Dr. John Abraham, School of Engineering, will serve as keynote speaker for the Will Steger Foundation's 2014 Summer Institute for Climate Change and Energy Education. The event will be held Aug. 4 to 6 at the Audobon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, Minn.
Dr. Stephen Brookfield, John Ireland Chair, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, won the 2013 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education for his book Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults. The award is given by the University Professional Continuing Education Association for the best book published in the field each year. This is the first time Brookfield has won this particular award; he will accept it at the UPCEA's annual conference next month in Miami.
Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of three articles: A View from Abroad. The Shrinking Common Ground in the American Church, in “America”, Feb. 24; "Die Forschung zum II. Vaticanum und eine Kirche im Übergang von Benedikt zu Franziskus. Schluss des Literaturberichts," Theologische Quartalschrift, 193 (2013) 4, pp. 358-370; and "La 'Sacrosanctum Concilium' e il significato del Vaticano II, Rivista Liturgica, 100/4 (ott.-dic. 2013), pp. 791-808.
Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of a monograph, Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). The book will appear in Greek, Romanian and Russian in the years ahead.
Gavrilyuk’s essays that appeared in print fall 2013 include:
- "Vladimir Lossky’s Reception of Georges Florovsky’s Neo-Patristic Theology," in Justin Mihoc and Seraphim Aldea, eds., A Celebration of Living Theology: A Festschrift in Honour of Andrew Louth (London: T&T Clark, 2014), 191-202
- "G. V. Florovsky. Russkaia filosofiia v emigratsii" [G. V. Florovsky. Russian Theology in Emigration (a newly discovered manuscript)], Istoriko-filosofskii ezhegodnik (2013), 314-337
- "Neizvestnaia stranitsa istoriko-filosofskogo naslediia G.V.Florovskogo" [An Unknown Aspect of G. V. Florovsky’s History of Modern Russian Philosophy], Istoriko-filosofskii ezhegodnik (2013), 304-313
- "Florovsky’s Monograph Herzen’s Philosophy of History: The New Archival Material and the Reconstruction of the Full Text," Harvard Theological Review 107 (2014), forthcoming. Published by Cambridge University Press in First View online format Nov. 15, 2013
- "Avtorskii tekst dissertatsii prot. Georgiia Florovskogo “Istoricheskaia filosofiia Gertsena”: novyi arkhivnyi material i rekonstruktsiia kompozitsii," Vestnik PSTGU 50/1 (2013), 63-81
- "How Will the Pure in Heart See God?" CAS Spotlight 6/1 (Fall 2013), 16-17.
Gavrilyuk also gave the following papers and addresses:
- "Bulgakov’s Sophiological Panentheism," keynote address at the Fourth Annual Symposium in honor or Father Georges Florovsky, ‘Creation and Creaturehood: The Doctrine of Creation in the Patristic Tradition’, Princeton Theological Seminary, Feb. 14-15
- "Review of Christopher Beeley, The Unity of Christ (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012)," panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 2013
- "Florovsky’s Historical Method," presented at the Methodology Faculty Seminar, St Tikhon’s University, Moscow, Russia, Nov. 21, 2013
- "Florovsky’s Twenty-Five Year Path to The Ways of Russian Theology: From the 'Originality Narrative' to the 'Pseudomorphosis Narrative,'" presented at the International Conference ‘Filosofskoe i bogoslovskoe nasledie G. V. Florovskogo: Sovremennye interpretatsii’, Dom Russkogo Zarubezh’ia, Nov. 18, 2013
- "The Reception of Florovsky in Twentieth-Century Orthodox Theology," a public lecture given at Kiev Theological Academy, Kiev, Ukraine, Nov. 16, 2013
- "Orthodox-Catholic Dialog 50 Years After Vatican II: The Prospect and Promise of Full Communion," presented at the International Conference ‘Ecumenical Theology and Hermeneutics in the Post-Modern Age’, Bose, Italy, Oct. 16-19, 2013
Dr. Amy Levad, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of Redeeming a Prison Society; A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration (Fortress Press: Minneapolis, 2014).
Dr. Manjeet Rege, Graduate Programs in Software, is the author of "Feedback-Driven Clustering for Automated Linking of Web Pages" published in the proceedings of the eighth International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, held Dec. 9 to 12, 2013, in London. The paper was well received and was invited by the conference organizers to extend and publish in a journal. He also wrote "Extending Space Colonization Tree Modeling for Artistic Control and Environmental Interactions," which was published in the proceedings of the ninth International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, held January 5 to 8, in Lisbon, Portugal.
James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, attended the Southern regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies held Feb. 14 to 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rogers presented a paper titled “Sean Dunne’s The Road to Silence: An Anomalous Spiritual Autobiography?” His paper discussed a 1991 memoir by the Irish poet that records his estrangement and eventual reconciliation with Catholicism. Rogers also introduced the conference’s plenary speaker, Michael Gillespie of Florida International University, and he was one of the readers in a session called “Open-eyed and Full-throated: Readings by ACIS Poets.”
Gregory Sisk, School of Law, filed an amicus curiae brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case by a Minnesota band of Indians seeking recovery for breach of trust against the federal government. Read more about the brief online.
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, School of Engineering, is the author of the preface for the new book Textile Messages: Dispatches from the World of E-Textiles and Education (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies. She and her work also are featured in the book The Art of Tinkering. As part of the launch for that book, Thomas and her daughter Sage (a graduate of UST's Child Development Center) were asked to hack a copy of the book. Their hacked book is currently on display at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Thomas spoke at Stanford University Jan. 30 about how she balances her teaching and research with being a mother. Her talk also highlighted work that her research students are accomplishing in her Playful Learning Group.