Professional Notes

Dr. Perry Chang, Sociology Department, is the author of a two reviews published in City & Community: a review of Urban Exiles: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed by Geral Gamm, and of A Particular Place: Urban Restructuring and Religious Ecology in a Southern Exurb by Nancy Eisland.

Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Organization Learning and Development Department, was a keynote speaker for the Twin Cities Corporate Volunteerism Council. The talk, based on his research, was titled "Four Generations at Work: Collision or Collaboration?"

Dr. Kelli Larson, English Department, chaired a panel, "Hollywood at the Library," for the November meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association in Minneapolis. Two more members of the English Department faculty presented papers on this panel: Dr. Catherine Craft-Fairchild spoke about Alfred Hitchcock as a Catholic filmmaker in "The Director Who Didn't Make the Cut: Alfred Hitchock and the Vatican Film List." Dan Jones spoke about Hitchock's process of transforming minor text into a major cinema in "The Dime Novel and the Master of Suspense: The Adaptation of D'Entre les Morts into 'Vertigo.' " Rounding out the panel were papers on Civil War films and adaptations of Jane Austen's works.

Dr. Terence Nichols, Theology Department, is the author of an article, "Miracles in Science and Theology," published in the September issue of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.

Christine Sikorski, English Department, is the author of a poem, "Saturdays After Nam," that was published in the fall issue of Waterstone, Hamline University's literary magazine.

Dr. Diane Stoy, Organization Learning and Development Department, was a featured speaker at "Intercultural Directions," the third-annual international conference of the U.S. Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR-USA), in Portland, Ore. Stoy was a panelist reporting on participation in the United Nations summit, "Rebuilding Societies: Emerging From Conflict – A Shared Responsibility," Sept. 9-11 in New York. In addition, Soy presented a research session, "Investigating the Unique Intersection: SIETAR-USA, 9/11 and the Intercultural Field," the latest findings from the work of her "Going Global" graduate class held at St. Thomas last fall. Stoy had presented preliminary data from the study group at the SIETAR Europa Congress, "Intercultural Competencies in a Globalized World," last April in Vienna, Austria, and in June at the ninth-annual EDINEB international conference, "Breaking Boundaries for Global Learning," in Guadalajara, Mexico.