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Spotlight, May 2005

May 6, 2005

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PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, associate director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of church-state studies, co-edited a book titled To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview (InterVarsity, 2004). Co-authors are J. P. Moreland and W. L. Craig. He had the following articles published: "Of Souls, Selves and Cerebrums: A Reply to Himma" in Journal of Medical Ethics (Vol., No. 1, pp. 55-60, January 2005); "Sticker Shock: In Georgia Evolution Case Court Misses Real Issue of Religious Tolerance" in Legal Times (Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 50-51, Jan. 31, 2005); "None Dare Call It Bigotry: Understanding the Post-election Rants Against Social Conservatives" in Christian Research Journal (Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 52-53, 2005); "Thomson's 'Equal Reasonableness' Argument for Abortion Rights: A Critique" in American Journal of Jurisprudence (Vol. 49, pp. 118-134, 2004); "What's Upstairs?" in First Things (Vol. 147, pp. 51-52 and pp. 54-55, November 2004); "What Would Reagan Do?" in Human Life Review (Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 74-77, summer 2004); and "The Explanatory Power of the Substance View of Persons" in Christian Bioethics (Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 33-54, April 2004).

Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, had a book titled Holy Superheroes! Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Comics published by NavPress (2005).

Dr. Fredrick R. Gehlbach, professor emeritus of biology, had a co-authored article titled "Time to Extinction in Birds" published in Ecology (Vol. 86, pp. 693-700, 2005). There are multiple co-authors.

Dr. D. Thomas Hanks Jr., professor of English, had an article titled "Textual Harrassment: Caxton, de Worde and Malory's Morte Darthur" published in Re-Viewing Le Morte Darthur (Arthurian Studies 60) by Oxford, edited by K.S. Whetter and Raluca L. Radulescu (pp. 27-47, 2005).

Dr. Maurice A. Hunt, chair and research professor of English, had an article titled "Transforming Love's Pain in The Faerie Queene" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Explorations in Renaissance Culture.

Dr. Richard R. Russell, assistant professor of English, had an essay titled "The Liberating Fictional Truth of Community in Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of South Atlantic Review. He had an article titled "Reading John McGahern's The Barracks Through Yeat's 'Down by the Salley Gardens'" accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Notes on Contemporary Literature.

J.K. Stanley, Baylor graduate student, had a co-authored article titled "A Comparison of Chronic Cadmium Effects on Hyalella azteca in Effluent-dominated Stream Mesocosms to Similar Laboratory Exposures in Effluent and Reconstituted Hard Water" published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 902-908, 2005). Co-authors are Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, assistant professor of environmental studies, and Dr. Thomas W. LaPoint, University of North Texas. He had a co-authored article titled "Determination of Select Antidepressants in Fish from an Effluent-dominated Stream" published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 464-469, 2005). Co-authors are Dr. Brooks, Dr. C. Kevin Chambliss, assistant professor of chemistry, and Alejandro J. Ramirez, Baylor graduate student, Dr. Kenneth Banks, City of Denton, and Dr. Robert Johnson and Russell Lewis, Federal Aviation Administration.


PRESENTATIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, associate director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of church-state studies, made the following presentations: "Needy Beings and Being Needy: A Response to David Boonin's Distinction Between Responsibility for Existence and Responsibility for Neediness" March 23-27 at an American Philosophical Association Pacific division annual meeting in San Francisco; "It's the Epistemology Stupid!: Science, Public Schools and What Counts as Knowledge" Nov. 17-19 at an Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in San Antonio; "The Explanatory Power of the Substance View of Persons, With Responses to Boonin, Stretton and Thomson" Nov. 17-19 at an Evangelical Philosophical Society annual meeting in San Antonio; "Thomson's 'Equal Reasonableness' Argument for Abortion Rights: A Critique" Aug. 31-Sept. 4 at an American Political Science Association annual meeting in Chicago; "Is Statecraft Soulcraft?" Feb. 14-16 at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio; "Abortion and the Jurisprudence of Neutrality" Feb. 3 at the University of Denver School of Law; "Roe v. Wade: Its Logic and Its Legacy" Jan. 26 at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, Penn.; and "Is Statecraft Soulcraft?" October 5-6 at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in Lincoln, Ill. He participated in a debate on the topic "Is it Constitutionally Permissible to Teach Intelligent Design in Public Schools?" April 15 at Harvard Law School. He participated in a debate on the topic "Same-Sex Marriage: Should the Traditional Understanding of Marriage as a One-Flesh Communion Be Abandoned?" Nov. 20 at an American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio.

Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, assistant professor of environmental studies, had a co-authored paper titled "Invasion Success of Prymnesium parvum in a Deep, Sub-tropical Reservoir: The Role of Inorganic Nutrients" presented at an American Society of Limmnology and Oceanography annual meeting in Salt Lake City by Reagan Errera, Texas A&M University graduate student. Additional co-authors are Dr. Daniel Roelke, Texas A&M University, Dr. Richard Kiesling, U.S. Geological Survey, and Dr. Jim Grover, University of Texas at Arlington. He had co-authored papers titled "Individual and Mixture Toxicity of Three Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors to Vibrio fishceri and Daphnia magna" and "Wastewater Effluent Water Quality: A Comparative Analysis of Municipal and On-site Systems" presented March 3-5 at a Texas Academy of Science annual meeting at University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. First paper presenter was Temidayo Fadelu, Baylor undergraduate, and additional co-authors are Beth Glidewell, Baylor graduate student, and Fabiola Ureña-Montoya, research technician in environmental studies. Second paper presenter was Santos Garcia, Baylor undergraduate, and additional co-authors are Rebecca Clubbs and Brian Scheffe, Baylor graduate students, and Dr. Joe C. Yelderman Jr., professor of geology.

Robert F. Darden III, assistant professor of English, presented a lecture on gospel music March 19 at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon.

Dr. William V. Davis, professor of English and Writer-in Residence, gave a reading of his poetry Feb. 24-26 at a South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature meeting in Santa Fe, N.M.

Dr. Richard E. Duhrkopf, associate professor of biology, coordinated a mosquito control workshop sponsored by the Texas Mosquito Control Association March 16-17 in Amarillo. He presented workshops on mosquito control April 12 in Tyler, April 14 in Fort Worth, April 26 in San Angelo and April 28 in Plainview.

Tiffany Fowler, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Periderm Development in Ulmus alata Michx" April 14-17 at a Texas Society for Microscopy spring meeting in Dallas. Co-author is Dr. Ann E. Rushing, associate professor of biology. For her presentation, Fowler won the Howard J. Arnott Student Presentation Award.

Laura T. Gallant, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, presented a co-authored paper titled "Does Aquatic Invertebrate Family Richness Vary With Nutrient Level?" March 3-5 at a Texas Academy of Science annual meeting at University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. They presented a co-authored paper titled "Do Cowbird-Host Status and Boundary-Nester Status Mediate Bird-Boundary Relations in Deserts?" March 12-16 at an International Association for Landscape Ecology annual meeting at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Additional co-author is Wylie C. Barrow Jr.

Dr. D. Thomas Hanks Jr., professor of English, presented "Textual Harrassment: Caxton, de Worde and Malory's Morte Darthur" April 2-3 at an undergraduate medieval conference at Hood College in Baltimore.

Richard N. Howard, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Broad-scale Boundary Length Influences the Structure of Desert Bird Assemblages" March 12-16 at an International Association for Landscape Ecology meeting at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Co-authors are Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, and Wylie C. Barrow Jr.

Dr. David E. Pennington, professor of chemistry and Master Teacher, presented a paper on Baylor's premedical/predental program April 14-17 at a Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting in Nashville.

Dr. Richard R. Russell, assistant professor of English, presented "The Tragedy of Imelda's Silence in William Trevor's Fools of Fortune" Feb. 25 at an American Conference for Irish Studies regional meeting in Houston.

Rogelio Siles, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Design, Synthesis and Biochemical Evaluation of Cysteine Protease Inhibitors: Novel Compounds for Chagas Treatment" March 16 at an American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego. Co-authors are Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Shen-En Chen, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Ming Zhou, postdoctoral research associate.

Jacob K. Stanley, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Enantio-specific Effects of Propranolol, a Common Heart Medication, to Daphnia magna and Pimeephales promelas" at an American Society of Limmnology and Oceanography annual meeting in Salt Lake City. Co-authors include Alejandro J. Ramirez, Baylor graduate student, Dr. Mohammad Mottaleb, research assistant/technician in environmental studies, Dr. C. Kevin Chambliss, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, assistant professor of environmental studies.

Karl A. Umlauf, professor of art and Artist-in-Residence, exhibited works in the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition at the Heuser Art Center, the Hartmann Art Center, Illinois Central College and the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria, Ill., and his drawing titled "Desert Odyssey" was awarded the Bradley University Office of Provost Purchase Award.

Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology, interim graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies and research, presented a co-authored paper titled "Use of Urban Roosts By the Mexican Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis" April 14-16 at a Southwestern Association of Naturalists annual meeting at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Co-author is Jeff Scales, former Baylor student.

