Masahiro Hara, professor of Japanese, presented a paper entitled “L2 Processing of Relative Clauses in Japanese” Oct. 16 at the Second Language Research Forum at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also presented a paper entitled “Subject RC-over-Object RC Advantages in L2 Processing of Japanese” Nov. 6 at the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) at Boston University. The latter paper will be published in Proceedings of the 35th BUCLD. This research was partly supported by Hara’s Truman Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.

2009 graduate Nancy Johnson and junior health science majors Justin McDermott and Joan Scacciaferro presented their research “EPA Air Quality Index Values of Smoke-Free Venues after a Smoking Ordinance” at the Society for Public Health Education National Conference in Denver, Colo., Nov. 4-6.

Iliyana Kuneva, an accounting and business administration major, will attend the “Business Today” Conference in New York City Nov. 21-23 through the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. “Business Today” is a student-run business magazine at Princeton University. The conference will feature keynote speakers Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine; and Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP and Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and president and CEO of CollegeBoard.

Sara Orel, professor of art history, has been invited to speak to two British Egyptological organizations this fall. She will speak Nov. 16 to the Egypt Society of Bristol, on “Beni Hasan: a Middle Kingdom provincial cemetery.” She will also give an evening lecture Nov. 30 to the Egypt Exploration Society in London titled “Who was buried at Beni Hasan?” Orel is currently in the U.K. teaching for the Missouri in London Program.

Finance majors Wanding Shi and Linyu Zheng passed Series #3, the National Commodity Futures Exam. The series #3 is a securities license entitling the holder to sell commodities or futures contracts. Administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the exam covers topics such as options, futures, hedging, margin requirements and regulations.
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