Tina Astorga, theology, won third place in the 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Awards for Catholic Moral Theology and Social Ethics: A New Method. Her book also won the College Theology Society Best Book Award of 2014.
At their recent gathering in New York, the Catholic Press Association of the US and Canada awarded Becoming Beholders: Cultivating a Sacramental Imagination and Actions in College Classrooms, edited by Garaventa Center co-director Karen Eifler and Tom Landy of the College of the Holy Cross, second prize in the Professional Resources category. The book includes work by Stephanie Salomone, mathematics, and Sr. Angela Hoffman OSB, chemistry, and is being used by mission and identity offices in seventy Catholic colleges and universities throughout North America.
Lars Larson, English, presented “Academia’s Dialectical Dharma” (a paper that looks to India’s cultural history for its classroom-enhancing dialectical tradition) at the New Directions in the Humanities Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 19.
Jim Jurinski, business administration, contributed an opinion piece to the Catholic Sentinel entitled “Tax Court Failed to Respect Church-State Separation” criticizing a recent Oregon Tax Court decision allowing Clatsop County to impose real estate tax on the St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish rectory in Astoria, Ore.
Valerie Peterson, mathematics, gave an invited lecture in the School of Education at Florida State University about matrix rank and implementing inquiry-oriented instruction in undergraduate mathematics courses on June 24.
Jeffrey Cooper, theology, presented “I am His Descent into Hell: Merton, Metaphor and the Descent to Truer Self” at the International Thomas Merton Society 2015 Conference: Merton 100: Living the Legacy, at Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, June 6, 2015.
Hanna Callender, mathematics, presented “IONTW:? Infectious diseases on networks using Netlogo” at the international conference on Micro and Macro Systems in the Life Sciences, held at the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center in Bedlewo, Poland. At the same conference, recent graduate (math and biology double major) Hannah Biegel presented her poster, “Implications of multiple sensitivity analysis techniques in stochastic models of focal adhesion dynamics.”