Robert Bloom published “Perspectives on the Pathways Commission Report: An Analysis of the Proposals,” CPA Journal 83:8 (August 2013), 10-14.

Rebecca Drenovsky, N. Pietrasiak, L.S. Santiago, and R.C. Graham published “Biogeomorphology of a Mojave Desert Landscape – Configurations and Feedbacks of Abiotic and Biotic Land Surfaces during Landform Evolution,” Geomorphology 200 (October 2013).

Professor Drenovsky also published (with Albina Khasanova and Jeremy James) “Drought Impacts, Plant Water Relations and Nitrogen Nutrition in Aridland Perennial Grasses,” Plant and Soil (May 2013).

Professor Drenovsky, M. Thornhill, and Jeremy James presented “Environmental Stochasticity, not Resource Limitation, Drives Fecundity and Recruitment in Perennial Bunchgrasses” and Professor Drenovsky M. Moore, R. Jabaily, C. Martine, and A.B. Morris participated in the panel discussion “What is it Like to Apply and Work at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution?” at the Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, New Orleans, LA, July 27-31, 2013.

Christopher Sheil and Krista Zaharewicz published “Anatomy of the Fully Formed Chondrocranium of Podecnemis unfilis (Pleurodira:Podocnemididae),” Acta Zoologica 94:3 (2013).

Cyrilla Wideman and Helen Murphy (PS) coauthored an article with Kayla Cierniak, Wendy Sweet, and Christine Moravec titled “An Animal Model of Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy Utilizing the Social Defeat Paradigm,” Physiology & Behavior 120
(August 2013).

Jenna Drenten (MML) attended the 5th Annual “Connecting Campuses with Communities” Service Learning Institute and Research Academy hosted by Indiana Campus Compact and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Center for Service and Learning, Indianapolis, IN, May 13-17, 2013.

Chrystal Bruce published (with JCU student Maddi Ferrara and Hope College collaborators Pravin Patil, Karalyne Cousins, Mallory Smith, Sarah Weiskamp, and Moses Lee)

“Controlling the radical 5-exo-trig cyclization, and selective synthesis of seco-iso-cyclopropylfurano[e] indoline (seco-iso-CFI) and seco-cyclopropylthiophene[e]indoline (seco-CTI) DNA alkylating subunit of the duocarmycins,” Tetrahedron Letters, 54:35 (August 2013).

Professor Bruce also published “Beyond the Syllabus: Using the First Day of Class in Physical Chemistry as an Introduction to the Development of Macroscopic, Molecular-level, and Mathematical Models,” Journal of Chemical Education 90:9 (2013).

Professor Bruce also developed new editions of the nationally-normed Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics Exam and the Physical Chemistry Quantum Mechanics Exam with Alex Grushow, Allison A. Calhoun, John D. Dwyer, Mark D. Ellison, David A. Hales, Malkiat Johal, Peter B. Kelly, Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Danny G. Miles, Melissa S. Reeves, Jodye I. Selco, Jie Song, and James Whitten for the American Chemical Society Examinations Institute (2013).

Thomas Nevin edited The Last Years Of Saint Therese: Doubt and Darkness, 1895-1897 (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Peter Kvidera reviewed Policing Methamphetamine: Narcopolitics in Rural America by William Garriott in Studies in American Culture 35:1 (October 2012).

Professor Kvidera also reviewed essays for Studies in American Culture and Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS).

Sara Stashower was appointed Director of Internships and Experiential Learning for the College of Arts and Sciences. A 25- year veteran in the advertising and public relations industry, Sara developed and oversaw the internship program at Liggett Stashower, which came to be named as one of America’s Top Ten Internships (2010). Additionally, Sara was a pioneering advisor of (i) Cleveland, the internship initiative to retain talent in the region and was inducted in to the American Advertising Federation Cleveland Hall of Fame in 2006. Sara holds an Ed.M from Harvard University, where she studied with the folks who invented Sesame Street, and came to John Carroll in 2001 as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. Subsequently, she was appointed Visiting Instructor (2008-2013).

Jackie Schmidt and Deborrah Uecker published “Everyday communication between parents and adolescents in the USA and Russia” in the Russian Journal of Communication 5:2 (June 2013).

