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Dr. Maia Bailey, assistant professor of biology, presented “Ecology of Conflict: Temperature Can Heighten Costs of Antagonistic Cytonuclear Interactions in Gynodioecious Lobelia Siphilitica" at Evolution 2013: Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systemic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists in Snowbird, Utah, in June.

Dr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry, presented "Isolation and Characterization of Mycobacteriophage ZoeJ, a Novel K2 Cluster Phage" at the SEA-PHAGES Symposium & Advanced Analysis of Bacteriophage Genomes Workshop in Auburn, Virginia, in June.

Dr. Catherine Keating, assistant professor of education, presented "Developing Transition Plans for College Bound Hospitalized Students with TBI" at the Council for Exceptional Children in San Antonio, Texas, in April.

Dr. Christopher Laperle, associate professor of chemistry, presented “Combined 1H NMR and DFT study of the solvent effects on the iron pentacarbonyl-catalyzed photo-assisted isomerization of allyl alcohol" at an American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans in April.

Dr. Seann Mulcahy, assistant professor of chemistry, and his student, Stacy Thomas, presented "Chiral Alkynamides as Substrates for Intramolecular [4+2] Cycloadditions” at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans in April.  He also presented a poster with his students, Jonathan Varelas, Michael O'Donnell, and Satyam Khanal entitled “Synthesis of Isomeric Carbolines by Metal-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cyclizations" at the Harry Allen Symposium at Clark University in Worcester in March. Mulcahy also presented a poster entitled "Annulated Beta-Carbolines via Intramolecular [2+2+2] Cyclization" at the National Organic Chemistry Symposium in Seattle in June.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, assistant professor of education, presented “Using Less Paper to Print Exams: Student Performance, Completion Time, and Preference" at the Association for Psychological Science meeting in Washington, D.C., in May.

Dr. Kenneth Overly, associate professor of chemistry, presented "Studies on the syntheses of chiral ketones and iminium salts derived from bicyclic terpenes for use as catalysts for olefin epoxidation" at an American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans in April.

Dr. Brett Pellock, assistant professor of biology, presented "Analysis of the Roles of Shewanella oneidensis Hfq in Cell Growth and Oxidative Stress Response" in Wurzburg, Germany, in June.

Dr. Jay Pike, assistant professor of chemistry, presented “Synthesis of naphthyridine/azaquinoline analogs for the disruption of TNR expansions in the base excision repair mechanism" at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans in April.

Dr. Anthony Rodriguez, assistant professor of education, presented "The Cibola Greenhouse and Composting Company: A Community-Based Mathematics Program for People with Developmental Disabilities" at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities meeting in Pittsburgh in June.

Dr. Adam Villa, assistant professor of computer science, presented "Reinvigorating a Database Systems Course Using Web Applications" at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges in the Northeast Region meeting in Albany, New York, in April. Villa also gave an invited talk entitled “Moving Big Data Across the Globe” at Wheaton College in Massachusetts in April.

Dr. Mary Harmon-Vukic, assistant professor of psychology, presented "The Influence of Negation and Semantic Overlap on the Accessibility of Referents” at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting in New York in March.

Papers

Dr. Mary Bellhouse, professor of political science, presented "Analyzing Visual Materials: Paintings, Photographs, Political Cartoons…" at a Western Political Science Association meeting in Los Angeles in March.

Dr. Ruth Ben-Artzi, assistant professor of political science, presented "Ios and Peer Pressure: An Examination of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)" at the International Studies Association meeting in San Francisco in April.

Dr. Eric Bennett, assistant professor of English, presented “Attack from the Inside" at the Association for Core Texts and Courses meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in April.

Dr. Deirdre Bird, assistant professor of marketing, presented "In the Heart of Africa: A World Away from Poverty, the Luxury Market Thrives" at the International Academy of Business Disciplines meeting in Atlanta in April.

1Boeningerstephanie.jpgDr. Stephanie Boeninger, assistant professor of English, presented "Remembering Father Jack: Memory and the Missionary in Dancing at Lughnasa" at the American Conference for Irish Studies meeting in Chicago in April.

Dr. Helen Caldwell, assistant professor of marketing, and Dr. Mark DeFanti, assistant professor of marketing, presented "Forever Now: Gucci's Use of a Partially Borrowed Heritage to Establish a Global Luxury Brand" at CHARM: Conference on Historical Analysis & Research in Marketing in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May.

