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11-23-2009

Clarkson University’s Dana Barry Authors Inspirational Book on Power of Prayer

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Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has written a new book, The Power of Prayer: A Science Educator’s Experience. Barry Prayer

The book is about how prayer can and does make an enormous difference in every aspect of a human being: the mind, the body, and the spirit.

Published by Strategic Book Publishing (2010), an imprint of Strategic Book Group in Durham, Conn., the book has been dedicated by Barry "to everyone on the journey of life."

The publication presents examples of unique and astonishing responses to prayer, citing references from the Bible, the saints, and Mother Teresa. It also includes a creative problem-solving model and has a clever way of connecting science to religion.

"In her most recent book, The Power of Prayer: A Science Educator’s Experience, Dr. Barry draws on her professional experience and reflection on her unique personal religious experiences to provide the reader with an inspiring message about the power of prayer," says Rev. Terry R. LaValley, J.C.L., rector at St. Mary’ s Cathedral in Ogdensburg, N.Y. "The telling of the story of her faith journey encourages the reader to find God in the routine of life and know that the Lord has a plan for each of us."

Barry’s book is available from the publisher at http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/ThePowerOfPrayer-AScienceEducatorsExperience.html or online at Amazon books and other locations.

Barry has scheduled two book signing events. One will take place at the University Bookstore in Potsdam on Friday, December 11, from 5-6 p.m. The other will take place at St. Lawrence University’s Brewer Bookstore on Saturday, December 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

In addition to her position at CAMP, Barry is scientific board president for Ansted University, has served as a visiting professor in Japan, England, and Malaysia, and is collaborating with Prof. Hideyuki Kanematsu of Japan on an ambitious program to promote creative thinking at the global level. She has numerous honors, more than 150 professional publications, and is a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Canton, N.Y.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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