Kudos: Adler, Beyer, Rusch, Smith, Smith-Pollard
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Richard Adler's most recent book, "Victor Vaughan, A Biography of a Pioneering Bacteriologist," was published by McFarland Publishing. The book highlights the work of Vaughan, who was instrumental in modernizing medical education at the University of Michigan. Adler is associate professor of biology and microbiology.
The revised second edition of Bonnie Beyer’s book, "Special Programs and Services in Schools," has been published by DEStech Publications. Created for school administrators in public and private schools, this book is an update of the original 2005 volume that organized and explained virtually all federally mandated programs, the "third curriculum" that helps dictate how U.S. schools are managed. Used as a textbook in many universities, it lists and explains dozens of new U.S. laws and amendments from the past decade and situates them in the context of states and districts. Beyer is professor of education.
Lara Rusch’s article, "Practices of Engagement: Comparing and Integrating Deliberation and Organizing," was published in the Journal of Community Practice. The article provides a comparison of institution-based community organizing and deliberative practices and demonstrates how these are complementary approaches for civic engagement. Rusch is assistant professor of political science.
Work by Sheila Smith, associate professor of inorganic chemistry, was selected as the American Chemical Society Editor’s Choice for March 3, 2014. The featured work, “Foundation Coursework in Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry,” is the culmination of more than a year of data collection and statistical analysis by a dedicated national group of faculty intent on understanding and improving the state of education in inorganic chemistry; this is the first of a series of two papers outlining the results of the study. ACS Editor’s Choice articles are peer-reviewed open access articles chosen based on the recommendations of the international body of scientific editors of ACS journals. According to the ACS Publications webpage, “These peer-reviewed, open access articles consist of research that exemplifies the Society's commitment to improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”
Deborah Smith-Pollard, professor of English literature and humanities, was featured in the documentary, “Let’s have Church Detroit Style.” The filmed screened at the Freep Film Festival on March 22, with Smith Pollard moderating the post-screening talkback.