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1blum,-douglas.jpgDr. Douglas Blum, professor of political science, was invited to lead an international training workshop for junior scholars (assistant professors and advanced graduate students) on “The Dynamics of Cultural Globalization.” The workshop took place at the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois in June 11-13.

graverpic.jpgDr. Bruce Graver, professor of English, delivered the closing plenary lecture at the annual Wordsworth Summer Conference held in England in August. The lecture was entitled “Thomas Ogle: Early Lakeland Photographer.”


Dr. Lynette Boos, assistant professor of mathematics, served as a session chair at MathFest, which was held in Madison, Wis., in August. The session was entitled “Open and Accessible Problems in Combinatories and Graph Theory.”

Howard Kirk Bozigian, adjunct instructor of marketing, was invited to give two presentations at the 2012 G.I. Joe convention held in New Orleans, La., on June 30 and July 1.

Dr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry, attended the ACELL (Advancing Chemistry by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory) workshop at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., in May. More than 100 faculty members from across the country were invited to participate and 24 were chosen. Cornely and Grace Cullen '13 performed an entire semester's worth of general chemistry labs during the three-day workshop. 

1de-Leon,-Cedric.jpgDr. Cedric de Leon, assistant professor of sociology, served as a session chair at a meeting of the American Sociological Association held in Denver, Colo., in August. The session was entitled “Party, State, and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective.”

Dr. Dana Dillon, assistant professor of theology, served as a session chair at a meeting of New Wine, New Wineskins held in South Bend, Ind., in July. The session was entitled “Virtue Ethics: Its Promises and Limitations.”

Dr. Aurelie Hagstrom ’85, associate professor of theology, was the keynote speaker at the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Summer Symposium held in June in La Crosse, Wis. Hagstrom also moderated a session entitled “Mary in Global Catholicism: Mariology and Inter-Religious Dialogue” at a meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America held in St. Louis, Mo., in June.

1Hain,-Raymond-'11.jpgDr. Raymond Hain, assistant professor of philosophy, participated in a workshop entitled “Practical Knowledge and Practical Wisdom: Aristotle, Aquinas and Anscombe” at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome in July.

Dr. T.J. Harper, assistant professor of music, delivered a lecture to music majors in vocal performance and conducting at Dankook University in Gyeonggi, South Korea entitled “Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Music in the United States” in June. Harper also participated in a workshop and rehearsal entitled “The African American Spiritual: Realistic Expectations in Performance Practice” with the Seoul Music Teachers Chorus in Seoul, South Korea, in July.

Dr. Ronald Jelinek, associate professor of marketing, attended the “Thought Leadership in the Sales Profession” Conference at Harvard Business School in June. The conference was an invitation-only event that brought together a targeted group of approximately 60 sales academics from around the world and 60 sales executives from leading Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Matthew Keane ’01, assistant professor of accountancy, chaired a session entitled “Internal Control Disclosures, Announcement Transparency and the Market Reaction to Restatement Announcements” at the American Accounting Association’s annual meeting held in Washington, D.C., in August.

Dr. James Keating, associate professor of theology, chaired a session entitled “Receiving Vatican II Interest Group” at a meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America held in St. Louis, Mo., in June.

Dr. Alan Kessler, assistant professor of economics, participated in a panel entitled “Game Theory, Auctions, and Mathematical Economics” at the Western Economic Association meeting held in San Francisco in July.

1Landen,-Laura09.jpgDr. Laura Landen, associate professor of philosophy, served as chair of a session entitled “The Relaxed Forces Strategy for Testing Natural State Theories: The Case of the ZFEL” at the Philosophy of Biology at Madison meeting held in Madison, Wis., in June.

Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy, associate professor of history, chaired a session entitled “Fueling Panic: Energy and Economic Crisis in American History” at the Policy History Session held in Richmond, Va., in June.

Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, assistant professor of political science, delivered an invited lecture entitled “Peacebuilding and Human Security in Refugee Communities: UN, State, and Non-State Networks” in June at the United Nations Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action in New York.

1Rodriguez,-Anthony-2012-(1).jpgDr. Anthony Rodriguez, assistant professor of education
, was featured in an episode of New Mexico Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” which was broadcast in August. The episode featured Rodriguez’s “Greenhouse” math class.

Dr. Thomas Strasser, associate professor of art history, co-presented an exhibit entitled “Ancient Seafarers in the Mediterranean: The Early Stone Age on Crete.” The exhibit’s opening was held at the Kara Mousha Pasha Mosque in Crete in May. It is currently on display at the Rethymnon Archaeological Museum in Crete.

Dr. James Tattersall, professor of mathematics, attended the 6th European Congress of Mathematics held in Krakow, Poland, in July.

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