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Research Award for 2018. The symposium examined workplace experiences of sexual minority and gender non-conforming employees. The symposium also included “Seeking Support: Varying Pathways to a Trans Friendly Workplace,” a paper written by Lisa Fleming and Patrick Doyle, psychological sciences masters students, Huffman and W.A. Franke College of Business professor David Albritton.
  • The Northern Arizona University Landscape Master Plan received an Award of Excellence from the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for 2018. This is the highest honor in the Analysis & Planning category.