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Marianne Martens, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Vitello Has a Knife: Examining Social Constructions on Childhood and Ensuing Cultural Creations in Denmark and the United States" at the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) Conference in Worcester, UK, in August 2015.

Rebecca Meehan, School of Library and Information Science, and Robin Shura presented "Residents' Perspectives on Living with Vision Impairment in Long Term Care" at the roundtable discussion at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on August 2015.

E. Thomas Dowd, Department of Psychological Sciences, presented an invited keynote address
"Cultural Differences in Theories and Practice of Psychotherapy" at the Fifth International Psychology Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China, in August 2015.

Additional Comments: Dowd also presented two additional programs at the conference: A forum presentation on cognitive hypnotherapy and a workshop titled "A Comprehensive Theory of Change."

Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Smart [big] data" at the Chengdu Documentation and Information Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, China, on July 10, 2015.

Peter C. Kratcoski, Department of Sociology, and Maxmilian Edelbacher presented "Trends in the Criminality and Victimization of the Elderly" at the European Society of Criminology in Porto, Portugal, on Sept. 4, 2015.

Summary: The aging of the population in the United States and Europe is reflected in the increase of crimes committed by older persons and the increase in the proportion of older persons who are criminally victimized.

Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Libraries in the Semantic Web" at the Australia National University Library in Canberra, Australia, on June 24, 2015.

Additional Comments: She presented to the invited librarians of the academic and government libraries and professional associations in the Canberra area.


Peter Kratcoski, Sr., Department of Sociology, edited Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, and Communities Working Together for Education, Training, and Program Implementation, 1st Ed., Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group. Peter C. Kratcoski and Maximilian Edelbacher, Eds. (2015).

Summary: Chapters written by police officers, professionals and academics representing various countries demonstrate through research findings how collaboration with academics, professionals and the community is used in training, education and programming.

Marianne Martens, School of Library and Information Science, authored "Gaming the Reading Experience: Book-related Social Spaces for Young Children" in Digital Youth, Vol. 2, Issue 4, (2015): 29-40.

Additional comments: The idea for this peer-reviewed, special issue on Digital Youth came out of the Digital Youth Research Network, which has held pre-conference workshops at the iConference over the last three years. This publication was organized by professors at the Royal Library School in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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