Professor Schmidt, Jack Soper (EC, deceased), and Jill Bernaciak (ER) published two articles: “Creativity in the Entrepreneurship Program: A survey of the directors of Award winning programs,” Journal of Entrepreneurship Education 16 (2013); and “Ethics Education in an Entrepreneurship Minor,” Proceedings of the National Business and Economics Society, March 6-12, 2013, Costa Rica.

Professor Schmidt also published “The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control: Impact in Scholarly Works,” Poroi, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention and with Zhanna Zaritskaya published “Improving Making Isomorphic Attribution Through Intercultural Virtual Training,” Topical Problems of Communication and Culture 15 (January 2013).

Professor Schmidt also attended a week long National Communication Association Faculty development program this summer at Hope College.

Cecile Brennan published “Ensuring Ethical Practice: Guidelines for Mental Health Counselors in Private Practice,” Journal of Mental Health Counseling 35:3 (2013).

Nathan Gehlert, Tucker Brown, Tianzhi Chen, and Ralph Piedmont published “Age and Gender Effects on the Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) Scale: A Cross-Sectional Analysis,” Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 5:2 (2013).

Kathleen Roskos published “Every Teacher Learning: Professional Development Design in P-3 Literacy Practice” in Handbook of Research-Based Practice in Early Education, ed. D. Ray Reutzel (New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2013).

Professor Roskos also presented a research paper titled “Key Findings of eBook Use in Early Literacy Instruction” at the 18th European Conference on Reading held at Jonkoping University in Jonkoping Sweden, August 6-9, 2013.

Philip Metres published the poem “Outside the Complex” in The Freeman (July/August 2013). He also published excerpts from “Homefront/Removes,” and “To Each His Fate” in Ostrich Review 3 (Summer 2013); three poems from A Concordance of Leaves in Poetry Daily (August 17, 2013); and three poems from “Hung Lyres” in Poetry Congeries (July 2013), in which he also was interviewed.

Professor Metres also published the essay “Under the Bombs: On the Failure of Protest Art, and Why We Still Need It” in Matter (May 2013).

Professor Metres also published translations of Arseny Tarkovsky’s poems “Candle,” “Portrait,” and “Stand Right Here in Poetry Congeries (July 2013); and “Earthy” in Rowboat (Spring 2013), as well as translations of Lev Rubinstein’s “For It is Said” and “Index” in Diode (2013).

Maria Marsilli published “History: Colonial Chile and New Granada” in the Handbook of Latin American Studies volume 68, Katherine McCann, Chief Editor (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013).

Professor Marsilli coordinated the panel “El papel de la Identidad: Usos y modos de la palabra escrita en la creacion de la identidad en Chile, siglo XIX” and presented her own paper, “Los Demonios del Historiador: La Quintrala y la Guerra a Muerte en la Imaginacion politica de Benjamin Vicuna Mackenna, Chile, siglo XIX” at the Twentieth Conference of Chilean History, Iquique (Chile), August 12-14, 2013.

Professor Marsilli also completed a scouting trip to Peru, making use of a Kahl Grant, to organize a study abroad experience for JCU students in May 2013.

Jenna Drenten presented “The Role of Market-Mediated Milestones in Negotiating Coming of Age Identity Tensions among Adolescent Girls” at the 8th Annual Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Tucson, AZ, June 12-16, 2013.

Tina Facca, Jackie Schmidt (CO) and Jack Soper (EC, deceased) published “Assessing Entrepreneurship Curriculum in Jesuit Higher Education: Step One in Developing a Brand Identity” in the Journal of Jesuit Business Education 4:1 (2013).

Tom Short, Thomas Bradstreet, and Michael Nessly published “A course in constructing effective displays of data for pharmaceutical research personnel,” Pharmaceutical Statistics 12:3 (2013).

Harry Gensler, S.J., edited Ethics and The Golden Rule (New York: Routledge, 2013). Professor Gensler also published “Reasoning” and “Syllogism” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012- 13: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi (Detroit: Gale, 2013).

Sharon Kaye reviewed William of Ockham on Metaphysic by Jenny E. Pelletier in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21:4 (2013).

Mariana Ortega was an invited speaker and lecturer at the Philosophy in An Inclusive Key Seminar, Penn State University, August 2013. Her talk was titled “On Internal Exclusions and Latinidad.” She lectured about “Intersectionality and the Appeal to Experience.”

Professor Ortega was also an invited speaker at the first meeting of Latino/a Philosophers: A National Symposium at SUNY Stonybrook, March 15-16, 2013.

