Briana Rotter, nursing, wrote “How can faith be integrated into palliative home-based care?” in Journal of Christian Nursing 36(1) doi: 10.1097/CNJ. 0000000000000564 (2019).
Halina Wyss and Amber Vermeesch, nursing, wrote “Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior in Nursing Education” in ARCH Women Health Care Volume 2(1): 1–1 (2019).
Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, gave three invited presentations at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities at their annual meeting in Washington, DC, February 2-3. These centered on the launch of the Leaders in Catholic Higher Education online professional development program whose creation she directed over the past year. Julie Kalnin, education, was the lead consultant in developing the assessment components of the program.
Fr. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., emeritus theology, delivered the principal theological lecture at the 2019 Catholic Cemetery & Funeral Service Convention in Napa, CA, at the end of January. The talk, “What makes Catholic Funeral Service and Cemeteries Catholic?” led to a lively discussion among Catholic funeral service and cemetery professionals as well as convention vendors about “why we do what we do as Catholics and what it means” when death touches the life of our faithful communities.
Aziz Inan, Shiley School of Engineering, had his article and brain teaser, “Desmond Doss’ name adds up to his birth date,” in the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of the Chinook Observer. See the article here.
Michael R. Prendergast, adjunct theology and music, gave a presentation at Regis University in Denver, Colo., on Sunday January 6, 2019. Michael and his colleague Anne McGuire, from Omaha, Nebraska, presented “A Place Called Home: Liturgy, Music, Hospitality and the Communion of Saints.”
Sarina Saturn and Deirdre Katz, psychological sciences, are mentoring UP students’ research projects and poster presentations at the national and annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, held for the first time in Portland, OR, on February 7-9, 2019. Co-authors include Chelle Plaisted, computer science, who helps tremendously with data management and syntax, and Jessica Chung, biochemistry, who assists with psychological constructs and biomarker processing in the lab:
- Alyssa Cole ’19, psychological sciences, “Physiological Response to Moral Elevation in Relation to Constructs of the Self and Coping Mechanisms”
- Elaika Celemen ’19, psychological sciences, “Examining the Differences in the Transition to College for Students of Varying Asian Ethnicities”
- Lena Lyon ’19, biology, “Physiological Response to Moral Elevation in Women with Depressive Symptoms”
- Sabrina Legaspi ’20, psychological sciences, “Effects of In-Group Colorism and Eurocentric Beauty Standards on Minority Mental Health”
- Brittney Kawakami ’19, psychological sciences, “Examining the Utilization of Coping Strategies among College Students of Various Racial Identities”
- Abby Kosiara ’18, psychological sciences, “Sex Differences in Humor Experiences in Relationship to Compassion for Oneself and for Others”
- Rachel Mehlman ’20, psychological sciences, “The Relationship Between Facets of Resilience and the Physiological Response to Moral Elevation”
- Bethany Pham ’19, biology, “Prosocial Traits of Young Adults from Collectivist and Individualistic Cultures”
Aziz Inan and Peter Osterberg, Shiley School of Engineering, coauthored “Number curiosities to celebrate Jackie Robinson’s centennial birthday,” The Cairo Messenger, p. A7, February 6, 2019.