Mike Bowen, Department of History, had his book Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party quoted by a number of major media outlets – first in Jonah Goldberg’s article “GOP: Grand Old Potshots,” Los Angeles Times October 22; then in John Dickerson’s article “Chris Christie: The Establishment’s Man” in Slate November 5 (also posted on the CBS News website) and in the Chicago Tribune November 6, 2013.
Ralph Saporito, Department of Biology, had his work featured in Karl Gruber’s article “Poison Frogs Make Their Babies Toxic, Too” in the National Geographic blog “Weird and Wild,” November 21, 2013. Professor Saporito collaborated with researchers from the Organization for Tropical Studies and Universidad de Costa Rica, as well as with JCU graduate Yaritbel Torres-Mendoza ’13.
Donald Cozzens’ latest book, Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journal of a Secular Priest, was reviewed favorably in two academic journals: Theological Studies, the journal of the Catholic Theological Society of America, December 2013; and American Catholic Studies, the journal of the American Catholic Historical Society, Fall 2013.
Finalists for the first John C. Soper Award in Social Entrepreneurship presented their projects on November 4, 2013. This award was created to honor Jack Soper and his role in developing entrepreneurship at John Carroll. The award is funded by the Master Members of the JCU Entrepreneur Association. Jack Soper (EC) passed away in August. Students were challenged to create an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. The winner of the award received $500 in cash and an opportunity to join the JCU hatchery to work with a mentor on developing their proposal. Nine teams – 34 students from throughout the university – participated in workshops and the program. The winner of the contest was the Carroll Ballers team composed of Ned Barnes and Michael Gong. Other finalists were: Ear Armor (Kyle Cassidy, Alexandria Flynn, Gloria Kaucic, Lisa Perry, and Rebecca Sigler); Louder than Hunger (Anthony Pero, Drew Schawanitz, Jordan Lippe, Alessio Difranco, Sara Knezevich, Steven Mayer); and Leftovers ( Lauren DeRoia, Matt Feeney, Kimberly Hoag, Jimmy King, Chris Libertin, Liam O’Brien).
Accountancy students advised by Jerry Weinstein, Ann Lee, and George Goodrich, competed in the 2013 Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition. Team B earned second place and a regional honorable mention award. Team A students were: Evan Coury, Stephanie Pogacnik, Cayley Huebler, Erich Kolling, and Dominick Bottiggi. Team B students were: Jaclyn Roznik, Anna Winberg, Erik Petrecca, Allison Pugliese, and Brad Hopkins.
John Carroll received a NetVUE Program Development Grant in the amount of $44,226 from the Council of Independent Colleges funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment. The program titled “Building Capacity for Reflection” will allow John Carroll to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among our undergraduates. The project Director is Anne Kugler, and members of the Project Team are: Lauren Bowen, Eddie Carreon, Kathleen Dean, Peggy Finucane, Ed Hahnenberg, Michelle Millet, Maryclaire Moroney, Paul Murphy, Bud Stuppy, and Claudia Wenzel.
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