• Glenn Crothers, history, led the discussion
at the Feb. 18 NETWORK (New Energy To Work Out Racial Kinks)
meeting. His topic, “Fighting Slavery from Within: Quakers and
Antislavery in the Upper South,” explored Quaker spiritual beliefs
and how those beliefs led to opposition to slavery in northern
Virginia. Crothers, who has won awards for his oral history
projects, discussed how Quaker opposition to slavery led to
migrations north by ex-slaves to Ohio and Indiana. Information
about NETWORK may be obtained from the Office of Equity and
Diversity: 812- 941-2306.
• Steve Taksar, vice chancellor for administrative
affairs, has been selected as a consultant/evaluator for the
Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. He completed
his training for the post in December and will be assigned
to various reviews at colleges and universities during the
next three years.
• Uric Dufrene, campus dean of the
School of Business, was recently appointed to the Southern
Indiana 2020 Board of Directors. The Southern Indiana Chamber
of Commerce established the initiative to create and to implement
a shared vision for Clark and Floyd counties.
• Carolyn Babione, School of Education,
has been selected to chair the corporate bylaws committee
of the Association of Teacher Educators. Her term runs through
2007. The association represents more than 650 colleges and
universities, 500 major school systems and the majority of
the state departments of education.
• David Winship Taylor, biology, presented
his research on using fossil data at the Institute of Paleontology,
University of Bonn, Germany, in January. He discussed the
use of fossil floral data to interpret the evolution of molecular
controls in flowers.
• Jared Bates, philosophy, served as
a commentator at the 2004 meeting of the Central States Philosophical
Association, which met in Iowa City in October. He commented
at a session entitled “Is Realization Physicalism Nonfalsifiable?”
His article, “Reflective Equilibrium and Under-determination
in Epistemology,” appeared in the December issue of Acta