Professional Notes

Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, will co-chair the group “Vatican II Studies, which was recently accepted, for the next five years, as a formal group by the American Academy of Religion.  Each year the group will have a session of their own and another co-sponsored with a different group.

Dr. Amy Levad, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of "'I Was In Prison and You Visited Me': A Sacramental Approach to Rehabilitative and Restorative Justice," published in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 31.2 (Fall 2011).

Dr. Lorina Quartarone, Modern and Classical Languages Department, College of Arts and Sciences, delivered a paper, “Teaching Vergil: Sight and Sound,” at the annual conference of the American Philological Association, Jan. 5-8 in Philadelphia. Her paper served as an invited response to the panel “Approaches to Teaching Vergil” that was organized by the president of the Vergilian Society, Dr. Craig Kallendorf of Texas A & M University, who designed the panel to observe the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Quartarone’s book Approaches to Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid (Modern Language Association, 2002).

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, School of Engineering, was an invited participant at the Design/Make/Play conference held at the N.Y. Hall of Science. She served as a facilitator for a discussion on assessment methods for design/make/play activities.

Katie Ullman, a senior student majoring in social work, is the author of an article, "How My Field Placement Showed Me Why I Wanted to be a Social Worker,” published in New Social Worker Online Magazine. Ullman’s article describes how her experience in her field placement (internship) helped her to more clearly define and express her passion for social work. She writes, "Social work is acting out of love for strangers in tangible ways. We are made to represent love so that all people we encounter have a more profound sense of hope and faith within themselves. We do the hard, intimate, sometimes painful work, and in return bring a little more of the divine into daily life. We get to remind one another about the bigger, more beautiful picture that we can’t always see from where we are."  

Dr. Ted Ulrich, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Convergences and Divergences:  The Lives of Swami Abhishtanananda and Raimundo Panikkar,” published in the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 24 (2011): 36-45.