Research Updates June 2011

Joyce Sterling, professor in the Sturm College of Law, discussed “Perspectives on Gender and Diversity in Law Firms” on a panel at the Law and Society Association Annual meeting in San Francisco in June. At the meeting, she also co-presented “Why Do Women Take the ‘Off Ramps’ or ‘Opt Out’ from their Positions at Law Firms: It’s Not About the Children.” She will serve as a member of the program committee for the June 2012 joint meeting of the Law and Society Association and the International Association of Sociology of Law in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Law Professor David Thomson presented “Teaching an Integrated Course with a Hybrid Text” at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, in New York City on June 3, 2011.

Law Adjunct Professor David Kopel coauthored “’Health Laws of Every Description’: John Marshall’s Ruling on a Federal Health Care Law” in Engage, vol. 12, no. 1, June 2011. Based on quotes from Chief Justice John Marshall’s opinions and other writings, the article imagines the opinion that Marshall could have written on a law like the federal health care reform act. His article “Bad News for Professor Koppelman: The Incidental Unconstitutionality of the Individual Mandate” was accepted for publication in the September 2011 Yale Law Journal Online.

Andrea Stanton, assistant professor of Islam in the Department of Religious studies, presented a paper as an invited speaker at the international conference, “One Hundred Years of Journalism: The Centenary of Falastin Newspaper,” organized by the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman, Jordan. Stanton presented the results of research into the language and imagery of Arabic-language newspaper advertisements in the 1930s and 1940s.

David Kopel, adjunct professor at the Sturm College of Law, is the author of an amicus brief in Obamacare litigation in the 11th Circuit (Florida v. HHS) and D.C. Circuit (Seven-sky v. Holder). He also is the author of an amicus brief in Peruta v. San Diego (9th Circuit), which was filed on behalf of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and explains why California law allowing persons to carry unloaded firearms is not a practical means of exercising the Second Amendment right to bear arms for lawful self-defense.

Celia Taylor, professor at the Sturm College of Law, had an article, “Berle and Social Business: A Consideration,” published in June 2011 as part of a symposium issue that comes from participation in the Berle Conference at the University of Seattle. She also had an article, “New York Stock Exchange Listing Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility,” published in April 2011 in European Company Law. The article is part of an international effort exploring issues of CSR under various legal regimes.

Lawrence Golan, conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre and professor of music, has several performances this summer, including ones with the Seoul Philharmonic in South Korea, the Viterbo Baroque Festival in Italy and the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colo. He also will teach conducting at the renowned Conductors Institute at Bard College in New York.

Nancy Leong, assistant professor at the Sturm College of Law, authored a post for SCOTUSblog commenting on Supreme Court’s recent decision in Camreta v. Greene. She also presented “Overthinking Race,” a work in progress as part of panel entitled “The Viability of Racial Categories in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era” and moderated a panel, “Bias in the Criminal Justice System: Sources and Effects” at the Law & Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco on June 4.

Andrei Kutateladze, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, had his manuscript, “Photochemically Amplified Detection of Molecular Recognition Events: an Ultra-sensitive Fluorescence Turn-off Binding Assay” selected as a “HOT Article” in the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry journal. It also has been highlighted on the OBC blog and promoted through the OBC Twitter account.

David Thomson, director of the Lawyering Process at the Sturm College of Law, co-authored an article, “New Ways to Teach Drafting and Drafting Ethics,” which was published in the Tennessee Journal of Business Law on May 31.

Jan Rutherford, adjunct faculty member, has published a book on leadership, “The Littlest Green Beret,” which is due out next month.

Peter Van Arsdale, senior lecturer at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has been named editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal The Applied Anthropologist. Entering its 30th year of publication, the journal features a wide range of articles, book reviews and research reports on topics including ethnoecology, sustainable development and human rights.

Andrea Stanton, assistant professor of Islam in the Department of Religious Studies, has received a grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa for a project, “Building the ‘Mother Mosque’: The History of Cedar Rapids’ Muslim Community in Press Coverage and Government Documents.” This project will chart the history of one of the United States’ oldest mosques, looking at how the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Muslim community navigated public opinion and government institutions in establishing the mosque as a key community institution.

Don Bacon, professor of marketing at the Daniels College of Business, recently presented research that he and Tia Quinlan-Wilder worked on. “Toward a Computer-Scored Assessment of Marketing Expertise” was presented at the Marketing Educators’ Association Conference in San Diego in April. At the conference, Professor Bacon was announced as the incoming editor of the Journal of Marketing Education, to begin July 1.

Martin Rhodes, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has three new book publications: “New Modes of Governance in Europe: Governing in the Shadow of Hierarchy” (Palgrave-Macmillan 2011);  “Developments in European Politics #2” (Macmillan-Palgrave 2011); and “Social Pacts in Europe: Emergence, Evolution and Institutionalization” (Oxford University Press 2011.) He also was appointed University lecturer, gave a key note address, “Social Policy in the European Union,” at a conference at the University of Washington, Seattle, on April 28, and presented a paper on “The Future of Social Democracy” at the University of Edinburgh on March 18.

Jessica West, former visiting professor of law, has accepted an invitation to be a visiting researcher at Yale Law School for the 2011–12 academic year. Professor West will be continuing her research and scholarship in the areas of Evidence theory and application.

Joseph Labrecque, senior interactive software engineer at the Center for Teaching and Learning, is co-authoring a publication for Adobe Press and Peachpit, “Mobile Development with Flash Professional CS5.5 Learn by Video.” He also was asked to write an Op-Ed for ZDNet, “Flash is still relevant; perhaps more so than ever” and wrote about the TEDxDU event and devices on the Adobe Education blog.

David Akerson, visiting lecturer at the Sturm College of Law, gave a keynote presentation, “The Case for Banning Fully Autonomous Weapons Under International Law,” at the 2011 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems on May 27.


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