Faculty in the News: April 27, 2010

Jasper Smits, Psychology, Dedman College, discussed his research on how exercise can help get rid of anxiety with USA Today April 26, 2010.

Peter Weyand, Applied Physiology and Wellness, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, discussed the recent selection of single-amputee distance runner Amy Palmiero-Winters to the U.S. track team for an article that appeared in USA Today April 26, 2010.

Mary Spector, Dedman School of Law, talked about issues that arise when debt-collection companies use litigation to collect past-due bills for an article that appeared in The New York Times April 22, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about civil-rights ramifications in the case of a gay couple seeking a divorce in Texas with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram April 20, 2010. He also discussed the popularity – and speaking fees – of Sarah Palin with the Star-Telegram April 19, 2010.

Alan Bromberg, Dedman School of Law, talked about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud suit against Goldman Sachs with CNN Money April 19, 2010.

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, wrote about creating a nuclear renaissance by reprocessing nuclear fuel in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram April 17, 2010.

Brian Bruce, EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center, Cox School of Business, discussed how volatile markets have pushed some to invest in gold and jewels for an article published in The Chicago Tribune April 14, 2010.

David Meltzer, Anthropology, Dedman College, and Vance Holliday of the University of Arizona discussed how Paleoindians coped with climate change 11,000 years ago with Science News April 12, 2010.

Stan Wojewodski, Theatre, Meadows School of the Arts, discussed his career and his work with Dallas’ Undermain Theatre as part of a profile that appeared in The Dallas Morning News April 10, 2010. He becomes chair of the Meadows Division of Theatre in Fall 2010.

Carolyn Macartney, Cinema-TV, Meadows School of the Arts, discussed her upcoming film about the life of her grandmother – a former Wild West sharpshooter who was billed as Wanda Savage – with The Dallas Morning News April 9, 2010.

For the Record: Aug. 23, 2007

Maya temple from National GeographicDavid Freidel, Anthropology, is a featured expert in “The Maya: Glory and Ruin,” the cover story of the August 2007 National Geographic magazine. In addition, he discussed the recent discovery in Ceren, El Salvador, of a 1,400-year-old harvested Maya manioc (cassava) field with The Los Angeles Times for the Aug. 21, 2007 edition.

Linda Eads, Law, received the 2006-07 President’s Award from the State Bar of Texas for her work as co-chair of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee. The annual award is presented to the member judged to have rendered outstanding service to the State Bar. Eads led the committee in the review and revision of the group’s disciplinary rules.

Carolyn Macartney, Cinema-TV, received a 2007 Kodak Faculty Scholarship Award during the national University Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference hosted by the University of North Texas in mid-August. She received $4,000 to support her proposed documentary project Wanda the Wonderful, which will chronicle her grandmother’s life as a Wild West sharpshooter. In addition, Macartney’s film There Goes the View won the award for Best Experimental Film in the juried competition.

Pam Elder, Cinema-TV, is one of 20 professors, chairs or deans of film-TV departments nationwide chosen to participate in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ annual Faculty Seminar to be held in Los Angeles in November. The seminar includes meetings and lectures on new media, cable television, legal issues, the changing demands of production and other topics with studios and major production companies.

Kelli Herd, Cinema-TV, was named Filmmaker of the Month by Women in Film-Dallas and is featured in an interview in the WIFD August newsletter. She is co-writing a textbook called The Language of Screenwriting.

Jose Santos, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, has returned from a year of research in Guatemala undertaken with a Fulbright grant and funds from the National Science Foundation. His work was recognized by Texas Congressman Pete Sessions, who read his praise for Santos into the Congressional record.