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Dr. Kurt Regester, assistant professor of biology at Clarion University, along with Eric Chapman of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource's Wild Resource Conservation Program. Their project is titled, “Expanding Hellbender Research into the Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Regions of Pennsylvania.”


Dr. Jeanne M. Slattery, professor of psychology at Clarion University, presented a workshop at the Ethics Educators workshop of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association with colleagues Jay Mills of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Molly Haas Cowen of Harrisburg. Their presentation, "Positive Multiculturalism as Aspirational Ethical Practice: Concepts and Applications," considered ways that culture and context influence behavior during psychotherapy, why this is part of ethical practice, and how to do so effectively.

Slattery sits on Pennsylvania Psychological Association Board of Directors and serves as the public interest chair. She received her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and her master's and doctorate from Miami University. She has taught at Clarion University since 1984.

Dr. Sharon L. Montgomery professor of physics at Clarion University, traveled to Berkeley Nov. 13-17 at the invitation and expense of her collaborator, Dr. Barry Welsh, to complete the analysis of astrophysical data collected at McDonald Observatory during two recent observing runs.


Dr. Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, professor of management, marketing and human resources at Clarion University, along with Tanya Bondarouk of University of Twente, The Netherlands, co-edited “Social Media in Strategic Management” (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.). Social media are changing the way businesses interact in technology-mediated ways with most of their stakeholders. Strategically-minded managers, researchers and students cannot afford to ignore the new ways in which interactions with customers, employees, shareholders, and many other important constituents are taking place as a result of the widespread availability and creative use of these new technologies. For details, visit:

Olivas-Luján and Bondarouk also co-edited “Social Media in Human Resources Management” (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.). Social media have radically shifted the way people relate with each other and with organizations in technology-mediated ways; few areas are being impacted more strongly than human resources or personnel management. Attraction of candidates, internal communication with employees, communication with and among people; creation, design, testing and promotion of new services, new ways of organizing are appearing and changing the landscape at record speeds. For details, visit:


Dr. Laurie Occhipinti, professor of anthropology at Clarion University, presented a paper, "Short Term Mission as Social Innovation: Experiences of Poverty and Cultural Difference," Oct. 29 at an international conference on religions and social innovation at the University of Toronto, St. Michael's College.


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11/19/2013 9:52 AM

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