Professional Notes: October 2013
BRANDON VERHOFF (Facilities Services) and Kelley Krejnik (Sustainability) presented a poster at the 2013 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo held Oct. 6-9. in Nashville, Tenn. The poster celebrated the development of SLUstainability over the past four years, offering suggestions and "Lessons from the Rookie Years" to representatives from other colleges and universities striving to develop sustainability on their respective campuses.
JEAN-LOUIS PAUTROT, PH.D. (French) presented the paper, "Humain-animal: l'ultime frontière," at the Colloque International "Pascal Quignard: La littérature hors frontières" held Oct. 7-8 at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
RICHARD STECKEL (Center for Aviation Safety Research) was interviewed by the National Business Aviation Association for an article on the Center's recent approval to teach an NBAA Professional Development Program course, titled "Safety Management Systems for Managers."
NITISH SINGH, PH.D., and MAMOUN BENMAMOUN, PH.D. (Boeing Institute of International Business) have been awarded a $149,000 grant by the Qatar National Research Fund. The grant will fund a research project on "Web Localization Assessment Framework and Automation Tool for Localizing Arabic Websites."
OSCAR LOPEZ, PH.D. (Spanish) published an essay, "El Boom de la narrativa: Sus primeros cincuenta años," in the book Alfabetos ensayísticos. This is an invited publication by the Pen International Colombia of Writers.
ANNIE SMART, PH.D. (French) presented a paper titled "A Good Walk (Un)Spoiled: An Ecocritical Approach to Rousseau's Rêveries du promeneur solitaire" at the conference "Consuming Passions: Economies of Desire in French Literature and Arts, 1100-1815," Oct. 3-5 held at Washington University in St. Louis. KATHLEEN LLEWELLYN, PH.D. (French) also presented a paper titled "La Frenaizie fantastique Françoise: Passionate Consumption of Boots, Baubles, and Other Tempting Trifles in Early Modern France" at the conference.
EVELYN MEYER, PH.D. (German) presented a paper at the German Studies Association in Denver on Oct. 6. The talk was titled "Visually Rich in Word, Yet Sparse in Image: Depictions of the Grail Realm in Wolfram's Parzival."
RICHARD COLIGNON, PH.D. (Sociology and Anthropology) was a panelist for a program about brain injuries in sports Stay Tuned, a program by thee Nine Network of Public Media. The program engaged the issues of concussion and brain injuries in football and sports more generally.
TERRENCE DEMPSEY, S.J. (MOCRA) led a discussion at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis following a special screening of "Spirituality," an episode of the popular PBS documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century (Art21).