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      This is the last “notes” column for the academic year. It will resume in September.

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      This is the second-to-last “notes” column for the academic year. The deadline the final column to be published next Tuesday is 10 a.m. Friday, May 12.

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      Professional notes Dr. Jean Giebenhain, Psychology Department, recently received the Walter D. Mink Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. The statewide award is given annually to an undergraduate psychology professor who has demonstrated outstanding performance as a classroom teacher and an influence in encouraging student interest in the field of psychology. Giebenhain [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Tom Fisch, School of Divinity, and Dr. Anne Klejment and Dr. Scott Wright, History Department, formed a panel on "Origins of Liturgical Renewal and Social Justice in the Early 20th Century United States" for the American Catholic Historical Association’s spring meeting April 7-8 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. María Chavarría, Modern and Classical Languages Department, attended the international conference of the Latin American Studies Association March 14-18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was chair of a panel, "Alfabetización: propuestas para una pedagogía liberadora en las Américas," and presented a paper, "Alphabets and Literacy: A Problem for Developing an Intercultural [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Camille George, School of Engineering, was invited to speak at the North Section conference and meeting of Engineers Without Borders March 25. She spoke on "Sustainable Technology, Intercultural Awareness and Interdisciplinary Collaborations." Dr. William Kinney, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, gave a presentation, "The Use of Mock Trials as a Teaching Technique [...]

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      Professional notes Ron James, Center for Ethical Business Cultures, has been selected to receive the second annual International Compliance Award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics April 23 in Las Vegas. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the society is dedicated to enhancing the role of compliance professionals and advancing corporate governance, compliance and ethics on [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies Department, presented two lectures on "Environmental Stress and Conflict" at the 18th Nobel Peace Prize Forum March 11 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Later this month he will chair two panels on "Intelligence Community Reform" and "Oversight" at a spy conference in California. In April, [...]

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      Professional notes Father James Burns, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, recently had two papers accepted at national conferences. In August he will present "The Ecology of the Formation Environment and its Relationship to Catholic Priest Sexual Offenders" at the Division of Child, Youth and Family Services program of the American Psychological Association annual convention in [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. John Conbere and Dr. Alla Heorhiadi, Organization Learning and Development Department, are co-authors of an article, "The Growth of Human Resource Development," published in the January issue of the Ukrainian magazine Personnel Management. The article introduces human resource development to the Ukrainian business audience. Earlier this month Conbere and Heorhiadi also taught [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Jean Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been invited to be a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 29 Education and Training Committee. The committee’s upcoming tasks include reviewing competencies and minimum criteria for psychotherapy training. Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, College of Business, gave the keynote address to the annual meeting [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Thomas Fisch, School of Divinity, attended two professional meetings Jan. 5-8: the Catholic Academy of Liturgy and the North American Academy of Liturgy. In the latter, he participated in the Early History of the Liturgy Seminar. Maggie Kendall, a St. Thomas senior geology major, has won the Brunton Award of the Association [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies Department, received a Golden Candle Award at the 2006 IOP conference Jan. 16-19 in Tyson’s Corner, Va. IOP is an acronym for "information operations, open source intelligence and peacekeeping intelligence." The conference was sponsored by Open Source Solutions Inc., a network of intelligence professionals based in [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Phil Anderson, Management Department, College of Business, and co-authors Dr. Tim Scott and Dr. John Kaliske, Minnesota State University-Mankato, recently signed a contract with Houghton Mifflin for the Web-based management simulation "Micromatic: A Strategic Management Simulation," which models the managing of an international business. Class testing at four U.S. universities was recently [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, is the author of a chapter, "Myths and Realities in Adult Education," published in Insights From Research and Practice: A Handbook for Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL Practitioners (Leicester, England: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 2005). Father James Burns, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, recently presented [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Angeline Barretta-Herman’s research article, "A Reanalysis of the IASSW World Census 2000," was published in the November issue of International Social Work. The descriptive study compares administrative structure and staffing, international activities and curriculum in 392 social work programs from 35 countries. The study was sponsored by the International Association of Schools [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, is the author of a chapter, "Overcoming Impostorship, Cultural Suicide and Lost Innocence: Implications for Teaching Critical Thinking in a Community College," in Critical Thinking: Unfinished Business (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005), edited by C. McMahon. Dr. Mel Gray, Economics Department, recently attended the annual meeting of the [...]

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      Professional notes College of Business faculty members Dr. Phil Anderson, Management Department, Dr. Leigh Lawton, Decision Sciences Department, and Dr. Rich Rexeisen, Marketing Department, and Ann Hubbard, International Education Center, had their article, "Short-Term Study Abroad and Intercultural Sensitivity: A Pilot Study," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Dr. Stephen Brookfield, [...]

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      Check out recent activities of the UST faculty beyond the classroom.

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      Professional notes Four members of the Legal Studies in Business Department faculty participated in the annual conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in August: Dawn Swink’s paper, "The Perfect Storm of Constitutional Law: A Legal and business Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage," presented by co-author Jordan Halgas, was selected for publication in the [...]

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      Kudos to these faculty and a student.

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      Professional notes Dr. Elise Amel, Dr. Jean Giebenhain, Dr. John Tauer and Dr. Lauren Braswell, Psychology Department, presented a symposium, “Service-Learning in Undergraduate Psychology: Theory, Application, Flops and Finds,” at the 113th annual convention of the American Psychological Association in August in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Personal Counseling and Testing, attended the annual conference [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Jean Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, is the author of a chapter, "Maintaining and Sustaining Independent Practice: Midcareer Strategies for Psychologists," in Handbook for Success in Independent Practice (2005), edited by J.E. Barnett and M. Gallardo. The chapter results from work during Birbilis’ spring sabbatical. Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Endowed Chair [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, is co-author with Stephen Preskill of the second edition of a book, Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Clasrooms (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005). Preskill is a former St. Thomas faculty member. The book’s first edition was published in 1999; the new edition [...]

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