Faculty Professional Activities, 2008-2009, Announcement #3
Date: May 21, 2009
Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally, an adjunct faculty member in the MBA program, served in March 2009 as an external examiner for Johnson & Johnson's Director, D. Milynn Swofford's Ed.D. Dissertation entitled “Impact of a Pharmaceutical Company's Leadership Development Program on Participant Leadership Behavior”at George Washington University, DC. Dr. Ally co-authored a paper entitled “Sport Event Legacies in Developing Nation : The Case Of The 2007 Cricket World Cup in Guyana, South America” for the 9th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) in Liverpool, England on May 11-14, 2009. He is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Business in the USA 2008-2009, 36th edition.
Dr. Tonya Amankwatia was selected in 2008 to serve as an editorial board reviewer for the Journal of Educational Computing Research. She served a one-year term in 2008 as a teacher education division board representative for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Dr. Amankwatia was elected to serve a two-year term starting in 2009 as a Distance Education Division Board representative for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. She is coauthor of an article entitled “Sound’s Use in Instructional Software to Enhance Learning: A Theory to Practice Content Analysis” in the journal Educational Technology Research and Development, 56 (4), 467-486. In 2008 Dr. Amankwatia participated in a panel presentation entitled “The TIP” Process to Technology Integration” at the International Convention of the Association for Educational Technology and Communication in Orlando, FL. In 2008 she also made a presentation at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New York City. The paper was entitled “Do Wireless Laptops Invite Pedagogical Change? A Multi-case Study of High School Teachers’ One-to-One Computing Implementations.” Her 2008 publications also include “Realizing Leadership through Service Learning” in TechTrends 52 (2).
Dr. Martin Brett is the coauthor of an article entitled “Investigating Fantasy Sport Participation Among College Students” which was published in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 3 (2), 173-186, and coauthor of the “Off-field Behavior of Athletes and Team Identification: Using Social Identity Theory and Balance Theory to Explain Fan Reactions” in the Journal of Sport Management, 23 (2), 142-155.
Fr. Douglas Burns and Dr. Kevin Waninger, director of the primary-care sport medicine program at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Bethlehem, PA, are conducting research concerning the susceptibility of hydrostatic weighing to intentional manipulation by motivated wrestlers when the methodology is used as prescribed by the governing bodies for collegiate and high school wresting. Two DeSales Sport and Exercise Science undergraduates, Joseph Yoha and Sam Reals, are serving as associate researchers. On March 14, 2009, Fr. Burns, Dr. Waninger, and Joe Yoha made a poster presentation and a podium presentation of their preliminary results at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Foundation at Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. Their presentation was judged in second place from more than 35 research presentations by medical residents and research physicians. The project was approved for a podium presentation before the main plenary assembly of the American Medical Society of Sport Medicine in Tampa, FL, on April 28, 2009.
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes chaired the panel “Pascal’s Pensées and Literature” and presented the paper “Pensées de Pascal en Unamuno”at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Boston, MA, on March 1, 2009. She gave a workshop entitled “Teaching Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom: Tools to Make Grammar Learning Attractive” for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Rider University and the Central Jersey-Penn Foreign Language Academic Alliance on April 28 at Rider University, NJ.
Dr. Larry Chapp and Dr. Rodney Howsare co-authored an article entitled “Creative Agency versus Contemplative Receptivity in the Thought of David Schindler: Toward a Definition of Liberalism” that was accepted for publication in an upcoming Festschrift dedicated to the thought of Dr. David L. Schindler. The book is an edited collection of essays from an international group of scholars and is being co-edited by Dr.Nicolas Healy of the John Paul II Institute at The Catholic University of America and Dr. David C. Schindler of Villanova University. Dr. Chapp’s review of Wolfhart Pannenberg's “Essays in Science and Religion” has been accepted for publication in the British journal Modern Theology. His review of Aidon Nichol's “Divine Fruitfulness” was published in the winter issue of the International Philosophical Quarterly. In conjunction with Dr. Howsare, Dr. Chapp sponsored and hosted a lecture on February 26, 2009, in the DeSales University Commonwealth Room by Dr. David L. Schindler. The lecture was entitled “Keeping the World Awake to God: Benedict VXI and the Church's Cultural Task in America” and was attended by approximately 200 people, mostly students. On Saturday, March 7, 2009, Dr. Chapp gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of all of the catechists of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at Archbishop Carroll High School. The address was entitled “St. Paul and his Ecclesial Challenges: Contemporary Applications,” and the conference was attended by approximately 620 people.
