Professional Notes

Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, has been informed that his book, Discussion as a Way of Teaching, is going to be published by the China Light Industry Press in the People's Republic of China. The book's co-author is Dr. Stephen Preskill. This is the fourth of Brookfield's books to be translated into Chinese.

Dr. Patrick Hicks, English Department, attended the Midwest regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Oct. 26-28 at Creighton University. He presented a paper, "'Thalassa! Thalassa! The Great Sea, the Past': The Representation of History and Gender in Brian Moore's Fergus."

Dr. David Kelley, Geography Department, co-authored a paper with Dr. Michael Russelle of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Reseach Service. The paper, "Phytofiltration to Remediate High-Nitrate Groundwater: Initial Tests of the Concept," was presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy Oct. 25 in Charlotte, N.C. Kelley also was an invited speaker at the 2001 Midwest Green Campus Workshop sponsored by the Sustainable Campus Initiative Nov. 3 at the University of Minnesota. The title of his workshop session was "Students Involved in Great River Greening," a discussion on how to integrate student-learning activities into environmental coursework.

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, School of Education, was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association in Columbus, Ohio. Nissley gave a presentation, "Appreciative Storytelling in the Workplace." He continues to broaden his teaching, research and consulting work with organizational storytelling, planning to complete a chapter, "Storytelling as a Web-Based Learning Pedagogy," with Rosemary Hartigan, program director of the University of Maryland's University College Virtual MBA Program. The chapter will appear in Badrul Khan's Web-Based Learning.

Dr. Shirley Polejewki, Accounting Department, attended the 13th Asian-Pacific Conference on international accounting issues last month in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. Polejewki presented a paper, "Foreign Currency's Translation: Effect on the Performance Evaluation Process of Subsidiaries," and her second paper, "Brazil Economy in Hyperinflation," was presented in the research forum on international accounting. She also chaired a session on managerial accounting at the conference, which was co-sponsored by the carig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, and the Faculdade De Economia, Administracao E Contabiladade, Universidade De Sao Paulo. More than 500 people at the conference represented 181 universities from 38 countries. All 222 papers presented at the conference were accepted by "blind" review by reviewers all over the world. The Asian Pacific conference is a part of the American Accounting Association.

Dr. Richard Raschio, Modern and Classical Languages Department, attended the annual conference of the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures Oct. 17 in Bloomington. He gave two interactive, multimedia presentations at the conference: "Where Have We Been and Where are We Going?: MCTLC Perspective" and "Free, Easy, Useful: Two Authoring Programs on the Web."

James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, has a work of creative nonfiction in the current issue of the literary journal New Letters (Vol. 67, No. 4). Titled "Elegy," Rogers' article concerns Highland Cemetery near Rosemount; the cemetery is a historic burial ground for early Irish settlers in Dakota Coounty. It now is surrounded by suburban development.

Dr. Susan Smith-Cunnien and Dr. Peter Parilla, Sociology Departement, have an article, "Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice Curriculum," in the fall issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.