Professor Ortega presented the paper “Identity, Horizons and Multiplicitous Selves” at the MALCS (Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social) Summer Institute, Ohio State University, July 17-20, 2013.

Professor Ortega also gave a keynote talk, “Philosophy: From Love of Exclusion to Intersectional Wisdom” at the Diversity in Philosophy Conference at the University of Dayton, May 29-31, 2013.

Brenda Wirkus published “Linguistic Philosophy” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy ed. Robert Fastiggi (Detroit: Gale, 2013).

Mindy Peden co-chaired (with Kam Shapiro, Illinois State University) the foundations of political theory section of the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting (Chicago, August 29 – September 1) organizing 56 panels and inviting the plenary speaker, Roberto Unger of Harvard University Law School and former minister of strategic affairs for Brazil.

Abdul Imam presented virtually “Behavioral and Cognitive Rationales for Frequent Testing: Evidence from Assessments in Content Courses” at the 20th International Conference on Learning, Rhodes, Greece, July 2013.

Professor Imam presented the poster “Can’t Answer Response Option (CARO) Disrupts Equivalence Formation in Simultaneous Protocol” at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C., May 25-26, 2013.

Helen Murphy and Cyrilla Wideman (BL) presented “Effects of a ‘Smart Drug’ on Spatial Learning in Rats” at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C., May 25-26, 2013.

Professors Murphy and Wideman also presented “Effects of Diet-Induced Obesity and Reversal of Circadian Rhythms on Body Weight, Metabolism, and Activity in Rats” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior in New Orleans, LA, July 30 – August 3, 2013.

Elizabeth Swenson organized a symposium about Effective Capstone Courses presented at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology meeting at the American Psychological Association convention, Honolulu, HI, August 2, 2013.

Penny Harris published “Dementia and Friendship: The Quality and Nature of the Relationships that Remain” in The International Journal of Aging and Human Development 76:2 (2013).

Professor Harris provided consultation with two international research groups on dementia: one at the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre, University of Edinburgh; the other with the dementia resilience project at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway, Ireland.

Doris Donnelly published “The Cleric Behind ‘Les Mis’” in the Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2013. Professor Donnelly spoke about “What Catholics Should Know about Islam” at the First Friday Club of Akron at the University of Akron January 11, 2013. On January 23, she spoke about “The Theme of Friendship in the Documents of Vatican II” at St. Christopher Church, Rocky River, OH.

Professor Donnelly also lectured at Case Western Reserve University about “The Accuracy of Coverage of the Catholic Faith in the Media,” and on “The Election of Pope Francis” on March 28, 2013, as well as about “The Higgs Boson: When Science Meets Faith” at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, on April 25, 2013.

Professor Donnelly gave an address at the Cleveland Club, First Friday gathering, about “What the Election of Pope Francis Means” on May 2, 2013.

Joseph Kelly published Who Is Satan? According to the Scriptures (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013).

Professor Kelly taped a program on September 17, 2013, for high school students about holidays in America for Cable 9, a non-profit organization in Summit County.

Professor Kelly is giving a series of six lectures about “The Origins of Christmas” for the Case Western Reserve University Senior Scholars Program at Bain Cabin, Fairiew Park, OH, September 23-October 28, 2013.

Paul Lauritzen published The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2013).

Professor Lauritzen has also been invited to serve as a regular contributor to the Global Justice Blog administered by the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

Paul Nietupski published “Understanding Religion and Politics in A mdo: The Sde khri Estate at Blab rang Monastery” in Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet, eds. Yangdon Dhondup, Ulrich Pagel, and Geoffrey Samuel (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

Zeki Saritoprak presented a paper titled “Revisiting the Qur’an’s Chapter 49:13” at Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: A symposium on the role of the Sacred Texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Uniting and Dividing Humanity, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, June 23-25, 2013.

Thomas Schubeck, S.J., spoke about “Keeping Hope Alive” to the alumni of John Carroll University and parishioners of St. Peter’s Church in Charlotte, NC on April 6, 2013.

Fr. Schubeck presented a paper titled “Racism or Reconciliation?” at the Forum on Race sponsored by the Office of Ministry to African American Catholics and the Diocesan Racism Committee in Cleveland on April 20, 2013.

Fr. Schubeck also spoke to a large group of senior citizens in University Heights on May 30, 2013, about “From Argentina to Rome – the Impact of Pope Francis’ Role in the Post Vatican II World.”

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