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Jane Fountain

Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Policy and the department of political science and director of the National Center for Digital Government, has been named to a list of the “100 Most Influential People in Digital Government” for the second year in the row.

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David Stern

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern has been named the executive-in-residence this fall for the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management and will give a keynote sports inovation lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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Ginny Chandler

Ginny Chandler, professor of nursing, will share her work on resilience as the featured speaker at several upcoming conferences. Chandler's presentations will focus on the Changing Minds, Changing Lives resilience program, which she has offered on campus since 2017.

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Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, dean of Commonwealth Honors College, is the editor of “Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy,” which was recently published by the Library of America.

 

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Genny Beemyn

Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center, was recognized with the first Lou Sullivan Torch Award for their scholarship and advocacy for trans inclusion on college campuses on Friday, Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C.

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River herring

Researchers led by graduate student Beatriz dos Santos Dias and her advisor Adrian Jordaan, environmental conservation and director of the Gloucester Marine Station, improving river-ocean connectivity by removing dams not only makes more food available to larger fish species, but would enhance overall ecosystem functioning.

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Joseph Hamill

Joseph Hamill, professor emeritus of kinesiology, delivered the President’s Lecture to close the 27th Congress of the International Society for Biomechanics held during the summer in Calgary, Canada. 

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Laura Balzer (left) with SEARCH team leaders Maya Petersen of UC Berkeley (center) and Diane Havlir of UC San Francisco (right) at the 2018 International AIDS conference.

Laura Balzer, assistant professor of biostatistics, is among the authors of a new paper appearing in the “New England Journal of Medicine” that shares the results of a three-year research project to reduce HIV incidence and improve community health in rural Kenya and Uganda.

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Hal Grotevant

On a recent trip to Sydney, Australia, adoption researcher Hal Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, gave a series of presentations and consulted with university and private sector practice colleagues about new directions in adoption in the United States and in New South Wales.

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Samar Mahmoud

Molecular and cellular biology doctoral student Samar Mahmoud was recently named a Gilliam Mentor Training Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), an award that will support her early scientific career in the lab of Peter Chien, biochemistry and molecular biology. 

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