Date: March 17, 2008
Dr. Lujean Baab presented a paper entitled "Gambling on Emerging Classroom Technology: Raising the Odds for Success" at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE-C) in Hershey, PA, on February 12, 2008. Her session focused on the strategies for analysis of emerging technologies utilized by business and applied to education so as to determine the best point for cost effective and successful adoption of emerging technology for the classroom. The presentation also provided strategies and tools for preparing for, initiating, and sustaining the change necessary for successful adoption of emerging technologies in K-12 schools.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza's article entitled, "Will Divorce Sink the Retirement Ship?" which was co-authored with William Supper, CFA, was published in the January 2008 edition of The Journal of Financial Planning.
Fr. Thomas Dailey reports the following:
"Eucharist and the Theopoetics of Encounter according to St. Francis de Sales" - in Human Encounter in the Salesian Tradition (Roma, Italy: International Commission on Salesian Studies, December 2007), pp. 63-76.
- "Bans of trans fat raise issues of personal choice" (The Morning Call - July 8, 2007)
- "Questions of trust tarnish Bonds' record" (The Morning Call - August 12, 2007)
- "Driving can be an exercise in devotion" (The A.D. Times - August 23, 2007)
- "You don't need laws to tell teens to pull up their pants" (The Morning Call - September 9, 2007)
- "Dreams, choices collided for breast-feeding mom" (The Morning Call - October 14, 2007)
- "Give thanks for a nation of tolerance and faith" (The Morning Call - November 18, 2007)
- "Golden Compass raises concerns for believers" (The Morning Call - December 9, 2007
"On a Spiritual Note" - two commentaries for On the Boards, the Act One theatre playbill
- presentation - on the mission and history of DSU - to the Kiwanis Club of Palmer Township (PA) on August 15, 2007
- presentation - on the work of the Salesian Center - to the Saucon Rotary Club (PA) on August 21, 2007
- lecture - "A Recipe for Becoming a Saint" - to the Wilmington (DE) chapter of Legatus on September 11, 2007
- lecture - "Penance for Parents" - for the St. Thomas More parish religious education on October 18, 2007
- presentation - on the problem of evil - for "Theology on Tap" series on October 30, 2007
- moderator - panel discussion for WLVT-TV (PBS 39) on "Prayer in America" held at DSU on November 15, 2007
- The Express-Times (8-31-07) - "Saying Sorry: Why are we sorry? Is it because we are contrite? Or is it because we got caught?" (Staff & Wire reports)
- The Morning Call (11-4-07) - "Parish Parity: As congregations in ethnic parishes dwindle, Allentown diocese considers consolidating them" (by Daniel Patrick Sheehan)
- WFMZ-TV Channel 69 News (12-8-07) - "Controversy over 'Golden Compass' Opening" (Dwayne Parker reporting)
- The Morning Call (12-11-07) - "National 'Golden Compass' furor resonates with Roseto priest" (by Tom Coombe)
- The A.D. Times (12-27-07) - "'The Golden Compass' deemed anti-God, anti-Catholic, offensive" (by Tami Quigley)
- hosted, edited and published (electronically) the sixth annual Ruggiero Lecture on Catholic education (September 10, 2007)
- led the University's first pilgrimage to Salesian sites in Switzerland and France (October 5-14, 2007) and wrote 30 pages of historical and spiritual notes related to these sites
Mr. Steven Dennis directed a professional production of "The Little Prince" starring Broadway's Bill Bowers at River Union Stage, an equity company located in Frenchtown, NJ. Mr. Bowers may be best known for his Broadway credits including "The Lion King" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel;" last season his latest play, "It Goes Without Saying," had a sold-out run Off Broadway. "The Little Prince" ran December 12-22, 2008. The Newark Star-Ledger named Mr. Dennis "Best Director" for his production of "Sight Unseen," and named as Best Revival the 2007 Centenary Stage production of "Quartermaine's Terms," in which he played the title role.
Dr. Andrew Essig has been confirmed by the Society of Catholic Social Scientists' Board of Directors to serve a two-year term on the Board. He served as a panelist on "Peace and Conflict Studies: Opportunities and Challenges in the Lehigh Valley and Beyond," a program sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College (LVAIC) at Lafayette College on March 5, 2008.
