Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise. Here are a few recent highlights.
Richard Malamud, professor of accounting and finance, had several articles on estate planning and estate tax law published this summer. His article, “A Proposition 13 Change of Ownership Occurs When Trust Beneficiaries Change,” appeared in the June issue of Spidell’s California Taxletter. He also contributed “SURFing USA: Closing an Estate (updated)” to the June issue of Spidell’s Elder Client Planner and “Support for Your Parents and Children as Taxable Gifts” in the publication’s May issue.
Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, was interviewed by the news weblog Boing Boing for his opinion of an ongoing controversy among scientists in the fields of social insect studies and evolutionary biology surrounding evolution theories in the ants and other social insects.
Diane L. Miller, assistant professor of social work, had her article, “Being Called to Account: Understanding Adolescents’ Narrative Identity Construction in Institutional Contexts,” published in a special issue of the journal Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice. The piece is an analysis of interviews she conducted with young women in correctional facilities who had participated in treatment programs and how interaction in those programs help shape identity.
Laura Outland, assistant professor of nursing, presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 22nd International Nursing Research Congress in July in Cancun, Mexico. In her presentation, “Nursing Implications When Diets Fail,” Outland discussed the importance of a homeostatic, or balanced, approach to a sustained healthy weight and the role nurses can play helping patients avoid the undesirable yo-yo effect of traditional dieting methods.
Jung-Sun Park, professor of Asian Pacific studies, wrote a review of the book “Korean Diaspora: Central Asia, Northeast Asia, and North America” for the Journal of Asian Studies, the publication of the Association of Asian Studies, the largest association in the field, and contributed a column, “The changes in the legal definitions of Korean membership and its implications,” to the webzine of the Center for International Affairs at the Academy of Korean Studies. She also has been interviewed numerous times as an expert on Korean pop culture for the Asian-Pacific magazine The Diplomat.
Larry Press, professor of information systems, gave a number of talks on IT literacy and technology, and the internet in Cuba this summer. In July, he presented at the 18th annual Education Technology Conference “Campus Technology 2011.” In his talk, “IT Literacy in the Internet Era,” he described the modular IT literacy course and e-textbook he is developing to teach the technology skills and concepts students need to success in school and beyond. In August, he co-led a roundtable discussion, “Cuba 1.5? The State of the Internet and Uses of Social Media in a Changing Cuba” for the Inter-American Dialogue policy center in Washington D.C., and, via Skype, gave a video presentation, “The State of the Internet in Cuba, January 2011,” at the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy’s 21st Annual Meeting.
Doris Ressl, assistant professor of dance and coordinator of the dance program, served as artistic director and lead choreographer for Dance on the Lakewalk, a two-day festival of dance in Duluth, Minn., that took place in July.
Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, gave a plenary speech, “Poke Me: How Social Networks Can Both Help and Harm Our Kids,” at the American Psychological Association’s 119th Convention in August, and was subsequently interviewed by a number of major media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, MSNBC, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, and Huffington Post.
Tayyeb Shabbir, associate professor of finance, had an article title “Impact on ‘East Asia’: 1997-98 Asian Crisis vs. 2007-09 Global Financial Crisis” published in most recent issue of the refereed journal, Global Review of Business and Economic Research. This article compares the impact on East Asia, in general, and on China in particular, of the last two global financial crises which were almost 10 years apart. He was also quoted in two different articles about microfinance published in knowledge@wharton, the premier online research publication of the Wharton School.