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June 2004 Presentations and Participations

June 1, 2004

Dr. Joel S. Burnett, assistant professor of religion, presented “The Shaping of the Elohistic Psalter” March 6 at a Society of Biblical Literature southwest regional meeting in Dallas. He presented “Questions About West Semitic Question Names” March 6 at an American Schools of Oriental Research southwest regional meeting in Dallas.

Laura Davalos-Lind, coordinator of Baylor’s Chapala Ecology Station, presented a conference titled “The Chapala Ecology Station: Twenty Years in the Education and Research in Mexico” March 18 at the Center for Tropical Studies in Veracruz, Mexico. She presented “The Role of Universities in Lake and Watershed Management: The Chapala Ecology Station” March 24-27 at the Iberoamerican Congress of Living Lakes in Chapala, Mexico.

Dr. Robert D. Doyle, associate professor of biology, presented “Biogeochemical Control of Nitrogen Dynamics in Reservoirs: Hot Spots and Hot Times” Dec. 2 at an Environmental Protection Agency regional technical advisory group meeting in Dallas.

Kathy R. Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions

librarian, presented lectures on strategic principles and meeting management and presided April 29-May 1 at the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas executive leadership state meeting in Latham Springs.

Paul A. McCoy, professor of art and Ceramist-in-Residence, had a ceramic sculpture exhibited May 9-June 11 in the national juried exhibition Out of the Fire at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pa.

Dr. Benjamin A. Pierce, professor of biology, and Dr. William D. Hillis, professor and The Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor of Biology, presented a lecture on the Baylor pre-med/pre-dent program to High Plains physicians and dentists Feb. 16 at Baptist Hospital in Amarillo.

Dr. Ann E. Rushing, associate professor of biology, presented a co-authored paper titled “Periderm Development in Ulmus crassifolia Nutt” April 22-24 at a Texas Society for Microscopy meeting in Houston. Co-author is Sonja M. Skrovanek, Baylor undergraduate.

Dr. Richard R. Russell, assistant professor of English, presented “‘Loyal to the Truth’: Gary Mitchell’s The Force of Change” and organized a panel discussion on Northern Irish playwrights in March at an American Conference for Irish Studies southern regional meeting in Atlanta.

Jeffrey A. Steely, assistant director for University libraries client services, and Sandy Bennett, coordinator in Instructional Technology Development, presented a co-authored paper titled “Blackboard and Electronic Reserves: Access, Service and Copyright Compliance” April 4 at an Innovative Users Group conference in Boston.

Baylor faculty made the following co-authored presentations March 5-6 at a Texas Academy of Science meeting in Kerrville: “Development of Winged Cork in Ulmus crassifolia Nutt” and “Periderm Development in Plants” by Dr. Ann E. Rushing, associate professor of biology, and Sonja M. Skrovanek, Baylor undergraduate; “Antidepressants as Emerging Aquatic Contaminants: Individual and Mixture Effects on Select Microorganisms” by Dr. Rene D. Massengale, assistant professor of biology, Dr. Bryan W. Brooks, assistant professor of environmental studies, Temidayo Fadelu, Baylor undergraduate, and Elizabeth A. Glidewell, Baylor graduate student; “Spatial Trends in Periphyton Nutrient Status: Examination Along a Different Nutrient Depletion Gradient in a Freshwater Marsh” by Dr. Robert D. Doyle, associate professor of biology, Thad Scott, Baylor graduate student, and Tom Conry, City of Waco Utilities; “Macrophyte Community Change in the San Marcos and Comal River” by Dr. Doyle and Robin Swindle, Baylor undergraduate; “Riparian Response to Hydrologic Flux in the Downstream reach of an Impounded Second Order Stream” by Dr. Joseph D. White, assistant professor of biology, Dr. Peter M. Allen, professor of geology, Jacquelyn Duke, Baylor graduate student, and Ranjan Muttiah; “Planktonic Nitrogen Fixation in Lake Waco: Hot Spots and Hot Moments” by Dr. Doyle and Conry; “Integrin is Required for Gonad Formation in C. elegans” by Dr. Myeongwoo Lee, assistant professor of biology, and John Kwon and Jeong Ahn, Baylor undergraduates; and “Effects of an Invasive Species, Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) on Survivorship of Small Mammals in Native Tallgrass Prairie” by Dr. Kenneth T. Wilkins, professor of biology, interim graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies and research, and Cathy Early, Baylor graduate student.

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