Dr. Michael Andregg, Justice and Peace Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of Seven Billion and Counting: The Crisis in Global Population Growth, a textbook for high school students, published last month by Twenty First Century Books, an imprint of Lerner Books. The book presents elementary principles of population demographics then walks through the world continent by continent surveying current numbers, trends and the many factors that make demographics important to governments everywhere.
Dr. Don Briel and Michael Naughton, Center for Catholic Studies, Dr. Ken Goodpaster, Dr. Daryl Koehn, Dean Maines, and Robert Shoemake, Opus College of Business, and Lyman Johnson, School of Law, had articles featured in the last two issues of the Journal for Catholic Higher Education. Drawing from the papers presented June 2012 at the eighth International Conference of Catholic Social Thought and Management Education at the University of Dayton, these two special issues explore how a Catholic university deepens and revitalizes its mission and identity, particularly in the area of business education. Available online, the first issue, Summer 2012, Vol. 31, No. 2, examines ways to enrich Catholic mission in administrative, noncurricular areas such as hiring, faculty development, assessment, strategic planning and other issues. The second issue, Winter 2013, Vol. 32, No. 1, focuses on practical ways to integrate the Catholic social tradition into business curriculum.
Dr. Corrine Carvalho, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the editor of Pastoral Essays in Honor of Lawrence Boadt, CSP, Paulist Press, New York, 2013.
Dr. Kathryn Combs and Dr. John Spry, Finance Department, Opus College of Business, presented “Revisiting Lottery Regressivity After the Powerball and Mega Millions Merger” at the National Tax Association’s 106th Annual Conference on Taxation, held Nov. 21 to 23.
Dr. Mark DelCogliano, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of St. Basil the Great: On Fasting and Feasts, Popular Patristics Series 50, Yonkers: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2013. The book was translated by DelCogliano and Susan R. Holman, with an introduction by Holman. DelGogliano contributed annotated translations to four of the nine homilies presented in the volume: two on fasting, one against drunkenness and one on the incarnation.
Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a book on Pope Francis, Papa Francesco e la chiesa-mondo, Roma: Armando Editore, 2014.
Dr. Eric Fort, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a paper, "Microwave-assisted Synthesis of 10b-aza-10c-borapyrene," published in the journal Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, pp. 445-447. This work included two St. Thomas undergraduate students, Jonathan Wadle and Logan McDermott.
Dan Gjelten, UST Libraries, is the author of "Library Redux," published in the Jan./Feb. issue of BizEd Journal. As students and faculty embrace online materials, Gjelten argues that that they should not forget about the wealth of research support they can find in their academic libraries.
Dr. Jill Hendrickson and Dr. Daniel Fairchild, Economics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, are the authors of an article, "Bank Branch Location and Stability During Distress," accepted for publication by the Journal of Financial Economic Policy. The article was cowritten by Dr. Mark Nichols.
Dr. Anne Klejment, History Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented her paper, “From Union Square to Rome: The Origins of Dorothy Day’s Catholic Anarchism,” in January at the joint meeting of the American Historical Association and the American Catholic Historical Association.
Dr. Robert Koerpel, is the author of “Between History and Dogma: On the Spirit of Tradition in the Demands and Limitations of Modernity,” published in New Blackfriars 95:1055 (2014): 3-20.
Dr. John Martens, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “The Word Made Digital," published in Dec. 18, 2013 issue of America magazine. He also writes a regular column for America Magazine.
Dr. David Penchansky is the author of “Beauty, Power, and Attraction: Aesthetics and the Hebrew Bible,” published in Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics, Richard J. Bautch and Jean-Francois Racine, eds., Semeia Studies, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013. The book is dedicated, in part, to Penchansky. He also is the author of “Deconstruction,” published in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, Steven McKenzie, ed., New York: Oxford Press.
Dr. Gerald Schlabach, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, spoke Jan. 22, at the monthly “Moment For Peace” event held at the Quito Mennonite Church in Ecuador. He spoke on “El Milagro de la Conversación Menonita-Católica” (“The Miracle of Mennonite-Catholic Conversation”). Photos are available.
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Family Business Center Fellow, participated in the annual meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion held Nov. 8 to 10, in Boston. She presented two papers, "Spirit in the Heartland: Implications for Communities and the Scientific Study of Religion" and "Religious Family Values, Family Business Virtues: A Study of Two Generations in 20 Family Firms," (the latter was co-written with Emilee Sirek '13). She also served as convener for the session "Religion in the Workplace" and as invited critic in the Author Meets Critic panel on Pierre Hegy's Wake Up Lazarus! Paths to Renewal. She presented "Why Marry?" at the Church of St. Mary of the Lake's annual "Celebrate Marriage" event on Feb. 1.