Research Updates August 2011

Mike Keables, associate dean in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and associate professor in the Department of Geography, has been appointed interim dean of DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science effective Sept. 1.

Frank Tuitt, associate professor in the Morgridge College of Education, has been appointed as the University of Denver’s associate provost for inclusive excellence.

Justin Pidot, law assistant professor, will present “Rethinking Jurisdictional Procedure” at Stanford Law School on Sept. 26.

Law Professor Ved Nanda received the Indian Council on International Cooperation Pride of India Award on May 14 in New Delhi, India. The lifetime achievement award is given each year to a person of Indian origin living outside India. On May 13 he spoke about “US-India Relations and the Nuclear Issues” to the New Delhi Midwest Rotary. In April he served as program chair of the World Jurist Association Congress on the Law of the World, where he presented a paper on “Developments in International Arbitration.” In March he participated in a panel on international law and Korean reunification hosted by the Denver Korean Reunification Council. Also in March he spoke about “The Need for an International Environmental Court?” at the Gonzaga University Law School and Journal of International Law Conference on International Environmental Law. On March 31 he delivered a paper, “The Contribution of Human Rights NGOs in Strengthening International Human Rights Law,” at the Willamette University Law School and Willamette Journal of International Law Conference on Lawyering for Humanity. In February he chaired a session and made a presentation on the International Court of Justice and nuclear weapons at a meeting of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Armament and Simon Fraser Foundation and University.

Iain Davis, assistant dean of law admissions and student financial management, presented at the “Financial Aid Summer Workshop Series” in Washington, D.C., Oakland, Calif., and Chicago in June and July. On July 1, he was appointed chair of the Law School Admission Council Advisory Board on Financial Aid; he also sits on the council’s Services and Programs Committee.

Bernard Chao, law assistant professor, published an essay, “Not So Confidential: A Call for Restraint in Sealing Court Records,” in the July 29 issue of the Patently-O Patent Law Journal. He presented “Toward an Infringement Continuum” at the IP Scholars Conference in Chicago Aug. 11–12.

Law Professor David Thomson served as host and a member of the conference committee for “Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, Chapter 3,” the third international conference on the role of story and narrative in the law. He presented “Finding Lost Stories in the Digital Morass and Emerging Modalities for Telling them” at the conference, held July 8–10 at the Sturm College of Law. On July 13, he presented “Introduction to the Skills & Values Series, ” an online Webinar for LexisNexis.


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