January 16, 2013

Faculty Highlights for January 2013

Faculty Highlights for January 2013

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Benjamin Allen co-authored the following articles: "Measures of success in a class of evolutionary models with fixed population size and structure," published online in the Journal of Mathematical Biology on November 20, 2012, and "The effect of one additional driver mutation on tumor progression," published online in Evolutionary Applications on December 10, 2012.

Assistant Professor of Education Sr. Karen Hokanson, SND integrated a service learning component across all sections of EDUC 1111: Great American Experiment: Education for All in a Diverse Society. Approximately 100 children attending afterschool programs at neighborhood schools received tutoring from Emmanuel College students.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Laurie Johnston attended the Society of Christian Ethics meeting in Chicago, January 3-6, 2013, where she served as co-chair of the junior faculty caucus.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Department Chair Fr. Thomas Leclerc, M.S. gave a two-part presentation on "The Infancy Narratives according to Matthew and Luke" on December 5th and 12th for the Adult Education Program at St. John the Evangelist Church in Cambridge.

Associate Professor of Science Education and Education Department Chair Fiona McDonnell and Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Lisa Schneier hosted Eleanor Duckworth, noted author of The Having of Wonderful Ideas and renowned Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, on December 11th. Duckworth, a former student, colleague, leading translator and interpreter of Jean Piaget, responded to Emmanuel education students' curriculum projects using her teaching/research approach, now called "critical exploration," through which adolescent and pre-adolescent learners experience the power of their own minds at work.

Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair Megumi Naitoh's functional works are currently exhibited at the Vessels Gallery in the "Winter White" show, which is on view until January 27, 2013, in the South End, Boston.

Professor of Political Science Marie Natoli's manuscript, "The Crisis Presidency: What Price National Security?", which was delivered in Paris in 2011, was accepted for publication in the refereed International Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol. 5, No. 6 (2012).

Lecturer in Information Technology Rodica Neamtu has been invited to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Symposium on "Green Technology and Systems." Professor Neamtu will provide technical reviews and serve on the technical program committee for this international advisory board.

Associate Professor of English Mary Beth Pope's short story "Endless Caverns" appears in the current issue of Bellingham Review.

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Jon Paul Sydnor presented at the American Academy of Religion conference in Chicago in November. He was a speaker for a series focused on the theme "Interreligious Ritual Participation: Reverence, Flippancy, or Betrayal?" His talk analyzed the ethics of interreligious ritual participation and was titled "Doctrinal Approach - Ritual as the Expression of Theological Commitments."