January 2005 PresentationsJan. 11, 2005
Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi, senior lecturer in English, presented "The Confluence of 19th Century War and New Millennial Anomie: Fatal Engagement and Lyrical Resolution in Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain" Oct. 28-31 at a South Central Modern Language Association meeting in New Orleans.
Dr. Gayle R. Avant, associate professor of political science, presented "The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights: A Retrospective" Nov. 13 at the Lilly Foundation Christianity and Human Rights Conference at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
Blair W. Browning, lecturer in communication studies, presented "The Bubble that Burst: A Murdered Basketball Player and the Identity of a University" in November at a National Communication Association conference in Chicago.
Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "Chiral Analysis by Regression Modeling of UV Absorption Spectral Data: The Use of Modified Cyclodextrins as Chiral Auxiliaries" Oct. 5 at a Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies annual meeting in Portland, Ore. Co-authors are Sayo O. Fakayode, Baylor graduate student, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry, and Isabel Swamidoss, University of Tennessee.
Dr. Nancy L. Chinn, associate professor of English and director of undergraduate studies, presented "Cather's The Professor's House and Freshman Composition" Nov. 18-21 at a National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in Indianapolis.
Calondra Colvin, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored paper titled "Synthesis and Electrochemical Investigation of CpMo(CO)3(1-Naphthylmethyl)" and Seong Kwak, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored paper titled "Investigation of the Chemical and Electrochemical Reduction of (C7H7)Mo(CO)I" Sept. 30 at an American Chemical Society regional mmmeeting in Fort Worth. Co-author of both papers is Dr. Stephen L. Gipson, professor of chemistry.
Dr. James A. Curry, professor of political science, The Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration and director of the Washington Internship Program, presented "Sex Crime Reforms in Texas, 1999-2003: A Legislative Analysis" in March at an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting in Las Vegas.
Laura Davalos-Lind, coordinator of Baylor's Chapala Ecology Station, presented a poster titled "Bacterioplankton Grazing by Fish and Zooplankton in Clay-rich and Clay-free Water" in August at an International Limnnological Society meeting in Finland.
Jacquelyn Duke, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Riparian Influence of Hydrologic Fluctuations Downstream of a Small-scale Dam" in July at a Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources conference in Portland, Ore. Co-authors are Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, Dr. Peter M. Allen, professor of geology, and Ranjan Muttiah, Texas Christian University.
Cathy Early, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Effeccts of an Invasive Species, Solenopsis invicta, on Survivorship of Small Mammals in Native Tallgrass Prairie" in June at an American Society of Mammalologists annual meeting at Humbolt State University in Arcata, Calif. Co-author is Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology, interim graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies and research.
Sayo O. Fakayode, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Determination of the Enantiomeric Composition of Samples by Chemometric Modeling of Spectral Data Obtained with Cyclodextrin Guest-Host Complexes: Effects of Surfactants and Use of Mixed Cyclodextrins" Sept. 29 at an American Chemical Society regional meeting in Fort Worth. Co-authors are Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry. Dr. Busch, Fakayode and Dr. Busch presented a co-authored poster titled "Determination of the Enantiomeric Composition of Guest Molecules by Chemometric Analysis of the Fluorescence Spectra of Cyclodextrin Guest-Host Complexes" Oct. 5 at a Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies annual meeting in Portland, Ore.
Dr. Charles M. Garner, associate professor of chemistry, presented a seminar titled "C6F5- as a Good Leaving Group" Oct. 13 at Austin College in Sherman and Nov. 18 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, served as moderator for panel discussions titled "Commercial vs. Art," "On Writing: Comedy," "Producers: What Do They Want?" "Creating Universal Stories and Characters" and "Breaking into the Business" Oct. 14-17 at the Austin Film Festival. He gave two musical performances and a fiction reading and participated in a panel discussion titled "Sustaining a Literary Career: Second Novels" Oct. 29-31 at the Texas Book Festival in Austin.
Dr. W. Keith Hartberg, professsor of biology, and Dr. Richard E. Duhrkopf, associate professor of biology, presented co-authored papers titled "Mosquito and Arboviral Surveillance in McLennan County, Texas, 22004" and "Habitat and Arboviral Trends in McLennan County: An Insight to West Nile Virus" Oct. 12-14 at a Texas Mosquito Control Association annual meeting in Odessa. Additional co-authors on the first paper are Michelle Rapier and Lori Pfaff, Baylor graduate students. Additional co-author on the second paper is Victoria Cuellar, Baylor undergraduate.
Dr. C. Alton Hassell, senior lecturer in chemistry, participated in a discussion of general chemistry books Oct. 16 at the Benjamin Cummings Chemistry Textbook Forum in Savannah, Ga. He presented "Beta Radiography of Watermarks in Antique Laid Paper" Nov. 4 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Stephen M. Heyde, professor and director of orchestral activities, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Activities and Conductor-in-Residence, participated in a panel discussion on music education Oct. 7 at an International Society of Music Education-Belgium meeting in Antwerp. He participated in a panel discussion on contemporary music Oct. 8 at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. He served as a guest professor and conducted the academy orchestra Oct. 25 at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor of English, presented "After Cakes and Tea, Then What?" Oct. 28-30 at a South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting in New Orleans. He presented "Double Enslavement: The Case of Toni Morrison's Beloved" Nov. 18-20 at an American Studies Association of Texas annual meeting in San Antonio.
