Brian Beacham took his Advanced Sports Communications class to a 97.5 The Fanatic radio show, hosted by Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes, who gave a shout-out to the class over the airwaves.
A photo of a class in the Iadarola Center Lecture Hall, and Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., dean for Academic Affairs, were included in The Council of Independent Colleges 2012-13 annual report.
Executive Director of the Nerney Leadership Institute Maria Vizcarrondo was featured in an article, “Newarker named head of leadership academy,” on the Newark, N.J. Patch.com.
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an obituary for “Father” John D’Amico, longtime jazz instructor at Cabrini.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, presented on a panel at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif. The presentation, “Why Do We Need Saints?” was moderated by documentary filmmaker Jody Hassett Sanchez, and included professors from Notre Dame University and UC Riverside.
Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and her colleague from Chestnut Hill College, Leslie Wilson, Ph.D., presented a Magna Publications webinar, “How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning,” on October 8.
Terlecki also completed iClicker PowerPoint slides for the new third edition of Psychology in Everday Life by Myers and DeWall (Worth Publishing).
Cassandre Maxwell, who taught for many years in the Fine Arts Department, won first place for illustration in the editorial category at the annual Phillustration Show at the Sketch Club. Illustrators from the tri-state area participate in the Phillustration show.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, co-authored a Genomics Education Partnership paper, “A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time.”
After one year of intensive training, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Raquel Green, Ph.D., and Chair and Professor of Romance Languages Cynthia Halpern, Ph.D., have been approved and recommended by Language Testing International (LTI) of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as certified oral proficiency interview (OPI) testers in Spanish.
Green and Halpern may now provide Cabrini students a written oral proficiency rating that they can utilize to secure positions after graduation in businesses and in institutions of secondary education that value Spanish speaking skills.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., was communicating author with co-authors Deborah Moran ’14 and Trevor Cross ’14 for the manuscript, “Data-independent acquisition (MSE) with ion mobility provides a systematic method for analysis of a bacteriophage structural proteome,” for the Journal of Virological Methods. The work was a collaboration with the Columbia University Quantatative Proteomics Center.
Executive Director of The Wolfington Center John Francis Burke, Ph.D., wrote a book review on “Quixote’s soldiers: A local history of the Chicano movement, 1966–1981.” His review was published in The Social Science Journal.
Associate Professor of Business Administration Ann Servey, CPA was named “Outstanding Accounting Educator of 2013” by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
This honor recognizes full-time Pennsylvania college and university accounting educators who have distinguished themselves in the classroom setting and are actively involved in the accounting profession.
Sharon Schwarze, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Philosophy, was featured on “NBC10@Issue” during a discussion with host Steve Highsmith ’88 on end-of-life issues.
Chair and Associate Professor of Biology Kimberly L. Boyd, Ph.D., authored a €100,000+ (approx. $140,000) grant which has been approved.
The grant will allow Boyd to provide experiential learning opportunities for Cabrini College pre-med and pre-dental students. Boyd will serve as a co-investigator along with Thomas Balshi, D.D.S., Ph.D., HON’10, Glenn Wolfinger, D.M.D., and Stephen Balshi.Shannon Cook ’15 was awarded a research grant from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. She will present her research findings at the annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting at Susquehanna University next spring.Cook conducted undergraduate research in collaboration with Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., DIC, on “Development of a Flow Cytometric Method to Measure Nitric Oxide Production in Coelomocytes of Eisenia hortensis in Response to Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns.” The Washington Center at The Evergreen State College—the National Resource Center for Learning Communities—highlighted Cabrini’s Living and Learning Communities in the article “Beyond Improved Retention: Building Value-Added Successes on a Broad Foundation.”
Richie Gebauer, Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., Eric Malm, Ph.D., Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D., and John Cordes, Ph.D., co-authored the article.
Cabrini College students were mentioned in an article in The Times Herald about a community art center in Norristown, for the volunteer work they do there. Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., was quoted in the article.
Richie Gebauer, director of First Year Experiences, was keynote speaker for Delaware Technical Community College’s Living and Learning Community Summer Institute in June.
He presented “Learning Communities: A Campus-Wide Collaboration” to kick-off the week-long LLC summer institute.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., associate professor of social justice, and Lisa Ratmansky, director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, published a paper, “An Honors Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research Course,” in the journal Honors in Practice.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication named Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, the 2013 Small Programs Interest Group Scholarship of Application recipient for her entry, “A Prototype for Global Student Journalism: Covering Conflict Without Going There Media.”