Dr. Christopher Cocozza’s article entitled “Staying Calm in the Eye of the Storm” appears in the May 2009 edition of The Journal of Financial Planning. He was interviewed by RCN Cable TV's “Connections” for a story featuring the DeSales University VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program which aired several times during March 2009. On November 11, 2008, Dr. Cocozza hosted a round-table discussion sponsored by WDIY public radio on the housing crisis. He was interviewed byWFMZ Channel 69 news regarding the New Stimulus Package (10/21/09), President Obama's budget proposal (10/22/09), and the Federal Reserve Interest Rate cuts (10/27/09). Dr. Cocozza served as a reviewer for The Journal of the Northeastern Association of Business and Economics during the fall 2008. On October 15, 2008, Dr. Cocozza served as a panelist on the DeSales University Salesian Center's “Forum for Ethics in the Workplace” discussion of the credit crisis. On March 11, 2009, he served as a panelist on the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for a Neighborhood Development community outreach program where he discussed operating a service learning VITA program for academic credit.
Mr. Timothy Cowart presented a paper entitled “Seeking Excellence in Dance Education from a Salesian Perspective” at the joint conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Association from April 7-11, 2009, in New Orleans. He also participated in a panel discussion entitled “Dance and Catholicism: When, Where, Why and Why Not?” The other two panelists, from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and from Kent State, have been involved in research involving liturgical dance and the Catholic faith. Mr. Cowart has received a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the reproduction and presentation of “Tensile Involvement,” a historical masterwork of choreography. DSU Dance majors will perform this work at the Zoellner Arts Center of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, on the DeSales campus at the annual Dance Ensemble Concert, and in New York City at Hunter College as part of a larger centennial celebration of the life, work and, genius of choreographer Alwin Nikolais. Mr. Cowart recently presented a paper entitled “Seeking Excellence in Dance Education from a Salesian Perspective” at the 39th Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. He also gave a public lecture at the Zoellner Arts Center prior to the performance of the Nederlands Dance Theater II. Mr. Cowart performed a solo work of choreography by internationally recognized choreographer David Dorfman at this year’s Dance Ensemble Concert where he also presented a premiere of his new work entitled “Kenosis” (an emptying). Mr. Cowart’s choreography was also shown at The Touchstone Theater, in Bethlehem as part of their “Ten Tiny Dances” festival.
Fr. Thomas Dailey reports the following:
“Do You Mind? The Anthropological Question Underlying Ultimate Meaning and Reality in Bioethical Discussions” (with Fr. Peter Leonard) - forthcoming in Philosophical Studies in Medicine and Health (University of Toronto Press, 2009)
“On a Spiritual Note” – three commentaries for On the Boards, the DeSales Act I theatre playbill
Invited panelist for a discussion on end-of-life issues at Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, PA) on January 14, 2009
Presentation on the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace at the Small Business Council of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce on January 16, 2009
Presentation on St. Paul & St. Francis de Sales at Our Mother of Consolation parish (Philadelphia, PA) on January 28, 2009 – published electronically due to inclement weather
Two presentations for the “Super Bowl of Catholic Thought” at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish
(Doylestown, PA) on January 31, 2009
Invited panelist for “We the People: A Faith Perspective on the Current Political Spectrum,” sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (Bethlehem, PA), on January 31, 2009
Lecture on business ethics to the Morris County (NJ) chapter of Legatus on February 19, 2009
Lenten presentation to the Serra Club of Bethlehem (PA) on February 24, 2009
Lecture on baseball and religion to the Baltimore (MD) chapter of Legatus on March 11, 2009
Lecture on business ethics to the Manhattan (NY) chapter of Legatus on April 21, 2009
Presentation for Senior Day at Bethlehem (PA) Catholic High School on May 21, 2009
WDIY radio (01-14-09) - “Lehigh Valley Discourse” (with Jim DeSouza)
The Morning Call (1-26-09) - “Lehigh County judge’s panel wrestles with end-of-life decisions” (by Veronica Torrejón)
Sirius satellite radio (3-3-09) - interview on The Catholic Channel about the 400th anniversary of the Introduction to the Devout Life
WLVT-TV, PBS 39 (4-10-09) - featured studio guest on Tempo Public Square broadcast about “The Ethics of Youth in America”
Continuing as Secretary and member of the Board of Trustees of The Wellness Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem, PA)
Served on an Investigative Panel for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation
Commission for candidates seeking election to the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts in 2009
Ms. Kathleen Ehrhardt has been asked by the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) to serve as the main delegate to the House of Representatives of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). She will serve for the AAPA meeting May 23-25, 2009 in San Diego, CA, and for the meeting May 29-June 3, 2010, in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Chuck Gloman has published the following articles:
Videography – “Efficiency Expert” – August 2008.
