Albert Nagy presented a paper titled “Audit Partner Specialization: The Case of Andersen Followers” at the Southeast Regional meeting of the American Accounting Association in Destin, Florida, April 7-9.

Gwen Kinebrew served as an invited judge for the annual Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Cleveland Clinic on March 24-25. Students from JCU were among participants from colleges and universities that included Spelman College, University of Texas San Antonio, Oberlin College, and the University of South Florida. The students presented results of their research that included the impact of Ramipril on neurogenesis, myogenesis in Xenopus, inhibition of Amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease, and prophylactic use of antibiotics in spinal surgery.

Katherine Gyékényesi Gatto published “Su siglo veinte: El cine posmoderno de Ildikó Enyedi” on Cine realizado por mujeres at Cinelació February 2011.

Hélène N. Sanko reviewed L’Afrique noire est-elle maudite? by Moussa Konaté in The French Review 84:4 (2011) 842-843.

Megan Thornton presented “Breaking the Silence: Literary Resistance in Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky-Lexington, April 14-16, 2011.

Fern R. Levy gave an invited talk, “Christian Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust-The Motivating Factors of Altruism,” to the an audience of more than 90 people comprising members of the Gesu Women’s Guild, the Fairmount Presbyterian Church Women’s Guild, and Fairmount Temple’s Sisterhood at their annual Interfaith Day held this year at Fairmount Temple.

For the seventh year in a row, Bob Noll judged the JoAnn Robinson Memorial Scholarship competition sponsored by Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company. The scholarship is open to students nationwide. The cash award is given to a full-time college student who is African-American and majors in broadcast journalism.

Jackie Schmidt presented a paper titled “Helping the First Generation Student Feel at Home” at the Central States Communication Association conference in Milwaukee on April 7.

Kathleen Roskos chaired the State Advisory Committee that developed the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Plan for the state of Ohio submitted to the U.S. Department of Education at the beginning of April.

Professor Roskos also published “Mindbrain and Play-Literacy Connections” with James F. Christie in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 11:1 (2011) 73-94 and “A Formative Study of an Ebook Instructional Model in Early Literacy” with Karen Burstein, Byeong- Keun You, Jeremy Brueck, and Carolyn O’Brien, online in Creative Education 2:1 (March 2011).

Professor Roskos presented a paper titled “Design Study of an Ebook Instructional Model in Early Literacy: Findings on Functionality and Usability in the Preschool Classroom” and served as a discussant for a paper by Daisy Smeets and Adriana Bus, “Learning Vocabulary from Interactive Electronic Storybooks for Kindergarteners” at the American Educational Research Association annual conference, New Orleans, April 8-12.

Philip Metres published a chapbook of his poems entitled Ode to Oil (Cleveland Heights: Kattywompus Press, 2011).

Tom Pace presented “Contested Land, Contested Language: The Puritan Pedagogy of John Eliot” at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta on April 8, 2011.

Scott J. Allen and Mitchell Kusy edited The Little Book of Leadership Development (New York: AMACOM, 2011).

Professor Allen and the John Carroll S.I.F.E. (Students in Free Enterprise) team presented in the Regional S.I.F.E. competition at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on March 21. Their presentation reviewed four of their 2010- 2011 projects:
• African Children Ministries: a project that focused on skill building and fundraising that raised $7,000 that helped purchase a truck for the orphanage.
• Hope for Honduran Children Foundation: a partnering project that created a micro-enterprise to establish sustainable revenue for the children. This program raised $4,000 and resulted in an immersion trip for 11 students that will take place next month.
• Elevate Your Future: an opportunity for students to learn about, practice, and refine their interviewing “elevator speech” through interaction with executives, including members of the John Carroll Entrepreneurs Association.
• Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge: in partnership with Geraci’s Italian Restaurant and a grant from Sam’s Club, the students developed methods to make the local eatery more environmentally sustainable.
The S.I.F.E. team was invited to compete at the Nationals May 10-12 at Minneapolis, MN.

Mariana Ortega published “To Live in the Borderlands Means You” in Bridging, eds. Analouise Keating and Gloria González-López (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2011) 155-157.

N. K. Piracha, K. V. Duncan-Chamberlin, R. Ali, M. A. Kalyar, M. Mehmood, Rizwan Ahmed, and M. A. Baig published “Laser Excited Population Redistribution in the 2p53p Multiplet in Neon” in Optics Communications 284 (2011) 2872-2875.

Mindy Peden presented a paper titled “Probable Futures” and chaired the panel “Political Theory and Political Economy” at the 2011 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago on April 1-3.

Elizabeth Stiles and Lauren Bowen presented “The Pre-Emptive Effect of the State Judiciary on State Legislation” at the 2011 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago on April 1-3.

Jen Ziemke has been monitoring Libya and Japan for crisis mapping on the following link: news/article/180173/3/JCU-professor- making-life-saving-connections-in-Japan

Penny Harris reviewed two grant proposals for the National Alzheimer’s Association: research paper abstracts for the 64th Annual Scientific Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America and a manuscript for the international journal Aging and Mental Health.

In March and April, Professor Harris conducted two focus groups with people who have early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their spouses about dementia and friendship.

Professor Harris and John Keady published “The Journal’s Ten-Year Anniversary—Looking Back and Moving Forward” in Dementia 10:1 (2011) 3-6.

Susan Long presented a paper, “Bodies, Technologies and Aging in Japan” as part of a panel entitled Old Age Policies in Japan at the Association for Asian Studies-ICAS joint meeting on April 1 in Honolulu.

Professor Long gave the Stieglitz Memorial Lecture at the College of Wooster, April 12, 2011. The talk was titled, “Bioethics, Cultural Scripts and the Good Death in Contemporary Japan.”

Paul Lauritzen published “Humming with Mystery: Synthetic Biology and Playing God” in Commonweal, April 8, 2011.

Professor Lauritzen was a respondent to Nicholas Wolterstorff about the topic “Is a Secular Grounding of Human Rights Possible?” at a symposium on human rights sponsored by the Veritas Forum at Northwestern University on April 13, 2011.

Sheila E. McGinn published “How [Often] Should I Forgive?” in Catholic Asian News (March 2011) 19-23.

Paul Nietupski presented a paper titled “Reading Asian Art and Artifacts” at the 2011 ASIANetwork Conference in Chicago on April 16.

Professor Nietupski organized the February JCU visit of Dr. Tran Le Hoa Tranh of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dr. Tranh’s visit was sponsored by The Walter & Mary Tuohy Chair of Interreligious Studies, with additional support from the Program in Applied Ethics and the Department of Sociology.

Professor Nietupski lectured about “The Religious and Literary History of Tibet” at The Rowfant Club in Cleveland on February 16, 2011.

Professor Nietupski conducted a research seminar, “Religion, Governance, and Economy in the Greater Labrang Amdo Community” at Northwestern University on February 20-21.

Thomas L. Schubeck, S.J., reviewed Movement or Moment?: Assessing Liberation Theology Forty Years after Medellin, by Patrick Claffey and Joe Egan. Theological Studies 72:1 (2011) 196- 198.

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