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November 2003 Presentations

Nov. 2, 2003

Rafael Adrian, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored paper titled "Bi- and Trinuclear Molybdenum (0) and Tungsten (0) Carbonyl Complexes Obtained by Ligand Substitution, Synthesis of First Generation Anionic Metallodendrimers" Sept. 6-11 at an American Chemical Society meeting in New York City. Co-author is Dr. Kevin K. Klausmeyer, assistant professor of chemistry.

Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi, senior lecturer in English, presented "Imre Kertesz in the 21st Century: Phenomenological Approaches to Philosophical Distortions and Social Violence" Aug. 10-17 at a World Congress of Philosophy meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Sara E. Alexander, associate professor of environmental studies and anthropology, presented "Some Findings of Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica and Belize: A Pipeline to Clean Water But for Whom?" in March at a Society for Applied Anthropology meeting in Portland, Ore. She presented "Ecotourism Development in a Traditional Fishing Village in Belize: 'With This Hope is There Danger?'" in May at a Caribbean Studies Association annual meeting in Belize City, Belize.

Dr. Gayle R. Avant, associate professor of political science, made a presentation on American politics and the 2000 election Aug. 4-8 at Yonok College in Lampang, Thailand.

Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, assistant professor of environmental studies, made the following presentations: a co-authored paper titled "Lake Chapala, Mexico, Water Quality: Metal Contamination" Jan. 17 at the Building Sustainable Communities in Mexico and Texas conference at the University of North Texas in Denton. Co-authors are Dr. Owen T. Lind, professor of biology, and Laura Davalos-Lind, coordinator of Baylor's Chapala Ecology Station; a co-authored paper titled "Freshwater Invertebrate Responses to Pharmaceuticals" Feb. 12 at an American Society of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting in Salt Lake City. Co-authors are Jacob Stanley and Beth Glidewell, Baylor graduate students, and E.M. Dzialowski and P.K. Turner, University of North Texas; "Effluent-dominated Streams: Hot Spots for Pharmaceuticals?" Feb. 20 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville; a co-authored paper titled "Toxicity Identification Evaluation Approaches for Sediments: A Case Study in Legacy Arsenic Contamination" April 25 at a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry South Central regional meeting in Houston. There are multiple co-authors including Stanley; "TIE and TMDL Approaches for Legacy Sediment Contaminants: Arsenic and Petrochemical Case Studies" Aug. 21 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Miss.; and "Water Pollution and Water Quality" Sept. 19 at Lewisville ISD Learning Center in Lewisville.

Dr. C. Kevin Chambliss, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "Redox-mediated Regeneration of Polymer Supported Ion Exchangers" Sept. 6-11 at an American Chemical Society meeting in New York City.

Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver, assistant professor of physics, presented "String Cosmology: God's Blueprint for the Universe" and participated in a panel discussion titled "How Do We Understand the New Cosmological Models in Light of Our Faith?" July 25-28 at an American Scientific Affiliation annual meeting in Lakewood, Colo. He presented "Heterotic String Optical Unification" July 29-Aug. 4 at the International Conference on String Phenomenology in Durham, England.

Linda H. Cox, senior lecturer in curriculum and instruction, presented "Pre-service Teaching in a Children's Museum: Reflecting on the Past, Impacting the Future" in July at the International Conference on Learning at the University of London.

Dr. Jimmy Dorrell, lecturer in missions at Truett Seminary, presented a workshop titled "Critiquing Holistic Ministries" July 25 at an Evangelicals for Social Action conference in Philadelphia.

Dr. David E. Garland, professor of Christian scriptures and associate dean of Truett Seminary, presented "The Implications of Paul's Discussion of Idol Food (1 Cor. 8:1-11:1) for Missions" Aug. 1 at a Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas meeting at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, Germany.

Dr. Gregory T. Garrett, associate professor of English, discussed A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines May 7 at Seventh and James Baptist Church in Waco. He was a presenter May 10 for the O. Henry Museum student literary awards in Austin. He spoke to community writers May 13 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Waco. He was a presenter and performed original music July 11-13 at a Texas Writers League writing conference in Austin. He served as writer-in-residence in July and August at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, N.M. He read selections from his book Cycling Aug. 21 at a Texas Writers League meeting in Austin.

Mallinath B. Hadimani, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Synthesis and Anti-Tubulin Activity of a Novel Indole-based Phosphate Prodrug Vascular Targeting Agent" Sept. 10 at an American Chemical Society meeting in New York, N.Y. There are multiple co-authors including Dr. Charles M. Garner, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry.

Dr. Linda Haynes, assistant professor of nursing, presented "Math for Medical Administration -- Knowing What to Teach: Recognizing Critical Thinking Errors, Medication Safety Errors and Math Errors" June 26 at the National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories in San Antonio.

