Professional Notes

Sister Christine Athans, School of Divinity; Dr. Bernard Brady and Rev. William McDonough, Theology Department; Dr. Robert Kennedy, Management Department and Catholic Studies Program; and Dr. Michael Naughton, Theology Department and Catholic Studies Program are editors of the recently published Religion in Public Life: The Legacy of Monsignor John A. Ryan (University Press of America, 2001). The volume is a collection of essays presented at a conference organized by the editors and held at St. Thomas to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ryan's death. Ryan was a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; he taught at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and was the nation's most prominent exponent of the Catholic social tradition in the first half of the 20th century.

Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti, Chemistry Department, was invited to give a lecture, "Synthesis of New Photochromic Compounds -- The History of a Long-Term Undergraduate Research Project," Dec. 7 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The talk summarized research by Ippoliti's undergraduate research group over the past eight years in the area of photochromic molecules.

Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, is co-author with Dr. Steve Taylor, of the University of Bath, of an article, "Feeling the Power of Organizational Song: An Organizational Discourse and Aesthetic Expression of Organizational Culture," in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science. The article also will appear in Art and Aesthetics at Work, edited by Adrian Carr and Philip Hancock, to be published by Palgrave.