Dr. Joseph Cammarano, associate professor of political science, presented "Etch a Sketch Messaging:  Shifts in Presidential Candidate Messages Between Nominating and General Elections, 2000-2012" and was a discussant at the session "Campaign Strategy" at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago in April.

1Cebulko.jpgDr. Kara Cebulko, assistant professor of sociology, presented "The Importance of Context: Legal Status and Post High School Transitions Among Brazilian Youth in Massachusetts" at the Eastern Sociological Society meeting in Boston in March.

Dr. Peter Costello, professor of philosophy, presented "Specters of Jesus: Embodiment, Ghosts, and Resurrection" and "Toward a Phenomenology of Community: Stein and Nancy" at ICNAP: Interdisciplinary North America Phenomenology in Mahwah, New Jersey, in May.

Dr. Edmund Dain, assistant professor of philosophy, presented "The Normativities of Meaning, The Contemporary Significance of Ordinary Language Philosophy” at the 4th Annual Symposium of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society, which was held in Abo Akademi, Abo (Turku), Finland, in May. Dain also presented "Eliminating Ethics: Wittgenstein, Ethics and the Limits of Sense, Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions” at Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the University of Goettingen, Germany, in May. In addition, he attended the “Communications Breakdown in Philosophy” workshop at University of Helsinki in Finland in May.

Julie DeCesare, assistant professor and head of research and education in Phillips Memorial Library, presented "Navigating Multimedia: Streaming Video Beyond YouTube" at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Washington, D.C. in March. DeCesare also presented a paper, "Lending iPads 101: Steps to Loan From Your Library," at NERCOMP in Providence in March.

Dr. Angela Dills, associate professor of economics, presented "Price-Increasing Competition: Evidence from Higher Education" and was a discussant at the session "Health Behaviors" at the Eastern Economics Association Conference in New York in May.

Dr. Matthew Dowling, assistant professor of history, presented "Paul Gaugin and Colonial Politics in French Polynesia" at the International Conference for Academic Disciplines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in May.

Dr. Christine Earley, professor of accountancy and associate dean school of business, presented "The City of Providence, RI: A Case Examining the Financial Condition of a U.S. Municipality,” was a chair for a session entitled “"Corporations (Public Interest)," and was a discussant at the session "Embedding Support for Sustainability Initiatives throughout the Organization" at the American Accounting Association (Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Public Interest Sections) meeting in New Orleans in March.

Dr. Matthew Eriksen, professor of management
, presented "Resolute Leadership: Facilitating Relational Authentic Becoming" at the Teaching Conference for Management Educators in Asheville, North Carolina, in June.

Dr. Suzanne Fournier, associate professor of English, presented "Requiem for Matryona: Anna Akhmatovas and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Meditations on History" at the Association for Core Texts and Courses meeting in Ottawa, Canada, in April.

1Goodrich.jpgDr. Peter Goodrich, associate professor of management, presented "Entrepreneurial Drive in the Folk Music Industry" at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference in San Francisco in January.

Dr. Matthew Guardino, assistant professor of political science, presented "Bringing Power Back In: Reconceptualizing News Media-Public Policy Linkages in the Neoliberal Era" at the Western Political Science Association meeting in Los Angeles, California, in March.

Alison Guzman, adjunct instructor of Spanish, presented "La Memoria de la Guerra Civil en el Teatro Espanol Contemporaneo" at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, in April.

Dr. Aurelie Hagstrom, associate professor of theology
, presented "The New Evangelization and Teaching Mariology as the Senior Capstone for Undergraduate Theology Majors and Minors: Reflections from the Field" at a Mariological Society of America meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, in May. Hagstrom also presenetd “The Relationship between Catechesis and Theology in a University Setting in Light of the New Evangelization” at The Catholic University of America in March.

Dr. Eric Hartman, adjunct assistant professor of global studies, presented "Global-Service Learning Pedagogy: Essential Elements & Evaluation" and was panelist for the session "Community Impact, Transparency, Sound Pedagogy: Advancing Best Practices in Global Service-Learning" at the Standards of Good Practice Institute: Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad meeting in Chicago in April.

Dr. Laura Boynton-Hauerwas, associate professor of education, presented "States Requirements for Assessing ELL Students in an RTI System" at the National Association of School Psychology meeting in Seattle in February. Boynton-Hauerwas also presented a paper entitled "Impact of Educational Field Experiences Abroad" at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education meeting in Orlando in February.