Television Broadcast – “It’s Got Game” – August 2008.
Government Video- “Versatile CameraCradle provides stabilization”- September 2008.
Government Video – “Panasonic keeps it basic with AVCHD camcorder” – September 2008.
Digital Video – “Bird’s-Eye View” – September 2008.
Videography – “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark” – September 2008 (Photography) (DeSales student in photos).
Government Video – “Advancing AVCHD” – October 2008 (DeSales students in photo).
Government Video - “Think global, Act Adobe”- October 2008.
Government Video – “Mic Lite adds LED Punch to Close-ups” – October 2008 (DeSales student in photo).
Digital Video – “Advancing AVCHD” – November 2008.
Digital Video – “Eye Saver” – November 2008 (DeSales student in photo).
Government Video – “Expect Big Results from Smaller LCD Monitors” – November 2008.
Videography – “Advancing AVCHD” – November 2008.
TV Technology – “Anton/Bauer Ultra Daylight” – December 21, 2008 (DeSales student in Photo).
Videography – “Added Attraction” – December 2008.
Government Video – “Handheld Flexibility” – December 2008 (DeSales student in photo).
Digital Video – “Creating Your Own Sun” – January 2009 (Entire article about DeSales).
Government Video – “Nikon D90 Limited but Promising” – January 2009.
Digital Video – “Handheld Flexibility” – February 2009 (DeSales student in photo).
TV Technology – “Let There Be Lighting: Creating Your Own Sun” – February 4, 2009 (Entire article about DeSales).
TV Technology – “Three Strikes at HD Lighting” – February 18, 2009 (Three DeSales students in photos).
Videography – “Creating Your Own Sun” – January 2009 (Entire article about DeSales).
Videography – “Anton/Bauer Ultra Daylight” – February 2009.
Digital Video – “Game Changer” – March 2009 (DeSales student in photo).
Government Video – “Critical Audio Tools” – March 2009 (DeSales student in photo).
Government Video – “HD Video with a Still Camera” – March 2009 (DeSales student in photo).
TV Technology – “Anton/Bauer Stasis Flex” – April 15, 2009.
Mr. Gloman spoke at the Government Video Technology Expo 2008 on December 3-4, 2008. On December 3 he presented a two-hour presentation to government employees concerning “Lighting Problems and Solutions;” and on December 4 he presented a 90-minute lecture entitled “Camera Support Showdown.”
Dr. Maura Hearden presented to the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ESBVM) in August 2008 a paper entitled “Our Lady of Spiritual Solidarity: Reflections on the Marian Dimension of Catholic Methodist Dialogue” which has been accepted for publication by Pro Ecclesia. She also made an informal presentation of her work at the ESBVM regional meeting in May 2009.
Dr. Tahereh Hojjat and Dr. Bhagyavati’s article entitled “Petrodollars, Globalization and U.S. Inflation” will be published in the Global Journal of Business Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2009. Dr. Hojjat attended a conference at Villanova University entitled “Mirror Images: Challenges for Arab & Islamic Studies” on April 1-4, 2009. She was moderator of a session entitled “Natural Resources in the Middle East.” Her joint paper with coauthor Dr Shahpari from Villanova University entitled “Islamic Economic Foundations” was presented and will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Dr. Hojjat was a speaker for the Bethlehem, PA, YWCA Great Decisions Foreign Affairs Lecture Series where she gave a presentation on the “Global Food Supply.” She was invited by the Iranian Cultural Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area to give a presentation on “The Roots Causes of Current Financial Crisis” on January 5, 2009.
