Suzanne Donsky, English Department and Writing Center, presented a poster session, “International Students Explore American Culture,” at the November conference of Minnesota Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MinneTESOL). The session presented assignments and projects for international students designed to encourage awareness of and involvement in the culture of the campus and the community.

Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Marketing Department, recently completed a second doctorate. Her thesis in sociology, “No Asians Allowed: The ‘White Canada’ and ‘White Australia’ Immigration Policies,” examined the dismantling of race-based immigration policies maintained for most of the 20th century in both countries. Congratulations, Dr. Dr. Kennedy!

Dr. Pamela Nice, Faculty Development Center, is the author of a review of Egyptian filmmaker Yusef Chahine’s “Alexandria Trilogy”; the review was published in the fall issue of Al Jadid, a journal for Arabic arts and literature. She also was interviewed on a local Arabic arts television program, “BelAhden,” about her teaching of study-abroad courses in Egypt for UMAIE. The show also featured a video of her performance of a muwashshah, a classical Arabic song, at a recent Arabic Arts Retreat.

Dr. Michael Sullivan, Graduate School of Business, is the new chair of the Archdiocese Investment Committee. He succeeds Thomas Holloran, Graduate School of Business, who had chaired the committee since 1984. Sullivan has been a committee member since 1995. Reporting to the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Archdiocese Investment Committee meets quarterly. In addition to teaching in the UST Graduate School of Business, Sullivan is the university’s chief investment officer.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Department of Manufacturing Systems and Engineering, was interviewed twice on Minnesota Public Radio and by CityBusiness and the St. Paul Pioneer Press regarding the appointment of a new CEO at 3M. Zimmerman thought “it would be best if the new fellow doesn’t screw it up.”