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Notes of Distinction: March 2016

Monday Feb 22, 2016

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.

Karl Besel, Assistant Dean and Director of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, recently learned that a book he co-authored, entitled Passing the Torch: Planning for the Next Generation of Public Service Leaders, has been accepted for publication by the University of Arkansas Press and will be released in the Fall of 2016.

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Anja Matwijkiw, Professor of Ethics and Human Rights, who just this past summer had celebrated her third publication in the Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence, has now been invited to serve on the prestigious publication’s editorial board.

The journal, published by the Oxford University Press, encompasses the jurisprudence of U.N.-based tribunals and regional courts, court opinions, international relations, resolutions and policy-making, and expert discussions on a variety of contemporary issues ranging from terrorism to the global governance of energy and to the philosophically oriented analyses of law at the national and international levels.

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Micah Pollak, Assistant Professor of Economics has just been informed that his article, co-authored with Yuanying Guan, entitled, “Contagion in Heterogeneous Financial Networks,” was accepted for publication in World Scientific’s Advances in Complex Systems Journal.

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Stephanie Smith, Professor of Psychology, has a scholarly article entitled, "References in Social Psychology Textbooks," soon to be presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting in New York City. Two IU Northwest students are included as co-authors.

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Monica Solinas-Saunders, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, co-authored an article about the recidivism of domestic violence offenders. Entitled “An Assessment of Cognitive Accountability Training (CAT),” the article appears in the Journal of Community Corrections.

In February, Solinas-Saunders served on an academic panel for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which held a meeting in February in Indianapolis on the topic of civil rights and the school-to-prison pipeline in Indiana. She discussed the need to explore the various causes behind racial disparity in the schools.

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