Mr. Michael Hudock presented “Ethics and Privacy in IT” to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals in April 2009.
Dr. Sue McGorry was an invited Marketing Education track chair and reviewer for the 2009 Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Conference in Salem, MA, and an invited judge and panelist for the 2009 American Marketing Association collegiate Case and Chapter Plan Competitions in New Orleans, LA. Three DSU students attended the conference and their paper on “Online Service (or Disservice) Learning” was accepted for presentation and published in the conference proceedings. Dr. McGorry was an invited reviewer for the American Marketing Association’s 2009 Summer Conference to be held in Chicago, IL, and an invited reviewer for the Journal of Online Teaching and Learning.
Drs. Baghyavati, Gilfoil, and McGorry are studying the impact of Wall Street West on the northeast region of Pennsylvania via a $230,000 Lehigh Valley Research Consortium grant. Three DeSales business students are also participating as research assistants on this project. Faculty and students from DSU, Lehigh, Muhlenberg, and Moravian are collaborating on this project.
Ms. Mishele Mennett’s joint presentation entitled “The Kneeland Method” has been adjudicated and accepted for the 11th Annual CORPS de Ballet International Conference to be held at Texas Christian University’s School for Classical and Contemporary Dance on July 22-26, 2009.
Dr. Carol Mest authored a grant proposal to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation which was funded for $38,612. The Graduate Nurse Education Grant will provide funding during the 2009 calendar year for graduate nursing students who are pursuing an education to teach.
Ms. Ann Michael, English adjunct instructor and Academic Resource Center’s Writing Coordinator, reports the following publications:
Essays: “Whitman’s Paumanok Poems and the Value of Being ‘Faithful to Things’” appears in Canadian Journal of Environmental Education Vol. 13-2 (2008). Ms. Michael originally presented this essay as a paper at Rutgers University Camden in 2005.
Poems: Three of Ann E. Michael’s poems appeared in SNReview (online and in print). Her poem “End Times” appeared as an audiofile and text in the electronic journal Qarrtsiluni and in the journal’s print edition January ‘09; Mezzo Cammin published two of her poems in its Winter issue online, and Umbrella Journal Online published her poem “Not My Mother” in its spring ‘09 issue and the online journal Poemeleon published two of her poems in its winter “Humor” issue. Mad Poets Review published the poems “Demi-Annual” and “Long Day,” and Red Lights Tanka Journal published her poems in its Spring 2009 issue, as did Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts (“The Observer”) and U.S. 1 Worksheets. The PA Chapter of The Sierra Club published Ms. Michael’s poem “Sprawl” in the February-March issue of The Sylvanian.
Readings and Conferences: In 2008, Ms. Michael gave readings at Reading’s GoggleWorks on September 14th and at the Free Public Library of Philadelphia on December 1, 2008. She was featured reader at the Bruce H. Stanley Memorial Poetry Reading on October 28 at Reading Area Community College.
Dr. Jennifer Moore has been asked by Pearson Publishing (Prentice Hall) to film a series of mini lectures to supplement their Introduction to Criminal Justice text that will feature professors lecturing on a variety of topics. This supplement will be available to all students and professors throughout the country using this text. The link below includes two of the five video clips that Dr. Moore has made for Prentice-Hall. To view her videos enter Chapter 4-Criminal Law and proceed to the myth/issues section. http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/chet/Career_Bridge/cji_demo/ She also drafted the Simulation Activity for the chapter and edited the Learning Modules. On March 11-13, Dr. Moore attended the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in Boston where she presented a paper entitled “Bringing Batson Back to Life.” During the conference her videos were played for other faculty attending the conference to enable Prentice-Hall to showcase their new product.
Dr. Stephen Myers has had two poems, “Facing South Mountain” and “All Business,” accepted for publication in the journal Poetry East. Two other poems, “Dejvice: The Local” and “The Violin Teacher” will appear in print and audio formats in The Drunken Boat, and his poem “The Arts” will appear in both formats in The Cortland Review. Recently, Dr. Myers hosted the 24th annual DeSales Poetry Festival (where he also conducted a workshop), the first Administration/Faculty/Staff Poetry Reading, and, with Juilene Osborne-McKnight, co-hosted the first literary reading for DiScoUrse, the DeSales creative writers’ group. Dr. Myers and Kristin Fieseler premiered their collaborative dance/poetry piece entitled “Swirl” at a DSU Wednesday in the Commons event in April. He also took part in two one-day LVAIC consortial exchanges, conducting a two-hour seminar on teaching poetry at the high school level and an advanced creative writing class on poetry, both at Moravian College. In addition, Dr. Myers served as judge for this year’s Lebensfeld Writing Prize for Poetry competition, also at Moravian.
