Research Updates October 2011

Deborah Zalesne, visiting professor of law, authored “Why Don’t They Get it?: Academic Intelligence and the Under-Prepared Student as ‘Other'” forthcoming in the fall 2011 Journal of Legal Education. She co-authored a chapter, “Teaching Issue Spotting Explicitly and Integrating the Skill of Note Taking into a Doctrinal Class,” in Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (Carolina Academic Press, 2011).

Law Professor Roberto Corrada co-authored the 2011 update for Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace.

Law Associate Professor Phoenix Cai published “Making Remedies Work for Developing Nations: The Need for Class Actions” in the Emory International Law Review on Sept. 27. The article also was published as a chapter in International Law, Convention and Justice (Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2011.) She received a University of Denver grant to fund her research on implementing a proposed reform to the WTO’s dispute settlement process.

Nancy Leong, law assistant professor, on Oct. 21 will present “Civilizing Batson” (forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review) at the Batson at Twenty-Five: Perspectives on the Landmark symposium at the University of Iowa School of Law.

Law professors Alan Chen and Sam Kamin co-presented “October Term 2011: A Preview of the Supreme Court’s Year To Come” at Holland & Hart on Oct. 3 and at the University of Colorado School of Law on Oct. 5.

Don McCubbrey, clinical professor of business information and analytics, co-authored “Colorado Benefits Management System (C): Seven Years of Failure” with management Professor Cynthia Fukami; the paper was published in Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 29, Article 5 (August 2011). McCubbrey chaired a panel — “Information Security Challenges: Status and Trends” — and presented on a panel — “Is There Life in Second Life?” — at the Americas Conference on Information Systems in Detroit Aug. 4–7.

Keith Hay, a University College adjunct professor, presented “Model for Non-Utility Administration of Demand-Side Management” for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on Sept. 22 and for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy on Sept. 26. He presented “Regulatory Issues for Electric Vehicle Integration” for the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities on July 14 and for the Colorado Rural Electric Association on Oct. 14.

Accountancy Professor Hugh Grove, accountancy assistant professors Lisa Victoravich and Lorenzo Patelli, and finance Assistant Professor Tracy Xu since 2008 have researched corporate governance practices in the banking industry and the role of corporate governance in the financial crisis. The result of that work, “Corporate Governance and Performance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Evidence from U.S. Commercial Banks,” was published in a September 2011 special issue of Corporate Governance: An International Review (the issue is focused on the financial crisis). The research is fueling other papers and presentations on topics such as institutional ownership and executive compensation, and CEO power, equity incentives and bank risk-taking.

Billy Stratton, an English lecturer, organized a panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 7. English graduate students Renee Chase and Eliza Bennett presented research conducted in their Special Topics in Native American Literature course; they presented alongside Lakota writer Frances Washburn, author of Elsie’s Business and The Sacred White Turkey, who visited campus last spring as a Marsico Institute Visiting Scholar. Stratton’s article “‘el brujo es un coyote:’ Taxonomies of Trauma in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian” will be published in the autumn 2011 issue of Arizona Quarterly. Stratton also has been named editor of an upcoming special issue of Weber: The Contemporary West, featuring Native American writers and artists.

Art Associate Professor Laleh Mehran has an interactive installation, “Entropic Order,” on display at the University of Colorado Galleries of Contemporary Art through Dec. 16. She gave an artist talk at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Oct. 6.

Scott Pegan, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received a $100,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for his proposal “Characterization of catalytic and specific determinants of viral Ovarian Tumor Domains.” This grant over the next two years will significantly further Pegan’s research on how a small viral protein, known as a protease, from deadly human pathogens such as Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHF) may degrade a human’s immune response. This research advancement could lead to a new understanding of how to defeat CCHF as well as similar viruses.