Dr. Margaret Healy-Varley, assistant professor of English, presented "Bien ferme e avenant: Grosseteste's Mariology in the Chasteu d'amur" at an International Congress on Medieval Studies meeting in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May.

Dr. Russell Hillier, associate professor of English, presented "The Judge's Molar: Infanticide and the Meteorite in Blood Meridian" at the Cormac McCarthy Society meeting held at Berea College in Kentucky in March. Hillier also presented a paper entitled "'To Bubbles Straight' or 'Making Two One'?:  Learning to Say Thank You in George Herbert’s Lyrics" at the George Herbert Society meeting in Grove City, Pennsylvania in April.

Dr. Daniel Horne, associate professor of marketing, presented "Patterns of Gift Card Non-Redemption" at the American Council for Consumer Interest meeting in Portland, Oregon, in April.

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen, associate professor of philosophy, presented "Overcoming the Division Between Anglophone and Continental European Nietzsche Studies" at The Future of Nietzsche's Work: Current Trends After 125 Years of Nietzsche Research in Berlin, Germany, in April.

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, associate professor of history, presented "Refrain From Usual Pursuits: Labor Day in the Progressive Era Upper Midwest" at The Dakota Conference on History, Literature, Art, and Archeology in South Dakota in April.

Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, associate professor of political science, presented "Missing Children: AIDS Policy and Orphans in the U.S." at the International Conference on Public Policy in Grenoble, France, in June.

Dr. Matthew Keane, assistant professor of accountancy, presented "Internal Control Disclosures, Announcement Transparency, and the Market Reaction to Restatement Announcements" at an International Academy of Business and Economics meeting in Orlando in March.

Dr. James Keating, associate professor of theology, presented “The Intellectual, Theological, and Moral Needs of Contemporary Undergraduates in the Age of the New Evangelization” at the Catholic University of America in March. The invited address was hosted by the U.S. Catholic Bishops Committee on Doctrine.

Dr. Patrick Kelly, associate professor of accountancy, presented "The City of Providence, R.I.: A Case Examining the Financial Condition of a U.S. Municipality" at the American Accounting Association (Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Public Interest Sections) meeting in New Orleans in March.

Dr. John Lawless, assistant professor of history, presented "Hunted by Eros: Alcaues of Messene Epigram 6 G-P (=AP 5.10)" at the Classical Association of New England meeting in Connecticut in March.

Dr. Deborah Levine, assistant professor of health policy, presented “Letters Home from the Wards: Martha May Eliot and Changes to American Medical Education, 1918-1925" at the American Association for History of Medicine meeting in Atlanta in May.

Dr. Ian Levy, associate professor of theology, presented "The Epistles Commentary of Bruno the Carthusian" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Michigan in May.

Dr. Gregory Light, professor of management, presented “A Note about Dynamical Systems in Different Frames of Reference" and "On Teaching the Undergraduate Statistics" at the Hawaii University International Conferences in Honolulu in June.

Dr. Marian Mattison, associate professor of social work, presented "Digital Ethics: Risks, Benefits, Boundaries & Safeguards for Online Communications with Clients" at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in March.

1Maxfieldsylvia.jpgDr. Sylvia Maxfield, dean of school of business, presented "Financial Globalization International Risk: Transfer and the Future of the Dollar" and "The Political Economy of Accounting for Intangibles" and was a panelist for the session "Information Statecraft:  The Cross-Atlantic Tussle Over Financial Data and Privacy Rights" at the International Studies Association meeting in San Francisco in April.

Dr. Stephen Mecca, professor of physics, presented “An Open-Source Model for Scaling Up the GSAP Microflush Toilet” at the Unite for Sight Global Health Conference, which was held at Yale University in April.  He also gave a presentation on the “Application of GSAP Microflush Toilets: A Sustainable Development Approach to Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation” at ECOSUD 2013 in Romania in June.

Dr. Edgar Mejia, assistant professor of Spanish, presented “Etica y Exclusion en Rating de Alberto Barrera Tyszka (Exclusion and Ethics in Rating Alberto Barrera Tyszka)" at the Latin American Association meeting in Washington, D.C., in May.

Dr. Alexander Moffett, assistant professor of English, presented “Intuiting Magical Temporalities in the Fictions of E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf" at the Northeastern Modern Language Association meeting in Boston in March. Moffett also presented “Etherized Upon a Tale:  The Persistence of the Etheric Hypothesis in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Challenger Stories" at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Washington, D.C., in March.