Dr. Richard Noll’s article, "Chuonnasuan (Meng Jin Fu): The Last Shaman of the Oroquen of Northeast China," which he co-authored with his Chinese colleague, Kun Shi, has been updated and will appear in an expanded form in two journals in 2009, viz., Shaman: Journal of the International Society for Shamanistic Research (published in English in Budapest, Hungary) and Religiovedenie (Study of Religion, ISSN 2072-8662). The Russian translation will appear in the latter journal, which is the only Russian scholarly journal dedicated to the study of religion. It is published by the Amur State University in Blagoveschensk, Siberia.
Fr. Alexander Pocetto’s article entitled “DeSales’ Vision of Ecclesial and Consecrated Life” was published in a 2008 issue of Review for Religious. His article “Self-Acceptance Not Self-Esteem as a Basic Principle of Salesian Pedagogy” was published in the July-September 2008 issue of the Indian Journal of Spirituality. Fr. Pocetto signed a book contract with Christus Publishing, LLC. The tentative title is Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. Francis de Sales. He wrote a preface for a book to be published by Eunan MacDonald, SDB, entitled The Concept of Freedom in St. Francis de Sales. Fr. Pocetto spoke at a conference to the Wills Hall community on “The Role of Fr. Brisson in the Beatification Cause of Mother Mary de Sales Chappuis.” He spoke to 35 students by WFMZon “Getting Love Right: A Salesian Conception of Love in General” as part of Character U series on February 3, 2009. Fr. Pocetto continues to serve as news editor of the ICSS Newsletter which is published biannually by the International Commission on Salesian Studies.
Dr. Brennan Pursell delivered invited lectures about Pope Benedict XVI and the legacy of John Paul II at Franciscan University, Steubenville, on January 20, 2009, and at Villanova University, on March 23, 2009. He appeared as a guest on “Franciscan University Presents” on EWTN, which is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 7, at 10:00 p.m.; June 9, at 2:00 p.m.; and June 12, at 4:00 a.m. On the DSU campus Dr. Pursell had the privilege of interviewing Raymond Arroyo on January 21, 2009, for Heritage Week. Dr. Pursell and Dr. Nivison initiated six new members for Phi Alpha Theta, the History National Honor Society, on March 24, 2009, and he hosted a group of 12 German students and two teachers, April 2-13, 2009.
In spring 2009, Dr. Katherine Ramsland published The Devil’s Dozen: How Cutting Edge Forensics Took Down Twelve Notorious Serial Killers, her 34th book. In the summer of 2009, Life of a Forensic Scientist, co-written with Henry Lee, will be published by Prometheus. Dr. Lee has a well-established international reputation in the field of criminal justice. Dr. Ramsland published an article entitled “CSI: Without a Clue” in the New York Post in March 2009, and she wrote several guest blogs that drew nearly 30,000 hits from 130 countries. Dr. Ramsland continued her column on historical forensics for The Forensic Examiner and published in a new quarterly column with Sisters in Crime about psychology for suspense. She also contributed her seventh piece for ETS’s series for ESL students. Other articles written by Dr. Ramsland were published in two anthologies and a forensic newsletter. Dr. Ramsland was invited to be a “talk-back” expert for the off-Broadway play, “Zombie,” based on a novel by Joyce Carol Oates; and Dr. Ramsland gave a number of presentations around the Lehigh Valley and in Philadelphia. She was keynote speaker for the LVAIC Undergraduate Psychology Conference at DeSales University, as well as for the first undergraduate conference at Lebanon Valley College. At Montgomery Community College, Dr. Ramlsand drew almost 400 students for their version of our own Forensic Forum. Dr. Ramsland choreographed a crime scene set-up for a documentary crew who used a DSU film major as a “grip.” She also appeared on several episodes for the Investigation Discovery channel on mass and serial murder. That same network produced a documentary on her book with an FBI agent and an informant, Into the Devil’s Den.
