Date: April 11, 2005
Dr. Annette Benert's article entitled "Edith Wharton, Charles McKim, and the American Renaissance" was published in the Fall 2004 Edith Wharton Review. Her essay grows out of her research and writing on the architectural interests and expertise of the American novelist Edith Wharton, who had an informal professional friendship with Charles Follen McKim, the great neo-classical architect and senior partner of the firm of McKim, Mead & White who helped to shape several university campuses, established the pattern for American public buildings in the early twentieth century, re-designed the Mall in Washington, and twice presided over the American Institute of Architects. The essay derives from Dr. Benert's analysis of the unpublished correspondence between Wharton and McKim, his larger cultural role in the "American Renaissance" at the turn of the last century, and Wharton's efforts in support of his architectural work and urban vision.
A poster presentation co-authored by Dr. Robert Blumenstein, Dr. Boyce Jubilan, Ms. Kathleen Ehrhardt, Ms. Kyra Lezinsky (senior biology major), and Ms. Jessica Gallagher (senior biology major) entitled "A Histological Evaluation of the Effects of a Polysulfated Gylcosaminoglycan in Conjunction with an Occlusive or Non-occlusive Dressing in Preparing Granulation Tissue for Re-epithlielization" has been accepted for presentation at the 2005 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Medical Research on April 22-24, 2005, in San Diego, CA.
Ms. Christine Bruce was an invited lecturer at the 6th Annual Physician Assistant Board Review Course sponsored by Drexel University on February 19, 2005, at the Philadelphia Marriott. She presented the Endocirine Review I & II to participants.
Dr. Larry Chapp's article "Alan Padgett's Mutuality Model for Science and Religion Dialogue" was accepted for publication in the Spring 2005 issue of Pro Ecclesia, one of the leading ecumenical theology journals in the United States. His article entitled "Why Johnny Can't Pray: American Religion and the Separation of Church and State" has been accepted for publication in the Spring 2005 issue of Josephinum Journal of Theology. Dr. Chapp has been invited to chair a plenary session at an international conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Swiss Catholic theologican Hans Urs von Balthasar. The conference is sponsored by Communio: International Catholic Review and will be held on April 14-17, 2005 near Washington, DC.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza has recently given campus speeches regarding "Strategies to Pass the New CBT CPA Exam." The previous CPA exam has been changed in content and format, and the revised exam was released in April 2004. Dr. Cocozza was invited by several accounting firms and local colleges to speak and advise students, professors, and accounting firm staff on strategies for passing the exam. The colleges include Muhlenberg, Moravian, Elizabethtown, Penn State University-Main Campus, Penn State University-Harrisburg, Shippensburg University, Bloomsburg University, and the University of Scranton.
Fr. Joseph DiMauro was nominated for the third time to be included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. He presented Marriage Encounter Weekends to couples in Bethlehem on February 11-13 and in State College on February 18-20, 2005.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat was asked by the Bethlehem YWCA Foreign Affairs Committee to speak on the Middle East and to introduce a speaker at the 30th Annual Great Decisions Foreign Affairs Lecture Series on March 30, 2005. Dr. Hojjat's paper entitled "Role of Monetary Policy in Economic Development: A Time Series Analysis of Five Middle Eastern Countries" has been accepted for publication in the Spring 2005 issue of the Journal of Global Business. Dr. Hojjat has been an external reviewer for the new promotion and post-promotion process at Robert Morris University, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Brian Kane attended the Perspectives in Bioethics Conference in Denver, CO, on April 2-3, 2005. The conference focused on the ethics of emerging enhancement nanotechnologies. He has been invited to participate in the Wabash Study of Outstanding Teachers of Introductory Theology and Religion. The project is coordinated by Professor Barbara Walvoord of the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Robert Legutko completed training on January 7-8, 2005, to become a facilitator (trainer) in Protecting God's Children, a program to educate every Diocesan priest, employee, and volunteer who interacts with children about the damage caused by child sexual abuse and what they can do to prevent it. The program resulted from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Dr. Francis Mayville's proposal has been funded for 2005 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant of $5,595. The sponsoring societies are the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Stephen Myers' poem "J.B. Phones Me at the End of Summer..." will appear in the anthology Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, to be published by Penn State University Press. His poem "Stacking the Cordwood on Vera Cruz Road" has been accepted for publication by the journal Potomac Review. Dr. Myers gave a featured reading and taught several classes in Creative Writing at Allendale-Columbia School, Rochester, NY, in October 2004. He also gave a featured reading at Moravian College in mid-November. At Moravian's invitation he is guest lecturer for their advanced Poetry Writing class during the Spring 2005 semester.
Dr. Richard Noll has signed a contract with Facts on File, Inc., to prepare a revised, updated 3rd edition of his book, The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Much has happened in research on schizophrenia since he finished the 2nd edition in the spring of 1999.
