Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies, was invited to be one of 25 “distinguished educators” who studied Maxwell Air Force Base’s Air University and associated commands June 10-13. Air University is an umbrella for four different college-level units, including ROTC programs, that produce a majority of U.S. Air Force officers. Andregg also served as program chair for the 40th annual meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations June 14-17 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. At the meeting he presented a paper, “The Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857: A Civilizational Encounter with Lessons for Us All,” and was elected vice president for young scholar development.
Dr. Angeline Barretta-Herman, associate vice president for academic affairs and a professor of social work, gave three presentations at the 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in June 10-14 in Hong Kong. The first two papers are linked with her ongoing research project on mapping more than 2,500 social work programs around the world: “Methodological Challenges in International Social Work Research: Strategic Responses” and “Social Work Education Worldwide: A Preliminary Analysis of the IASSW 2010 Census.” The third paper, “Social Work Educators as ‘Positive Destabilizers’ in Higher Education,” was co-presented with Dr. Narda Ruzack of York University in Canada.
Dr. Philippe Gagnon, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a chapter, “What we have learnt from systems theory about the things that Nature’s understanding achieves,” published in How Do We Know? Understanding in Science and Theology (Tübingen: Forum Scientiarum, 2010). The monograph, No. 12 in a Studies in Science and Theology series, was edited by Dirk Evers, Antje Jackelén and Taede Smedes.