Dr. Darra Mulderry, assistant professor of history, presented "How Stories Shape Society: Simone de Beauvoir on Montherlant, Beauty and the Beast, and Groundhog Day" at the Association of Core Texts meeting in Ottawa, Canada, in April.

Dr. Jessica Mulligan, assistant professor of health policy and management, presented "The Financialization of Health Systems: Ethnographic Engagements with Insurance" at the American Anthropological Association’s Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA)/ European Association of Social Anthropologists’ (EASA) Medical Anthropology Network in Tarragona, Spain, in June.

Dr. Sharon Murphy, associate professor of history, presented "The Public Response to Commercial Banks During the Panic of 1819" and was the chair for the session entitled "Setting up Shop: Domesticating Global Business in the Age of Revolution" at the Business History Conference in Columbus, Ohio, in March.

Dr. Jeffrey Nicholas, assistant professor of philosophy, presented "The Nature of Reason: Toward a Critical Theory of Nature" at the International Critical Theory Conference of Rome held in Italy in May.

1oconnor.kevin.jpgDr. Kevin O’Connor, assistant professor of education, presented "Oh No! Participation is Worth 20% of My Grade!" at the Teaching Academic Survival and Success Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in March.

Rev. David Orique, O.P., assistant professor of history, presented "Journey to the Headwaters: Bartolome de las Casas in a Comparative Context" at the International Congress of History of the Order of the Preachers in the American Continent in Mexico City in April.

Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, assistant professor of political science, presented "Migrant Activism in Ecuador: Political Participation in the Context of Invisibility" at the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies meeting in Annville, Pennsylvania, in March.

1Rodriguezanthony.jpgDr. Anthony Rodriguez, assistant professor of education, presented "Grounded Theory: Building Strong Connections with Our Community Schools " at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education in Orlando in February.

Dr. Lynne Ryan, professor of education, presented "Impact of Educational Field Experiences Abroad" at the Association for Teacher Educators meeting in Atlanta in February. Ryan also presented a paper entitled "Impact of Educational Field Experiences Abroad" at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education meeting in Orlando in February.

Dr. John Scanlan, associate professor of English, presented "How Like You the Eloquence of a Young Barrister?'  Love and the Law in Boswell’s Journal of the Late 1760's" at the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

1shomberg.joseph.jpgDr. Joseph Shomberg, assistant professor of math, presented "Global Attractors of the Hyperbolic Relaxation of Reaction-Diffusion Equations with Dynamic Boundary Conditions" at the American Mathematical Association meeting in Massachusetts in April. Shomberg also presented a paper entitled "Attractors of the Hyperbolic Relaxation of Reaction Diffusion Equations with Dynamic Boundary Conditions" at the American Mathematical Society in Ames, Iowa, in April.

Dr. Susan Skawinski, associate professor of education, presented "Assessing Pre-Service Teachers Perceptions of Learner Diversity" at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education meeting in Orlando in February.

Dr. Daria Spezzano, assistant professor of theology, presented "The Best Kind of Servitude': Thomas Aquinas on the Grace of Conversion" at the Catholic Theological Society of America in Miami in June.

Dr. Giacomo Striuli, professor of Italian, presented "The Aesthetics of Pain in Giuseppe Berto" at the American Association of Teachers of Italian Convention in Strasbourg, France, in May.

Dr. Jennifer Van Reet, assistant professor of psychology, presented "Preschoolers' Understanding of Pretense Affects Trust of Unfamiliar Pretenders" at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting in New York, New York, in March.

Rev. John Vidmar, O.P., associate professor of history, presented "Early Irish Dominican Missionaries and the Foundation and Growth of the First Dominican Province in the United States" at the International Congress of History of the Order of the Preachers in the American Continent in Mexico City in April.

Dr. Yinsheng Wan, professor of biology, presented “Human Melanoma Cells Resist Oxidative Stress Due to Overactive MEK/ERK and KT/mTOR Pathways and Overproduction of Melanin" at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Washington, D.C., in April.

Dr. Marcy Zipke, associate professor of education, presented "Set of Variability: The Importance of Flexible Pronunciation" at the Everyone Reading's Annual Conference: Preparing All Students for Success in New York in March. Zipke also presented a paper entitled "The Language Knowledge Necessary to Teach Linguistically Diverse Students: Thoughts on Preparing Pre-Service Teachers" at the Association of Teacher Educators meeting in Atlanta in February.

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