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Addison Ault (chemistry) had two papers published in the Journal of Chemical Education. They are "Telling It Like It Is: Teaching Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry" (September 2010) and "Representing Rate Equations for Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions" (December issue).

Ann Cannon (math and statistics) is on the development team for the new edition of "The Practice of Statistics for AP" (4th ed) by Starnes, Yates and Moore. She's the content advisor and accuracy checker for the 2011 book, and she's also authoring the solutions manual. It is the first textbook written specifically for advanced placement statistics courses.

In June, Marty Condon (biology) along with James Smith (Boise State University) and Richard Clopton (Peru State College) ran a workshop at Boise State University. The workshop, "Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: An Important Resource for Systematics Research," was supported by a National Science Foundation grant. In August, Condon gave a plenary address, "Diversification and Specialization in the Neotropics: Insights from Blepharoneura," at the Seventh International Congress of Dipterology in Costa Rica.

Tony deLaubenfels  (computer science, mathematics and statistics) gave a presentation titled "Meta-tweet: Using Twitter to Foster Metacognition in the First College Course" at the ACM/Teagle Collegium Conference at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

Robert Givens (history) was in St. Petersburg, Russia, in March and April 2010, where he gave five lectures on recent American political history at the Department of Politics of Baltic State Technical University.

Kirilka Stavreva (English and creative writing) presented her recent work on injurious feminine speech and renaissance drama at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich., the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Chicago, and the University of Iowa Symposium in Honor of Huston Diehl.

Craig Teague (chemistry) was the resident faculty director for the ACM/GLCA Oak Ridge Science Semester during his sabbatical year. As part of this program, he developed a new course on nanoscience. Teague was also a visiting scientist in the Nanomaterials Chemistry group at the lab, where he developed a new research interest in computational chemistry.