Faculty and staff made the following presentations April 7-9 at "Divine Comedies: Humor, Harmony and Redemption," the 2005 Art & Soul Conference at Baylor: "Why Not Laugh with the Rose? The Islamic Spirituality of Laughter in the Poetry of Jalal aldin Rumi" by Dr. Christian van Gorder, associate professor of religion; "New Yorker Cartoon Commentary on American Religious Culture" by Dr. Jonathan Lindsey, assistant vice president for donor and information services; "'Daddy, Were You Tellin' the Truth, Or Were You Just Preachin'?' Telling the Old, Old Story in Fun, New Ways" by Dr. J. Randall O'Brien, chair and professor of religion and visiting professor of law; "Tom Murphy's Bailegangaire as Comedy of Redemption" by Dr. Richard R. Russell, assistant professor of English; "Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs: Solitude Leavened by Humor" by Dr. Deborah K. Williamson, assistant professor of voice and director of vocal studies, Dr. W. Andrew Hudson, part-time lecturer in keyboard studies, and Dr. Laurel E. Zeiss, assistant professor of musicology; and "The Ground of Groundhog Day" by Dr. Michael P. Foley, assistant professor of patristics. The following faculty served as session chairs: Dr. Linda K. Walker-Kennedy, associate professor of English; Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi, senior lecturer in English; Dr. W. Winfred Moore, The W. Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Distinguished Professor in Ministry Guidance and Director of the Center for Ministry Effectiveness; Dr. Paula M. Woods, senior lecturer in English; Dr. Clayton Butler, lecturer in English; Dr. Dean M. Martin, visiting professor of religion; Dr. William J. McDonald, senior lecturer in English; Dr. Coretta Pittman, assistant professor of English; Dr. Richard R. Russell, assistant professor of English; Dr. Christopher A. Strathman, assistant professor of English; Dr. Mary L. Klingman, senior lecturer in English; Mark V. Pomilio, assistant professor of art; Dr. Douglas V. Henry, director of the Institute for Faith and Learning and assistant professor of philosophy in the Honors College; Dr. Daniel H. Williams, professor of religion; Jerrie W. Callan, senior lecturer in English; Dr. Nancy L. Chinn, associate professor of English and director of undergraduate studies; Claire I. Carly-Miles, lecturer in English; Michael Hanby, acting director of the Institute for Faith and Learning; Christopher J. Hansen, assistant professor of communication studies; Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor of English; Dr. Michael P. Foley, assistant professor of patristics; and Dr. Joseph Jeyaraj, assistant professor of English. The following faculty introduced speakers: Dr. David L. Jeffrey, provost and Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities; Dr. Betty W. Talbert, director of spiritual formation at Truett Seminary; Dr. Douglas V. Henry, director of the Institute for Faith and Learning and assistant professor of philosophy in the Honors College; Dr. Christian van Gorder, associate professor of religion; and Dr. Ralph C. Wood, University Professor of Theology and Literature. Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, professor of English, presented a workshop titled "Humor in Narrative Writing" and a reading from his book Free Bird.

Baylor graduate students presented posters co-authored by Baylor faculty April 2-6 at an American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting in San Diego. Benon E. Mugabe, Baylor graduate student, presented "Biological Evaluation of Mono and Dichloro-Substituted Combretastatin Analogs as Inhibitors of Tubulin Ploymeerizayion." Co-authors include Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Charles M. Garner, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Robert R. Kane, associate professor of chemistry, Rogelio Siles, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry. Francisco J. Gonzalez, graduate student, presented "Characterizing the Enzyme that Catalyzes the Catabolism of Ne-(L-y-glutamyl)-L-lysine." Co-authors are Shen-En Chen, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Trawick.


HONORS

Dr. Robert M. Baird, chair and professor of philosophy and Master Teacher, received the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award from Baylor.

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, associate director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of church-state studies, was elected to the American Philosophical Association's Committee On Philosophy And Law.

Dr. Norman L. Gilchrest, professor emeritus of health, human performance and recreation, received the Luther Gulick Medal from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in recognition of long and distinguished service to the profession.

Maxey Parrish, lecturer in journalism, received the 2005 Collins Outstanding Professor Award from Baylor.

Terry M. Roller, professor of art, received the 2005 Star Award in Media from the Waco Center for Youth.

Dr. Eric C. Rust, associate professor of history, received the 2005 Centennial Professor Award from Baylor.


IN THE NEWS

Robert F. Darden III, assistant professor of English, was interviewed March 27 and April 2 on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Tapestry" program about his book People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music.

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