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Research updates November 2010

“Integrating Morality and Law in Legal Practice: A Reply to Professor Simon,” an article by law professor Stephen Pepper, appeared in the September issue of Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.


Alan Chen, associate dean for faculty scholarship and professor, was invited to write an op-ed piece for the New York Times public issues blog on a controversial First Amendment case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


John A. Carver Professor of Law Jan Laitos presented “Constitutional Limits on Government Housing Restrictions” in Istanbul, Turkey, in July. He has also presented at the Emory University Law School in April, and on new property in Cambridge, Mass. in September. He has two articles pending publication. “The Growing Acceptance of Nonuse Values in Land Use Planning,” was accepted for publication in the Planning and Environmental Law Review and “The Right of Nonuse” was accepted for publication in the University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law.


Law assistant professors Christopher Lasch and Patience Crowder co-presented “Using Simulations to Teach Substantive Law, Skills, Ethics and Professionalism” at the Sturm College of Law Oct. 13.


Daniel Vigil, assistant dean and adjunct professor in the law school, was quoted in a Face the State article on Oct. 13.


Andrew Goetz, professor and chair of the geography department, was recently featured in news stories from the Associated Press and the International Business Times about changing public attitudes in the U.S. toward transportation infrastructure funding.


Korbel International Studies Professor Tom Rowe has received a contract for $323,000 from the Fetzer Institute to support various projects he will be initiating and directing during 2010-2012 aimed at increasing the diversity of the leadership of the United States in international affairs, both in the public and the private sectors.


A research grant awarded to Laurie Walker, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Social Work, was featured in an Office of University Partnerships publication entitled, “Collaborating for Change: Partnerships to Transform Local Communities.” Walker says the publication was created to show the impact of doctoral dissertation research grants and minority serving institutions grants, which may be used to argue for the continued funding of the university and community collaborations.


Joseph Labrecque, senior multimedia application developer, had his mobile AIR for Android work featured in the June 2010 issue of Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine and had an article “AIR 2.0 NativeProcess API —What’s It Good For?” published on O’Reilly InsideRIA in June 2010. In July, he attended the 2010 Adobe Education Leader Institute and delivered his talk “Using Collaborative Media Services with Flash in University Applications.” He contributed to and released the community compilation CD “Emergent Collective One” through Fractured Vision Media LLC. In September, he released the EP album “6Threads.” Most recently, Labrecque attended the Adobe MAX 2010 conference in Los Angeles, where he presented the session “Progressing Beyond the Desktop at Universities with Adobe AIR” and “Emergent Collective One—All the Little Pieces.” He also attended the education summit preconference event where he spoke on “Open Source Media Framework for Education.”


The fall issue of Great Plains Quarterly, a peer-reviewed historical journal, features Jeanne Abrams‘ latest article, “On the Road Again: Consumptives Traveling for Health in the American West, 1840-1925.” Abrams is a professor in Penrose Library and the Center for Judaic Studies.


Law Dean Martin Katz the keynote address, “The Future of Legal Education and Federal Practice,” at the Federal Judges Roundtable in Denver on Nov. 6. He also presented at the University of Wisconsin in October.


Patty Wellinger, a reference services coordinator in the law building, was one of the librarians highlighted in the article “SLIS Alumni: Leaders in Professional Organizations” that was featured in the fall issue of Indiana University School of Library & Information Science Alumni Magazine. It is based on an interview discussing Wellinger’s professional activities with the American Association of Law Libraries.


Assistant Professor Nancy Wadsworth‘s article, “Bridging Racial Change: Political Orientations in the United States Evangelical Multiracial Church Movement,” will be printed in the December issue of Cambridge University’s Politics and Religion journal.


Jodie Kreider, lecturer in AHSS, co-edited a collection of essays in a compilation called Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer.


Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Andrei Kutateladze has been elected a Board Member of the Inter-American Photochemical Society.

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