Lynn Schofield Clark, associate professor of media, film and journalism studies, served as a keynote speaker for the Symposium on Mediatization Theory Sept. 1–3 at the University of Bremen, Germany. Mediatization is the study of the role of media in social change. Clark and 2009 graduate Rachel Monserrate co-authored “High School Journalism and the Making of Young Citizens” in Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism 38:1-16. Clark is completing a book manuscript on young people and the future of news and published “Exploring Religion and Mediatization through a Case Study of J + K’s Big Day: A Response to Stig Hjarvard” in Culture and Religion 12(3): 167-184 (a special issue on mediatization). Clark also published “Religion and Authority in a Remix Culture: How a Late Night TV Host Became an Authority on Religion” in Media, Religion, and Culture: A Reader (Routledge, 2011).

Social work Adjunct Professor Andrea Philleo presented at the 51st Annual Workshop for the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics in Vail, Colo., on Sept. 13. The paper was concerning a proposed residential treatment center for high-risk girls in Colorado. The conference was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Charlotte D’Armond Talbert, adjunct professor of arts and culture in University College, is coordinator of the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative, a coalition of 30 arts, culture and science organizations in the metro-Denver area (ranging from the Arvada Center to Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum). She is responsible for the annual SCC Directory of Educational Programs for Teachers and Schools, a printed catalog of more than 200 workshops, assemblies, teacher training, and field trips for schools, libraries, rec centers and others.

David Montaño, associate professor in the Lamont School of Music, presented a paper, “Ethical Dimensions of Twenty-first-Century Challenges to the Philosophy of Music Education at the Tertiary Level,” at the International Conference of the College Music Society, held July 1–10 in Seoul and Gyeongju, South Korea.

Stephen Daniels, a visiting law professor, on Sept. 23 presented “The Legal Profession and Civic Education” to the Missouri Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at the annual meeting of the Missouri Bar Association in Kansas City, Mo.

Law Professor Eli Wald published “A Primer on Diversity, Discrimination and Equality in the Legal Profession or Who is Responsible for Pursuing Diversity and Why” in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 24:1079 (2011). In August he presented “Critical Legal Considerations for Non-Compete Agreements in Business Transactions” at Holland & Hart and “Legal Ethics in the Movies the Sequel: Family Law Attorneys and Popular Culture” in Breckenridge, Colo. In September he presented “Denial and Accountability in Legal Education: How Law Schools Fail to Meet Their Responsibility for the Formation of Professional Identity” at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, Minn. He c0-presented “Ethical Issues Facing In-house Counsel in Responding to Government Investigations of Companies” in Washington, D.C., in September as well.

Law Professor KK DuVivier presented “Energy’s Uneven Playing Field” to a meeting of the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter Energy Committee on May 5, 2011. DuVivier presented “Working Together to Make Distributed Solar Work” at the Colorado Renewable Energy Society 2011 Colorado Renewable Energy Conference in Ft. Collins, Colo., on June 4.

Bernard Chao, assistant professor of law, presented “Bringing Coherence to Foreign Based Infringement” at the UMKC Law School on Oct. 14.

Law Assistant Professor Nancy Leong presented “Making Rights” at the Hastings School of Law on Sept. 27.

Ed Felter, an adjunct professor of law, co-presented a judicial ethics workshop in Vancouver, B.C., on Oct. 3.

Law Professor Ved Nanda edited the book Climate Change and Environmental Ethics (Transactions Publishers, 2011) and co-authored Litigation of International Disputes in US Courts (Thomson West, 2011). He authored an article—”Maritime Piracy: How Can International Law and Policy Address This Growing Global Menace?” — in the Denver Journal of International Law & Policy, 39:177 (2011). His book chapter “Corporate Criminal Liability in the United States: Is a New Approach Warranted?” was published in Corporate Criminal Liability: Global Trends (2011). He also authored a chapter — “The Challenges of Globalisation and International Law — The Way Forward” — in Globalisation and the Quest for Social and Environmental Justice (Routledge, 2011).


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