Professional Notes St. Thomas Newsroom April 10, 2001 Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Counseling and Career Services, delivered two presentations at the annual meeting of the national Association for Psychology and Postdoctoral Internship Centers in New Orleans. The presentations were titled “Using Spirituality in Counseling: Developing Competence” and “Marketing Your Internship: Production and Use of an Internship Video.”Dr. Marsha Blumenthal, Economics Department, with Joel Slemrod of the University of Michigan and Charles Christian of Arizona State University, are the authors of two recently published papers about the Minnesota tax compliance experiment . “Taxpayer Response to an Increased Probability of Audit: Evidence From a Controlled Experiment in Minnesota” appeared in the January issue of the Journal of Public Economics. “Do Normative Appeals Affect Tax Compliance? Evidence From a Controlled Experiment in Minnesota” is in the March issue of National Tax Journal.Dr. David Clemenson, Philosophy Department, and Dr. Jeff McLean, Mathematics Department, attended the conference, “Logicism and the Paradoxes: A Reappraisal,” March 29-31 at the University of Notre Dame. The meeting focused on the current scholarship in the logical foundations of arithmetic, geometry and real analysis. Clemenson also is the author of a recently published article, “The Paradox of Actuality,” in the April issue of the journal, Analysis. The article derives an absurd conclusion from a received principle of actuality logic and a plausible constraint on conceivability (that whatever is conceivable is possible).Dr. Monica Hartmann, Economics Department, presented her paper, “Airline Safety: A Study of Perceptions, Preferences and Provision,” at the Midwest Economic Association meetings March 30 in Cleveland, Ohio.The Rev. Jan Michael Joncas, Theology Department, presented the following lectures recently: “Liturgical Music for Occasional Services: Initiation, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick” for the Institute of Pastoral Studies, St. Joseph’s College of Maine, March 24; “The Sounds of Salvation: The Paschal Triduum in Music and Art” for the Center for Spirituality at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., March 29; and “The Liturgy of the Triduum: An Experience of Conversion” for the Franciscan Spiritual Center, Aston, Pa., April 1.Dr. Thomas Redshaw, English Department and New Hibernia Review, attended “A White Thought in a White Shade,” a conference March 30-31 celebrating the work of James Liddy, the Irish poet-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Redshaw delivered an illustrated lecture, “James Liddy and His Arena: The Irish Little Magazine in the 1960s,” one of the conference’s six keynote talks.Dr. Rawlie Sullivan, Marketing Department, just returned from a two-week trip to Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia, as part of a project funded by a grant from the U.S. State Department. Dr. Arkady Shemyakin, Mathematics Department, is an active participant in the grant, collaborating with Sullivan in all parts of the grant activity. Sullivan also worked with Dr. Gagik Mkrtchan and Drs. Kravchenko, Blam and Yusupova while in Akademgorodok. These Russian academicians recently returned from St. Thomas as part of the overall planning for the grant. Sullivan’s activities were follow-up activities to their visits. While in Russian Sullivan participated in the Regional Scholar Exchange Program sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and in the President’s Program initiated by President Boris Yeltsin.