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January 5, 1995


Faculty grants have been awarded to Bradford campus faculty members Jean Ross-Franklin, Michael Klausner and Helene Lawson, of the sociology department; Ronald Mattis, engineering; Richard Melka, mathematics, and Elaine Rooney, nursing.

Ross-Franklin was awarded two grants for her papers "Time Into Retirement as a Predictor of Mental Health: Longitudinal Findings from the Normative Aging Study" presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Atlanta, Ga., and "The Mental Health of Workers and Retirees: Cross-Sectional Findings from the Normative Aging Study" presented at the annual Pennsylvania Sociological Society conference.

Also at the Pennsylvania Sociological Society meeting, Klausner received a grant to support his participation in the evaluation and selection of undergraduate research papers, while Lawson's grant supported her presentation of her paper "From Women's Studies to Gender Studies: Problems and Promises." Mattis was awarded a grant to support his attendance at the Introductory Maui High Performance Computing Center's user training workshop on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Rooney received a grant to support her attendance at the Oncology Nursing Society Symposium in Pittsburgh.


Sarah Thomason, a faculty member in the linguistics department, has been elected chairperson of Section Z of the American Association for Advancement of Science for 1995.


Board certification in neurologic communication disorders for adults has been awarded to Malcolm McNeil and Connie Tompkins, of the communication department, by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Board certification is the only program for the recognition of speech-language pathologists who have obtained a high level of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of persons with neurologic communication disorders. Only 119 speech-language pathologists are so recognized in the United States.


Carol Mohamed, formerly the head of employment for Duquesne Light Company, has been appointed director of Staffing and Employee Relations in Human Resources.

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