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      Professional notes Amy Gunty ’07, a former Psychology Department educational assistant, was awarded the 2008 Donald G. Paterson Award in Psychology at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association last weekend in Bloomington. The association presents the award annually to the top graduating senior psychology major and aims to recognize and encourage high achievement [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Mary Rose O’Reilley, professor emerita of English, had a paper, “Splitting the Cartesian Hair,” read as the featured presentation at the 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication (the "4 C’s") April 4 in New Orleans. Her paper mediated discourses of belief in the modern academy and will be published in a [...]

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      Professional notes Father James Burns has been invited to participate in a presidential summit at the White House on "Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools" April 23 and 24. Burns will present to a subgroup his research on the "Psychological, Cognitive and Economic Impact of Catholic Grammar Schools" in the inner city. Dr. Catherine Craft-Fairchild, College [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Elise Amel, Dr. Christie Manning and Dr. Britain Scott, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychology Department), were interviewed for an article, “Changing Behaviors by Degrees,” which appeared in the Monitor on Psychology, Vol. 39. No. 3, a publication of the American Psychological Association.  Amelalso was quoted in the article, “Every Little Bit [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Jean M. Birbilis and Dr. Mary M. Brant, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychology Department), have published another article in their series on the education and training of psychologists, “Identifying Competencies: Beyond Consensus,” in Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Opus College [...]

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      Professional notes Dean Maines, SAIP Institute, Opus College of Business, is the author of two articles, "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA)" and "Clarkson Principles for Business," published in the Oct. 2007 Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. He also is the author of an article, "Creating Cultures of Responsible Conduct," that will appear [...]

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      Professional notes To clarify a Professional note published Feb. 26, a $1 million endowed scholarship in the School of Engineering will be named in honor of Dr. Ron Bennett, the founding dean. Sharon Fischer, Minneapolis campus director of administrative services, was presented with the Annual Norm McGrew Award by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Ron Bennett, School of Engineering, was honored by the Engineering Board of Governors Feb. 19 in a ceremony hosted by Dr. Tom Rochon, Dr. Mark Dienhart and Dr. Gene Scapanski. St. Thomas has agreed with the board to rename it in honor of Founding Dean Ron Bennett. The Engineering BOG intends to raise [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. John Holst, College of Applied Professional Studies (School of Education), is the author of an article, “Globalización y Educación Gramsciana [Globalization and Gramscian Education]” published in the February issue of the peer-reviewed Peruvian educational journal Docencia. Dr. Camille George, School of Engineering, has been elected to the board of directors of Compatible Technology [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Michael Andregg, College of Arts and Sciences (Justice and Peace Studies Program) will present a paper, “The Birth of Professional Ethos: Some Comparisons Among Medicine, Law and Intelligence,” at the third-annual conference of the International Society for Intelligence Ethics on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Johns Hopkins University. Andregg has been involved with [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, did a lecture tour related to his new book, Conscience and Corporate Culture (Blackwell Publishers, 2007), Jan. 19-27 in the Netherlands and Belgium. On Jan. 21, he spoke at the University of Antwerp; on Jan. 22, at the University of Groningen; and on Jan. [...]

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      Professional Notes Sister M. Christine Athans, B.V.M., professor emerita, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, presented a paper, "Judaism and Catholic Prayer: A New Horizon for Liturgy and Spirituality," in a session, "The Impact of Judaism on Catholic Life and Thought Since Nostra Aetate," at the American Catholic Historical Association convention last month in Washington, [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Jean M. Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, with Dr. Mary M. Brant have published an article, “Empirically Validated Education and Training?” in Psychotherapy Bulletin, a publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association. This is Birbilis’ third article in a series addressing the education and training of psychotherapists to be [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Opus College of Business (Decision Sciences Department), is co-author with K. Beach of a paper, "Improving Operational Efficiency in an Inner-City Emergency Department," published in the journal, Health Services Management Research, Vol. 20. Dr. Mark Neuzil, College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Communication and Journalism), is author of "Blaze [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Opus College of Business (Decision Sciences Department) presented a paper, "Performance Evaluation of Metro Stations in Shanghai," with W. Gu (University of Illinois) Nov. 7 at the national conference of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). The University of St. Thomas chapter of the Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota [...]

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      Professional notes Editors’ note: Finishing touchings to complete last week’s "Professional Notes" column occurred after distribution. If you missed last week’s column, click here. Dr. Noreen Carrocci, a former professor of communication and dean of the College (precursor to the College of Arts and Sciences) at St. Thomas from 1994 to 1998, is the new [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Dave Brennan, Opus College of Business (Marketing Department), gave a presentation,"Trends and Innovations in Retailing with Implications for Latin America," at a retail marketing program Nov. 14 in Bogotá, Colombia. Dr. Vanessa Cornett- Murtada, College of Arts and Sciences (Music Department), presented a paper, "From Beta to Theta: Human Consciousness Hypnosis and [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Heino Beckmann, Opus College of Business (Finance Department) received into the Order of Merit by the president of the Federal Republic of Germany on Oct. 15. He was recognized for his work in furthering transatlantic relations. The Order of Merit is the German government’s sole recognition of achievements benefiting Germany and the [...]

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      Professional notes Anne Bartel and Dr. Lucy Payne, School of Education (Teacher Education   Department), together with Dr. Nancy Desmond of Hamline University and Dr. Cathy Wick of Minnesota State University-Mankato, presented “Understanding Standards: What’s Your Method in Methods?” Oct. 19 at the fall conference of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Also representing [...]

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      Professional Notes Frank Coglitore and Janice Raffield, Opus College of Business (Accounting Department), and Dr. Lorman Lundsten, Opus College of Business (Marketing Department), will have their article, “Alternate Work Arrangements and Career Progression in Public Accounting,” published in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Business Disciplines. Students Heather Schommer and Jenny Le, with Dr. [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Mark Neuzil, College of Arts and Sciences (Communication and Journalism Department), is a new contributing journalist for MinnPost.com, a nonprofit, online daily that will launch later this year. He will cover environment and agriculture for MinnPost. Ken Melrose, Opus College of Business, will give the keynote address at the opening luncheon for [...]

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      Professional Notes Dr. Pamela Nice, Center for Faculty Development, announces that her film, the documentary “Dreaming in Morocco,” was optioned for broadcast in 2008 by MNTV, a consortium of the Walker Art Center’s film and video program, Intermedia Arts, IFP-MN and TPT, the local PBS affiliate. “Dreaming” also will be shown in a gallery exhibit [...]

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      The weekly column returns. Submissions are due by 10 a.m. each Friday.

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