Professional Notes

Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Operations and Supply Chain Management Department, Opus College of Business, presented a paper, "A Decision-Making Model for Capacity Management in Hospitals” at the Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering and Operations Research in Health Care, held Aug. 18-20 in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. ‘Daya’ Dayananda and Dr. John Kemper, Mathematics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, are the authors of a paper, “Fair Terms and Fair Pricing for Multiple Warrant Issues,” which has been accepted, following review, for publication in the North American Actuarial Journal.  Dayananda and Kemper are continuing work on related problems.

Dr. Stephen Heaney, Philosophy Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of an article, “The Marriage Tail,” published for the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton, N.J.)

Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a poster, “Evaluating the Role of Solid-State Nitrile-Halogen Contacts in the Crystal Structures of  ‘Bridge-Flipped’ Isomeric Organic Molecules,” at the first Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Engineering, held June 6-11 in Waterville Valley, N.H. Ojala also presented a lecture, “Solid-State Conformational Differences Between ‘Bridge-Flipped’ Isomeric Organic Molecules,” at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, held July 24-29 in Chicago. The presentations were focused on molecules relevant to the design and preparation of new solid materials. Co-authors of the latter presentation were UST chemistry students Jonathan Smieja, Dana Newman, Jeremy Leavell, and Anthony Gertenas well as Ojala’s brother, Charles Ojala, a member of the chemistry faculty of Normandale Community College.

Dr. AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas, School of Engineering, was featured in the MAKE magazine article “Squishy Circuits,” about a project of the same name that she co-developed with UST undergraduate Samuel Johnson. The project teaches children about electricity and electronics by having them form circuits out of Play-Doh-like dough.

Dr. Mary Reichardt, Catholic Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of  a new book on Catholic literature. Between Human and Divine: The Catholic Vision in Contemporary Literature, released in June from Catholic University of America Press, is the first collection of scholarly essays published on a wide variety of contemporary (post 1980) and international Catholic literary works and artists. Genres include fiction, poetry and literary nonfiction, and authors include those from the United States, England, Canada, Australia, Spain, Ireland and Japan. One reviewer called the book "a masterful achievement on all counts: the perspicacity of its concept; the scope of its coverage; the demanding standards of exposition and critical expertise; and, particularly vital, its timeliness."

James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, is the author of a personal essay titled “My Eugene O’Neill Summer,” published in the online literary magazine Drunken Boat (12). Rogers is one of 33 artists and writers included in a feature titled “Celtic Twilight: 21st-Century Irish Americans Respond to Eugene O’Neill.” The entire feature can be accessed here. Rogers advises anyone who reads the essay that, yes, the college library mentioned in the piece is, indeed, UST’s O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.