Fr. John Fisher's article entitled "The Celibate Uncle (Aunt): Another Blessed Vocation" has been accepted for publication in Review for Religious. His article, "Suddenly, I hate Sundays: On Loosing the Last Parent. A Priest's Perspective" has been accepted for publication in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, a Jesuit magazine that includes homily suggestions as well as liturgical articles and commentary for pastoral work. Fr. Fisher's article entitled "In the Flow of God's New Movement: Dealing with the Death of a Student in a Catholic High School" has been accepted for publication in Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry & Practice.
Mr. Chuck Gloman has published the following magazine articles since April 2007:
1. Videography - "Going Live with Newtek's Tricaster Pro" - April 2007.
2. Government Video - "Score it Yourself with Sony Software" - April 2007.
3. Government Video - "XDCAM HD Builds on Success of Sony's Professional Disc" - May 2007 (DeSales student featured in photo).
4. Government Video - "Cinematize 2 Pro Makes DVD File Extraction Easy" - June 2007.
5. Government Video - "Canon Prosumer Camcorder Offers Low-Cost HDV Alternative" - July 2007 (DeSales student featured in photo).
6. Videography - "The Next Generation: Testing Sony's PDW-F350 XDCAM HD Camcorder" - Summer 2007.
7. Digital Video - "Shooting Tips for the Ultimate Documentary" - July 2007 (Entire article and photos about DeSales students).
8. Government Video - "Panasonic Welcomes AVCHD Format with New Camcorder" - August 2007 (DeSales employee featured in photo).
9. Government Video - "Litepanels Delivers LED Power" - September 2007.
10. Government Video - "Zylight Offers Versatile LED Light" - September 2007.
11. Government Video - "Alfa Case Protects Audio Gear" - October 2007 (DeSales student featured in photo).
12. Government Video - "Get Closer with Macro Techniques" - October 2007.
13. Government Video - "Get a Grip on Handheld Shots" - November 2007.
14. Government Video - "Audience Provides Dynamic Digital Signage Solution" - November 2007.
15. Government Video - "Small Accessories, Big Results" - December 2007 (DeSales student featured in photo).
16. Digital Video - "Small But Serious" - January 2008.
17. Digital Video - "Double Duty" - January 2008
18. Government Video - "LitePad Office Soft Touch" - January 2008
Mr. Gloman made two presentations at the Government Video & Technology Expo 2007 in Washington, DC, on November 11-14, 2007. The titles of his workshops, each of which lasted 90-minutes were "Now Hear This: Audio Problems and Solutions" and "Camera Support Showdown."
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat gave a presentation entitled "Money & Banking in Western Society: Lessons for Former Communists Countries" at the Romanian American University in Bucharest, Romania, during DeSales' spring break, March 1-7, 2008. Dr. Hojjat and her husband, Dr. Mehdi Hojjat signed a contract with Linus Publications Inc. to write a book entitled Business Strategy Simulation, Strategic Planning and Simulation Cases. Her contribution will be primarily cases related to her fields of expertise. Students in Dr. Hojjat's Microeconomics class (EC 210) are collaborating with 21 students from Romanian American University. Two faculty advisors at RAU are mentoring the activities of the students in Romania. The DSU and RAU student are working on several joint projects on global economic issues.
Dr. Tina Kish-Catalone is the first author in the following peer-reviewed publication: Kish-Catalone, T. Pal, R., Parrish, J., Rose, N., Hocker, L., Hudack, L., Reitz, M., Gallo, R., and A. DeVico. Evaluation of -2 RANTES vaginal microbicide formulations in a nonhuman primate simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) challenge model. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2007. 23(1): 33-42.
The following research was presented at local and international meetings by Dr. Kish-Catalone, by her research colleagues, or by a graduate student she mentored. The presentations included HIV research which was initiated during her previous Assistant Professorship at Drexel University College of Medicine and work with Novaflux BioSciences, Incorporated, in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Kish-Catalone continues collaboration with these researchers and publishes in the field.
Meeting Abstracts published in 2007-Current:
1. Lozenski, K., Passic, S. Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R., and F. C. Krebs. Evaluation of unformulated and formulated NB325 in the mouse model of cervicovaginal microbicide toxicity. Microbicides 2008, New Delhi, India. February 3-8, 2008.
2. Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Labib, M., Rando, R., and F. C. Krebs. Use of a murine model of microbicide cervicovaginal toxicity to demonstrate formulated NB325 safety. Drexel University Sex and Gender Research Forum, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. January 10, 2008.
3. Lozenski, K., Thakkar, N., Pirrone, V., Passic, S., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., and F. C. Krebs. Perturbation of the viral co-receptor CCR5 by NB325 inhibits HIV-1 infection. Eighth International Symposium on NeuroVirology, San Diego, CA, October 9-November 2, 2007.
4. Passic, S., Pirrone, V., Wigdahl, B., Kish-Catalone, T., and F. C. Krebs. Structure-activity relationships of biguanide-based compounds with activity against HIV-1. Eighth International Symposium on NeuroVirology, San Diego, CA, October 9-November 2, 2007.
5. Pirrone, V., Passic, S., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., and F. C. Krebs. Cooperative inhibition of HIV-1 by drug combinations containing the biguanide-based inhibitor NB325. Eighth International Symposium on NeuroVirology, San Diego, CA, October 9-November 2, 2007.
6. Thakkar, N., Passic, S., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., and F. C. Krebs. Inhibition of HIV-1 infection by NB325 may be independent of the neuroglial functions of the chemokine receptor CXCR4. Eighth International Symposium on NeuroVirology, San Diego, CA, October 9-November 2, 2007.
7. Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R., and F. C. Krebs. The Swiss Webster mouse model of cervicovaginal toxicity can be used to predict topical microbicide safety. Discovery Day, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. October 3, 2007.
8. Gomez, G., Lozenski, K., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R., and F. C. Krebs. Topical microbicide safety can be predicted by using a small animal model. Discovery Day, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. October 3, 2007.
9. Lozenski, K., Thakkar, N., Miller, S., Schlip, L., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R. and F. C. Krebs. Inhibition of HIV-1 infection by PEHMB involves the viral co-receptor CCR5. 16th Annual Infection and Immunity Forum, Eastern PA Branch, American Society for Microbiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 11, 2007.
10. Thakkar, N., Miller, S., Pirrone, V., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R. and F. C. Krebs. Interference with the HIV-1 co-receptor CXCR4 as a mechanism underlying the immediate and persistent anti-HIV-1 activity of the microbicidal compound NB325. 16th Annual Infection and Immunity Forum, Eastern PA Branch, American Society for Microbiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 11, 2007.
11. Lozenski, K., Thakkar, N., Miller, S., Schlip, L., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R. and F. C. Krebs. Inhibition of HIV-1 infection by PEHMB involves the viral co-receptor CCR5. Ninth Annual Research Day, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17, 2007.
12. Thakkar, N., Miller, S., Pirrone, V., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Labib, M., Rando, R. and F. C. Krebs. Interference with the HIV-1 co-receptor CXCR4 as a mechanism underlying the immediate and persistent anti-HIV-1 activity of the microbicidal compound PEHMB. Ninth Annual Research Day, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17, 2007.
13. Thakkar, N., Miller, S., Schlip, L., Wigdahl, B., Labib, M., Rando, R., Kish-Catalone, T., and F. C. Krebs. Interference with the HIV-1 co-receptor CXCR4 as a mechanism underlying the anti-HIV-1 activity of the microbicidal compound PEHMB. 14th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Los Angeles, California, February 25-28, 2007.
14. Qian, J., Thakkar, N., Miller, S., Ferguson, M. L., Kish-Catalone, T., Labib, M. E., Rando, R. F., Wigdahl, B., and F. C. Krebs. Inhibition of HIV-1 infection by PEHMB involves the viral co-receptor CCR5. Annual Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD Sex and Gender Research Forum, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 10, 2007.
15. Thakkar, N., Miller, S. R., Kish-Catalone, T., Wigdahl, B., Zhu, W., Kholodovych, V., Welsh, W., Rando, R., Labib, M., and F. C. Krebs. Interference with the HIV-1 co-receptor CXCR4 as a mechanism underlying the immediate and persistent anti-HIV-1 activity of the microbicidal compound PEHMB. Annual Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD Sex and Gender Research Forum, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 10, 2007.
