Dr. Angeline Barretta-Herman, Professor Emerita of Social Work, is the co-author of an article, “The Changing Status and Growth of Social Work Education Worldwide: Process, Findings and Implications of the IASSW 2010 Census,” which has been accepted for publication in the journal, International Social Work. Other contributors to the article include Patrick Leung (University of Houston), Brian Littlechild (University of Hertfordshire), Henry Parada (University of Ryerson) and Gidraph Wairire (University of Nairobe). The article analyses the 473 responses to the survey of social work education highlighting the strong similarities in structure at the undergraduate level while drawing attention to the unique, indigenous educational responses at the graduate level.
Miguel Colunga-Santoyo and Matthew Koppinger, first-year students in Latin 111 taught by Dr. Diane Anderson, Modern and Classical Languages Department, College of Arts and Sciences, won awards from the Ascanius Institute for their original short stories. The Ascanius Institute, is a national organization devoted to the promotion of learning Latin and sponsors an annual composition contest for Latin students across the country. The submitted essays are reviewed anonymously by a board of volunteer Latin teachers and professors from around the country and are evaluated by the level of Latin class in which the student is enrolled. They are scored with respect to grammatical and syntactical accuracy, vocabulary scope and choices, quality of work and audience appeal. Those judged to be in the top 20 percent receive awards. This year, the Ascanius Institute received entries from 34 institutions and 152 participants at various levels.
Dr. Consuelo Cavalieri, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, participated in a webinar, “Advice For Emerging Academics: Reflections on the Job Search and Becoming a Professor,” through the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.
Shannon Heitkamp ’15, an economics and English major at St. Thomas, was selected for a summer internship at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research held at the University of Michigan.
Mark Jensen, University Relations, curated and mounted an exhibition of original photographs by Robert Murphy in Terrence Murphy Hall. With a public presentation by the artist in November, the exhibit was co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, Communication and Journalism Department, Opus College of Business and University Relations Photo Services, and ran from October 2013 through February of this year.
Jensen also was awarded a $10,000 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB), funded in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, as part of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment. Jensen’s twelve month project, begun March 1, will combine his black and white fine art photographs of the original construction of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, taken 1980 to 1982, with the subsequent 2014 demolition of the stadium. An exhibit of the work will be displayed around the State and a book will be published. Some of these artworks are in the permanent collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Jensen’s photographs of nonviolent civil disobedience actions are included in Canadian filmmaker Roger King’s first documentary titled “I Am What I Play.” The film is about the heyday of rock radio and profiles “… four disc jockeys from four different cities in North America who were big during the heyday but who are still alive and, in some cases, still doing radio.” It takes a “look at their careers and the arc of rock radio itself and that old story of corporations trying to control the music and the message”.
Meghan Talbot, a research undergraduate student of Dr. Marites A. Guino-o, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Taylor Schuweiler, who is advised by Dr. Adam Kay, Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, won the Excellence in Science Award (for receiving commendation from judges, peers and academic researchers for research presented) at the 81st Minnesota Academy of Science annual meeting and 26th Winchell Undergraduate research symposium. Talbot also was the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award (for excellence in chemical research awarded by the ACS MN section) at the Winchell symposium. Her research poster is titled “Investigation of the Amount of Hydrogen Gas Produced by Asymmetric Triazolylidenes in the Nickel-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation of Ammonia-Borane.” Schuweiler, researched the Corner Store Procurement Project, an urban agriculture project designed to combine research and community service. For the research portion of her project, Schuweiler compared the effectiveness of vermicomposting to synthetic fertilizer and raw coffee grounds. She found that although vermicomposting was an effective method, the results varied by crop. To complete her project, Schuweiler delivered vegetables produced in the study to participants of the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. Nine other UST students also participated in the symposium.
John Wendt, Ethics and Business Law, Opus College of Business, and Stephanie G. Evers ’12 J.D., are the co-authors of “Incorporating Adult Learning Theory Into Business Law Classrooms: Using a Local High Profile Case to Engage Students,” which has been accepted for publication by the Business Journal for Entrepreneurs.
Wendt also was invited to and participated in the 2014 Tribunal Arbitral du Sport/Court of Arbitration for Sport Seminar that was held April 23 to 25 in Cancún/Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Often referred to as “Sport’s Supreme Court,” the CAS is an institution independent of any sports organization which provides for services to facilitate the settlement of sport-related disputes, through arbitration or mediation, by means of procedural rules adapted to the specific needs of the sport world. Arbitrators are chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law.
In addition, he and Dean Michael Garrison, also of the Ethics and Business Law Department, are the co-authors of an article titled “Non-Compete Agreements Made After an At-Will Employee Has Commenced Employment: Toward a Good Faith Standard for the ‘Afterthought’ Agreement,” which has been accepted for publication by The University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy.