Faculty Highlights for December 2012
December 14, 2012
Assistant Professor of Psychology Jacqueline Alfonso Barry presented "Do Drinking Games Matter? An Examination in a Mandated Student Sample" with Spencer Deschenes '14 at the 2012 meeting of the New England Psychological Association on October 13th.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Department Chair Catherine Simpson Bueker's article, "'Leads' to Expanded Social Networks, Increased Civic Engagement, and Divisions within a Community," will appear in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.
On October 13, Visiting Assistant Professor of History Dane Cash presented a paper entitled "'Like Carthage after Hannibal': The Korean Armistice and the New American Right" at the Fall Meeting of the New England Historical Association at Merrimack College.
In August, Visiting Assistant Professor of History Dave Corcoran presented a series of lectures in Medellin, Colombia. These lectures were sponsored by Partners of the Americas, a Washington-based organization which promotes inter-American collaboration at the community level. His presentations included "Colombian-US Relations and Reflections on the New Era" at the Universidad EAFIT and "Cultural Diplomacy and Foreign Relations" at the Centro Colombo-Americano.
Assistant Professor of English Lisa Falvey was interviewed for a feature story about EC Radio in the most recent edition of Higher Ed Tech Decisions: Emmanuel Goes Mobile with Internet Radio Broadcasting.
Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Jarvinen, Dylan Hillsburg '13 and Richard Morrow '14 presented two posters at the national Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, La., entitled "The effects of retinal degeneration on neurotrophin expression in the visual cortex" and "Innovative use of digital video vs. traditional strategies" on October 13th and October 16th.
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Laurie Johnston's First Year Seminar students hosted a special "Teach-In on AIDS" in honor of World AIDS Day on December 3rd.
Lecturer in Mathematics Maia Kelley, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair Yulia Dementieva and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christine Sample served as mentors for the First Robotics Lego League for local middle school students. The team successfully completed their first competition on November 17th at Newton North High School.
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Department Chair Fr. Thomas Leclerc, M.S. presented "St. Hildegard von Bingen: New Doctor of the Church" on October 13th to parishes of the North Shore at La Salette Faith Community, Topsfield, Mass.
Associate Professor of History and Department Chair Javier Marion's review of Desafíos al Orden: Politica y sociedades rurales durante la Revolución de Independencia will be published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 93, no.2.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Department Chair Rebecca Moryl and Assistant Professor of Economics Shuyi Jiang presented a session entitled "(pod) Casting out Apathy: Tools for Building and Nurturing Economic Connectedness" at the 8th Annual Economics Teaching Conference in Orlando on November 8th, hosted by the National Economics Teaching Association.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Department Chair Rebecca Moryl's research team Clara Ren '12, Mark Decristoforo '12 and Colin Shea '12 presented the poster "Assessing Effectiveness: Strategies for Achieving Local Economic Development Goals" at the 2012 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference in Baltimore, Md., on November 10th.
Associate Professor of History Melanie Murphy has an essay on the 1989 documentary on Nazi aesthetics, "Architecture of Doom," being published in Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing edited by John J. Michalczyk and Raymond G. Helmick.
Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair Megumi Naitoh delivered a presentation entitled "Print Seminar 2012" at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, on October 26th and 27th. Megumi's work was displayed from November 1st through November 24th in the Ceramics and Print Exhibition at Ann Linneman Studio Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Assistant Professor of English David Palumbo presented his paper, "The 'milk-sop[ed] Drapier: Satiric Intimacy through the Pastoral," at the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ECASECS) conference in Baltimore, Md., from November 1st through 3rd. His review of Peter J. Smith's book, Between two stolls: Scatology and its representation in English literature, Chaucer to Swift, appeared in the October 4-10, 2012, issue of Times Higher Education (UK).
Associate Professor of English Mary Beth Pope attended the 2012 Kingston-Mann Awards Ceremony for Diversity Inclusion Scholarship held at UMass Boston on November 9th, where Alejandro Ramirez '12 was honored for his winning submission of essays and stories written in Professor Pope's classes.
On September 27th, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Jon Paul Sydnor presented to the Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association (MFAA) about the history of interreligious relations in America. The MFAA is promoting interreligious harmony by making school systems more hospitable to students of minority faiths.
On October 14th, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Jaime Vidaurrazaga gave a lecture titled "Catholic Reading of Scripture," and on November 18th he gave a lecture titled "Catholic Teaching and Social Justice." Both lectures are part of the series "Faith Alive" which is the adult faith-formation series at Saint Paul Parish in Cambridge, Mass.