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Dr. Aurelie Hagstrom, associate professor of theology
, was a panelist for the session “Vatican II and Our Students: Classroom Conversations" at a College Theology Society meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in June. Hagstrom also presented a keynote address entitled “For I Handed on to You as of First Importance What I Myself had Received: Theologians and Handing on the Faith” at the College Theology Society Annual Conference, which was held at Creighton University in Nebraska in June. At the same conference she also gave a presentation entitled “The Challenges of Teaching Vatican II to Undergraduates,” Vatican II and Our Students: Classroom Conversations.”

She also presented “The Role of Charisma and Hospitality in the Academy” at the Boston College Roundtable: Advancing the Mission of Catholic Higher Education in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in April.


Dr. Anthony Affigne, professor of political science, was the chair of a session entitled "Roundtable: Has Obama's Re-Election Improved Prospects for a Black-Latino Political Alliance?" at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists meeting in Chicago in March

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., associate professor of biology, spoke at the annual Diocesan Faith Formation Convocation at Bryant University in Rhode Island in March.

Dr. Robert Barry, assistant professor of theology, was a presider for the session “Thomas Aquinas III" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Michigan in May.

Dr. Joan Branham, professor of art, was a chair for the session "Healing and Sickness" at the How Bodies Matter: The Intersection of Science, Religion, and the Humanities in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean World symposium sponsored by Harvard Divinity School in March.

Dr. Julia Camp, assistant professor of accounting, was a part of the Teaching Resources Committee (Innovative Teaching Session) at the American Tax Association Conference in San Diego, Calif., in February.

Dr. Holly Taylor Coolman, assistant professor of theology, gave the keynote address at the Aquinas Studium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in May. Taylor Coolman also was the convenor of the “Thomas Aquinas Interest Group” at the Catholic Theological Society of America Conference in Miami in June.

Dr. Joseph Cosgrove, associate professor of philosophy, was a panelist for "The World of Physics and the 'Natural' World" at the Second Jacob Klein Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, in June. Cosgrove also was the conference co-chair for the Simone Weil Colloquy in Providence in April.

Norman Desmarais, professor emeritus and former acquisitions librarian, gave the following presentations, “Homecoming 1783: Revolutionary War Soldiers after the Signing of the Peace Treaty” and “Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Day Lecture” at the Arnold Mills Community Center in Cumberland, R.I., in November.  He also gave a presentation entitled “Patriot or Traitor?: The Court-martial of Paul Revere” at the Coventry Public Library in Coventry, R.I., in October.

Chard deNiord, professor of English, read at the “Pitt Poetry Series Reading” and signed copies of his books, The Double Truth and Night Mowing, at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs in Boston in March.

1Early.jpgDr. Christine Earley, professor of accountancy and associate dean school of business, was an invited participant at a meeting of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in Washington, D.C., in April.

Alison Espach, adjunct assistant professor of English, was a panelist for "'Oh, Grow Up':  Writing Kids' Voices in Literary Fiction" at an Association of Writers & Writing Programs meeting in Boston in March.

John Fazzino, adjunct assistant professor of art, participated in the “CCRI Ceramics Invitational” in Warwick, R.I. in February.  He also showed at the University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery in a show entitled "Urban Wildlife" in April.

Alison Guzman, adjunct instructor of Spanish, was a chair at the session "Collective Memory in Spanish Contemporary Theater" and presented a paper entitled "Performing the Inanimate: Automations, Puppets, and Zombies in Spanish Theater" at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting in Boston in March.

Dr. Robert Hackey, professor of health policy, gave a talk entitled “Cries of Crisis” at Ithaca College in March. The talk was titled after Hackey’s book, which was published in 2012.

Dr. T.J. Harper, associate professor of music, was a chair at the session “Asia Pacific Youth Choir Concert" and was a host for the "Reception in Honor of International Federation for Choral Music Board Members, International Conductor Exchange Program with China, and Asian Conference Attendees" at the International Conductors Exchange Program: American Choral Directors Association in Dallas in March.

Dr. Karen Holland, assistant professor of history, gave a lecture entitled “The Hero of the Siege of Londonderry, 1689?” at the Providence Public Library in February.  She also delivered this lecture at the Museum of Newport Irish History as part of the museum’s Michael F. Crowley Lectures in February.

Dr. Deborah Johnson, professor of art history, was a Red post-performance audience discussion leader at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, R.I., in November. She also gave a presentation to the company of The Gamm Theatre on the relationship of John Logan’s play to Mark Rothko in September.

Dr. Sang Woo Kang, associate professor of music, performed a solo recital entitled “2013 Season Metamorphosis” at the Bari International Music Festival in Italy in May.

Dr. Michael Kraten, associate professor of accountancy, gave a speech entitled “LIBOR Rate Manipulation" at the American Accounting Association (Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Public Interest Sections) meeting in New Orleans in March. Kraten also delivered a series of three online workshops for the Maryland Association of CPAs, entitled "The Blue Frog Case: An Accounting Education Project."

In addition, Kraten had his Libor investigatory work cited in a February edition of Bloomberg View.  The article was entitled "How to Use Statistics to Seek out Criminals.”

Dr. Laura Landen, associate professor of philosophy, was the chair for the session entitled "Colloquium: Ground and Essence" at the American Philosophical Association meeting, Pacific Division in San Francisco in March.

Dr. Nicholas Longo, associate professor of public and community service studies, gave a presentation entitled "Visualizing Community and Justice" at the Global University Network for Innovation in Spain in May. Longo also gave a lecture entitled “From Command to Community: How the New Leadership Connects with the Common Good” at the College of Mount St. Joseph's (Cincinnati) Discussions of Leadership series in March.

Dr. Stephen Mecca, professor of physics, gave a presentation entitled “Bringing Developing World Meaning to our Physics Classrooms and Laboratories” at the American Association for Physics Teaching in Oregon in July.

1Olszewski.jpgDr. Todd M Olszewski, assistant professor of health policy and management, was invited to give the Guffey Lecture in the History of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in April.  His lecture was titled “Cholesterol, Risk, and the Politics of Science.”

Jane Lunin Perel, professor of English, attended a signing for her book, Red Radio Heart (White Pine Press), as well as the conference and book fair of the Associated Writing Programs in Boston in March.

Dr. Josephine Ruggiero, professor of sociology, gave a keynote address entitled “Reflections on My Sociological Journey: Educator, Undergraduate Research Conference Coordinator, and Researcher” at the 39th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research conference held at Bryant University in April.

Dr. Catherine Gordon-Seifert, professor of music, was a session chair at the session "The Art of Accompaniment" at the Society for Seventeenth Century Music meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in March.

Dr. Michael Spiegler, professor of psychology, was the session chair for "Translating Classroom Teaching into Textbook Pedagogy: The Sine Qua Non of Good Textbook Writing" at the Text and Academic Authors Association in Reno, Nevada, in June.

1sung.jpgEric Sung, associate professor of photography, gave a presentation entitled “"Visualizing Community and Justice" at the Global University Network for Innovation meeting in Spain in May. Sung also was a portfolio reviewer at a Society for Photographic Education session in Chicago in March.

Dr. James Tattersall, professor of mathematics, in association with V. Frederick Rickey (United States Military Academy, ret.) organized a special session on the history and philosophy of mathematics at the American Mathematical Society Eastern Section Meeting at Boston College in April.

Dr. Yinsheng Wan, professor of biology, gave a lecture entitled “"Vimentin Protects Against Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Induced by Arsenite in Human Skin Melanoma Cells" at the Chinese Society of Dermatology in China in June.

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