Professional Notes

Nine students from the Chemistry Department presented their research at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March in Salt Lake City. Student presenters, their projects and their advisers were: Melissa Joyce, "A Computational Study of TiH 5+ and CH 5+," student of Dr. Joseph Brom, College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry Department); Andrew Knoff, "Synthesis of a Functionalized Isoluminol Derivative,"  Nick Lesmeister, "Novel Biocompatible Phosphorylcholine Polymers from Norbornene Derivatives," Amanda Louiselle, "An Improved Method for the Detection of 17B-Estradiol in an ELISA," Luyen Nguyen, " Synthesis of a Novel Oxazolidinone Antimicrobial," Ashley Patraw, "Optimization of the Synthetic Methodology Towards the Synthesis of a Novel Antibiotic" and James Stokman, "Synthesis and Testing of a Novel Antimicrobial," students of Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti, College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry Department), who accompanied the students to the conference); Anthony Gerten, "Toward Isostructural Isomeric Benzylideneanilines: A Severely Nonplanar Conformation Forced by 2,6-Disubstitution," and Jeremy Leavell, "Structure-Defining Interactions Involving the Nitro Group in Crystalline ‘Bridge-Flipped’ Isomeric Phenylhydrazones," students of Dr. William Ojala, College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry Department).

Dr. David Alexander, Opus College of Business, received the Marketing Science Institute’s 2009 Robert D. Buzzell Best Paper Award for "As Time Goes By: Warm Intentions and Cold Feet for Really New Versus Incrementally New Products." The award was instituted in 1993 to honor the authors of the MSI working papers that have made the most significant contribution to marketing practice and thought. It also signals the kind of writing and research that is of lasting value to corporate marketing executives. Co-writers of the paper were Dr. John Lynch of Duke University and Dr. Qing Wang of Warwick University. More information on their paper can be found here .

Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi , Opus College of Business, presented a paper, "Who’s the Real Bottleneck?" at the International Conference of the Global Business Development Institute March 22-25 in Las Vegas.  

Dr. Mary Reichardt, College of Arts and Sciences (Department Catholic Studies), is the editor of the American titles in a new critical series published by Ignatius Press. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published this spring.  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin will be published this fall, and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick in spring 2010.  Each edition has all new notes, a scholarly introduction, and several original critical essays.  Photos and descriptions of the first two volumes are available here: http://www.ignatius.com/ignatiuscriticaleditions/index.asp

Dr. John Wendt, Opus College of Business, co-presented "Managing the Risks of Sexual Abuse of Young Athletes" at the 124th American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention and Exposition in Tampa, Fla. Hi co-presenters were Dr. John Miller of Texas Tech University and Dr. Todd Seidler of the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology and Criminal Justice Department), has been appointed to a second term as a member of the Advisory Council for Sarah’s, An Oasis for Women, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, St. Paul Province, and a welcoming space for women from many life experiences and nations looking for housing, community and safety. More information about Sarah’s can be found here .