Research updates March 2011

Economics Associate Professor Katherine Freeman wrote “Human Needs and Utility Maximization,” which appeared in the International Journal of Social Economics.

Juli Kramer, an adjunct faculty member teaching elementary and secondary art methods in the Teacher Education Program with the Morgridge College of Education, has been awarded the National Art Education Association 2011 Eliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award. She will receive the award at the 2011 NAEA national conference in Seattle and will present a lecture on her work. She will also present two sessions, “Creativity, Simplicity and Community: Developing an Online Resource for Teachers” and “A Multisensory Approach to Creative Brainstorming.”

Joseph Labrecque, senior multimedia application developer, had three applications approved for the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry Playbook. Additionally, Labrecque’s “Getting Started with Strobe Media Playback Video Series” was published on ActiveTuts+, and he has been accepted as a speaker at the D2W conference presenting “Adapting Expectations to Fit a Mobile Workflow.”

Kyle Cascioli, an adjunct faculty member in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management; Dean Saitta, professor and chair of the department of anthropology, and Ron Throupe, professor at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management; have embarked on collaborative work to formulate culturally-appropriate practices in real estate development, redevelopment, obsolete facility reuse, and end-user site selection analysis.  Their approach aims to modify the traditional real estate appraisal definition of “highest and best use” to include factors of cultural as well as economic sustainability. The group has recently published opinion pieces in The Denver Post (“Culturing Community in Urban Design,” Feb. 7), and the Boulder Daily Camera (“Housing Colorado’s Homeless,” Feb. 27).

Sturm College of Law Adjunct Professor William Brady will again be presenting a paper and PowerPoint at Intersol 2011, Lyon, France March 28–31. This is the 10th Annual Intersol Conference on Polluted Sites and Soils. Professor Pierre Andrieux, Professor Emeritus, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Universite VI (the Sorbonne), has contributed his expertise to Professor Brady’s presentation.  Brady’s subject is “Environmental Law, Insurance and Soil: Is Soil a Pollutant?” His remarks will concentrate on several recent cases, including decisions from the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Robert Sanford has extended his leave of absence to continue working at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He transferred from Environmental Biology to the Office of Polar Programs as of December 1, 2010, and is now program director of the Arctic Observing Network through December 2011, at which time his rotation at NSF is complete and he will return to the department of biological sciences at DU.

Dave Kopel, adjunct professor of advanced constitutional law in the Sturm College of Law, recently published “How Many Global Deaths from Arms? Reasons to Question the 740,000 Factoid being used to Promote the Arms Trade Treaty” in the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, and “Ronald Reagan’s ‘Extremism’ and the 1966 California Gubernatorial Election” on the Encyclopedia Britannica blog.

Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics Nader Hashemi wrote The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and Iran’s Struggled for Democracy (New York: Melville House, 2011).

Suzanne Moulton-Gertig, professor at Penrose Library and Lamont School of Music, published the lead article, “The End of a Friendship—The End of a Genre: Sergei Prokofiev, Eleonora Damskaya, and the Harp” in the winter edition of The American Harp Journal.

Mark Merkow, who teaches information security courses online through University College, had an article, “An Ecosystem for Continuously Secure Application Software” published in the Air Force’s Crosstalk publication.

Don Smith, director of the Sturm College of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, interviewed Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the New South Wales, Australia, Land and Environment Court.

Law Professor Stephen Pepper gave the keynote presentation, “How Should Lawyers Deal with the Gap Between Law and Justice,” Feb. 11 in Tokyo, Japan.

Law Dean Martin Katz was interviewed by The Denver Post about the Defense of Marriage Act.

Ved Nanda wrote guest commentary pieces for The Denver Post. “Embrace Egypt’s ‘new beginning,’” was published Feb. 2, and “Legally, Pakistan must free American,” was published Feb. 24. He presented “The Egyptian Protests” at the Denver Rotary World Community Service Committee Feb. 8.

In her role as an advisor to the new Sturm College of Law Food, Agriculture and Resource Management Law and Policy Group (FARM), Professor K.K. DuVivier coordinated a panel of DU experts to discuss “Urban Eating” at the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit on Feb. 18.

Associate Art Professor Sarah Gjertson is having a solo exhibition of her work at Regis University from March 15–April 14. The exhibit, “Married with Children…Or Not,” is a satirical look at American culture’s expectations of marriage and procreation. Works in the show consist of sculpture, film, installation and works on paper.

Law professor Robert Hardaway and law student Andrea DeField, with Columbia University Professor, wrote the article, “E-Discovery’s Threat to Civil Litigation: Reevaluating Rule 26 for the Digital Age.”

Assistant theatre Professor Steven McDonald finished designing the lights for “Crime and Punishment” for the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.

Associate Professor of Law Laura Rovner received the Public Interest Law Group Excellence in Public Service Award on March 3.

Katherine Blair, a student in the Sturm College of Law, received the first prize award in the 2010 ABA Health Law Section Student Writing Competition for a paper entitled, “In Search of the Right Rx: Use of the Federal False Claims Act in Off-Label Drug Promotion Litigation.” The paper as been accepted for publication in The Health Lawyer, the ABA HLS’s bi-monthly health law journal, and the prize also included travel to and recognition through the 2011 ABA HLS Emerging Issues Conference in New Orleans in late February.

Korbel School Professor Joseph Szyliowicz received a grant from the EU-Atlantis Program, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE) to examine the ways in which the city of Bologna, Italy, is working to achieve a sustainable and secure transportation system and to interact with colleagues and students at the University of Bologna who are concerned with these issues. Recently, he’s also served as a project evaluater for the Social Science Research Council of Canada and as a presenter for the 2010 Annual Bill Beaney Seminar on the topic, “Turkey: A Lost Ally?” He presented a paper on transportation security in the U.S. at a NECTAR workshop in Leece, Italy, and published “Intermodalism in the U.S.: Issues and Prospects” in Integrated Transport: From Policy to Practice (Routledge, 2010).

Irina Khindanova, lecturer in the Reiman School of Finance, wrote the paper “Location Factors for Non-Ferrous Exploration Investments,” which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics.


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