Spotlight, April 2005

April 7, 2005
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Dr. Kevin J. Gardner, associate professor of English, had an edited and annotated book titled Faith and Doubt of John Betjeman: An Anthology of His Religious Verse accepted for publication by Continuum Books.

Dr. William A. Mitchell, The Jo Murphy Chairholder in International Education and professor of political science, and Justin Page, Baylor graduate student, had a co-authored article titled "Turkish Homeowners Demand an End to Earthquake Devastation" published in Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2005 (pp. 27-29, 2005).

Matthew Schobert, part-time lecturer in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, had a chapter titled "In Good Faith" published in Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice by Brooks/Cole, edited by Dr. T. Laine Scales, associate professor of social work and associate dean of graduate studies of professional development, and Terry A. Wolfer (2005).


Dr. Stephen L. Gipson, professor of chemistry, presented a co-authored paper titled "Electron Transfer Induced Substitution Reactions of (C5H4Me)Mo(CO)3I: Electron Transfer Catalysis vs. Radical Chain Mechanisms" and chaired a session titled "Electrochemistry" March 17 at an American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego. Co-author is Thiru Munisamy, Baylor graduate student.

Mary Goolsby, library advancement coordinator, moderated a session on collaboration March 6-9 at an Academic Library Advancement and Development Network conference in New Orleans.

Dr. Maurice A. Hunt, chair and research professor of English, presented "English Dramatic Romance Before Shakespeare" March 17-19 at a Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting in Southhampton, Bermuda.

Dr. Naymond H. Keathley, professor of religion and director of undergraduate studies, presented "What's In a Name?" March 11 at a Southwest Region of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion meeting in Dallas.

Dr. J.R. LeMaster, professor of English, presented "Jesse Stuart's Poetry as Fugitive-Agrarian Synthesis" and chaired a session Feb. 25-26 at a South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature annual meeting in Santa Fe, N.M. He presented a reading of his poems March 3-5 at a Conference on College Teachers of English annual meeting at Baylor University.

Paul A. McCoy, professor of art and Ceramist-in-Residence, had three ceramic tea bowls accepted in a national juried exhibition titled "Clay Cup X" April 1-May 3 at the Southern Illinois University Art Museum in Carbondale. He had a ceramic platter accepted in an upcoming national juried exhibition titled "Ceramics 2005" at the Guilford Handcraft Center in Guilford, Conn. He had a ceramic tile accepted in an upcoming exhibit titled "Second International Mosiac Biennial" at the Argentine Center of Ceramics in San Nicholas, Argentina and accessioned into the Center's permanent collection.

Dr. Sarah-Jane Murray, assistant professor of medieval literature and French, and Dr. A.T. Stephen Prickett, director of the Armstrong Browning Library, The Margaret Root Brown Chair for Robert Browning and Victorian Studies and visiting professor of English, participated in a panel discussion April 1-2 at the Boundaries of Literature: Examining Literature in an Interdisciplinary Setting conference at Baylor University.

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 include Dr. Kevin G. Pinney, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Shen-En Chen, Baylor graduate student.

Dr. Robin Wallace, associate professor of musicology, presented "The Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung: Cradle of Modern Musicology" March 18 at the Music's Intellectual History: Founders, Followers and Fads conference at the City University of New York in New York City.

John S. Wilson, associate professor and director of library advancement and special projects, presented a case study March 6-9 at an Academic Library Advancement and Development Network conference in New Orleans.


Dr. Robert M. Baird, chair and professor of philosophy and Master Teacher, was awarded the 2005 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award.
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