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      Professional notes Dr. Michael Andregg, College of Arts and Sciences (Justice and Peace Studies Department), will give a presentation about 20 recurring causes of war through human history at the 38th annual meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations June 15 in Monterey, Calif. Prior to that he will visit the [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Angeline Barretta-Herman, Dr. Thomas Rochon, Jane Canney and Dr. Marisa Kelly gave a presentation, "Leveraging Student Engagement Surveys for Maximum Campus Impact," at the annual meeting of the Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association April 22-24 in Chicago. The presentation discussed their strategies for achieving a 53 percent response rate (national average: [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. William Cavanaugh, College of Arts and Sciences (Theology Department) won the Award of Excellence (first place) in the Theological Reflection: Short Format category at the 91st annual "Best of the Christian Press" awards of the Associated Church Press. The award was announced at ACP’s annual convention April 24 in Chicago. Cavanaugh’s entry, [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Jean Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and Bill Monson, Opus College of Business (Center for Family Enterprise), presented a colloquium, "Creating Positive Therapeutic Outcomes While Building Business Acumen," April 14 on St. Thomas’ Minneapolis campus. Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti, College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry Department), gave a presentation, "Racemic and [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Mary Anne Chalkley, Psychology Department, presented a poster, "Parent-Adolescent Communication: How Quality of Relationship and Topic Affect Conversations," at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development March 29-April 1 in Boston. The work is a collaboration with former student (and co-author) Erin Droege ’05. Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti, [...]

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      Professional notes Two Opus College of Business faculty members, Dr. Phil Anderson, Management Department, and Dr. Leigh Lawton, Decision Sciences Department, won the Best Paper award at the national conference of the Association for business Simulation and Experiential Learning March 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas. Their paper was titled "Simulation Performance and its Effectiveness as [...]

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      Professional notes Father William Baer, St. John Vianney College Seminary, will receive the annual Pope John Paul II Catholic Servant of the Third Millennium Award from the Catholic Servant newspaper at the 11th annual benefit for the publication on March 31. The award recognizes Baer’s "dedication and diligent efforts toward vocations to the priesthood." Dr. [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education," is the author of a chapter, "Authenticity and Power," in Authenticity in Teaching, edited by Patricia Cranton (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006). Dr. Mary Rose O’Reilley, professor emerita, English Department, is the author of a poem, "The Abandoned Farm," published in the March issue of Poetry magazine. Other [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, reports that her syllabus for "Gender in Global Perspective" has been selected and published in The Sociology of Gender: Syllabi and Other Instructional Materials, edited by B. Lucal and A. Blackstone (Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association). Dr. Thomas Redshaw, English Department, gave a talk [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Cara Anthony, Theology Department, is the author of an article, "Josiah Royce and Catholic Religious Experience," published in Horizons, the journal of the College Theology Society, Vol. 33, No. 2 (2006). Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Marketing Department, recently was featured in Edina Magazine and the Edina Sun-Current about her work to raise awareness [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, is the author of an article, "Exploring the Connections Between Management and Adult Education," published in the Journal of Management Education, Vol. 30, No. 6 (2006). Dr. Leslie Adrienne Miller, English Department, has received word that Poetry Daily plans to feature her poem, "The Flayed Angel," on [...]

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      Professional notes Doug Hennes, vice president for university and government relations, has been appointed to two public commissions. The Mendota Heights City Council selected Hennes, a Mendota Heights resident, to serve a three-year term on its Planning Commission. Metropolitan Council Chair Peter Bell named Hennes to the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Community Advisory Committee, [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Tatyana Avdeyeva, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, graduate student Kristina Burgetova and Dr. David Welch, dean of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, are co-authors of an article, "To Help or Not to Help: Factors That Determined Helping Responses to Katrina Victims," published in the journal, Analysis of Social Issues and Public [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Kevin Theissen, Geology Department, and Dr. Kyle Zimmer, Biology Department, presented preliminary results of their ongoing studies of Minnesota shallow lake ecology at the third annual Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment research symposium Nov. 28 at the University of Minnesota. Zimmer and Theissen are exploring past and present ecology of [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Mark Neuzil, Journalism and Mass Communication, is the author of "Blaze Orange and Forest Green," in the current issue of the Appalachian Voice. The essay argues that longstanding traditions of wildlife conservation are not at odds with environmental protection.  

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      Professional notes Dr. Thomas Hickson, Geology Department, was invited to give a talk, "Miocene Transtensional Tectonics in the Lake Mead Region, Southern Nevada: Can Basis Analysis Unravel the Mess?" to the Minnesota Geological Survey. The talk focused on recent developments in UST geoscience research conducted by geology majors and faculty during their January Term field [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, presented a paper, "Values, Norms and Mutual Commitment for Diversity in the New Academy," co-written by Dr. Buffy Smith, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, at a Nov. 11 meeting in Chicago of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Network for Academic Renewal. Dr. [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Mark Neuzil, Journalism and Mass Communication, presented the results of his research on the history of environmental journalism to a group of Knight Foundation environmental journalism fellows Oct. 22 in Burlington, Vt. Neuzil also organized a session for the same group on making story pitches to editors. Dr. Ernest Owens, Opus College [...]

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      Professional notes Northern Great Plains History Conference participants were, first row, left to right: Jacob Friefeld and Amanda McNeil (UST) and Michael Hardy (Dickinson State University). Second row, left to right: Dr. Joseph Fitzharris (UST), session chair; Brie Swenson (University of Minnesota), session commentator; Dr. Michael Taylor (Dickinson State). Two students from Dr. Joseph Fitzharris’ [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Personal Counseling and Testing, co-wrote an article for the Minnesota Psychologist, the bi-monthly publication for the Minnesota Psychological Association, and hosted a research poster session at the 70th annual MPA conference in Minnetonka. Armstrong continues to serve on the MPA Education and Training Committee, which is responsible for planning and [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. John Holst, School of Education, is author of "Paulo Freire in Chile, 1964-1969: Pedagogy of the Oppressed in its Sociopolitical Economic Context."  The article appeared in the summer 2006 issue of the Harvard Educational Review.  It is available online through the UST Libraries here. Dr. Gene Scapanski, Office for Mission, received the Hall of [...]

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      Professional notes Father James Burns, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has received the Judy E. Hall Award for early career psychologists from the National Register of Health Service Providers. The award recognizes excellence in National Register-credentialed psychologists with fewer than 10 years of postdoctoral experience. Award winners have made "a number of significant and exceptional [...]

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      Professional notes Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies Department, was selected to write a chapter on "intelligence ethics" for a Handbook of Intelligence Studies, edited by Loch Johnson, forthcoming next year from Taylor and Francis Books, Oxfordshire, England. He also was recently acknowledged for substantive contributions to the first English-language Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence [...]

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      Professional notes Fourteen Chemistry Department students presented posters describing their research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Expo sponsored by the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Aug. 10 at the university’s McNamara Alumni Center. Participating students included: Ashley Kramer and Tim Dickhudt, students of Dr. Tony Borgerding; Jon Athmann and Jonathan Hennek, students of Dr. [...]

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      The weekly column returns!

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