Loyola University Maryland

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Fall 2012

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Mary Beth Akre, fine arts, had a sabbatical exhibition of her artwork, "The Vanishing Rural Landscape" at the Julio Fine Arts gallery in October/November. A selection of paintings from that show is now on display at St. Ignatius Church on Calvert Street and will remain on display until Jan. 13.

Carolyn Barry, psychology, has had published four articles published in 2012: two pieces were her undergraduate students' literature reviews from her courses (Steffe & Barry; Battaglia & Barry), and Festa et al. was her former master's student's thesis: Barry, C. M., Padilla-Walker, L. M., & Nelson, L. J. (2012); The role of mothers and media on emerging adults’ religious faith and practices by way of internalization of prosocial values, Journal of Adult Development; The challenges in the transition to adulthood for foster care youth: A literature review. Modern Psychological Studies; Attachment styles and anorexia nervosa: A literature review, Modern Psychological Studies; and Quality of college students’ same-sex friendships as a function of personality and interpersonal competence, Psychological Reports.

John Burger, economics, was quoted in an article for Canada’s Financial Post.

Richard Blum, philosophy, published the book, Giordano Bruno: An Introduction. Translated from the German by Peter Henneveld, Amsterdam/New York (Rodopi) 2012 (Value Inquiry Book Series 254). He will also receive the Nachbahr Award at the Fall 2012 Honors Convocation.

Allen Brizee, writing, recently co-authored the article, "Writing Centers and Students with Disabilities: the User-Centered Approach, Participatory Design, and Empirical Research as Collaborative Methodologies" in Computers and Composition 29.4 (2012): 341-366. The article discusses the theories, results, and implications of usability testing on the Purdue Online Writing Lab involving blind and low-vision users. The article also explains the benefits of applying participatory design strategies to foster cooperation between writing centers and other student support organizations on campus.

Hope Corrigan, marketing, gives her views on holiday decorations and merchandise coming earlier and earlier each year in Southern Maryland online.

Jeff Cummings, management, presented a practice-tested alliance partner selection framework, "How to Create Successful Partnerships & Alliances," at the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) meeting in Reston, VA.

Paul DiGangi, ISOM, was invited to speak at the Daxko REACH conference in Birmingham, Alabama to about 180 representatives of non-profit associations/centers/agencies on the topic of social media. He has also passed the CISSP exam toward certification in cybersecurity.

Hung-bin Ding, management, was a guest on the live Voice of America show on Sunday, Sept 16. The show, Strait Talk, was broadcast in Mandarin via shortwave and the internet to China and Taiwan. The one-hour live TV show is combined with several segments besides news highlights. Hun-bin Ding discussed two topics: China and Japan and economic growth in Taiwan

Father Frank R. Haig, S.J., physics, received the Ann and Richard Panlener Lifetime Achievement Award at the Triennial Conference of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 6, 2012. 

Mark Johnson, finance, was interviewed for WBAL radio and TV on the Powerball jackpot. 

Kermit Keeling, Jayne Maas, and Al Michenzi, accounting, had an article “Using an Accounting Fair to Increase Students’ Favorable Perceptions of Accounting and Interest in the Accounting Major” published in Advances in Accounting Education. 

Elizabeth J. Kennedy and Michael B. Runnels, law and social responsibility, had an article, "Bringing New Governance Home: The Need for Regulation in the Domestic Workplace,” accepted by the UMKC Law Review, a Tier One law review journal. The Article answers the question of whether co-regulation should be employed in the domestic work context – not in lieu of formal legal protections, but as a complement to them, helping to change not only the legal and regulatory landscape of the domestic work industry, but the relationship between domestic workers and their employers–the workplace culture–as well. 

Gauri Kulkarni, marketing, was elected to the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Marketing Research Association (MAMRA). 

Libby Kumin, speech-language pathology audiology, was awarded the Excellence in Education Award from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in May at the end of our school year.

Mary Kunaniec Skeen, photography, will display work in the Delaware Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibit in Wilmington,Delaware. The exhibited work is part of a series started under the auspices of the Center for The Humanities Summer Study Grant. 

Ian Kunkes, a graduate student in the department of psychology's clinical-practitioner track, was recently made the director and chief contributor of The AHEADD Blog, run by AHEADD (Achieving in Higher Education). He will be publishing weekly articles on Autism Spectrum Disorders and compiling community resources. 

Janet Maher, fine arts, had her book published in May 2012 by Apprentice House. "From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley: Early Irish Catholics in New Haven County, Connecticut," is an in-depth study of the religious history of Ireland, leading to immigration to New England, then specifically to a particular community in Connecticut. The scholarly work was produced through the vantage point and approach of an artist seeking to find the correct location in Ireland of the group's wave migration. She also presented a lecture and did her second book signing in Connecticut at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, on Oct. 25. Her essay about this experience appears on her blog

David Marcovitz, education, published the book Digital Connections in the Classroom in August. 

John Michel, management, had his paper published back in January in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, “The Fundamental Role of Workplace Fun in Applicant Attraction,” cited by the Society of Human Resource Management in one of their Organizational and Employee Development articles

Leslie Zarker Morgan, modern languages and literatures, had two articles published. The first, "War is Hell (for Saracens): A Footnote to Aspremont’s Afterlife in Italy" was published in Moult a sans et vallour: Studies in Medieval French Literature in Honor of William W. Kibler and the second, "Flohart, Guinehart, Serpents and Feminie: Carnaval au féminin in the Guillaume d’Orange Cycle" was published in The Chanson de Geste and its Reception Essays presented to Philip E. Bennett by members of the Société Rencesvals.

Cindy Moore, writing, recently had book chapters published on graduate-student mentoring and writing-program assessment, respectively: "Mentoring for Change" in Rewriting Success in Rhetoric and Composition Careers and "Changing the Language of Assessment: Lessons from Feminism" in Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White

Brian Norman, English, published the book Dead Women Talking: Figures of Injustice in American Literature, now available from the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Terre Ryan, writing, has a short story, "Sleeping with The Brothers Karamazov," published in the spring issue of the Sierra Nevada Review. She has also had an essay, "Scatology," published in issue 12.5 of the online journal, DIAGRAM.

Ron Tanner, writing, had an essay, "The Running Boy," in the latest issue of Defunct, an online literary magazine.

Lisa Yeo, ISOM, successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Alberta.

Terry Zhao, marketing, had his article, "An Empirical Study on the Impact of Two Types of Goal Orientation and Salesperson Perceived Obsolescence on Adaptive Selling," with co-authors Junwu Chai and Barry J. Babin, published at the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management

Lisa Zimmerelli, writing, had a paper accepted in the Rhetoric Society Quarterly, titled “’The Stereoscopic View of Truth’: Frances Willard’s Woman in the Pulpit as a Feminist Rhetoric of Theology.”

Congratulations to students who received sociology achievement awards. These students were honored at the Honors Convocation on Sunday, Sept. 28: Diandra Fortune (Junior Sociology Achievement), Lauren O’Brien (Sophomore Sociology Achievement), and Dashante Smith (First-Year Sociology Achievement).