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Appointments

Tanja Horn, associate professor, physics, has been appointed a reviewer for the European Physics Journal.

Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies, and Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor, theology and religious studies, were named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Ecclesia Orans

 

Awards and Honors

Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse, written by Ian Boxall, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was named Book of the Month in the August issue of The Expository Times.

Julia Young, assistant professor, history, was awarded a Kluge Fellowship, which will begin in January, from the Library of Congress. The fellowships are awarded to scholars to conduct research at the John W. Kluge Center of the library.

 

Grants

Tanja Horn, associate professor, physics, received three grants from Jefferson Science Associates LLC:

  • $5,110 for the project “Studies of Exclusive Reactions”
  • $8,073 for “Exclusive Reactions”
  • $29,520 for “Nucleon Structure Studies with Exclusive Reactions” 

 

On the Road

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor, history, presented the paper “The Limits of Charlemagne’s Charters” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies held May 11 in Kalamazoo, Mich. She co-organized and led the workshop Political Communication in the Carolingian World held June 5 in Paris. She presented the paper “Tenth-Century Transmission of the Capitularies” at that workshop. She presented the paper “Manuscript Evidence of the Use of the Capitularies” at the International Medieval Congress held July 10 in Leeds, England.

Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor, theology and religious studies, gave a July 31 presentation on "Little Known Facts About Newman's Anglican Years, 1801-1845" at the annual conference of the Newman Association of America held at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Tanja Horn, associate professor, physics, presented on “Mason Form Factor Review” at the Jefferson Laboratory Joint Hall A/C summer meeting held June 5 and 6 in Newport News, Va. She gave a presentation on “Meson Form Factors” at the Joint Town Meetings on Quantum Chromo Dynamics for American Physical Society’s Division of Nuclear Physics. The meeting was held Sept. 13 to 15 at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies, participated in Religions for the Earth, a conference for religious leaders about climate change held Sept. 19 to 21 at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Michael Kimmage, associate professor, history, presented a paper on “Philip Roth and Thomas Mann” at the conference Philip Roth: Across Cultures, Across Disciplines held June 13 and 14 at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He spoke June 17 on “Monumental America” at Eichstätt University in Germany. He presented a paper on “The Decline of the West” at Freiburg University in Germany on June 24.

Vadim D. Knyazev, professor, chemistry, presented on “Kinetics of the self-reaction of cyclopentadienyl radicals” and “Initial Stages of the Pyrolysis of Polyethylene” at the 35th International Symposium on Combustion held Aug. 3 to 8 in San Francisco. He presented on “Monte Carlo/RRKM/Classical Trajectories Modeling of Collisional Excitation and Dissociation of Ions in Multipole Collision Cells of Mass Spectrometers” at Agilent Technologies, Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., on Aug. 5.

V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, presented the paper “Personalism and the Common Good in Neo-Thomist Political Thought” at the conference Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern held Sept. 19 to 21 in Philadelphia and sponsored by the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good.

Robert D. Miller, O.F.S., associate professor, theology and religious studies, gave a lecture on "Maximalists and Minimalists and the Quest for Solomon’s Kingdom" at West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Sept. 10.

Jerry Muller, chair and professor, history, gave a lecture on “Capitalism in Western Thought” at the Renaissance Weekend held Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 in Aspen, Colo. Renaissance Weekends bring together leaders from diverse fields to participate in lectures, seminars, and discussions.

Jennifer Paxton, clinical assistant professor, history, led a workshop titled Magna Carta: Why, Who, How, and Now at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges held July 24 in Hershey, Pa.

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, clinical associate professor, theology and religious studies, gave an Aug. 12 workshop near Oslo, Norway, to members of the staff of Modum Bad Hospital, the Norwegian Church Resource Center on Violence and Abuse of Minors, and the Institute of Pastoral Care (Institutt for Sjelesorg). He spoke on the clinical and pastoral care of priests and religious as well as child protection issues.

