Jeffrey Hoffman (Engineering Technology) assisted in writing a report about the discovery of general election irregularities in Snohomish County, Wash. The information, based on the evaluation of thousands of documents obtained in open records requests from Snohomish County, revealed evidence that strongly suggested the possibility of electronic voting machine fraud. The study began as an opportunity to compare voting machines in Sequoia, Wash., to the optical scanners used in a real election. As the election data, memos, voter complaints and machine-repair reports were examined, serious irregularities such as vote-switching and machine freeze-ups were found that could have affected the election’s outcome.

Beverly Matherne (English) has a prose poem, "La vision de Madame Brignac," in the current issue of Langage et créativité, published by York University in Toronto.

Kerri Schuiling (Nursing) coauthored "Findings From the Analysis of the American College of Nurse-Midwives' Membership Surveys: 2000-2003," which was published in the January/February issue of the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health. The article presents an analysis of membership data for the three-year period. Findings indicated the following: midwife members of ACNM remain predominantly white and female, with an average age in the mid-40s; proportionately, there has been little increase in diversity; the proportion of midwives with advanced degrees continues to rise; and the majority of midwives indicate a broad domain of clinical midwifery as their primary area of employment.

Carol Strauss Sotiropoulos (Modern Languages and Literatures) co-authored "Educating for Women's Future: Thinking New Forms," a survey article of late 18th century documents pertaining to women's education across Germany, France, England and Russia. It examines genre innovations developed by both female and male "feminist" writers to argue the case for improving women's education. The article was published as a chapter in the volume Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders, sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association.

Mary Jane Tremethick (HPER) and Gloria Clocklin (Nursing) were among three coauthors of "Disaster Response: Reducing the Psychological Impact of Disaster on Children," which was published in the January 2005 issue of Professional Safety. The article reviews the impact of recent disasters in the United States on the psychological health of children and discusses practice implications for emergency management and emergency medical personnel working with children who have been exposed to such experiences.



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