Dr. Owen T. Lind, professor of biology, and Chris Filstrup, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Diatom Production and Composition within a Eutrophic, Polymictic Impoundment" June 13-18 at an American Society of Limnology and Oceanography meeting in Savannah, Ga.
John Lowe, academic consultant in Electronic Library, presented "Mac OSX Tips and Tricks in a Lab Environment" Oct. 10-14 at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services conference in Baltimore.
Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, associate professor of music theory, presented "Music Theory and Musical Rhetoric in Vicentino's Solo e pensoso" Nov. 11-14 at an American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory joint conference in Seattle.
Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, responded to a paper and participated in a panel discussion on open theism Oct. 29 at an American Theological Society Midwest division meeting in Chicago. He presented "The Revelational Foundationalism of Donald G. Bloesch's Theology: An Inquiry into His Theological Methodology" Nov. 18 at an Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in San Antonio.
Mark W. Osler, associate professor of law, presented testimony on federal sentencing options Nov. 17 to the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Benjamin A. Pierce, professor of biology, presented a paper on amphibian declines Oct. 15-17 at a Texas Herpetological Society meeting in Waco.
Dr. Patricia A. Pierce, senior lecturer in French, presented "'L'aprés-11 Septembre 2001' and Other Contributions to the French Lexis That Reflect the Political/Cultural Reality of the Period" in October at a South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting in New Orleans.
Theresa A. Posani, lecturer in nursing, presented "In The Palm of Your Hand: The PDA and the APN" in October at an American College of Nurse Practitioners meeting in Philadelphia.
Dr. Dennis Rabbe, part-time lecturer in chemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "A Novel Spectroscopic Method for Determining the Enantiomeric Purity of Samples Without the Need of a Chiral Auxiliary" Oct. 5 at a Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies annual meeting in Portland, Ore. Co-authors are Dr. Marianna A. Busch, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Kenneth W. Busch, professor of chemistry.
Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Past and Future Trends for Fire Impacts on Chihuahuan Desert Lowland Communities" Oct. 14-16 at the Annual Symposium on Desert Resources at Sul Ross University in Alpine. Co-authors are Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, Wylie Barrow and Loori Randall Johnson, National Wetlands Center, and Pamela Swint.
Several geology faculty participated Nov. 7-10 at a Geological Society of America meeting in Denver. Dr. Don F. Parker Jr., professor of geology, presented a co-authored poster titled "Field relations and Geochemistry of Peralkalic Rhyolite Domes and Flows and Associated Mafic Lava, SW Cerro Castellon 7 Minute Quadrangle, Big Bend National Park, Texas." Co-author is D.T. Adams, Baylor graduate; Dr. Stacey C. Atchley, associate professor of geology, presented a co-authored poster titled "Diagenetic Analysis of a Subaerial Exposure Surface from the Cretaceous (Albian) Walnut Formation, Central Texas." There are multiple co-authors; Dr. Steven G. Driese, chair and professor of geology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Late Pleistocene to Holocene Climate Record Based Upon Stable Carbon Isotopes Measured in Soil Organic Matter, Field and Micromorphologic Feature, and Pollen, from Floodplain Soils and Paleosoils in the Southeastern U.S." Additional co-authors are Dr. Lee C. Nordt, associate professor of geology, interim chair for communication sciences and disorders and associate dean for sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, and Z.H. Li and S.P. Horn, University of Tennessee; Dr. Nordt presented a co-authored paper titled "A 12,000 Year Temperature Record of the North American Great Plains Based on the Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Paleosol Organic Matter." Co-author is L.L. Tieszen, U.S. Geological Survey; Dr. Jennifer L. Rahn, assistant professor of geology, presented a poster titled "A Carribean Summer Field Course: Coastal Geomorphology on Dominica's Beaches and Coral Reefs;" C.D. Sumrall, University of Tennessee, presented a co-authored paper titled "An Edrioasteroid-Acrothoracic Barnacale-dominated Community Attached to Pennsylvanian Extraformational Conglomerate Clasts." Co-authors are Dr. Rita M. Bonem, professor of geology, and J. Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Vincent S. Cronin, associate professor of geology, presented a co-authored poster titled "Combining Earthquake Focal Data and Digital Map Analysis in Reconnaissance for Active Faults, Central Santa Monica Mountains and Northern Santa Monica Bay, California." Co-authors are Bruce W. Byars and Lisa M. Zygo, research associates, Center for Applied Geographic and Spatial Research; Phillip Schmutz, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored poster titled "Beach Profile Changes on the Carribean Island of Dominica." Co-author is Dr. Rahn; Carrie Wallestad, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Recharge Studies in a Shallow Sand Aquifer Using SWAT and MODFLOW." Co-author is Dr. Joe C. Yelderman Jr., professor of geology; Jeremy J. Andrews, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Hydrodynamics of Small Springs Along the Southern Edge of the Edwards Plateau, Edwards-Trinity Aquifer, Bandera County, Texas." Co-author is Dr. Yelderman; and T.N. Stanton Cooper, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Quantifying Seasonal and Diurnal Stream Loss in First-order, Spring-fed Streams on the Carbonate Terrain of the Edwards Plateau Through the Use of Modeling Techniques." Co-author is Dr. Yelderman.