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Warren J. Bryan ’71
VMI Foundation, Inc.
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Institute Report, April 2009

Lt. Col. Gregory A. Topasna, associate professor of physics, has received a VMI Awards Faculty Development Leave for the fall to complete the Observational Astronomy Laboratory Manual and construct an optical polarimeter for the VMI Observatory. 

Col. James J. Hentz, head of the department of international studies and political science, has received a Jackson-Hope Faculty Development Leave for spring 2010 to work on Wars Across States in Africa: A Systematic Explanation of War in Africa and an edited collection on AFRICOM. 

Also in spring 2010, through Jackson-Hope Faculty Development Leaves, Col. R. Geoffrey Jensen, professor of history, will work on The Battle of Ebro: Turning Point of the Spanish Civil War, and Col. Richard Rowe, professor of biology, will work on Avian Distribution and Habitat Utilization along the Appalachian Trail in Central Virginia.