Dr. Mark DelCogliano, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Eusebius of Caesarea’s Defense of Asterius of Cappadocia in the Anti-Marcellan Writings: A Case Study of Mutual Defense within the Eusebian Alliance,” published in Eusebius of Caesarea: Traditions and Innovations, Hellenic Studies Series 60, Aaron Johnson and Jeremy Schott, eds., (Washington, D.C.: Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University, 2013): 263–287.
Father Jan Michael Joncas, artist in residence and research fellow in Catholic studies, gave a plenary address titled “Catholic Branchings: Congregational Song and the Legacy of Vatican II” July 16 at the annual meeting of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada in Richmond, Va. He also led a sectional session on his newly published collection of hymn texts for Advent and Christmastide titled “Within Our Hearts Be Born.”
Dr. William Junker, Catholic Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of the following peer reviewed works: “Antony and Cleopatra: Apocalypse, History, Repetition,” delivered March 28 at the Shakespeare Association of America; “Shakespeare: The Dramaturgy of Repetition,” delivered April 5 at the University of Minnesota Skeiron Synod; and “Resistant Striers: Liberalism, Historicism, and Religious Belief,” an invited paper delivered at The University of Chicago.
Dr. David Kelley, Geography Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper titled “Effects of Increased Ethanol Production on Conservation Land Protection” July 10 at the 2013 Environmental Systems Research Institute User Conference in San Diego, Calif.
T. Dean Maines, Veritas Institute, is the author of “Animating a Catholic Health Care System, Managerial Organizations, and Communion With the Church,” and is co-author, with Dr. Michael Naughton, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, of “Identifying Essential Principles for Catholic Health Care,” published in the proceedings of the symposium, “Is a For-Profit Structure a Viable Alternative for Catholic Health Care Ministry?” held at Seton Hall University School of Law.
In addition, he and Michelle Rovang Burke, Veritas Institute, co-wrote “Modern Risk Management: Managing Risk Through the Ethical Business Culture Model,” with Dr. Doug Jondle, Center for Ethical Business Cultures, and Dr. Peter Young, Opus College of Business. The article was published in the June/July 2013 issue of The European Financial Review.
Susan Marsnik, Ethics and Business Law Department, Opus College of Business, is the author of a chapter, “Will the America Invents Act Post-grant Review Improve the Quality of Patents? A Comparison With the European Patent Office Opposition,” published in June as part of The Changing Face of American Patent Law and Its Impact on Business Strategy (Cahoy, D.R. & Oswald, L.J. eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Inc.).
Her article with Dr. Dale Thompson, Ethics and Business Law Department, Opus College of Business, “Using Contract Negotiation Exercises to Develop Higher Order Thinking and Strategic Business Skills,” was published in vol. 30 (2) of the Journal of Legal Studies Education. In August 2013, the paper won the Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research for the best paper published in 2013 by the JLSE at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual meeting. A co-author presented “Brazil’s accession to TRIPS and Its Engagement With the Pharmaceuticals Industry” at the Collegiate Marketing Educators meeting where it earned the best paper in the Global & Cross Cultural Marketing track. In August, Marsnik served on an invited panel at the ALSB annual meeting, presenting “Should We Look to Europe?” as part of an expert panel, “Intellectual Property Strategic Behavior: Have Patent Trolls Finally Met their Waterloo?” She also presented a pedagogy paper on a successful jury simulation project at that conference. Marsnik continues to work with colleagues in the United Kingdom and Australia on articles concerning how we train and assess law students. That work has led to a Visiting Fellows appointment at the School of Law in the University of Portsmouth’s College of Business in the United Kingdom.
Marsnik also continues to work with students on their research endeavors. This year, AnZhi Zhang, a 2013 graduate (double concentration in legal studies in business and international business) submitted his research supervised by Marsnik on Chinese trademark law to the ALSB student paper contest. His paper was selected as a national finalist, and he presented his research at the ALSB annual meeting.
Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $65,000 grant by the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in support of his project, “Solid-State Chemistry of the Nitrile Oxides.” He also presented an invited lecture, “Is Undergraduate Crystallographic Research the Scientific Equivalent of the ‘Art of the Possible’?” at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, which was held July 20-24 in Honolulu.
Dr. Deborah Savage, professor of philosophy and pastoral ministry at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, was one of eight speakers at an international conference at the University of Oxford titled “Journey of Transformation: Perspectives from Bernard Lonergan.” Savage presented her paper “Woman as Knower.” The conference, which featured a further investigation of Lonergan’s body of work, was attended by philosophers, theologians, bishops, professors and students from all over the world and was co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University and The Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, England.
Dr. Christian Washburn, associate professor of theology at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, and a member of International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, is the author of an article titled “St. Robert Bellarmine on the Authoritative Interpretation of Sacred Scripture,” published in Gregorianum 94, 1 (2013): 55-77. He also helped to bring to completion the following work from the commission: From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran – Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2013). This also was published in German as Vom Konflikt zur Gemeinschaft: Gemeinsames lutherisch-katholisches Reformationsgedenken im Jahr 2017. The work develops a basis for an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The work reflects on 50 years of official ecumenical dialogue on the worldwide level and “encourages Lutherans and Catholics to celebrate together the common witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who is the center of their common faith.”
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Family Business Center Fellow, is the author of Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City (Lexington, 2013).