Faculty notes

Biology
Carl D. Anthony and Cari-Ann Hickerson coauthored an article with B. Michael Walton titled “Interactions among Forest-floor Guild Members in Structurally Simple Microhabitats,” The American Midland Naturalist 168:1 (2012).

X. Wang, N. Urata, Y. Tezuka, T. Wada, T. Sasaoka, H. Sakai, Ralph A. Saporito and N. Toyooka published “Synthesis and Biological Activities of the 3,5-disubstituted Indolizidine Poison Frog Alkaloid 239Q and its Congeners,” European Journal of Organic Chemistry [online] November 6, 2012.

Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures
Santa Casciani chaired the session “Teaching on the Road: Ideal Setting for the Future of Italian in American Universities” and presented the paper “Framing Grace: Artists and Poets of the Italian Renaissance” at The Future of Italian Teaching: Media, Social Networks, New Technologies and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives conference in Rome, Italy, October 5-6, 2012.

Professor Casciani also reviewed In the Light of the Angels: Angelology and Cosmology in Dante’s Divina Commedia by Susanna Barsella in Renaissance Quarterly, 65:1 (Spring 2012) 233-235.

Luigi Ferri presented “Identity without Boundaries: A Literacy Approach on the Road” at The Future on Italian Teaching: Media, Social Networks, New Technologies and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives conference in Rome, Italy, October 5-6, 2012.

Katherine Gatto published the essay “Poet of Miracles: Berceo’s La vida de San Millán and the ‘Marfiles’ (Ivories) of San Millián’s Reliquary” in Rondas Literarias De Pittsburgh (2011), ed. Gregorio C. Martín, assoc. ed. Juan Fernández Jiménez.

Communication and Theatre Arts
Bob Noll gave a talk to 75 members of The Musical Theater Project about the making of the BBC musical “She Loves Me” at John Carroll on November 14, 2012.

Jacqueline Schmidt presented two papers: “An Analysis of the Impact of the Rhetoric of Agitation and Control: a Forty-year Review of the Research” and another, coauthored with Deborah Uecker, “Russia and U.S. Business Ethics Revisited 2012,” which examined the changes in communication, ethics, and perceptions between Russians and U.S. students since 2003, at the National Communication Association conference in Orlando, Florida, November 14-18, 2012.

Economics and Finance
Gary Porter was interviewed by Anne Kates Smith for the article “Top Fund Managers Fade Over Time” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 66:11 (November 2012).

Education and Allied Studies
Kathleen Roskos coauthored with Lisa Lenhart and Brandi Noll, Early Literacy Materials Selector (ELMS): A Tool for Review of Early Literacy Program Materials (Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin/ Sage Publications, 2012).

Professor Roskos and James F. Christie published the synthesis article “Play’s Potential in Early Literacy Development” in the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online] (Montreal: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development, 2012).

English
Philip J. Metres published the poem “from ‘Home/Front’” in Narrative (2012). Two poems from “The Book of Hours” and “Nicodemus Below the Cross” were republished in the anthology Poems of Devotion (Eugene, OR: Wiqf and Stock, 2012). Also, “from ‘Hung Lyres,’” “Asymmetries,” “Testimony,” “Compline,” and “from ‘Home/Front’” were republished in The New American Poetry of Engagement (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2012)

Professor Metres also published translations of Arseny Tarkovsky’s poems “Song Under the Bullet,” and “Untitled” in Guernica (November, 2012) and Tarkovsky’s poems “The Cricket, Valya’s Willow,” and “My sight, which was my power … ” in Asymptote (October, 2012).

History
Anne Kugler presented “Suffering and Spirituality: Pain and Fear in Women’s Experience of Aging,” for the conference Pain and Old Age: Three Centuries of Suffering in Silence? University of London, October 23-24, 2012.

Management, Marketing and Logistics
Paul R. Murphy coauthored, with Adriana Rossiter Hofer and A. Michael Knemeyer, the article “The Roles of Procedural and Distributive Justice in Logistics Outsourcing Relationships” in the Journal of Business Logistics 33:3 (September 2012) 196-209.

Mark D. Treleven and Charles A. Watts coauthored, with Richard J. Penlesky, Thomas E. Callerman and Daniel J. Bragg, “Animated PowerPoint Presentations For Teaching Operations And Supply Chain Management: Perceived Value And Electronic Exchange Of Files,” American Journal of Business Education 5:6 (2012) 763-770.

Philosophy
Brenda Wirkus published “Sex” in The Routledge Companion to Theism, Charles Taliaferro, Victoria S. Harrison, and Stewart Goetz, eds. (London and New York: Routledge, 2012).

Theology and Religious Studies
Joseph F. Kelly published History and Heresy: How Historical Forces Can Create Doctrinal Conflicts (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012).

Zeki Saritoprak presented “Living our Faith Together: The Experience of God in Modern Culture,” at the Muslim Catholic National Plenary “Living our Faith Together” held at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, October 3-5, 2012. He also participated in the curriculum development for
the Abraham’s Children workshop organized by the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore, October 21-23, 2012.

Professor Saritoprak also published “Dialogue between Muslims and Christians: Qur’anic Guidance, Historical Precedence, and Contemporary Prospects in the United States” in Can Muslims and Christians Resolve their Religious and Social Conflicts? Cases from Africa and the United States, (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013).

Paul Nietupski presented “Religion and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Ando,” for the panel The Maturation
of the Geluk Sect: Amdo and the Qing Empire at the American Academy of Religion National Conference, Chicago, November 19, 2012.


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