Rick Tumminello ’13, a recent graduate of the molecular biology & biotechnology program, together with Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, published a research paper in the Invertebrate Survival Journal (Vol. 10: 50-57) titled “Heat stress induces ROS production and histone phosphorylation in celomocytes of Eisenia hortensis.”
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., chair and professor of religious studies, was quoted in a Philadelphia City Paper article, “Are You There God? It’s Me God.” The article was about Father Divine, a research interest of Primiano’s for many years.
Andrew Owen, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in a phillyburbs.com article, “Second amendment rights in focus at gun show and violence symposium.” Owen spoke at the Valley Forge Gun Show in April, alongside members of area law enforcement agencies.
Tom Stretton, Ed.D., assistant professor of education and artistic director of the Cabrini College Theatre, was quoted in an article, “Gala Concert to Celebrate 50 Years of Cheltenham Musical Theater,” on the website for Citizen’s Call, citizenscall.net. The theater at Cheltenham High School is named for Stretton and his wife, Kay.
M.L. “Candi” Corbin Sicoli, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology, presented her research on the founders of animal welfare/rights organizations at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in Atlanta, Ga., in April. She is the first person to research these founders.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of religious studies, wrote an article, “Father Divine: Still looking over Philadelphia,” which was featured on newsworks.org, the online home of WHYY News.
Primiano was mentioned in an article, “There’s more to the Catholic Church than the pope,” in several media outlets, including cnn.com (international edition) and clickondetroit.com.
On March 1, Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English and co-director of the Honors Program, presented a paper at the City University of New York’s “Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents” conference for graduate students and faculty.
Wright’s paper was titled “A Renaissance in Augustinian Dualism--Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and the Epistemological Rape of Lucretia.”
On March 24, Wright presented in Shanghai, China, at the 5th International Forum for China Studies (co-sponsored by the Chinese government and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences).
He presented the paper “Cultural Copyright? Global Pathways of Sampling and Homage in the Culture Industries of World Cinema,” and was interviewed for television about his paper by the China News Corporation, China’s major news network.
Cabrini's annual History & Political Science Club Forum focused on “American Music: From Ragtime to Rap.”
Assistant Professor Larry Melton hosted the Phage Project, a science summer camp for girls.
Assistant Professor Amy Gratch Hoyle presented “Engaging Teachers in Education Discourse and Reform” at West Chester University.
Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, published “Copper I transfer between Enterococcus hirae CopA, CopZ and CopY in vitro” in the Journal of Biotech Research.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of religious studies, presented “Visual Catholicism in Contemporary America from the Sex Scandals to the White House,” at the Meeterns Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.
He also presented “Religion on the Move: How Motion and Migration Influence Religion,” at the Societé Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore conference in Szeged, Hungary.
Tony Barth, lecturer of management, published the book “Sleeping Giants: A Wake-Up Guide for First Line Leaders of All Organizations” (North American Business Press).
Colleen Lelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, presented “Teaching ALL Children: Domestic Violence Awareness Curriculum for Educators” at the 62nd annual Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) conference in Hershey, Pa.
Eric Malm, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and business administration, co-authored “The Art of Partnership: Engaging Individuals to Empower a Community” in Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement.
Co-authors include Stephen Eberle, coordinator of community partnerships in the Wolfington Center; James Calamia ’11; and Gabriela Prete, Norristown business director.
Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, published “Using Pamphlets to Teach Biochemistry: A Service-Learning Project” in the Journal of Chemical Education.
Carol Serotta, associate professor of mathematics, presented “Connecting Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory and the History of Mathematics” at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference at Camp Hill, Pa.
Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published “Breaking Bad: American Television’s Emergence as Art and Cultural Critique” in the Chinese journal Shanghai Culture Square. The journal has asked Wright to be a regular columnist for a feature called “Overseas Report.”
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and students Donna Wodarski ’14 and Trevor Cross ’14 presented “Bio2021 Meets Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: Designing a Research-based Curricula” at the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference at the College of New Jersey.
Nicholas Uliano, Ed.D., associate professor of romance languages, has been named Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association’s Educator of the Year (Post Secondary).
Seamus Mulryan, Ph.D., assistant professor of graduate education, published a review in the Education Review of Alan L. Lockwood’s The Case for Character Education.
James Hedtke , Ph.D., chair and professor of history and political science, was quoted in a Delaware County Daily Times story about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Nick Jacques, assistant professor of studio art, was commission to create a two-page illustration to accompany an article for Popular Science magazine.