Bill Hudenko, assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues Wendy Stone and Jo-Anne Bachorowski from Vanderbilt University published an article, titled "Laughter Differs in Children with Autism: An Acoustic Analysis of Laughs Produced by Children with and without the Disorder," in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
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Ten students and four faculty members were inducted into Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, on April 29. The students and faculty were elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential.
The Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2008-9 Faculty Excellence Awards. The recipients are:
- Hongwei Guan, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
- Bruce Henderson, Professor, Department of Speech Communication
- Cynthia Scheibe, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
- Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Department of Sport Management and Media
- Susan Swensen, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
New criteria this year emphasized exceptional performance in all areas of the faculty role, including teaching, scholarship, and service. This year's award recipients are recognized for a wide variety of accomplishments, such as innovative teaching, significant scholarly achievements, exemplary service, and demonstrated support for key College values and initiatives.
Psychology research students presented the results of their projects at conferences in Staten Island, New York; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Oswego, New York, on April 18 and 25. A total of 66 students co-authored 14 presentations. The research took place in the laboratories of Professors Cyndy Scheibe, Mary Turner DePalma, Leigh Ann Vaughn, and Barney Beins.
Nancy Rader presented two research papers, one co-authored by psychology alumnus Albert Sahlstrom '06, at the recent biennial convention of the Society for Research in Child Development in Denver.