Kristin Douglas presented two posters at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology held at the University of Pennsylvania July 26–30, 2008. One poster, A Developmental Biology/Medical Ethics undergraduate learning community: a novel approach to explore value-laden social and ethical issues related to developmental biology , was coauthored with Dan Lee and described our learning community. The second poster, A dominant suppressor of the fog-1(q253 ts ) allele maps to C.elegans LGII , was coauthored by Augustana students Ashley Caravelli (Biology/Pre-Med '08) and Joshua Lyphout (Biology/Pre-Med '08).
Over Labor Day weekend, Margaret Farrar delivered her paper "Home/sick: landscape, place, and memory in New Orleans" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston, MA. Her paper was part of a panel she put together on urban space and democratic politics.
Norm Moline , Hamming Professor of Geography, has been invited to be one of the available speakers for the Illinois Humanities Council Speakers Bureau for the 2008-2010 period. The lectures approved by the IHC that will be listed are: “Renewals and Reinventions: River Towns on the Upper Mississippi River,” “Mobility and the Small Town: Transportation Change 1900-1930,” and “The Initial Evaluation of the Illinois Prairie 1815-1840.” Under this program a professor can give up to twelve programs per year at meetings/conferences of qualified sponsoring organizations throughout the state with compensation and reimbursement coming from the IHC.
A brief highlight and photos of Paul Olsen's Minnesota Cross Country Camp 2008 can be seen here.
Kristy Nabhan-Warren is happy to announce that her second book, Healed and Renewed: American Catholics and the Three-Day Christian Retreat Movement is under contract with The University of North Carolina Press, a top five press in American religious history and American Catholicism.
A request: If any Augustana faculty or staff member has been involved in a three-day retreat including, but not limited to the Catholic cursillo, TEC, Kairos, or the Protestant cursillo or Walk to Emmaus, Kristy would love to interview you! :)
This summer Kristy also submitted two essays that will be forthcoming in edited volumes and she is currently finishing up a third chapter for an edited volume on American Catholicism.
Kristy has also been invited to be the Regionally Elected Director of the American Academy of Religion. As Regionally Elected Director, Kristy will be in charge of organizing the midwest region's annual spring meeting held in Chicago. She will also be on the National Board of Directors and will have voting privileges and a few other perks like VIP housing (the coolest perk!).