Jason Sharples, assistant professor, history, served as commentator and chair of the panel “Slave Runaways and Rebels” at the annual meeting of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture held June 13 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Arpad von Klimo, associate professor, history, presented the paper “Mass Violence in Hungary. A Comparison of Massacres in 1942 and 1956” at Trinity College in Dublin on May 30. He presented the same paper at Oriel College of the University of Oxford in England on June 6. He led a seminar on that topic and gave the lecture “Why was 1948 bloody and 1989 peaceful? Communism in Hungary” at Durham University in England on June 2. He presented the paper “The Peaceful Revolutions of 1989” at Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge in England on June 4.

Julia Young, assistant professor, history, gave a talk on “The Catholic Church in Mexico in the 20th Century” at the Western Hemisphere Intensive Seminar held July 1 at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S Department of State in Arlington, Va. She presented the paper “Latino Migrations to the U.S., 1900-1965: The Catholic Bishops’ Response” at the National Migration Conference held July 8 in Washington, D.C. She gave a presentation titled “Catolicismo mexicano y su impacto en Estados Unidos, enfoque regional/transnacional” (“Mexican Catholicism and its impact in the United States, regional/transnational focus”) at the Coloquio Internacional: Formación, desarrollo y conflictos de la Iglesia católica en las regiones de México, siglos XIX y XX held Aug. 28 in Pachuca de Hidalgo, Mexico.

 

Publications

Ian Boxall, associate professor, theology and religious studies, reviewed William John Lyons's new book on Joseph of Arimathea for the online Marginalia Review of Books, an international review of literature and culture in the nexus of history, theology, and religion. He wrote an article on "Francis of Assisi as Apocalyptic Visionary" for the festschrift Revealed Wisdom: Studies in Apocalyptic in Honour of Christopher Rowland.

John Grabowski, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was part of the working group that drafted the catechesis for the upcoming World Meeting of Families. He wrote the initial draft of the section “A Home for the Wounded Heart.” Love is Our Mission: The Family Alive: A Preparatory Catechesis for the World Meeting of Families is being published in multiple languages in advance of the meeting in Philadelphia in September 2015.

Tanja Horn, associate professor, physics, co-wrote “Pion Transverse Charge Density and the Edge of Hadrons” for the journal Physical Review C (Vol. 90, No. 29). She co-wrote “The experiments with the High Resolution Kaon Spectrometer at JLab Hall C and the new spectroscopy of 12B_L hypernuclei” for the High Energy Physics Literature Database. She co-wrote “Separated Response Function Ratios in Exclusive, Forward π+/- Electroproduction” for Physical Review Letters (Vol. 12).

Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies, wrote “The Theological Keys of Sacrosanctum Concilium" for the journal Ecclesia Orans (Vol. 30, No. 2).

Charles B. Jones, associate professor, theology and religious studies, wrote the article “The Prospects for Interreligious and Intercultural Understanding: the Jesuit Case and its Theoretical Implications” for the book Understanding Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Religious Studies and Theology (Pickwick Publications 2014).

Lenore Rouse, curator of Rare Book and Special Collections, wrote the article “Les Miscellanea Relativa all Bolla Unigenitus et les documents en rapport de la Bibliothèque Albani” for the September issue of the journal Chroniques de Port-Royal: revue annuelle de la Société des Amis de Port-Royal, published by the Société des Amis de Port-Royal of Paris.

Pim Valkenberg, professor, theology and religious studies, wrote an article about Nicholas of Cusa for the book Nicholas of Cusa and Islam: Polemic and Dialogue in the Late Middle Ages (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions) (Brill 2014). He also wrote the article “One Faith, Different Rites: Nicholas of Cusa's New Awareness of Religious Pluralism” for the book Understanding Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Religious Studies and Theology (Pickwick Publications 2014).

Lev Weitz, assistant professor, history, wrote “Al-Ghazali, Bar Hebraeus, and the ‘Good Wife,’” published in the Journal of the American Oriental Society (Vol. 134, No. 2).

 

Students

Marco Carmignotto, a graduate student in physics, received a $12,000 Jefferson Laboratory Associates Graduate Fellowship, which supports a student’s advanced studies at a university and research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va.