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Shavaun Wall, professor, education, has been appointed the Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes Professor of Education, effective fall 2012.


Awards and Honors

Rev. Phillip J. Brown, S.S., rector of Theological College, was elected vice president/president-elect of the Canon Law Society of America at its annual meeting in Chicago in October. He will serve as vice president/president-elect of the society for a term of one year, then assume the position of president at its annual meeting next fall. Rev. John J.M. Foster, assistant professor, canon law, was elected to the Board of Governors of the Canon Law Society of America at the same meeting.



Tanja Horn, assistant professor, physics, received three grants from Jefferson Science Associates, LLC/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Newport News, Va.:

  • $25,554 for the project “Hadron Structure Through Exclusive Reactions”
  • $10,764 for a graduate student to help with the project “Hadron Structure Studies at JLab”
  • $29,400 for a post-doctoral fellow to help with the project “Scaling Study of the L-T Separated Pion Electroproduction Cross Section”

Janet Selway, assistant professor, nursing, was awarded a three-year $716,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration to focus on the urgent health care needs of the growing elderly population. 


On the Road

Janice Agazio, associate professor, nursing, gave a presentation titled “Deployment of Military Mothers during Wartime” at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, held Sept. 13-15 in Washington, D.C.

Roger Colinvaux, associate professor, law, presented the paper “Charitable Contributions of Property: A Broken System Reimagined” on Oct. 26 at the conference The Charitable Contribution Deduction: Reform and Simplification, held at and sponsored by the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the New York University School of Law.

Bruno Damiani, professor, Spanish, lectured on “The Moral Framework of the Quijote" at the Newmann University in Aston, Pa., on Oct. 26. He spoke on "Los clásicos españoles: tradición e innovación" at the XIII Congress of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies, held Oct. 17 to 19 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Tanja Horn, assistant professor, physics, gave three presentations at the annual Fall American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics Conference held Oct. 24 to 27 in Newport Beach, Calif.

  • She spoke on “Nucleon Structure Studies through Timelike Compton Scattering” on Oct. 27.
  • Horn and Nathaniel Hlavin, a junior physics major, gave a presentation titled “Exclusive Kaon Electroproduction in Hall C at 12 GeV and EIC” on Oct. 25.
  • Horn and Laura Rothgeb, a sophomore physics major, gave a presentation on “Aerogel Cherenkov Detector Prototype Experiments” on Oct. 25.

Horn also gave two workshops at the Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay in Orsay, France, on Nov. 11: “Exclusive and Semi-inclusive Neutral Pion Production” and “Design of a Neutral Particle Detection Facility for Jefferson Lab Hall C.”

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S.S., Professor of Liturgical Studies, gave a Nov. 13 presentation titled “Liturgy and Sacraments in the New Evangelization” at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Charles B. Jones, associate professor, theology and religious studies, participated in the panel “Buddhist Canons in Context: Compilation, Devotion, and Transformation” at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago on Nov. 20.

Mary Leary, associate professor, law, participated in a panel discussion titled “Human Trafficking – Migrant Smuggling: Threats to States of Illegal Entry, Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labor, and Organ Harvesting” at the conference Crime and Criminal Justice – Exploring the International, Transnational and Local Perspectives, sponsored by the International Society for Reform of Criminal Law and held Oct. 22 to 26 in Washington, D.C.

Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, politics, delivered a Nov. 16 keynote address on how Catholic and other faith-based groups can influence international and local politics at the Huether Lasallian Conference titled Faith in Action: Global Engagement through Lasallian Education held in Washington, D.C.

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, and Rev. John P. Galvin, professor, theology and religious studies, participated in a meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held Oct. 25 to 27 at St Paul's College in Washington, D.C.

Robert Miller, associate professor, theology and religious studies, gave an Oct. 26 presentation titled “On the Inspiration of Myth” at the conference Dei Verbum at 50: Toward a Clarification of the Inspiration of Scripture, sponsored by the University of Dayton’s Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine.'

Nelson Minnich, professor, theology and religious studies, presented the paper “Egidio Antonini da Viterbo and the Reform of Religious Orders at the Fifth Lateran Council (1512-17)” on Sept. 27 at the Convegno internazionale di studi sulla figura di Egidio da Viterbo, agostiniano, umanista, religioso intellettuale e riformatore, uomo di governo e cardinale at l’Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medioevo in Rome. He presided at the sessions on the Americas at the Convegno Internazionale 'Il Concilio Ecumenico Vaticano II alla luce degli archivi dei Padri conciliari' in Vatican City on Oct. 4.

Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, lectured on Augustine's use of the word "saeculum" in the City of God at Villanova (Pa.) University's 37th annual Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference. He gave a Nov. 6 lecture titled “The End of Martyrdom: Religious Liberty in Liberal Orders” at the conference The Seeds of the Church: Telling the Story of Today's Christian Martyrs, held at the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Christopher Ruddy, associate professor, theology and religious studies, gave two talks in Hunt Valley, Md., to the annual priests' convocation of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa.: “Vatican II: An Overview and Assessment” and “Vatican II and the Year of Faith.”

Leah Wortham, professor, law, delivered an Oct. 27 keynote address “Making Peace in The Voting Wars: Voter Participation and Election Administration in U.S. Elections” at the conference Different Aspects of Electoral Systems and Their Impact in the Consolidation of Democracy, sponsored by and held at the law school of the University of Tirana, Albania, in collaboration with the Columbus School of Law. 



Janice Agazio, associate professor, nursing, was the primary author of an article titled “Revision of a Parental Stress Scale for Use on a Pediatric General Care Unit” published in Pediatric Nursing (Vol. 38, No. 2).

Vadim Knyazev, professor, chemistry, co-wrote the article “A Numerical Study of the Superadiabatic Flame Temperature Phenomenon in HN3 Flames” for the journal Combustion Theory and Modeling (Vol. 16). Co-authors were Oleg P. Korobeinichev, Alexander A. Paletsky, and Tatyana A. Bolshova.

Trevor Lipscombe, director of CUA Press, co-wrote “The Mangetocatenary” for the European Journal of Physics (Vol. 33, No. 6). His co-author was Carl Mungan, associate professor of physics at the United States Naval Academy.