Professional Notes St. Thomas Newsroom May 9, 2006 Professional notesDr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, is the author of The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust and Responsiveness in the Classroom, which has just been translated into Chinese and was published by Zhejiang University Press.Dr. Shersten Johnson, Music Department, was invited to give two lectures on the operas of Benjamin Britten recently at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She addressed the Musicology/Music Theory Ph.D. Colloquium on the musico-phonemic development of leitmotifs in "Death in Venice," then gave a talk on blending meaning and music in "The Rape of Lucretia" as part of a preview of scenes from that opera performed by UC-Boulder students.Dr. Jeanne McLean, School of Divinity, is the author of an essay, "Women in Theological Education" in the Encyclopedia of Women and Religion and North America recently published by Indiana University Press.Dr. Mary Rose O’Reilley, English Department, invites you to an event celebrating Milkweed Editions’ publication of her new book, The Love of Impermanent Things: A Threshold Ecology. A reading and publication party is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in the Marshall Field’s Performance Hall at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave., Minneapolis. Everyone’s invited. The event also will include a panel discussion on the arts and spirituality and will include presentations and displays from the various "thresholds" referenced in the book: wildlife ecology, music and ceramic arts.Dr. Lon Otto, English Department, served as final judge in St. Olaf College’s five-category writing contest and gave a public reading on May 2 at St. Olaf. His short story "What is Son?" has received a Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner magazine.Dr. Thomas Redshaw, English Department and Center for Irish Studies, attended the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies April 19-22 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He delivered an illustrated paper, "Liam Miller’s Noble Labor," concerning critical and art-historical significance of the Dolmen Press’ Yeats Centenary and New Yeats Papers in Yeats scholarship of the 1960s and 1970s.James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, attended the national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies April 19-22 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He presented a paper, "The Green in the Gray Flannel Suit: Irish America in the Eisenhower Years," and participated in a "Readings in Creative Nonfiction" session. As president of the Midwest region of ACIS, Rogers attended the group’s executive meeting and serves on several subcommittees.Dr. Paul Schons, Modern and Classical Languages Department, is the author of "Theophilus," an essay on Wolfgang Mozart published this month in the GIA News, the newsletter of the Germanic-American Institute. The essay is the 106th consecutive essay on German culture that Schons has written for the institute.Dr. John Wendt, College of Business, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sport. Published by the Sport and Recreation Law Association, the journal presents perspectives on legal issues in sports law, management, business, recreation and physical education.Dr. Robert Werner and Dr. Paul Lorah, Geography Department, hosted the second annual Midwestern Undergraduate Research Symposium at St. Thomas recently. About 50 students and faculty attended from Macalester College, Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Northern Iowa. UST students presenting research included: Jordan Bagley, Tyler Bagley, Amelia Dieken, Breanna Duffey, Jessica Falk, Christina Freiberg, Zachary Hirsch, Kevin Hoffman, Eric Langsev, Ashley Perron, Christa Sandford, Kaleb Stromberg and Hugh Van Auken.