Dr. Bernard Brady, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of Be Good & Do Good: Thinking Through Moral Theology, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2014.
Becky Durham, Career Development Center, Tim Dohmen and Sarah Huesing, International Education Center, presented “Making It Matter: Working With Campus Partners to Help Students Leverage Study Abroad as a Valuable and Relevant Experience for Employment” in July at the Career Integration Conference.
Dr. Shersten Johnson, Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of an essay titled “Recomposition as Low-stakes Analysis,” which was published in the second volume of Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, an e-book of essays on student-centered learning.
Dr. Mark Neuzil, interim vice president for mission, and Communication and Journalism Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was an invited panel moderator for “Mississippi River and Its Environs Authors,” held Sept. 7 at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists in New Orleans.
Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a poster, “Nitrile-Halogen Interactions in Some ‘Bridge-Flipped’ Isomeric Benzylideneanilines,” at the 23rd Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, which met August 5 to 12 in Montreal. Co-authors of the work presented are former UST students Kendra M. Lystad, Jonathan M. Smiej, and Jaclyn M. Fermanich, as well as Ojala’s brother Charles R. Ojala, a member of the chemistry faculty at Normandale Community College. The research is focused on aspects of crystal structure significant in the design and preparation of new solid materials.
Jennifer Rogers, Career Development Center, presented a breakout session with colleague, Jason Eckert, director of career services, University of Dayton, at the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers national conference held June 23 in Indianapolis. The topic was, “Career Services to Employer Communication: Are You Meeting or Exceeding Expectations?”
Dr. Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, Art History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a chapter titled “Composition and Narrative on Skyphoi of the Penelope Painter,” published in Approaching the Ancient Artifact: Representation, Narrative, and Function (Berlin: DeGruyter). The volume is edited by Amalia Avradmidou and Denise Demetriou.
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, School of Engineering, had two books published recently: Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation,” from Maker Media, and Squishy Circuits, with Kristin Fontichiaro, from Cherry Lake Publishing.
Dr. Lisa Waldner, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, (with Betty Dobratz, Iowa State University) presented a paper, “Right-Wing Populist Rhetoric Among White Power Supporters in the United States,” at the International Sociological Association World Congress in Yokohama, Japan.
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, and Family Business Center Fellow, is the author of “Family,” a chapter in the just-released Investigating Social Problems, edited by A. Javier Treviño ((c) 2015 Sage). The chapter includes an essay, “Intimate Partner Violence: The Clothesline Project at the University of St. Thomas,” which was co-written by Emilee Sirek ’13 and Victoria Speake ’13.
Fourteen student researchers in chemistry presented posters Aug. 7 at the Summer Undergraduate Research Expo of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Minnesota. They included Maya Audi, Daniel Kremer and Meghan Talbot working with Dr. Marites Guino-o,Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences; Nicholas Brinza, Sam Dennert and Lucas Keehr working with Dr. Tony Borgerding, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences; Benjamin Gelinas, Grant McCormick, Alison Yang and Joe Jaye working with Dr. Eric Fort, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences; Jaya Dhami, Kara Kassekert and Brianna Vickerman working with Dr. Bill Ojala, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences; and Maggie Malone-Povolny working with Dr. Gary Mabbott, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences.