Dr. Hans Gustafson, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and Theology Department, is the author of a chapter, “Sacramental Mediation Between Theology and Spirituality,” published in Spirituality in the 21st Century: Explorations. (Inter-Disciplinary Press Oxford, UK).
Dr. Bonnie Holub, Honeywell Endowed Chair in Global Technology Management, Graduate Programs in Software, School of Engineering, was named to Ever-Green Energy’s board of directors. Ever-Green Energy is one of the country’s foremost experts in advancing integrated energy systems. Developed through District Energy St. Paul, Ever-Green has decades of experience in engineering, system development and utility ownership and management.
Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a chapter, “Overcoming Problems Incorporating NMR into the Organic Chemistry Lab,” which was published March 19 in the ACS Symposium Series book NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum (ch. 6, pp. 83-90).
James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, attended the national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies April 10-13. The meeting was held in Chicago under the joint sponsorship of Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. Rogers organized a panel on “Irish-American Respectability,” in which he presented a paper titled “Performing Respectability: The Memoirs of Sullivan, Corbett, and Mack.” He also chaired three other sessions. On April 12, Dufour Editions hosted a book launch for the recently released Extended Family: Essays on Being Irish American from New Hibernia Review, which he edited. A past president of ACIS, Rogers left the organization’s executive committee at this meeting after 14 years of continuous service.
Dr. Lisa K. Waldner, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, (with Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University), are the authors of “Graffiti as a Form of Contentious Political Participation” in Sociology Compass 7: 377-389.
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Sociology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper, "Middle Class in Middle America: Toward a Sociology of the Middle Class," April 5, at the annual meetings of the British Sociological Association in London.
Junior Xavier Vergara and senior Nick Chang presented a session, “Teambuilding Softly,” at the regional National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) conference in Minneapolis. Dr. Tori Svoboda, associate dean of students, also co-presented a session with Robin Hart Ruthenbeck from Macalester College. Their session was titled “Deepening Conversations About First Generations.” Graduate student Laurie Schulz served on the conference planning committee.