Dr. Kish-Catalone's following research projects are currently in progress through collaborations at other academic institutions and biomedical industries. Her objective is to conduct projects from these NIH-funded research grants at DeSales University, beginning Spring 2008. This movement will provide opportunities for DeSales faculty members and/or students to collaborate on her research projects and to be part of future publications.
Funding agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Program title: Single- and multi-component biguanide-based microbicides (1 U19 HD48958-01, Mohamed Labib, Ph.D., Program Director, Tina Kish-Catalone, Ph.D., Consultant)
Funding period 09/23/04-08/31/08
Mechanism: Program Project
Annual budget: $130,150 per Program Project (4 total); years 1-4
Funding agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
Program title: CVN-12p1 chimeras and combinations for AIDS microbicides (Irwin Chaiken, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Tina Kish-Catalone, Ph.D., Consultant)
Funding period 9/01/06 - 8/31/11
Annual budget: $137,500 (year 1) / $250,000 (years 3-5)
Dr. Carol Mest was recently named to the City of Bethlehem's Medical Reserve Corps & SERV PA for volunteering during disasters or emergencies. She will be completing a Psychological First Aid Course on March 12, 2008. She recently completed two courses related to the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System. The book Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing received a 2007 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the category of Medical-Surgical Nursing. Drs. Mest and Barbara Moyer contributed chapters to this text which is used by our junior and senior nursing students. Dr. Mest was informed in March 2007 by the Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workforce Development, that her following two grant proposals were funded:
1. $81,200 for a full-time Simulation Technology Coordinator; 2. $81,200 for a full-time Adjunct Faculty Coordinator. Those two full-time positions have been filled. Dr. Mest subsequently wrote the grant proposals that were also funded by the same agency resulting in $154,930 for the continued integration of simulation technology into both our undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula. Our PA Program will also profit from these grants. Hence, Dr. Mest's grants for these initiatives now total $317,330. She
wrote these grant proposals while she was serving as Acting Chair of the Nursing Department as well as Director of the MSN Program. When Dr. Slusser took the position of Chair of the Nursing Department last August, she helped Dr. Mest construct the budget for the $154,930 grant proposal.
Ms. Ann Michael, English adjunct professor and the Academic Resource Center's Writing Coordinator, reports the following publications:
- "Is Poetry a DNA-Based Imperative?" Diner, Winter 2007
- "Context, Structure and Transformation: Poetry as Conceptual Art" Triplopia online, Spring 2007
- "Edging Toward an Aesthetics of the Ordinary" Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Spring 2007, an essay that SVJ's editors nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
- "The Eye and the Page: Typographical Considerations in the Prose Poem" Poemeleon.org, Fall 2007
- "Two for the Price of One" Mothering.com, Fall 2007
"Anchored Angel, a Review" Philadelphia Poets, Spring 2007
In 2007, Ann E. Michael's poems appeared in Poemeleon, Umbrella Journal, Mezzo Cammin, ISLE, Philadelphia Poets, Philadelphia Stories, Dogwood, Poetry Midwest, Rockhurst Poetry Review, SNReview, The Sea Stories Project at BlueOceans.org, and in the Lehigh Valley Arts Council's newsletter, Inside the Arts. Three of her poems are included in an upcoming 2008 poetry anthology from King's Estate Press.
Papers and Conferences
Ms. Michael will lead workshops on poetry and creative non-fiction on March 28 and 29 at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Conference; she will present a workshop on the personal essay at the Philadelphia Writers Conference on June 7, as well as participate on a panel discussing literary publishing. At the 2008 ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) Conference at Delaware County College, Doylestown PA, June 28-29, Ms. Michael will present a paper tentatively titled "Compost Heaps: the Microbiological and Metaphorical in Steve Tobin's 'Earth Bronze' Sculptures."
Ms. Mary Ellen Miller wrote a chapter entitled "Settings for Community Health Nursing: Private Settings for Community Health Nursing" to be included in a textbook entitled Community Health Nursing, 7th edition, Allender, J., Warner, K., and Rector, C. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Publishing date: January 2009. She has made the following presentations:
- "Growing and managing your wellness center." National Nursing Center Consortium Best Practice Conference 2007, October 7, 2007, Washington DC
- "Better than a triple crown: nursing at Philadelphia Park." National Nursing Center Consortium Best Practice Conference 2007, October 8, 2007, Washington, DC
- "Kids into Health Careers" American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 5, 2007, Washington, DC
Dr. Barbara Moyer's book Nursing Education Foundations for Practice Excellence coauthored with Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price received a 2007 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the category of Nursing Education and Staff Development.
