Dr. Comfort Ateh, assistant professor of education, presented a workshop entitled “Enhancing Formative Assessment through Effective Learning Progressions” at the Rhode Island Science Teachers Association Spring Conference held in Providence in March.
Dr. Licia Carlson, associate professor of philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled “Beyond the Philosopher’s Nightmare: Music, Disability, and Flourishing” during Misericordia University’s (Pa.) Honors Exploration Seminar in February.
Bernard Colo, director of academic media services, participated in a panel discussion on the “Power of AV for Education” at InfoComm headquarters in Virginia in February. InfoComm International is the leading nonprofit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide. Colo also participated in a panel discussion on the “Power of AV for Education” at Boston University’s School of Management in April.
Dr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry, along with Dr. Mark Whary, associate director of the Division of Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were co-facilitators of a workshop at the Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee conference held in Boston in March. The workshop was entitled “IACUC Challenges for Small Organizations, including Biotechs, Contract Research Organizations, and Colleges.” Cornely also served as chair of an undergraduate poster competition and served as an advisor for the Undergraduate Affiliates Network at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting held in San Diego, Calif., in April.
Julie DeCesare, assistant professor & head of research and education, Hailie Posey, commons librarian & coordinator of digital publishing services, and Julia Tryon, assistant professor & commons librarian for research and education, presented on “The 2020+ Project: Using WordPress to Organize, Evaluate, & Discuss the College of the Future” at the 2012 annual meeting of NERCOMP held in Providence in March.
Dr. Dana Dillon, assistant professor of theology, chaired a session entitled “Combat Trauma and Moral Fragmentation: A Theological Analysis of Moral Injury” at a Society of Christian Ethics meeting held in Washington, D.C., in January.
Dr. Matthew Eriksen, professor of management, participated in a panel presentation on “Leadership and the Entrepreneurial Venture” during a Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship forum held in Providence in April.
Dr. Paul Gondreau, professor of theology, served as chair for a session entitled “Thomas Aquinas II” at the International Congress of Medieval Studies held in Kalamazoo, Mich., in May.
Dr. Thomas Guilmette, professor of psychology, gave a presentation entitled “The Neuropsychological Assessment of Effort and Malingering in Disability and Personal Injury Cases” at Roger Williams University in March. The presentation was sponsored by the university’s master’s degree program in forensic psychology.
Dr. T.J. Harper, assistant professor of music, served as chair for the “Host LaGuardia High School Senior Chorus” session at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference held in Providence in February.
Harper also served as conductor for I Cantori, which was selected to perform at the 2012 American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference held in Providence in February. In addition, he delivered a lecture entitled “The Choralpassion of Hugo Distler: Political and Musical Implications” at Harvard University in February.
Dr. Mark Hyde, professor of political science, served as panel chair for a session on “Active Learning: Engaging Students Through Civic, Political, Cultural, and Academic Participation” at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting held in Portland, Ore., in March.
Dr. Peter Johnson, professor of English, discussed his book, The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. aka Houdini, on The Rhode Show in February. Johnson also discussed the book with students at Rye Neck (N.Y.) Middle School and Bishop Feehan (Mass.) High School in March and April, respectively.
Dr. Sang Woo Kang, assistant professor of music, led a piano for upper-level students master class at Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, N.Y., in March.
Dr. Deborah Levine, assistant professor of health policy and management, served as chair of a session entitled “Recovering Patient Experiences” at the American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting held in Baltimore, Md., in April.
Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay, associate dean of undergraduate studies/director of the PC Parent Program, and Dr. Wanda Ingram, senior associate dean of undergraduate studies, were keynote speakers for “Is College In Your Future? A College Planning Forum” held at PC in March. Their talk was entitled “The Freshman Year Experience — What to Expect as Students Transition from High School to College.”
Dr. Susan McCarthy, professor of political science, served as chair of a session entitled “Challenges of Inter-Cultural Interpretation: Cutting through the Hermeneutic” at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting held in Portland, Ore., in March.
Dr. Kris Monahan, director of sponsored research & programs, co-presented with Elizabeth Demski, associate vice president for research and creative scholarship at Emerson College, a presentation entitled “Establishing A Course Without A Map Or Crew: Tales From Two Start-Up Sponsored Programs Offices” at the 2012 National Council of University Research Administrator’s New England Regional Conference in Newport, R.I. in May.
Dr. Todd Olszewski, assistant professor of health policy and management, served as chair of a session entitled “Understanding Heart Disease” at the American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting held in Baltimore, Md., in April.
E.C. Osondu, assistant professor of English, delivered a reading at the University of Massachusetts-Boston “Spring 2012 Global Voices Reading Series” in March.
Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, assistant professor of political science, served as a session chair and presented a paper at the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies annual meeting held in Washington, D.C., in March. His paper was entitled “In Defense of the Short-Term ‘Bridge Model’ Study Abroad Program in Latin America.”
Dr. Josephine Ruggiero, professor of sociology, was a guest on a Rhode Island radio program (WOON 1240) entitled “Adoption Discussions” in February. The topic of Ruggiero’s interview was Russia’s impending decision to no longer allow United States citizens to adopt Russian children.