Don Briel, Ph.D., and Michael Naughton, Ph.D., Center for Catholic Studies; Ken Goodpaster, Ph.D., Daryl Koehn, Ph.D., Dean Maines, and Robert Shoemake, Opus College of Business; and Lyman Johnson, School of Law, had articles featured in the last two issues of the Journal for Catholic Higher Education. Drawing from the papers presented at the Eighth International Conference of Catholic Social Thought and Business Education held at the University of Dayton in June 2012, these two special issues explore how a Catholic university deepens and revitalizes its mission and identity, particularly in the area of business education. Available online, the first issue, summer 2012, Vol. 31, No. 2, examines ways to enrich Catholic mission in administrative, non-curricular areas such as hiring, faculty development, assessment, strategic planning and other issues. The second issue, winter 2013, Vol. 32, No. 1, focuses on practical ways to integrate the Catholic social tradition into business curriculum.
Corrine Carvalho, Ph.D., Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Canonical Criticism,” published in Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (Steven L. McKenzie. ed., vol. 1, pp. 69-78, Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Ph.D., Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Byron Janis: American Legend,” the lead article in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of the journal American Music Teacher. Concert pianist Byron Janis, once called “a Rachmaninoff from America,” was one of only three students of the legendary Vladimir Horowitz. Despite a lifelong battle with psoriatic arthritis, including multiple surgeries on his hands, he endured as one of the greatest concert artists of his generation.
Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Die Hermeneutik des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils und die Zukunft des ökumenischen Dialogs,” published in Ökumenische Rundschau 62 (4/2013), pp. 526-536; “Vatican II and the Church of the Margins”, published in Theological Studies 74/2013, pp. 808-818; and “La riforma della Curia Romana al Vaticano II e dopo il Vaticano II,” published in in Concilium 5/2013, pp. 42-52.
Shersten Johnson, Ph.D., Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper, “Secco Recitatives and Late Style in Britten’s Death in Venice,” at the Benjamin Britten: A Century of Inspiration conference, a multidisciplinary symposium that included performances, lecture recitals and academic presentations in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Shirley Polejewski, Ph.D., Accounting Department, Opus College of Business, has returned from Bali, Indonesia, after presenting a paper titled “Impact of the Financial Crisis on Accounting Standards.” This was the 25th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, and the theme of the conference was “Current Developments in Integrated Reporting and Sustainability Reporting.” Members of the conference advisory committee, of which Polejewski is a member, were honored for their participation during the past years during the conference. Prior to the conference, Polejewski was a reader of four papers that were sent in for presentation. There were 218 papers written but only 67 percent were accepted for presentation. During the conference Polejewski was a moderator during the session on “Forensic and Public Sector Accounting.” This conference had representation from 29 countries around the world and had about 160 participants.
Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Center for Irish Studies, is the author of “A Millenial Decade: John F. Deane’s Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill,” published in Poetry Nation Review, 214, November 2013, pp. 61-64. The essay surveys the development of Deane’s artistry and the religious dimensions of the personal and national themes of his poetry over the past decade. The recipient of the second O’Shaughnessy Prize, John F. Deane has twice visited and read at St. Thomas. Published by Carcanet Press in Manchester, Poetry Nation Review is the British counterpart to Dublin’s Poetry Ireland and Chicago’s Poetry.
Angela Senander, Ph.D., is the author of “What’s Love Got to Do With Leadership?” published in the proceedings of the ninth European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance.