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November 10, 2002

Dr. Jerry Plummer, assistant professor of economics in the College of Business, was in Washington D.C., July 31-Aug. 7, 2002 to work for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in judging and selecting submitted real estate grants for historically black colleges and universities. Plummer was a section leader for two groups judging the grant proposals. This is Plummer's second year of being called upon by HUD to perform the grant reviews.

The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville recently purchased two works of art for their permanent collection by Professor Kell Black of the Department of Art. The works, life-sized three-dimensional paper representations of a folding chair and a violin, can be seen on Prof. Black's homepage at:

Dr. Mark Michael, associate professor of philosophy, submitted the final draft of his paper, titled “What's in a Name: Essentialism, Pragmatism and Environmental Ethics,” to the journal, “Environmental Values.” He also reviewed two editions of texts in business ethics and did a content analysis of all the texts in business ethics published by one publisher.

Dr. Dixie Webb, associate professor of art history, received the Jane Harden research grant from the Central Oklahoma Quilt Guild, which will enable her to attend the American Quilt Study Group Annual Meeting in Rockford, Ill., in late October. Her work was exhibited in Indianapolis at “Quilt America!” in July and at the San Diego Quilt Show in August.

Dr. Malcolm Muir, professor of history, was one of four associate editors on the 1,231-page project “Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia,” published by ABC-CLIO in June 2002. Muir also contributed 21 entries for the project. On Aug. 15, 2002, he gave a talk, “Black Shoes and Blue Water: Surface Warfare in the United States Navy, 1945-1975,” in Norfolk, Va. His talk was sponsored by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the Naval War College Foundation.