Dr. Mark DelCogliano, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Introduction: On the Necessary Intermingling of the Good and the Bad,” published in Gregory the Great: Moral Reflections on the Book of Job Volume 2: Books 6-10, translated by Brian Kerns, Cistercian Studies Series 257; Collegeville, Minnesota: Cistercian Publications, 2015.

Dr. Erika Kidd, Catholic Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Making Sense of Virgil in De magistro,” which recently appeared in Augustinian Studies, vol. 46:2 (2015): 211-224.

James Rogers ’99 M.A., Center for Irish Studies, is the author of “Waiting at Clew Bay,” a personal essay concerning his first trip to Ireland, which was published in New Madrid, a literary journal from Murray State University in Kentucky. Rogers also is the author of a poem, “In Praise of Winter’s Birds (After Roethke),” in the Jan. 30 issue of the Irish Times, Ireland’s national newspaper.

Studio portrait of Theology professor Philip Rolnick. Taken September 15, 2015.

Phil Rolnick

Dr. Phil Rolnick, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the co-editor, with Derek S. Jeffreys and David Burrell, CSC, of The Philosophical Vision of W. Norris Clarke, SJ, which was published in Quaestiones Disputatae (Volume 6, No. 1, Fall 2015, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Baltimore). Featured in this volume are articles by other St. Thomas faculty: R. Mary Hayden Lemmons, “Love and the Metaphysics of Being: Aquinas, Clarke and Wojtyla”; John F. Boyle, “St. Thomas Aquinas on Creation, Procession, and the Preposition per”; Rolnick, Persons Divine and Human: An Analogical Conception”; and former St. Thomas Philosophy Department faculty member Steven A. Long, “Thoughts on Analogy and Relation.

Dr. Buffy Smith, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was invited to give a talk titled “Code-Switching and Academic Success” to high school educators and students at Intermediate District 287 on Jan. 25 and 28.

Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell

Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell

Dr. Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, Dean’s Office/Art History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed co-chair of a new interest group for the Archaeological Institute of America. The group, Ancient Figure-Decorated Pottery, will promote colloquia and papers on Greek and Mediterranean vase painting and related media, with an emphasis upon contextualized analysis, trade and function. The group also will facilitate communication among archaeologists working in these areas.

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