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Notes of Distinction: March 2015


Monday Mar 16, 2015


Whether it’s a published article or book, a prestigious award, or speaking engagement, members of Indiana University Northwest’s faculty and staff continue to share their wealth of expertise. Here are the most recent top achievers that have made a name for themselves and IU Northwest.

Three IU Northwest faculty receive prestigious IU awards

Three IU Northwest faculty members are being recognized on April 10 for prestigious awards bestowed by Indiana University. Recipients for the awards are selected from more than 4,000 faculty members on all eight campuses. The honorees will receive their awards at the upcoming Celebration of Distinguished Teaching Award ceremony in Bloomington.

Among the honorees, are:

Subir Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Marketing, who will be honored for receiving the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award. The oldest of Indiana University’s teaching awards was established in 1954 by Mrs. Katie D. Bachman in memory of her grandson and was further endowed by Mrs. Herman Lieber.

Dorothy Ige Campbell, Professor of Communication, who will be honored as the recipient of the Indiana University George Pinnell Service Award. This award honors faculty members who are considered to be shining examples of dedication and excellence in service to others. The award was established in 1988 and recognizes faculty members and librarians who have shown exceptional breadth of involvement and depth of commitment in service to the university, to their profession, or to the public.

Zoran Kilibarda, Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Geosciences, who will be honored for receiving the prestigious President’s Award, one of the most prestigious teaching awards bestowed by Indiana University. Established in 1974, this teaching award can be given in any division of the university and at any professorial rank.

Other noteworthy accomplishments around IU Northwest

Subir Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Marketing, recently published a paper on how to incorporate innovative group internship projects in marketing courses. The paper, “A Case Study of Teaching Integrated Marketing Communication Using an Innovative Group Internship Project,” was published in the International Journal for Innovation Education and Research.

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Jonathyne Briggs, Associate Professor of History, recently published a book, Sounds French, with Oxford University Press. The book offers a fresh look at the role of popular music in postwar French culture.

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Marshelia Harris and Andrea Tamburro of the Department of Social Work, and Dona Young, adjunct professor of English, recently presented a workshop on "Strategies to Enhance Social Work Student Writing" at the annual Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) conference in Kansas City in March. This is the second year the group has presented at BPD. The workshops support the book they authored and published last year, "The Writer's Handbook: A Guide for Social Workers".

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Iztok Hozo, Professor of Mathematics and chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, published the article:  “Modern Health Care as a Game Theory Problem” in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation with co-authors B. Djulbegovic and J. Ioannidis. Another article: “When is it Rational to Order a Diagnostic Test, or Prescribe Treatment: The Threshold Model as an Explanation of Practice Variation” has been accepted for publication.

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Wayne James, Executive Lieutenant at IU Police Department – Northwest, recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. The SPSC provides upper-level college instruction in leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting and resource allocation.

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Tin-Chun Lin, Associate Professor of Economics, was recently appointed as a Mack Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Axel Schulze-Halberg, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Physics, along with his student, Dominique Dec, recently had a paper accepted by an international peer-reviewed math journal. The paper, “Index Dependence of Bessel Integral Moments,” will appear in Integral Transforms and Special Functions. The paper came about largely because of an undergraduate research award received by Dec, who is looking towards a December 2015 graduation and plans to pursue a doctorate in mathematics.

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John Starbuck, Visiting Lecturer of Sociology and Anthropology, recently had two manuscripts accepted for publication. “A Multivariate Analysis of Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Facial Skeletal Morphology,” will appear in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. “Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: A Morphometric Analysis of Facial Skeletal Form Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography” will appear in Clinical Anatomy.

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