• Professional Notes

    Dr. Marsha Blumenthal, professor emeritus, Economics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. John Spry, Finance Department, Opus College of Business, are the co-authors (with Laura Kalambokidis, P. Jay Kiedrowski and Judy Temple, University of Minnesota, and Jenny Wahl, Carleton College) of “Bringing Tax Expenditures Into the Budget Process,” published in State Tax Notes (April 18, 2011. pp. 171-194).  This publication is also available as “The Tax Expenditure Review Report: Bringing Tax Expenditures Into the Budget Process,” from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

    Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange, Management Department, Opus College of Business, had her 2009 article, “Management Work-Family Research and Work-Family Fit: Implications for Building Family Capital in Family Business,” selected as one of three finalists for the Best Article of 2009 in Family Business Review by that journal’s Best Article editorial team. The award was presented last October. Rothausen-Vange is also the author of a forthcoming commentary, titled “Unpacking Work-Family: Core Overarching but Under-Identified Issues,” published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, a journal of Division 14 of the American Psychological Association. These papers expand conceptualizations of work-family from those currently dominant in management research.

    John Wendt, Ethics and Business Law Department, Opus College of Business, was reappointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport/Tribunal Arbitral du Sport. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, there are less than 300 CAS arbitrators in the world. Arbitrators are chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law. The CAS has authority over all Olympic International Federations and National Olympic Committees. The Olympic Movement and numerous governments also have designated the CAS as the appeals body for all international doping-related disputes.

    Dr. Victoria Young,  Art History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, chaired a session on “Domestic Architecture,” April 14, at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in New Orleans. She also was elected to the national board of the society at the same meeting.

    Students from the Chemistry Departmentpresented their research at the 23rd Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the Minnesota Academy of Science and held April 16, at North Hennepin Community College. Research talks were given by Amy Howard, “Disorder in the Co-crystallization of 4,5-Dichlorophthalic Anhydride With 5,6-Dichlorobenzofurazan Oxide” (student of Dr. William Ojala) and by Vladimir Vinnik, “Characterization of the Ceftazidime Resistance-Conferring Cft2 Beta-Lactamase” (student of Dr. Justin Donato). Posters were presented by Mikhail Klimstra, “A Comprehensive Study of the General Parameters for G-Wire Self-Assembly” (student of Dr. Thomas Marsh); Shakeyla Barber, “Selectivity Between Bridge N-H and Bridge C-H in the H-Bond Motifs of Crystalline Phenylhydrazones” and Emily Rohkohl, “Bridge N-H vs. Bridge C-H as an H-Bond Donor in the Crystal Structures of Phenylhydrazones” (students of Ojala); and Grant Frost, “Improved Procedure for the Synthesis of a Functionalized Polylactide Copolymer,” Luke Kassekert, “Synthesis of an Antiviral Compound,” and Gabriella Perell, “Mild Synthetic Reduction of an Amide to an Amine” (students of Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti). The poster presented by Luke Kassekert was awarded first place in the second of the two poster sessions.

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