Two of Dr. Stephen Myers's poems, "My Father's People" and "Berg," will appear in the e-journal poemeleon. In October 2007 he arranged and hosted a memorial reading at DeSales to celebrate the life and work of poet Len Roberts and also conducted a workshop on publishing poetry at the DeSales Craft and Story Writers' Conference.
Fr. Mark Plaushin's article entitled "Salesian Spirituality and Stemming Combat Anxiety" has been published in the 66.4 2007 Review for Religious.
Fr. Alexander Pocetto's article entitled "Francis de Sales' Ecclesial Vision of the Religious or Consecrated Life" has been accepted for publication by Review for Religious. In addition to being one of the translators, he coordinated a team of five translators and served as the principal editor of the book, Fr. Louis Brisson (1817-1908): A Documented Biography, to be published soon by St. Joseph's University Press. The book is a condensation of the work authored by Fr. Yves Beaudoin, OMI, and submitted to the Congregation of the Saints for Fr. Brisson's Cause. Fr. Pocetto translated from the French a "Commentary on the Our Father" by Francis de Sales, which has been posted on the Salesian Center web site.
Dr. Brennan Pursell gave a presentation entitled, "Benedict XVI, the Media, and You," before more than 200 high school and college students at the Youth and Family Encounter convention in Atlanta, in July 2007. In October 2007 he gave a paper entitled, "The Historical Theory of Benedict XVI," at the conference for the Society of Catholic Social Scientists in New York. In 2007, he submitted two book reviews for publication: one in German History (forthcoming), "...wir wollen der Liebe Raum geben" Konkubinate geistlicher und weltlicher Fürsten um 1500, edited by Andreas Tacke (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2006); the other in The American Historical Review, vol. 113 (2008), The Thirty Years' War and German Memory in the Nineteenth Century, by Kevin Cramer (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007). In 2008, his article, "The Historical Theory of Benedict XVI," will appear in LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, and his biography of the current pope and the history of his pontificate to date, Benedict of Bavaria: an Intimate Portrait of the Man and his Homeland, will be released by the Circle Press at Easter and for the Pope's apostolic visit to the USA in April.
The Fahey-Klein Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting a one-man show of Mr. Steve Schapiro's photography March 27th through May 4th. The show will consist of over-sized prints of Steve's work. Several of the 30 x 40 silver gelatin prints are images that are found in his book, Schapiro's Heroes, published by Powerhouse.
Ms. Trinette Singleton, a former principal dancer in the Joffrey Ballet, was asked to participate in the Joffrey Ballet's celebration of the 100th anniversary of Anthony Tudor's birth. The Joffrey Ballet Company presented an entire Tudor program during their February 2008 Chicago Season at the Auditorium Theater. This program included "Lilac Garden," "Dark Elegies," and "Offenbach in the Underworld." She danced the character role of Madame La Patronne in "Offenbach." Three members of the Tudor Trust, along with the Joffrey artistic staff, directed the rehearsals and final staging of those works.
Dr. Karen Walton was asked to speak at the memorial service in honor of Professor Winifred Asprey, former chair of the Vassar College mathematics department and founder of the Vassar College Computing Center which has been named the Winifred Asprey Computing Center in her honor. At the December 14, 2007 memorial in the Vassar College Chapel the president of Vassar described Winifred Asprey as the person who has had the greatest influence in the history of Vassar College. Dr. Asprey is sited in the book entitled Women Becoming Mathematicians which describes the lives and careers of the most prominent women mathematicians in American institutions. Professor Asprey brought a computer to the Vassar campus in the 1960s, making Vassar the second college in the nation to own an IBM 306 mainframe. The current chair of the Vassar Computer Science Department spoke at the ceremony representing the computer science students and faculty. Dr. Walton was asked to speak at the ceremony representing Vassar mathematics alumnae/alumni. On February 7, 2008, Dr. Walton met at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to represent the recommendation of the visiting team which she chaired that evaluated Northeastern Seminary of Roberts Wesleyan College in October 2007.