Dr. Jean Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, presented her paper, “Career Counseling With Veterans and Independent Practice,” in August at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “True Reform. Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium (Liturgical Press, 2012).
Dr. Eric Fort, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is co-author of two recently published papers. The first, ”Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of Acetylene Gas to a Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Bay Region,” was published in the journal Chemical Communications (2012, 8102-8104). The second article, “Facile Air-Oxidation of Large Aromatic Hydrocarbon Bay Regions to Bay Region Quinones. Predicted Oxygen-Sensitivity of Hydrogen-Terminated Carbon Nanotubes,” was featured on the cover of the 10th anniversary issue of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (2012, 5747-5749). Both articles are published in conjunction with Dr. Lawrence T. Scott at Boston College.
Dr. Mark Neuzil, Communication and Journalism, College of Arts and Sciences, and Office for Mission, is the author of an article, “The Canoe: A Smooth Navigator,” which was published in the July/August issue of The History Channel Magazine.
Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a paper, “Competing Intermolecular Interactions in Some ‘Bridge-Flipped’ Isomeric Phenylhydrazones,” published in the July 2012 issue of the chemistry journal Acta Crystallographica, Section C: Crystal Structure Communications. Co-authors of the paper are former St. Thomas chemistry students Trina Arola, Ann Brigino and Jeremy Leavell, as well as Ojala’s brother, Charles R. Ojala, a member of the chemistry faculty of Normandale Community College. Ojala also presented a poster, “Isostructuralism in 2,2’-Disubstituted Benzylideneanilines,” at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, which was held July 28 through Aug. 1 in Boston. Co-authors of the poster presentation were Charles Ojala and former St. Thomas chemistry students Jonathan Smieja, Marika Kuspa, and Kendra Lystad. Both the publication and the poster presentation focused on aspects of crystal structure significant in the design and preparation of new solid materials.
Dr. Gerald Schlabach, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Call No Movement New Until It Is Old: ‘New Monasticism’ and the Practice of Stability,” published in Pro Ecclesia 21, no. 3 (Summer 2012): 247–57.
Students from the Chemistry Department presented posters describing their research Aug. 9 at the Summer Undergraduate Research Expo held at the McNamara Alumni Center of the University of Minnesota and sponsored by the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The participating students, the titles of their posters, and their advisers were: