Research Updates May 2010

Law Associate Professor Christine Cimini co-presented “Nuts and Bolts: What Do We Mean By Outcomes and Assessment” at the AALS Annual Clinical Conference in Baltimore on May 5, 2010. She was appointed the Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Director of the Sturm College of Law in May.


Adjunct faculty member Joseph Labrecque, senior multimedia application developer with the Center for Teaching and Learning, was honored in May 2010 at the University College Scholarship, Research and Creative Work Reception for the publication of his work on the Student Shuffler software application and the album Shudderflowers by An Early Morning Letter, Displaced. In March 2010, he was mentioned in RIA Radio Episode 10 for his work with the Adobe AIR NativeProcess API and the “DropFolders” application written to create a simple transcode mechanism for the Lamont School of Music and others using video on campus. I January 2010, he received the inaugural Adobe Education Leader Impact Award from Adobe Systems Inc. in recognition of outstanding contribution to the education community.


Scott Montgomery, associate professor of art and art history, published a book, St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne: Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe (Peter Lang Press, 2010).


Doug Farquhar, an adjunct professor in the Sturm College of Law and University College, coauthored “State Authority to Regulate Toxins in Children’s Consumer Products,” which was published in the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter, March 2010.


Law Professor Joyce Sterling published “So You Want to be a Lawyer? The Quest for Professional Status in a Changing Legal World” in the April 2010 issue of the Fordham Law Review.


W. Scott Howard, an associate professor of English, designs, edits, manages and publishes two annual, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journals: Appositions: Studies in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture, Volume Two: Dialogues & Exchanges (2009); Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics and Poetry/Literature and Culture, Volume Three: Immanence/Imminence (2009).


University College Adjunct Professor Joseph Kerski coauthored a national survey to examine teacher professional development and implementation of desktop GIS; the work was published in the Journal of Geography, 108: 174-185. He published “The role of GIS in digital earth education” in the International Journal of the Digital Earth, 1(4): 326-346. He wrote the foreword to Putting Interpretation on the Map, a 2009 book by Heidi Bailey. Kerski is coauthoring “Evaluating a My Community Our Earth GIS Institute” for publication in the IRGEE Journal.


Erik Estrada, an adjunct faculty member in the University College Leadership and Organizations Program, has been re-appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program board of directors. The Grampsas program, one of Colorado’s largest state-run grant-making programs, provides funding to organizations that target youth and their families with programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence. Ritter first appointed Estrada to the board in 2007, and with this second appointment, he will serve on the board until 2013.


Glenn Mueller, a professor in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, won the Red Pen Award for his editorial work on the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. The journal is published by the American Real Estate Society, the national organization of real estate researchers and academics.


In March 2010, English Professor Jessica Munns presented a paper, “Forging the Restoration Actress,” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Albuquerque, N.M. Munns directs DU’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program and edits the journal Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Review; the journal’s latest issue (24:1) came out in January 2010.


Toshiya Ueta, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been collaborating with the AKARI Infrared Astronomy Satellite project led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency with the participation of European Space Agency.  The AKARI project recently released two new infrared all-sky catalogues for the first time in more than 20 years. To commemorate the occasion, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the new results obtained with AKARI; Ueta contributed a paper, “The interface between the stellar wind and interstellar medium around R Cassiopeiae revealed by far-infrared imaging,” to the issue.


Lawrence Golan, professor in the Lamont School of Music and conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre, has been appointed music director and conductor of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, central Washington state’s premier professional orchestra. He will begin in the 2010-11 season and will continue with his post at DU.


Tony Gault—an associate professor of media, film and journalism studies—collaborated with lecturer Elizabeth Henry on a film called Fledgling. The film is a short documentary that explores notions of domestication, both in humans and wild animals. In February 2010, it was named Best Short Documentary at the U.S. Super 8 Film Festival at Rutgers University. In April 2010, Fledgling received one of nine “Best of Fest” awards at the Cambridge Film Festival, U.K. The work received an Honorable Mention at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles in May 2010. Fledgling has been screened at the Santa Cruz International Film Festival (California, May 2010), Athens International Film Festival (Ohio, April 2010), Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (University of Iowa, April 2010), San Francisco Children’s Film Festival (April 2010), Big Sky Documentary Festival (Missoula, Mont., February 2010), Denver Starz International Film Festival (November 2009); it will be screened this summer at the Rooftop Film Series and Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Gault’s film Fossil Light won the Grand Festival Award at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival and screened at the Hot Springs Documentary Festival in Arkansas.

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