Dr. Catherine Craft-Fairchild, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “The ‘Jewish Question’ on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Harrington and the Correspondence Between Maria Edgeworth and Rachel Mordecai Lazarus.” It will appear in Eighteenth-Century Life 38.3 (fall 2014) on pages 30-63.
Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, visited Hong Kong where he gave a lecture in the diocesan center. Three bishops were present in the audience. He also gave a course Sept. 1-5 on “The Second Vatican Council 1959-1965” to Catholic missionaries to China and to Asia. The missionaries gather in early September for a formation course. He is also the author of “Sinodo, la vera scommessa di Francesco,” which appeared in Europa (Italian newspaper) on Sept. 19, and “Il Sinodo dei Vescovi e gli annullamenti,” which appeared on Huffington Post Italia on Sept. 18.
Dr. Ray MacKenzie, English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, has published a new translation of Montesquieu’s novel from 1721, Persian Letters (Hackett Publishing). The book includes an extensive introduction, notes and bibliography.
Dr. Deborah Savage, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, gave the opening keynote address at the International Theology of the Body Congress in Philadelphia on July 9. The address was titled “Complementarity as Mission: Man, Woman, and the Culture of Life.” Savage also presented “Woman as Prophet: a Feminism for the 21st Century” at the Congress. In addition, Savage presented “The Nature of Woman in Relation to Man” to the faculty at the University of Lubljana, Slovenia, in June. Most recently, Savage published a paper titled “The Centrality of Lived Experience in Wojtyla’s Account of the Person” in the journal Annals of Philosophy, Volume LXI, No. 4, 2013, at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland.
Dr. William Stevenson, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, will be presenting a paper titled “Suffering and Spiritedness: The Doctrine of Comfort and the Drama of Thumos in More’s Dialogue” at the Institute for Thomas More Studies at the University of Dallas. The Theology of More’s Tower Works Conference will take place Nov. 7-8.
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, School of Engineering, has been selected to participate in National Academy of Engineering event on innovation in engineering education.
Dr. Artika Tyner, School of Law, has a leadership book, The Law as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice, which was published by The American Bar Association. An overview of the book: “Imagine if community members across the world began planting seeds of social change, justice, and freedom. Could you be the one who plants the seeds for the promotion of access to affordable housing, fair sentencing, educational equity or racial justice? This is your beckoning to lead — will you answer the call? The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice is an inspiring road map designed to help you become an effective agent for social change and transformational leader. The social justice challenges of our time are enormous. About one in seven U.S. residents live in poverty and the disparity between the haves and have-nots is wider than at any point since the Great Depression. The poor are largely marginalized from the public policy process and often are unable to assert their legal rights in regard to basic necessities such as nutrition, health, shelter, income, education and protection from violent physical abuse. More broadly, the poor are perpetually victimized by systems which maintain and uphold discrimination, disparate outcomes and subordination based upon one’s social identity.”