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Appointments

W. J. Shepherd, associate archivist, was appointed to a three-year term (2016–2018) on the editorial board of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, produced by the Pennsylvania Historical Association.

 

Awards and Honors

Dorle Hellmuth, assistant professor of politics, received the Northeastern Political Science Association/Pi Sigma Alpha 2014 Best Paper Award for her paper on “The Power of Government Structures: German Counterterrorism Decision-making after 9/11” at the annual NPSA meeting in Philadelphia on Nov. 12.

Rev. Paul Sullins, research associate professor of sociology, received the Pope Pius XI Award from the Society of Catholic Social Scientists on Oct. 24 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. The award is the highest given by the society and is awarded to scholars whose efforts have significantly contributed to building up a true Catholic social science.

Simeone Tartaglione, clinical assistant professor of music, received the Man of the Year Award from the Italian Language InterCultural Alliance on Nov. 7 in New York City.

 

On the Road

Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics, participated in a panel discussion on “Integral Human Development—What Can Dignity Add?” at the Second International Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and held Oct. 22 to 24 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Monsignor Michael Clay, pastoral studies area director in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, offered the homily for the annual Red Mass for the Diocese of Raleigh on Oct. 16.

Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies, gave a presentation titled “Junípero Serra: ¿un santo para nuestro tiempo?” at the Día Catequético, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and held at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Md., on Nov. 8.

John Grabowski, associate professor of theology and religious studies, delivered the annual Building Spiritual Bridges to the Community lecture on Nov. 12 at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. The title of his talk was “The Family as an Agent of the New Evangelization: Seeing the Big Picture around the Synods.”

Dorle Hellmuth, assistant professor of politics, spoke Nov. 13 on “Terrorism Types and Countermeasures: No One Size Fits All” at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, spoke on the theme of “Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue: From Mutual Excommunications to Growing Communion” at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 9.

Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, gave a talk on the Magna Carta at a conference celebrating the 800th anniversary of the charter held Nov. 7 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Lev Weitz, assistant professor of history, presented the paper “Religious Minorities in the Modern Middle East” at a conference on teaching about the Middle East for high school teachers held Oct. 17 at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.

Julia Young, assistant professor of history, gave an Oct. 22 talk about her book Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War at Georgetown University as part of the Americas Initiatives Series: New Perspectives on the Americas. She also gave a talk titled “Catholic Nationalism in the Mexican Diaspora” at the Cátedra Internacional Friedrich Katz held Oct. 30 at the University of Chicago.

 

Publications

Monsignor Michael Clay, pastoral studies area director in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, wrote the article “Making Evangelization a Parish Priority: A Pastor’s Observations,” published in the November-December issue of Pastoral Liturgy.

Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of theology and religious studies, wrote the book The Gospel of John: Worship for Divine Life Eternal, published by Wipf and Stock.

Dorle Hellmuth, assistant professor of politics, wrote “Countering Jihadi Radicals and Foreign Fighters in the United States and France: Très Similaire,” published in the Journal for Deradicalization (Vol. 1, No. 4).

Charles B. Jones, associate professor of theology and religious studies, wrote “The Pure Land in the History of Chinese Buddhism,” published in the book The Buddhist World.

Nelson H. Minnich, professor of history and of theology and religious studies, wrote the article “The Closing of the Fifth Lateral Council (1512–17)” in ANNUARIUM HISTORIAE CONCILIORUM (Vol. 45).

Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, wrote the essay “La biografia di Graziano, il Padre del diritto canonico,” published in Rivista internazionale di diritto comune (Vol. 25).