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October, 2019


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George Garvey
, vice provost and dean for graduate studies, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Thomas More Society and to the scientific committee of Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, a Vatican foundation created by Pope John Paul II. Garvey gave a lecture titled "The Business Person as Servant Leader" following the society's celebration of the Red Mass in Milwaukee, Wis. on Feb. 26. 

Awards and Honors

William Klingshirn
, professor, Greek and Latin, is the recipient of a 2006-2007 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, which will allow him to spend the next academic year on leave to complete his book, titled "Diviners and Divination in the Roman Empire." The book will explore the ways that diviners from the first century B.C. to the seventh century A.D. tried to help their clients uncover hidden knowledge that they would use to make decisions, devise strategies, diagnose misfortune or identify malefactors.


The Department of Politics received a $25,000 grant from the Bradley Graduate and Post-Graduate Fellowship Program. The politics department, which has a continuing partnership with the Bradley Foundation, will use the grant to fund graduate scholarships.

On the Road

M. Sophia Aguirre, associate professor, business and economics, presented a paper titled "Working Mothers’ Contribution to Family Income: Proportions and Effects,” at a Jan. 23 conference at the University of Chicago.

Michaela Farber
, assistant professor, social work, presented her research study titled “The Role of Family Support Factors in the Creation of a Home Literacy Environment of Young Children in Poverty” at the Society for Social Work Research conference held at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel from Jan. 12 to 15 in San Antonio. Co-authors of the study were Nancy Taylor, associate professor, education; Shavaun Wall, chair and associate professor, education and Elizabeth Timberlake, professor emerita, social work.

Kevin Forbes, chair and associate professor, business and economics, presented a paper titled “Solar Activity and Economic Fundamentals: The Case of the Electricity Market in Texas” at the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, which was held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in Atlanta. He also served as a panelist at a Jan. 30 press conference held in Atlanta in conjunction with the annual meeting. The focus of the press conference was space weather’s impact on electrical power systems and on the electricity market in Texas.

David Jobes, professor, psychology, delivered a presentation titled “The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality — Problem-Solving Treatment” at the bi-annual meeting of the Aeschi Group, a collection of clinicians who advocate a therapeutic approach to working with suicidal patients. Jobes is a charter member of the group. The conference was held from March 1 to 4 in Aeschi, Switzerland.

Stefania Lucamante, associate professor, modern languages and literatures, participated in a symposium in Jan. 2006 at Magdalen College in Oxford on synergies between literature and cinema in the past 20 years. While in England, she also gave a lecture at the University of Wales-Bangor and at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Leopold May, professor emeritus, chemistry, presented a paper he co-wrote titled “Use of Mössbauer Spectroscopy to Determine the Effect of Salinity on the Speciation of Triorganotins in Anacostia River Sediments” on Jan. 13 and 14 at the 4th Nassau Mössbauer Symposium in Garden City, N.Y. He presented a second co-written paper titled “Mössbauer Effect of 151Eu in Europium Salen Complex Nanoparticles” at the same conference.

Vasiliki Neofotistos, visiting assistant professor, anthropology, was a chair on the panel “Place, Memory and Visions of the Future” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in Washington, D.C. from Nov.30 to Dec. 3, 2005. He also presented a paper at the meeting titled "Embodying Place: Remembering and the Notion of Kultura in the Republic of Macedonia.”

He gave a talk at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University on Feb. 8 titled "No War, No Peace: The Role of Social Class in Averting Civil War in the Republic of Macedonia.”

James Zabora, dean and associate professor, National Catholic School of Social Service, and Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, associate professor, social work, will deliver a lecture titled “Town-Gown Collaboration: Health Care Clinicians and a School of Social Work Partner to Develop an Evidence-Based (EBP) Research Network” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, scheduled for April 26 to 29 in San Diego. Zabora serves on the society's National Task Force.


Michaela Farber, assistant professor, social work, published “Empowering high-risk families of children with disabilities” in Research On Social Work Practice (Nov. 2005) with co-writer Ravita Maharaj, Ph.D. candidate, social work.

In the fall of 2005, Stefania Lucamante, associate professor, modern languages and literatures, edited the first collection of essays in English on Roman writer Elsa Morante, titled "Under Arturo's Star: the Cultural Legacies of Elsa Morante." The book was co-edited with Sharon Wood (University of Leicester, England) and published by Purdue University Press in the Romance Studies Series. The book has been selected for the Ennio Flaiano Award for Italian Studies by the Washington Commission overseen by the Italian Cultural Institute.

Farber and Christine Sabatino, associate professor, social work, presented “A Therapeutic Summer Camp for Grieving Children: Results from Community-Based Research” at the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Feb. 16 to 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Several faculty members within the National Catholic School of Social Service and the Department of Education published “Mother and Soldier: Raising a Child With Disability in a Low-Income Military Family" in the fall 2005 edition of Exceptional Children. The co-authors were Farber; Sabatino; Elizabeth Timberlake, professor emerita, social work; Shavaun Wall, chair and associate professor, education; Nancy Taylor, associate professor, education; and Harriet Liebow, project coordinator, education.

Virgil Nemoianu, professor, philosophy, is the author of The Triumph of Imperfection: The Silver Age of Sociocultural
Moderation in Europe: 1815-1848. The book was published in Jan. 2006 by the University of South Carolina Press.

Working together, Andrew Earle Simpson, associate professor of music, composed a score and Sarah Brown Ferrario, visiting assistant professor of Greek and Latin, wrote a libretto, for their opera “The Furies,” which was presented Feb. 9-12 at Ward Recital Hall. “The Furies” is the third installment of Simpson and Brown’s operatic trilogy based on the Oresteia, Aeschylus’ three-part series on the house of Agamemnon.

John Kenneth White, professor, politics, wrote a chapter titled "Solving the Democratic Party's Values Dilemma” that appeared in the 2005 book Get This Party Started, edited by Matthew Kerbel and published by Rowman and Littlefield.

He wrote an article titled “The Death of A Presidency” that appeared Jan. 25 on the Political Wire Web site – a source of information for politics reporters that publishes topical essays and political commentaries.

He wrote an article titled “Prelude or Interlude?” about the mid-term elections that was published in the Feb. 7 issue off
The Polling Report.

Rosemary Winslow
, associate professor, English, published five poems in the Winter 2006 issue of the Washington, D.C., online poetry journal, Beltway Literary Quarterly.


Ken Dombroski
, Ph.D. candidate, politics, will have his dissertation published by Routledge Press in 2006. Titled "Peacekeeping in the Middle East as an International Regime," the book will be published by the end of the year as part of Routledge Press’ “Studies in International Relations” series.

Joseph Fornieri, Ph.D. candidate, politics, published Lincoln's American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives. The book, Fornieri’s second, has received a laudatory review from Harold Holzer, co-chair of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Kyoogsook Kim, Ph.D. candidate, philosophy, received the School of Philosophy’s first John A. Weisz Scholar Award, established in 2005 in honor of the late husband of Barbara Weisz, a member of the philosophy school’s board of advisers.


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