Blair Woodard of the UP history department will offer a lecture, “An Iconography of Enemies: Catholics, Communists, and US-Cuban Relations,” on Thursday, October 5, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. In his talk, Woodard will examine the fifty-year war of images between the U.S. and Cuba and the role of the Catholic Church within this visual diplomacy. The event is free and open to all, and is sponsored by the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information contact the center at x7702 or email@example.com.
Hannah Highlander, mathematics, published a paper with UP alumni Hannah Biegel ’15 and Alex Quackenbush ’15 titled “Sensitivity Analysis for Stochastic and Deterministic Models of Nascent Focal Adhesion Dynamics,” Int. J. Biomath.
Lorretta Krautscheid, nursing, presented “ARBS and Steroids and Phosphate Binders – Oh MY! Pharmacologic management of chronic kidney disease,” a workshop presentation, at Northwest Kidney Kids, Turner, Oregon, August 2017.
Sharon Hogan, development, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, to be presented at the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable Conference on September 28.
Rev. Thomas E. Hosinski, C.S.C., professor emeritus of theology, recently had his book, The Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God, published by Orbis Books. It is a volume in a series entitled “Catholicity in an Evolving Universe” under the general editorship of Ilia Delio. The book is available in the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Jon Stanfill, theology, was a fellow at the NEH Summer Institute, “Migration and Empire: The Roman Experience from Marcus Aurelius to Muhammad,” held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At the institute, he presented a paper, “Precipitating Collapse: Climatic Change and the Migration of the Goths.” He also presented a paper, “John Chrysostom’s Processions and the Performative Assembly of Nicene Christianity” at the North American Patristics Society in Chicago (May 2017).
The Clark Library has a new gallery space on the main floor. We invite you to visit the first exhibit, which features Howard Hall images and artifacts. Howard Hall was at the intersection of campus life for nearly a century and the historic photographs capture its construction and uses over the years. The exhibit also includes a time capsule found in the cornerstone during the building’s deconstruction. The exhibit will be up through September 15 and also on September 21, the day of the groundbreaking for Dundon-Berchtold Hall.
Bob Butler, professor emeritus environmental studies, wrote and directed an animation on Japan’s Earthquakes & Tectonic Setting recently published by the Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS). The computer animation was done by Jenda Johnson, Earth Sciences Animated. View the animation at: this link or on youtube.
John Watzke, education, presented “From Grad School to Tenure: Establishing Scholarly Opportunities in Language Studies” at the annual conference of the International Society for Language Studies, University of Hawaii-Monoa, Honolulu, HI, in June 2017.
Mead K. Hunter, performing and fine arts, was recently interviewed by the National Endowment for the Arts for the Spotlight column of its summer newsletter. You can read the exchange at this link.
Michael F. Andrews, McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics, served as conference director for the International Association for the Philosophy of Edith Stein Fourth Biannual Conference (University of Portland), June 8-10, 2017. He serves as vice-president of the international organization. Over fifty scholars attended the Conference from eleven countries Scholars met on campus for three days to debate and engage various aspects of Edith Stein’s philosophical and theological thought through twenty-seven sessions and extended conversations in German, Italian, French, Spanish, and English.
Aziz Inan, engineering, published his article titled, “10 brainteasers to celebrate Martin’s birthday,” in the Steubenville Herald-Star on June 11, 2017. Last week, June 7 marked the centennial birthday of Italian–American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer Dean Martin, who was born in Steubenville, Ohio on June 7, 1917. The article can be seen at this link.
Susan Stillwell, nursing, presented a poster, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Audio Feedback,” at the Teaching Professor Conference Cutting-Edge Learning for Exceptional Educators, St. Louis MO, June 2-4, 2017.
Tammy VanDeGrift, engineering, was an invited senior panelist for the workshop Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: An Intentional Community in Engineering. She provided mentorship for post-docs and early career women faculty in electrical engineering and computer science. She served on three panels: mentoring, mastering teaching, and navigating organizations and tenure.
Mead K. Hunter, performing and fine arts, presided over The New Harmony Project’s annual new play development conference in Indiana from May 20-June 4. Two of the scripts workshopped at the conference are now scheduled for New York City premieres in the fall and spring.