Dr. Patricia Pintado's proposal entitled "Intolerance of Public Religion" has been accepted for presentation at the 2005 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in September 2005.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland has published the following books in 2005: Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers: Why They Kill, Greenwood/Praeger, publisher, and A Voice for the Dead, with James E. Starrs, Penguin Group. The later book was chosen as an alternate selection for Book of the Month Club/Doubleday, Literary Guild/History Club. Dr. Ramsland's book The Human Predator: A Historical Chronology of Serial Murder and Forensic
Investigation will be published in fall 2005. Dr. Ramsland has published the following articles:
- "Jessica Morley's Art of Persuasion," Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 2005
- "H. H. Holmes," Court TV's Crime Library, March 2005
- "The Scary Truth of Psychopaths," Philadelphia Inquirer, March 3, 2005
- "Why Don't We Spot Serial Killers Sooner?" Wichita Eagle, March 3, 2005
- "A New Kind of Psychic," Court TV's Crime Library, March 2005
- "Co-ed Killer: Ed Kemper," Court TV's Crime Library, March 2005
- "Forensic Explorations below Ground: A profile of James E. Starrs," Court TV's Crime Library, February 2005
- "Sex Beast: Melvin Rees," Court TV's Crime Library, February 2005
- "Casanova Killer: Paul John Knowles," Court TV's Crime Library, February 2005
- "An Honest Mistake? The Yates Conviction Overturned," Court TV's Crime Library, January 2005
- "The Yates Case: Shoddy Testimony Diminishes Trust," Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 2005
- "Baby Frenzy: Women Who Kill," Court TV's Crime Library, January 2005
- "Juan Corona: California Killer," Court TV's Crime Library, January 2005
- "The Ratcliffe Highway Massacre," Court TV's Crime Library, December 2004
- "Cold Case: New Issues," Court TV's Crime Library, December 2004
- "The CSI Effect and the Jury," Scientific Sleuthing Review, Winter 2004/05
- "For Scott Peterson Jury, CSI Effect was a Good Thing," Philadelphia Inquirer, November. 14, 2005
- "Deadly Game: The Schwartz/Vampire Murder" Court TV's Crime Library, November 2004
- "Judith Neelley: Team Killer," Court TV's Crime Library, November 2004
- "Colin Ireland," Mind of a Murderer, December 2004
- "The Frankford Slasher," Court TV's Crime Library, November 2004
- "Team Dynamics: Rosemary and Fred West," Mind of a Murderer, Nov. 2004
- "Profiling a Russian Cannibal" Mind of a Murderer, October 2004
- "Charles Manson," Mind of a Murderer, British magazine
- "Forensic Psychology 101: Building a Program," Tangled Web Mystery Magazine, Winter 2004
- "Spinning the Bottle: The World as the Writer's Game," Bucks County Magazine, Winter 2004
- "Ghost Whispering," Paranormal Pennsylvania, Fall 2004
- "Prison Groupies," Razor Magazine, October 2004
- "Rampage in Hungerford: Michael Ryan" Court TV's Crime Library, October 2004
- "H.H. Holmes: The Movie," Court TV's Crime Library, October 2004
- "Lady of Blood: Erzsebet Bathory," Court TV's Crime Library, October 2004
- "Mutter Museum," Scientific Sleuthing Review, Fall 2004
- "Another Perspective: The Sunset Killers," Court TV's Crime Library, September 2004
- "Working the System: Cases of Self Representation," Court TV's Crime Library, October 2004
Dr. Ramsland has made (or will make) the following presentations:
- "Serial Killers and Death Investigation," Sacred Heart's 6th Annual Psychiatric Conference, Allentown, PA, April 11, 2005
- "Forensic Psychology," Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, April 2005
- "Profiling," Cedar Crest College, PA, April 5, 2005
- "The Villain's View: Behind the Criminal Mind," GLVWG conference, April 2, 2005
- "Atmospheres with Attitude," GLVWG, April 2, 2005
- "Healthcare Serial Killers," Grand View Hospital Management Retreat, March 9, 2005
- "Investigative Writing," Lehigh University, March 2, 2005
- "Death Investigations with James E. Starrs," American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 2005
- "Death Investigations," Faculty Colloquium, DeSales University, February 9, 2005
- "Media Ethics and the Case of Helen Jewett," DeSales University, February 7, 2005
- "Criminal profiling," Allentown Kiwanis, December 2004
- "The Science of Evil," Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, November 8, 2004
- "Ghost Hunting," Allentown Rotary luncheon, Allentown, PA, October 29, 2004
- "Ghosting in PA," DeSales University, October 28, 2004
- "Adventures of Indi Annie Jones," Masonic Lodge, Red Hill, PA, October 15, 2004
- "Spotting the Healthcare Serial Killer," East Coast Alliance of Hospitals, October 15, 2004
Dr. Ramsland wrote a one-page feature in the Reader's Digest publication "Crime Scene Investigation" written by Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. Her feature was entitled "A Day in the Life: Forensic Psychologist." Dr. Ramsland was interviewed by Susan Van Dongen, and the interview appeared in the March 17, 2005, issue of TimeOFF on-line.
Dr. Karen Walton was an invited speaker at the Society for College and University Planning 2005 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held on March 13-15, 2005 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. The panel entitled "Why We Are All Here: Academic Planning for Higher Education" was moderated by Dr. Mark P. Curchack, Dean of Graduate Studies at Arcadia University, and included two other panelists: Dr. Karen W. Sandler, Campus Executive Officer and Dean of Penn State Abington, and Dr. Karen A. Stout, President of Montgomery County Community College. Dr. Walton was a guest on "Disability Update" on WPAZ 1370 AM on Sunday, January 16, 2005. The program focused on Dr. Walton's mathematics summer workshops for teachers K-9 and the ACCESS program. She also discussed "Scholastic Scrimmage," a weekly PBS program which she hosts. "Scholastic Scrimmage" on PBS39 at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Also at 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays on the Digital Learning Center Channel including SECTV Ch. 211, RCN Ch. 86, and Blue Ridge Ch. 117. Dr. Walton's mathematics workshops have been awarded $159,129 from December 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005. In December 2004, Dr. Walton reviewed proposals from Dominican College (New York) and Houghton College (New York) for the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education Substantive Change Committee.