Professional Notes

Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies program, was the technical content consultant for a textbook on Nuclear Weapons released by ABDO publishing company last week with a 2012 copyright date.

Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Operations and Supply Chain Management Department, Opus College of Business, presented a paper, "Process Flow Analysis and Redesign at an Emergency Department,” at a Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering and Operations Research in Health Care, held Aug 10-12, in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Bridget Duoos, Health and Human Performance Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was presented with the Lou Keller Collegiate Award at the MNAHPERD 2011 Awards Celebration on Oct. 7 in Minneapolis. This award honors and recognizes outstanding services and contributions given by a college or university professor or other professional worker in the fields of health, physical education, recreation or dance as exemplified by Dr. Lou Keller, a former professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  

Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, gave an invited talk, "Synthesis of a Series of Novel Oxazolidinones," on Sept. 30 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. The talk described the synthesis and antibacterial testing of seven novel compounds synthesized by undergraduate students in Ippoliti’s lab over the last five years.

James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, attended the Midwest regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, which was jointly sponsored by Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State University Oct. 7-8. Rogers organized a panel on Irish-American literature, at which he presented a paper, “Bridging the Gaps: Daniel Tobin’s The Narrows,” a discussion of Tobin’s 2004 poetry collection.

Jim Roberts ’82 is the author of Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t Have in Search of Happiness We Can’t Buy, which will be published in November by Harper Collins. The book looks at how our love of money and material possessions impacts our happiness. Read more about Roberts and his book on his blog.

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, School of Engineering, presented a talk on “Making Tomorrow’s Makers" Sept. 18, at the World Maker Faire in New York City. Thomas and undergraduate student Matthew Schmidtbauer also ran an exhibit on “Squishy Circuits,” which was awarded two Editor’s Choice blue ribbons.

Faculty members and students from the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, participated in the annual meeting of Sociologists of Minnesota (SOM), held October 13-14, in Maple Grove.  The theme of the meetings, which were held at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota as the guests of the Hindu Society of Minnesota, was "Religious Changes in a Volatile World." Dr. Susan Smith-Cunnien, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, attended with four sociology students. Mathew Vicknair, senior sociology major, presented "What Socialization Factors Affect Children's Performance in a Partial Replication of the Stanford Marshmallow Test." Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Family Business Fellow, served as his faculty sponsor.