Dr. Mel Gray, Finance Department, Opus College of Business, was an invited keynote speaker at the International Conference on Museum Governance in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, where he spoke on “Museum Governance in the United States: An Economic Perspective.” While in Taiwan, Gray and the other keynote speakers, representing Australia, Japan and Taiwan, also participated in a round-table discussion with students and faculty of the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology, Tainan National University of the Arts.
Dr. David Kelley, Geography Department, College of Arts and Sciences, attended the 97th annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, held Oct. 3-6 in San Marcos, Texas. Kelley organized a round-table discussion titled “Improving Pedagogy for Teaching Undergraduate Physical Geography.” His attendance was supported by a Teaching Enhancement Grant provided by St. Thomas’ Center for Faculty Development.
Dr. Thomas Dillon Redshaw, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of an essay, “‘The Dolmen Poets’: Liam Miller and Poetry Publishing in Ireland, 1951-1961,” published in a special issue of the Irish University Review (Spring-Summer, 2012, 141-154) on the cultures of Irish poetry. The article is part of Redshaw’s cultural history of Ireland’s Dolmen Press (1951-1987).
James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, is the author of a review titled “Awake and Singing for Irish-American Poetry” in the fall 2012 (volume 32, number 12) issue of the Irish Literary Supplement, a publication of Boston College. Rogers reviewed Daniel Tobin’s Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011).