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Professional Notes for Nov. 24, 2015

Dave Brennan

Dr. Dave Brennan, Marketing Department, and Opus College of Business, presented: “Disruptive Innovations in Retailing” as the keynote speaker Oct. 22 at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Retailers Association in St. Paul.

Mark DelCogliano

Dr. Mark DelCogliano, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “A Fresh Look at William of St. Thierry’s Excerpts from the Books of Blessed Ambrose on the Song of Songs,” published in F. Tyler Sergent, Aage Rydstrøm-Poulsen, and Marsha L. Dutton (eds.), Unity of Spirit: Studies on William of Saint-Thierry in Honor of E. Rozanne Elder, Cistercian Studies Series 286 (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2015), 37-59. DelCogliano also is the author of “The Politics of Fasting in Basil of Caesarea,” published in Daniel McClain and Matt Tapie (eds.), Reading Scripture as a Political Act: Essays on the Theopolitical Interpretation of the Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015), 83-100.

Massimo Faggioli

Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Nostra Aetate After Fifty Years: History, Not Only Memory, of Vatican II,” published in “ABC Religion and Ethics” (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Oct. 30.

Kenneth Goodpaster

Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Emeritus Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, T. Dean Maines, director of the Veritas Institute of the Opus College of Business, Dr. Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Koch Chair in Catholic Studies, and Dr. Brian Shapiro, David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Business Ethics, received the Best Paper award for their paper, “Using UNPRME to Teach, Research, and Enact Business Ethics: Insights from the Catholic Identity Matrix for Business Schools,” at the 22nd annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference held Oct. 22-24 in New York.

Shersten Johnson

Dr. Shersten Johnson, Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is author of a chapter in the recently released Oxford Handbook on Music and Disability Studies titled “Understanding Is Seeing: Music Analysis and Blindness.” This essay examines the influences of notation on traditional analytical understandings of music. The discussion critiques narratives of analysis that explicate musical structure by relying upon visual means of interpretation alone and contemplates other modalities of understanding that serve the goals of music analysis.

Jennifer McGuire

Dr. Jennifer McGuire, Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the co-author of an article, “Rates of As and Trace-Element Mobilization Caused by Fe Reduction in Mixed BTEX–Ethanol Experimental Plumes,” published in Environmental Science and Technology.

James Rogers, Center for Irish Studies, attended the Midwest regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, held this year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Oct. 9-10. Rogers participated in a session called “Pedagogy and Process in Irish Studies,” where he presented a paper titled “A Publishing Genealogy: New Hibernia Review and its Predecessor Journals.” The paper charts a line of descent for NHR from Éire-Ireland, and before that, from earlier intellectual and cultural journals in Ireland such as Irish Historical Studies and The Bell. Also attending the conference were English majors and Irish studies minors Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.

Phil Rolnick

Dr. Phil Rolnick, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of Origins: God, Evolution and the Question of the Cosmos (Baylor University Press, Waco, Texas, 2015).

Dr. Buffy Smith, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Science, presented a professional development mentoring workshop for the counselors Oct. 29 at the Center for Wellness and Counseling, Augsburg College. She also was the keynote speaker for the Pan-Afrikan Center. The title of the talk was “Breaking the Silence: Navigating the Maze of Higher Education.”

Artika Tyner

Dr. Artika Tyner, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, and interim officer for diversity and inclusion, served as a speaker at the ABA Lead Law conference. She also was appointed to serve as a member of the ABA Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Committee.

Dr. Robert Werner, professor emeritus, Geography Department, College of Arts and Sciences, wrote a successful grant proposal to the Bush Foundation for $5,000 to help fund the Dakota 38 ride from Crow Creek, South Dakota, to Mankato, Minnesota, held Dec. 9-26. The ride promotes reconciliation and healing from the U.S./Dakota War of 1862.