Professional Notes: November 2013
ROLF BEHRENTS, D.D.S., PH.D. (Center for Advanced Dental) has been selected to be the next editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The journal has been continuously publishing since 1915 and is considered to be the finest orthodontic journal in the world.
ARLINE CRAVENS, PH.D. (French) has been named a member of the executive committee of the MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) for 2013-2014. She also presented a paper titled "Sensory Perception in Marie Krysinska's La Force du désir: The Feminine ideal or a Femme Fatale?" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference Oct. 10-12 in Vancouver, Wash.; and a paper "Blurring Boundaries between Music and Writing in Marie Krysinska's Folle de son corps," at the Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium in Richmond, Va.
GLADYS GRUENBERG, PH.D. (Emeritus Faculty), was recognized for service and scholarship by the National Academy of Arbitrators at its fall education conference held at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis on Oct. 18-20.
MORRIS KALLINY, PH.D. (Marketing) was selected to be the closing plenary speaker at the Academy of International Business - U.S. Northeast Chapter Annual Conference on Oct. 12 in Hartford, Conn. He presented "Middle East and North Africa: Delayed Promises or Dashed Hope?"
CLAUDIA KARAGOZ, PH.D. (Italian) published a book chapter titled "Poetry as Social Engagement: Margherita Guidacci's Ars Ethica" in The Politics of Poetics: Poetry and Social Activism in Early-Modern through Contemporary Italy. She also gave a presentation titled "Motherhood and Violence in Contemporary Italian Women's Writing" at the international conference Motherhood in post-1968 European Women's Writing: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues at the University of London.
JULIA LIEBERMAN, PH.D. (Spanish) presented a paper titled "Charity and Benevolence at the London Saar aSamaim Sephardi Community in the Eighteenth Century," at the 26th Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium on Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition Oct. 27-28 at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
KATHLEEN LLEWELLYN, PH.D. (French) was invited to present a paper, "Attitudes towards Female Beauty in Early Modern French Religious Discourse," at the colloquium "Female Beauty Systems throughout the Centuries" held at and sponsored by NIAS, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, in Wassenaar, Netherlands.
KARA MCBRIDE, PH.D. (Spanish) also gave the invited plenary talk "Sex, Status, Nativeness and Accents: Implications for Testing and Instruction," at the annual conference of the National University Association of English Teachers (ANUPI) of Mexico Oct. 25 in Huatulco, Mexico. She and recent Spanish master's graduate Mariela López conducted an invited workshop at the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. The workshop was called "Cuando el libro de texto que te dan no refleja de filosofía de enseñanza" (When the textbook that they give you doesn't reflect your teaching philosophy)."
SATISH MUNIGALA, M.D., MPH (Gastroenterology Research Staff) received the "Young Investigator Award" from American Pancreatic Association at its annual meeting, where he also presenting a talk and a poster.
SYDNEY NORTON, PH.D. (German) presented the lecture and workshop, Looking at and Teaching Postwar German Art, to ninety docents at the Saint Louis Art Museum Oct. 14. Her chronology of France's Second Empire has been published in the exhibition catalogue Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet.
JEAN-LOUIS PAUTROT, PH.D. (French) coordinated the showing of an evening of French theater and songs based on the life of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel. The show titled "Jacques Brel ou l'impossible rêve" was performed by the Caravague troupe from Paris on Nov 3 at St. Louis Priory School, with an attendance of nearly 300. The show was sponsored by SLU's department of Modern and Classical Languages, in collaboration with Webster University, Washington University, the University of Missouri St. Louis, the Alliance Française, the Société Française of St. Louis, the Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert Foundation, the St. Louis chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French and St. Louis Priory School. He also presented the paper "Humain-animal: l'ultime frontière," at the Colloque International "Pascal Quignard: La littérature hors frontières," held Oct. 7-8 at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Pautrot has also published a review of a creative work, "Les Désarçonnés, Dernier Royaume VII," which appeared in The French Review.
DEBBIE PIKE (Accounting) and the Zeta Nu Chapter of Beta Alpha Phi has been recognized internationally as a Superior Chapter. Recognition as Superior Chapter is a significant accomplishment. Under the leadership of Pike, the Zeta Nu Chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism, and leadership. As faculty advisor for the chapter, Pike has provided an invaluable service to the chapter.
MICHAEL SHANER, PH.D. (Management) was selected the "Best Professor of Management" by the World Education Council in Mumbai, India. He also spoke to the Junior Chamber International-Aarhus, Denmark chapter on July 1; was the guest speaker at the quarterly management meeting of the South Australia Power Networks Company on July 28 in Adelaide, Australia; taught in the 26th European Summer School for Advanced Management in Aarhus, Denmark June 24-July 5; and taught "Failing Forward: Leadership in Tough Times" for the University of South Australia in both Hong Kong and Adelaide, South Australia.
ANNIE SMART, PH.D. (French) presented the paper "Greening 19th-century French Studies: Natural Philosophy in Chateaubriand and Sand," at the Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium in Richmond, Va.