Eduardo Contreras, Jr., international languages and cultures, presented “Legitimizing Exclusivity in Education Abroad: Roots of Selectivity in U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad, 1950s–1970,” at the AERA Annual Meeting and Symposium: Historical Perspectives on Critical Internationalization, San Antonio, TX : April 29, 2017.
On April 2-5, Sr. Angela Hoffman, chemistry, and two of her students attended the national American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco. Coyla Munson presented “Thermal stability of which turnip peroxidase in the presence of calcium chloride and ethylene glycol”, Rebecca Wetzel presented “Antibiotic and hyaluronidase-inhibiting fractions from the Rhododendron flower”, and Hoffman presented “Actinomycete antibiotic compounds from soil bacteria at an ancient Roman site.”
Mead Hunter, performing and fine arts, was recently at South Coast Repertory’s Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa, California, where he served as dramaturg on Pulitzer-nominated playwright Amy Freed’s new play Shrew!, a feminist adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts, and Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, were recently awarded a grant by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities to produce a concert of original sacred art songs and poetry entitled “Women of the Book: A Concert With Words,” to be presented in Spring 2018.
Ted Eckmann, environmental science, presented “Identifying Sources of Industrial Odors Using Winds and Spatial Monitoring” (with student co-presenters Logan Simpson, Joe Walker, and Samantha Wright) at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA. He also presented “Analyzing Concentrations of Airborne Carcinogens in Portland, Oregon” (with student co-presenters Logan Simpson and Joe Walker.
Kimberly Ilosvay, education, presented “Elementary school students’ stories about identity negotiation in their literacy classrooms: An interview-based study” (with Jeff Kerssen-Griep) at the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX, May 2017.
Kevin Jones, sociology and social work, presented “Applying and disseminating an ethical decision-making framework for youth mentoring programs” (with student co-presenter Sarah Cook) at the International Mentoring Association Conference, Wilmington, NC, April 2017.
Nicole Ralston, education, presented “Raising community literacy using a collaborative intervention model” (with co-presenter Jacqueline Waggoner and student co-presenters Zuly Naegele and Rebecca Smith) and “Professional learning that empowers teachers with choice: A conference approach” at a roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 2017.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will present its annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 29, in Shiley Hall room 301. This competition provides students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their proposed ventures from within the local entrepreneurial community, win cash awards, and move on to the opportunity to acquire seed funding, as well as legal and other services, that will help advance an entrepreneurial opportunity to the next stage. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and watch student presentations. Additionally, this year adds a new track focused on Invention, allowing students to highlight something they developed through the InventOR Statewide student invention program.
Preliminary rounds start at 9 a.m., lunch is 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., and the finals round is 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Invention round will take from from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. A reception and announcement of winners takes place from 3:30 t0 4 p.m. Prizes include $1,250 for first place (for-profit and non-profit); $750 for second place (for-profit) and $250 for third place (for-profit). Sponsors include LivePlan, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Klarquist Sparkman LLP, AARP Foundation, Portland Business Journal, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).
For more information contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center, at x7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark W. Roche will present the Annual Hesburgh Lecture, “What’s So Funny About a Joke?,” on Thursday, March 23, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall 120. His talk will interlace humor with an analysis of the greatness and limits of Freud’s theory of jokes. Roche is Joyce Professor of German, concurrent professor of philosophy, and former dean of arts and letters at the University of Notre Dame.
This event is a collaboration by the Garaventa Center, the Notre Dame Club of Portland, and the Beckman Humor Project. For more info or ADA accommodations, contact the Garaventa Center at email@example.com or x7702.
Make plans to join the Pilots for the annual Father-Daughter Basketball Clinic on Saturday, February 4, following the conclusion of the women’s basketball game vs. BYU. The Father-Daughter Clinic is open to all and will be run by Pilot players and coaches. For more information or to RSVP for the clinic and get free tickets to the game, please call Jon Brooks at x7431 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naveen Gudigantala, business, presented “The Effects of Consumer Perceptions of Ethics in Online Gray Market Sourcing Activities on Trust and Purchase Intention” at the Decision Sciences Institute’s Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 20, 2016.