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Substance abuse prevention experts University Health Services shared findings and experiences with scientists from throughout the world at the Research Society on Alcoholism annual conference held June 20-24 in San Diego.

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Economics professor James K. Boyce has been appointed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a 16-member panel that will advise the state on implementing a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Edward Debold, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, has received a three-year, $197,294 American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie heart failure during heart attacks.

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Gary Bernhard of University Without Walls and Simi Hogue of the Department of Natural Resources Conservation will take part in a roundtable discussion of green jobs and green education on “Eco-Exchange” on WGBY, Channel 57, on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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Jeffrey D. Blaustein, professor in the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies, Neuroscience and Behavior Program and Psychology Department, gave an invited “Endocrine Update” on June 13 at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Washington, D.C.

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Jean Anliker and Elena Carbone, associate professors of Nutrition, presented some preliminary research findings at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity from June 17-20 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Jennifer Brodeur, assistant athletic trainer in the Athletic Department, received the National Athletic Trainers Association’s Athletic Trainer Service Award on June 19 at the group’s national convention in San Antonio.

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University Without Walls faculty members Karen Stevens and Cynthia Suopis presented their paper, “Assessing Student Experiential Learning Using A Critically Reflective Narrative Portfolio” on June 12 at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning’s annual meeting in Princeton, N.J.

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Rutherford Platt, professor emeritus of Geosciences, was among the speakers at a workshop titled “Humane Metropolis Baltimore” held June 11 at the Maryland Historical Society.

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Daniel Gordon, director of the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration program, is serving as a consultant to the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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