Professional Notes

Dr. Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, Finance Department, presented a paper, “Derivative Contracts: Lessons From Long-Term Capital Management,” at the Emerging Financial Services in Asia-Pacific Conference, last May in Sydney, Australia. The paper was published in the conference proceedings. A second paper, “Enron: A Pedagogical Model of Creative Financial Management,” was presented at the symposium, Catholic Social Thought and Management Education: Business as a Calling and the Calling of Business, in July at the Universidad de Duesto in Bilbao, Spain.

Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Organization Learning and Development Department, was invited to speak at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 31st annual symposium on crime laboratory development. The title of Kusy’s presentation was “Dealing With Eight Different Personality Types.”

Susan Marsnik, Legal Studies in Business Department, was invited to present her current research on digital copyright law, “Confusion Now Hath Made His Masterpiece: A Comparative Analysis of Limitations and Exceptions to Digital Copyright Law in the United States and European Union,” at the annual conference of the Society for Legal Scholars at Sept. 19 at St. Catherine’s College of Oxford University.

Dr. Mark Neuzil, Journalism and Mass Communication Department, participated in two sessions at the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists Sept. 10-14 in New Orleans. Neuzil organized and kicked off a lecture series at the Audubon Center for Research in Endangered Species, featuring noted Mississippi River authors John Barry, Douglas Brinkley and John Anfinson; he also moderated a panel on the history of international environmental journalism.

Dr. Sunil Ramlall, Management Department, has had his articles, “Measuring Human Resource Management’s Effectiveness in Improving Performance” and “Enhancing the Effectiveness of HR Through the Integration of IT,” accepted for publication in the Human Resource Planning Journal and the International Journal of Business & Economics Research.

Jim Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, invites you to a literary alternative to Halloween. He’ll share excerpts of his essays and poems on cemeteries at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Merriam Park Branch Library, 1831 Marshall Ave. Rogers, a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies, has had his essays on burial grounds published in the literary journals New Letters and South Dakota Review.

Marguerite Spencer, Theology Department, is the author of two recent publications: A review of Can A Good Christian be a Good Lawyer: Homilies, Witnesses and Reflections by Thomas Baker and Timothy Floyd, in the Hamline University Journal of Law, Vol. 16 (page 759), 2001; and “Giving Them the Old ‘One-Two’: Gentrification and the K.O. of Impoverished Urban Dwellers of Color,” co-authored by john powell in the Howard Law Journal, Vol. 46 (page 433), 2003.

Dr. Lisa Waldner and Dr. William Kinney, Sociology Department, are the authors of a paper, “Using Monopoly to Teach Social Stratification and Inequality,” presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association last month in Atlanta.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Graduate Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, was the keynote speaker for a Sept. 19 gathering of the Engineers Club of Minneapolis. He spoke about the importance of U.S. manufacturing to the social fabric of the nation.