Natalie Andron McMonagle, an art history graduate student, is the curator for the inaugural “Deconstructing Eden: Asmat Identity Rediscovered,” an exhibition at the Asmat Gallery at St. Thomas, about how traditional and contemporary Asmat art objects along with photographs by Dutch artist Roy Villevoye can inform people’s ideas about Asmat life and culture.

Dr. Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, Finance Department, Opus College of Business, is a co-author of “Total Risk Evaluation for Capital Budgeting − Roundtable Discussion,” published in the Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2011. She also will be a co-presenter of “Retrieving Financial Information in XBRL” at the International Business and Economy Conference’s annual meeting in January in Hawaii.

Dr. Andy Scheiber, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, spoke on NPR’s “Blues Highway” on Nov. 16. Scheiber spoke on his personal connections to the blues and what the blues means to those who play it and listen to it.

Dr. Kevin Theissen, Geology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, published an article, “What Do U.S. Students Know About Climate Change?” in the Dec. 20 issue of the international weekly geoscience journal EOS. The article discusses Theissen’s and other recent research on climate change misconceptions and misinformation in undergraduate classrooms. 

Two UST Libraries staff were honored in December with annual awards from the College Libraries in Consortium (CLIC).  Linda Hulbert, UST Libraries’ associate director for collection management services, was awarded the CLIC User Services Award for her leadership within CLIC, especially as it relates to the future of the integrated library system and the development of e-book collections, as well as “her many contributions over the past few years.” Andrea Koeppe, Keffer Library reference librarian, received, with others, the CLIC Group Effectiveness Award for her work on a major professional development initiative related to improving the quality of library instruction. From her nomination: “The word ‘transformative’ comes to mind … thanks to this group, our instructional abilities – broadly defined – have been enhanced and given new life, which is very exciting for us as individuals, as institutions, and as a consortium.”