Dr. Douglas V. Henry, assistant professor of philosophy and acting director of The Institute of Faith and Learning, participated in a panel discussion titled "Eight Years of the Rhodes Consultation: A Celebration" May 22-25 at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, N.C.

Charisse Hines, Baylor undergraduate, presented a co-authored poster titled "Stereoselective Synthesis of Conjugated Dienes From Alkynyl Oxiranes" Aug. 8 at the Rice Quantum Institute Summer Research Colloquium at Rice University in Houston. Co-authors are Rajendra Tanpure, Baylor graduate student, Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, and Feng Wang, Baylor graduate.

Dr. Joseph Jeyaraj, assistant professor of English, presented "Instrumentalism and Globalization: Professional Rhetoric in Emerging Postcolonial Pedagogies" March 18-23 at the 2003 Conference on College Composition and Communication in New York City.

Raymond J. Kessler, Baylor graduate student, presented a co-authored poster titled "Synthesis of Novel Benzofuran Analogs as Tubulin Polymerization Inhibitors and Vascular Targeting Agents" June 8-12 at the National Organic Symposium at Indiana University in Bloomington. Co-authors are Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, Mallinath B. Hadimani, Baylor graduate student, and Dr. Klaus Edvardsen, University of Lund.

Linda Klatt, director of international student and scholar services, presented a lecture on the value of study abroad June 30 at the Empowering Future Women Leaders in a Changing World conference at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Penn.

Dr. Carlos E. Manzanares, professor of chemistry, presented "Spectroscopy of Vibrational Overtones: Molecules, Solvated Ions and van der Waals Molecules" Aug. 29 at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal.

Dr. Timothy R. McKinney, associate professor of music theory, presented "Willaert Reading (Bembo Reading?) Petrarch" July 31-Aug. 2 at the International Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference in Jena, Germany.

Maxey Parrish, lecturer in journalism, served as a United States Olympic Committee press officer Aug. 14-27 at the World University Games in Daegu, South Korea.

Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "The Discovery and Development of Oxi8007 as an Efficient Vascular Targeting Agent" May 3-8 at the International Tumor Microenvironment Workshop in Miami. Co-authors are Dr. Charles M. Garner, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Anjan Ghatak, postdoctoral research associate, Mallinath B. Hadimani and Raymond J. Kessler, Baylor graduate students, Dr. David J. Chaplin and Dr. Joseph Prezioso, Oxigene Inc., and Dr. Klaus Edvardsen, University of Lund. He presented "The Doscovery and Development of Vascular Targeting Agents for Cancer Chemotherapy" May 21 at the Cancer Research Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Theresa A. Posani, lecturer in nursing, presented "Hypotension: To Tilt or Not to Tilt" Sept. 19 at the Cardiovascular Nursing: Excellence Across the Continuum seminar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham University Hospital. She presented "PDA and the Staff Nurse" Oct. 16-19 at an Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses annual convention in Reno, Nev.

Terry M. Roller, professor of art, had a sculpture selected for an online exhibition titled "Small Works VI International" debuting Oct. 1 at the Period Gallery in Lincoln, Neb.

Dr. T. Laine Scales, assistant professor of social work, and Dr. Sharon Templeman, Stephen F. Austin State University, presented a co-authored paper titled "Developing Cultural Competence Through Cultural Immersion" Aug. 6-9 at the National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas in Durham, N.H.

Dr. Frances Strodtbeck, associate professor of nursing, presented "Teaching Advanced Practice Skills When There is No Skills Lab" June 28 at the National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories in San Antonio.

Dr. Lynn W. Tatum, associate director of the Middle East Studies Program and senior lecturer in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and religion, presented "Freedon and Responsibility: Maintaining the Balance" and "Slack in the Reins: AAUP and Religious Colleges" and organized and moderated a faculty retreat Aug. 18-19 at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C.

Karl A. Umlauf, professor of art and Artist-in-Residence, served as visiting artist at the Roswell Residence Program for Artists in Roswell, N.M., and had a solo exhibition of his works at Cline Fine Art in Santa Fe, N.M. He had a solo exhibition of 60 works in August and September and presented a lecture on his work Aug. 23 at the Irving Art Center in Irving. He had a solo exhibition of drawings Sept. 30-Nov. 2 at Texas A&M University in Commerce.

Dr. Richard E. Watts, associate professor of educational psychology, and Jennifer Williamson and Daniel Williamson, Baylor graduate students, presented a co-authored paper titled "Adlerian Therapy: A Relational Constructivist Approach" May 29-31 at a North American Society for Adlerian Psychology annual conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Deborah K. Williamson, assistant professor of voice, appeared in recital July 14 and 27 in Graz, Austria.

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