Faculty and Staff News — 27 October 2014
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Nathan Bisk College of Business

Joan Wiggenhorn, associate professor of finance, had two articles published recently: “Powerful CEOs and employee relations: Evidence from corporate social responsibility indicators,” with Seema Pissarus and Kim Gleason, Journal of Economics and Finance, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12197-014-9295-1 ; and “Acquisitions of family owned firms: boon or bust?” with Kim Gleason and Anita Pennathur, Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 38, Issue 2, 269-286, April 2014.

College of Engineering

George Maul, head of the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, offered the presentation, “Florida’s Rising Sea Level,” to the Cocoa Beach Sail and Power Squadron recently. The talk centered on the instrumental record of the last century for long-term sea level stations around Florida suing data from a paper Maul submitted previously to the journal Florida Scientist.

College of Science

Richard Turner, associate professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Biological Sciences, was invited to present during October’s Florida Master Naturalist Program court on conservation science. He presented, “Biodiversity of the Indian River Lagoon.”

Department of Continuing Education

Arianna Davis, media production manager, and Theresa Regan, project administrator, helped Operation Veteran Outdoors with a fundraising barbecue that raised $21,000 for the nonprofit group, which helps combat veterans transition back to civilian life. For information on volunteering, please contact Theresa at tregan@fit.edu.

Evans Library

Sohair Wastawy, dean of libraries, has been selected to serve on the executive committee of the Qatar National Library, chaired by the Qatar Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage. “We are mindful of your experience and contribution in (the) area of library sciences,” Wastawy’s invitation letter stated. “It is our delight to have you join His Excellency and Executive Committee members in contributing to this journey.”

Office of Research

Tristan Fiedler, associate vice president, research/federal government relations, represented the university at the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Flight at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight in Las Cruces, N.M.

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