Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Council Vatican II: Bibliographical overview 2007-2010,” published in Cristianesimo nella Storia 32 (2011/2), 755-791.
Dr. David Jamieson, Organization Learning and Development Department, College of Applied Professional Studies, presented at the Minnesota State Conference of the Society for Human Resource Management on the “Evolving Role of the Strategic Business Partner” and is the author of an article, “Managing Use of Self for Masterful Facilitation,” published in the Training & Development Journal. He also is scheduled to present later this month at the National Organization Development Network Conference on “Integrating OD with Strategic HR: The Ultimate Strategic Business Partner.”
Dr. David Kelley and Catherine Hansen, Geography Department, College of Arts and Sciences, attended the 2011 GIS/LIS Consortium annual conference, Oct. 6-7, in St. Cloud, Minn. Senior Alex Boie received a consortium undergraduate scholarship award during the awards breakfast. Kelley, in conjunction with co-author Dr. Paul Lorah, Geography Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented their research, “The USA’s Most PITA (Pain-in-the-A#%) Geocache.” Kelley, chair of the Scholarship committee, served as judge for the undergraduate and graduate student competitions.
Dr. Anne Klejment, History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Father David Smith, former Theology Department faculty member and founder of the Justice and Peace Studies program at St. Thomas, were appointed to the advisory committee of the Friends of the Dorothy Day Guild. The Friends Guild supports the canonization of Dorothy Day through prayer and in other ways.
Dr. Ray MacKenzie, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a new translation of Émile Zola’s 1885 novel, Germinal. This edition includes illustrations and an introduction by Zola scholar David Baguley, and it is the first to include an English translation of Zola’s research notes for the novel. More information is available at the website of the publisher, Hackett.
T. Dean Maines, president of the Veritas Institute of the Opus College of Business, wrote the chapter “Self-Assessment and Improvement Process for Organizations,” and Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics at the Opus College of Business, wrote the chapter “Corporate Conscience,” both of which appear in Palgrave Macmillan’s The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business, edited by Luk Bouckaert and Laszlo Zsolnai.
Faculty members and students from the geology and biology departments, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering presented papers at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, held Oct. 9-12, in Minneapolis. Presenters included:
During the summer, the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) convened in Vancouver, B.C. Over 3,000 mathematicians attended this tri-annual conference. Among the many features of this year’s congress was the addition of ICIAM TV. Videos of plenary lectures, interviews with delegates and conference highlights were among the items broadcast at the convention center, at conference hotels and on the ICIAM website. The website also featured video vignettes of 10 mathematics departments in North America and the United Kingdom. These departments were chosen because of the exciting work they are doing in applied mathematics. The Mathematics Department at the University of St. Thomas was one of the departments featured with a video. We have received copies of the video and a version has been placed on the UST video streaming server. The film details several activities that are ongoing in the mathematics department and, in particular, highlights work done by our students.