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William Conwill discusses Family Intervention program to International Conference

African American Studies
August 26, 2009

African American Studies professor William Conwill presented a paper at the 16th Congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences in Kunming (Hunnan Province), China, July 27-31. The theme of the congress was Humanity, Development and Cultural Diversity. Hunnan Province, home to about 25 ethnic minorities, is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world.

Conwill presented an ethnography of a joint (the Oregon Social Learning Center in Eugene, OR and Wayne County, Michigan) project to introduce PMTO, an evidence-based family intervention program, throughout the ethnically diverse Detroit area during a challenging period of its development. In "Parent Management Training--Oregon-style in Wayne County, Michigan: What Would Maslow Do?" Conwill emphasized the marked improvement in families' financial resources following their adoption of PMTO to manage their children's behavior.

Faye Harrison serves as speaker and chair at International Anthropological Conference

African American Studies, Anthropology
August 25, 2009

Faye V. Harrison, Director of African American Studies and Professor of Anthropology was a Distinguished Speaker and chair of a scientific session at the 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences. She is serving a second term as a member-at-large on the IUAES's Executive Committee. The congress was held at Yunnan University in Kunming, People's Republic of China.

American Society of Landscape Architects Names Bob Graham as an Honorary Member

Graham Center for Public Service
August 25

Bob Graham was one of 10 new honorary members named to the to the American Society of Landscape Architects for his work in education, government, environmental activism, and dedication to the landscape architecture profession.

The society specifically cited his commitment to the environment in his career:

"Throughout his political career, Senator Graham has led local, national and international initiatives to protect and conserve natural resources. A champion of the Everglades, he recognizes that conservation and sound development can coexist. As governor, he led the charge to secure public ownership of more environmentally endangered lands than any other state in the nation."

Honorary membership in the ASLA is the highest honor bestowed upon non-landscape architects by the society. Since 1899, the ASLA has awarded only 134 honorary memberships.

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August 23, 2009
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George Casella was elected a Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences . The Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences (The Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Madrid) was founded in February, 1847. Today the Academy consists of 54 full members, 90 national members, and 29 foreign members. The Academy publishes a number of important journals, for example the mathematics journal Memorias de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisic as y Naturales de Madrid, Serie de Ciencias Exactas and Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales de Madrid, Revista. Casella is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Oslo University Centre of Statistics for Innovation, Oslo, Norway.

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