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FAU faculty and staff offer brief notes on recent activities, accolades and honors. Send submissions to update@fau.edu.

Dr. Alan Berger, Raddock Family Eminent Scholar in Holocaust Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Aushwitz, has written a chapter titled "Transfusing Memory: Second-Generation Postmemory in Elie Wiesel's The Forgotten" in Obliged by Memory: Literature, Religion, Ethics, edited by Steven T. Katz and Alan Rosen, Syracuse University Press, January 2006.

Dr. Eduardo Fernandez, computer science and engineering, lectured at the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia, and the Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia, last fall. The Secure Systems Research Group, led by Dr. Fernandez, will participate in SERENITY (System Engineering for Security and Dependability), a project of a European consortium of universities and industry. As part of this collaboration, he joined the program committee of the International Conference on Ambient Intelligence Developments to be held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, this fall. Additonally, his book Security Patterns: Integrating Security and Systems Engineering (John Wiley & Sons), co-authored by M. Schumacher, D. Hybertson, F. Buschmann and P. Sommerlad, will be released next month.

Dr. Yolanda Gamboa, languages, linguistics and comparative literature, has prepared the first English translation of award-winning Spanish novelist and philosopher Rafael Argullol's The End of the World as a Work of Art: A Western Story, Bucknell University Press, 2005. Dr. Gamboa also wrote the introduction and afterword.

Dr. Frederick Greenspahn, Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic Studies, has been elected president of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.

Dr. Jan Hokenson, languages, linguistics and comparative literature, had her book The Idea of Comedy: History, Theory, Critique published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Altony "Tony" Lee III, university advancement, was named to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III Board of Directors. He will co-chair the Association for Student Alumni Programs. A professional organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, development and advancement services, the council's District III represents 540 institutions and 4,200 members from the southeastern United States.

Dr. Katherine Powell, teacher education, has had her new book Educational Psychology of the Self: An Inter-Active Workbook published by Kendall/Hunt. She also had her article "Adolescent Psychology of Girls" published last year in the journal Education.

Dr. Daniel Raviv, electrical engineering, was awarded the 12th Annual AEA (American Electronics Association) Abacus Award for University Researcher of the Year. The Abacus Award is presented to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the technology industry in Florida. Addtionally, Amjad Shamim, who received a bachelor of science degree in computer science in 1985 from FAU, received the Abacus Award for Small Tech Business Owner of the Year. He is the CEO of AAJ Technologies.

Dr. Jie Wu, computer science and engineering, was elected to chair the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society's technical committee on distributed processing.





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