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31137FacultyandStaffAchievementsDr.PhyllisBlumbergfromtheUniversityoftheSciencesinPhiladelphiajoinedCSMthispastsemestertodiscusslearning-centeredteachingapproaches.Conceptsshediscussedincludedempha-sizingtheimportanceofstudentdevelopmentandmasteryofmeta-cognitiveskillsassistingstudentsinunderstandingcoursecontentandassistingstudentsTeachingAlternateApproacheswithmakingtheirownuniqueassocia-tionswithcoursecontent.Alsonotedinherpresentationwasherencouragementtowardsprofessorsintheirinstillingadesireoflifelonglearningandinformationliteracyskillsintheirstudentsandusingauthenticassessmentsanalogoustothoseintheprofessionalworld.FacultyfromallofCSMdepartmentsattendedasdidfacultyfromothercolleges.Thepresenta-tionwaswellreceivedandprovidedanopportunitytoconsidernewapproachestoteachingcourses.HonoringFrancesR.LaxAwardeesInhonorofFrancesR.Laxawell-knownSouthernNewJerseyphilanthropistandcommunityleadereightjuniorfacultyrecipientsreceived1000towardsconferenceregistrationsacademictravelsstu-dentresearchassistantsandacademicmaterials.ThisyearCSMisproudtohavetwoofourfacultyawardedstipendsforSpring2014.TheCollegewouldliketocongratulateXiaoHuofthephysicsdepartmentandBethanyRaiffofthepsychologydepartmentontheirout-standingachievement.Whilemostchemicalreactionsaredoneinalabset-tingcyberspaceisprovidingadifferentplatforminwhichthesereactionscantakeplace.Eventhemostcomplicatedbiochemicalreactionscanbeobservedinmagnificentdetailusingonlyacomputerprogram.YangYangAssistantprofessorofChemistryandBiochemistryconductssuchmolecularsimulationsinordertounravelthemechanicsfordifferentchemicalandphysicalpro-cessesinvariouscondensed-phasesystems.Usinghisexpertiseincompu-tationalandtheoreticalchemistryYangwasabletoco-authoraresearchpaperwithoneofhispastprofessorsQiangCuifromhistimeinthedepartmentofChem-istryandTheoreticalChemistryattheUniversityofWisconsin.ThepaperentitledDoesWaterReallyPlayanImportantRoleinPhosphorylTransferReactionInsightsfromaTheoreticalStudyofAModelReactioninWaterandtert-Butanolwasnotonlyapub-licationintheJournalofPhysicalChemistrybutwasalsoincludedin2013sNobelLaureateinChemis-tryProfessorAriehWarsheloftheUniversityofSouthernCaliforniaaspartofhissixInsightfulDiscus-sions.SethBergmannAssociateProfes-sorofComputerSciencerepresent-edtheCollegethispastSeptemberataninternationalconferenceinRegensburgGermany.Commentat-ingontheconferencesdiscussiontopicofbooksandpublishingBergmannpresentedhispaperentitledOpenSourceTextbooks.HepresentedthebenefitsofOpenSourceanewsoftwarethatallowsmultipleindividualstopublishaca-demicinformationononewebsiteandexplainedhowthesoftwarecanhelpinvokethespreadofinforma-tionandideas.KeithJohnsonbothTreasurerandMembershipChairoftheMid-AtlanticPlanetariumSocietywasnamedaMAPFellowforhissix-yeartenurewithintheorganiza-tionaswellashostingaconfer-enceathishometurf--EdelmanPlanetarium.ThesecondawardcameintheformoftheMAPAwardforExceptionalServiceforJohnsonsvolunteerworkasMembershipChairandTreasurer.Dr.XiaoHuDr.BethanyRaif