Professional Notes

Dr. Jean M. Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, with Dr. Mary M. Brant have published an article, “Empirically Validated Education and Training?” in Psychotherapy Bulletin, a publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association. This is Birbilis’ third article in a series addressing the education and training of psychotherapists to be published by Psychotherapy Bulletin.

Dr. Philip Stoltzfus, College of Arts and Sciences (Justice and Peace Studies Program), presented two papers, “Propositions Borrowed from Aesthetics? Schleiermacher’s Lectures on Aesthetics as a Hidden Resource for Glaubenslehre §§3-6” and “The Musical as an Instance of the Mystical in the Early Wittgenstein” Nov. 17-20 at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. He also co-presided over a new “Religion, Theology, and Music” paper session.

Dr. Mark Neuzil, Department of Communication and Journalism, appeared on the Don Shelby Show Wednesday, Jan. 2, and talked about the environment and his new book, The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy. Neuzil also appeared on TPT’s Almanac show on Friday, Jan. 4, and talked about a series of stories that he helped write about ethanol in Minnesota. The stories began running Monday, Jan. 7, on

Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace, written by the Rev. David Whitten Smith, professor emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences, Theology, and Justice and Peace Studies, and Dr. Elizabeth Burr, was published in December by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, Md. Smith was the founding director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.


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