Dr. Amy Scott is the coauthor of the paper “Assessing Consumer Expenditures (ACE): Projected Impacts of the 2009 U.S. Open Golf Championship” which was accepted for publication in the International Sport Management Journal. She presented a working paper entitled “Impact of Economic Change on the Value Relevance of Nonfinancial and Financial Airline Performance Measures" at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting on February 27, 2009, in New York City. Based on comments from the conference, a second draft of this paper was presented by Dr. Stephen Liedtka at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April 23-25, 2009, in Long Branch, NJ.
Dr. Angelica Silva has the following publications forthcoming:
“Mujeres independientes y violencia en Río Escondido” Con-textos: revista de semiótica literaria. Medellín, Colombia: Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Medellín. ISBN # 0122-9184.
“La maestra rural en la posrevolución” has been accepted for publication in Céfiro's Journal, Lubock: Texas Tech University.
Dr. Silva made the following conference presentations:
“Santurce: microcosmos literario de conductas socials” at the VIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica at Punta Arenas, Costa Rica, on March 9-12, 2009.
“Madres y maestras en la posrevolución en México at the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, GA, on October 16-18, 2008.
Dr. Margaret Slusser will present a paper coauthored with Ms. Mary Brinker entitled “Using Simulation in Psychiatric Nursing Education: The Time Has Come” at the 36th Annual Professional Nurse Educator Conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, on October 2-4, 2009. Their paper was also accepted for presentation at the APNA 23rd annual conference on October 7-10, 2009, in Charleston, SC. Dr. Slusser, Ms. Brinker, and Ms. Karen Peterson were coauthors of an abstract podium presentation at the 2009 Hot Issues Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 23-25, 2009.
Dr. Wayne Stuart’s letter to the editor about physician assistant musculoskeletal education was published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. His letter was in response to an article about a revised curriculum at Harvard Medical School to “beef up” their musculoskeletal education. Dr. Stuart reports that the DSU PA program includes more musculoskeletal education in one year than Harvard Medical School does in two years, even with Harvard’s new revisions. Dr. Stuart will be publishing a guest editorial in The Journal of the American College of Wound Specialists, summer edition, about the lack of good research in pressure ulcer treatment, in response to a recent review in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which concluded that there is a paucity of material upon which to base any treatment decisions.
Dr. Karen Walton’s article entitled “On the Shoulders of Giants, In Memoriam: Professor Winifred Asprey (1917-2007)” will be published in the September 2009 issue of the New York State Mathematics Teacher’s Journal. She presented a session entitled “Infinity and Transfinite Arithmetic,” algebraic and geometric approaches to the historically confusing and fascinating subjects of infinity and transfinite arithmetic, at the 57th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA on November 7, 2008. On January 27, 2009, she was interviewed on Disability Update concerning “Scholastic Scrimmage,” the PBS quiz show that she has hosted for 12 years. Dr. Walton also writes the mathematics questions for that academic competition among 33 high schools which is aired three times each weekend by Lehigh Valley PBS from November through May.
On October 23-26, 2008, Bro. Daniel Wisniewski presented a paper “Chains of Love: The Eternity of Friendship in Salesian Spirituality” at the Salesian Scholars Seminar in Stella Niagara, NY.
On March 3, 2009, Dr. Galina Yermolenko delivered a 50-minute presentation entitled “The ‘Turk’ and the Female Captive on the European Operatic Stage” as a guest speaker at the undergraduate/graduate course “Captivity” at the invitation of the Department of English of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her presentation focused on the evolution of the images of Turks and female captives in several eighteenth-century French, English, and German operas, including J.-Ph. Rameau’s “Le Turc genereux,” an episode from his opera, “Les Indes Galantes” (1735), Ch.-S. Favart’s comic opera, “Soliman II, or les trios sultanes” (1761), I. Bickerstaffe’s opera-farce, “The Sultan,” or “A Peep into the Seraglio” (1775), and W.A. Mozart’s opera, “The Abduction from the Seraglio (die Entfuhrüng aus dem Serail” 1781). The presentation was partly based on her on-going research on Roxolana.
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