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Faculty Activities R-Z
Adrian Reimers, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy, presented "The Contemporary Relevance of Natural Law" to the conference "Prawo Naturalne - Natura Prawa" [Natural Law - The Nature of Law] at the University of Warsaw in Poland.
Jeanne Romero-Severson, associate professor of biological sciences, was the meeting chair for the Fuguceae Genomics meeting at North Carolina State Res. Triangle Park, Nov. 9–13, 2009.
Father Neil Roy, visiting assistant professor of theology, presented “Christ the Eternal High Priest in Two Images by Maximilian Schmalzl, CSsR,” Antiphon, 14:1 (2010) 17-29.
Gabriel Said Reynolds, Tisch Family Associate Professor of Theology, presented “Whom Does the Qurʾān Accuse of Scriptural Falsification?” at the “Symposium on Religious Culture in Late Antique Arabia” in Berlin on June 29, 2009; “Qurʾānic Cosmology and the Serpent’s Curse” at the Institute of Advanced Study colloquium in Princeton, N.J., on June 1, 2009; and “On Sexual Depravity and Muslim-Christian Controversy” at the Woodbrooke-Mingana Symposium in Birmingham, England, on Sept. 22, 2009. On the Abrahamic Religions, Lake Shore Unitarian Universalists, Winnetka, IL, on March 3, 2010. The Future of Muslim-Christian Relations, Lampen Lecture, Ancilla College, on March 18, 2010.
Zachary Schafer, assistant professor of biological sciences, presented “Antioxidant and Oncogene Rescue of Metabolic Defects Caused by Loss of Matrix Attachment” at the Cell Death Meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Oct. 6–10, 2009.
W. Robert Scheidt, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented an invited talk titled “NO From Toxic Gas to NRVS” at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on Oct. 20, 2009.
Robert A. Schulz, professor of biological sciences, traveled to Oxford University, United Kingdom, and presented a research seminar titled, "Hematopoietic stem cells in Drosophila" and established a research collaboration on January 5 - 10, 2010. He presented seminars entitled "Genes controlling heart and blood cell formation in Drosophila," and discussed research collaboration at University Toulouse, Institute Jacque Monod, France on March 7 - 14, 2010.
Anthony S. Serianni, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented the plenary lecture “Saccharide Sidechain Conformations as Mediators of Structure and Function: NMR Investigations with Stable Isotopes” at the NMR Conference at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, Poland, on Sept. 23, 2009; and presented an invited seminar titled “Side-Chain – Conformations as Mediators of Saccharide Structure and Function: N-Acyl Groups in Aminosugars”at the “20th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates” in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 30, 2009.
Slavi Sevov, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented an invited talk titled “Deltahedral Zintl Ions: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity” at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Oct. 7, 2009; and an invited talk titled “Deltahedral Zintl Ions: Synthesis and Reactivity” at the University of Chicago, on Oct. 23, 2009.
Donald E. Sporleder, professor of architecture emeritus, was an invited participant at the 2009 BAC Local Leadership Conference of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Aug. 9–12, 2009, at the University of Notre Dame, where he presented “Masonry Highlights at Notre Dame” and a guided insider’s tour of the University of Notre Dame campus landmarks.
Julia Adeney Thomas, associate professor of history, co-organized “Historical Distance and the Shaping of the Past,” a conference held June 26–27, 2009 at King’s College London, where she presented “Intimate Trauma, Cool Distance: The Photographic Politics of Domon Ken and Kimura Ihei” and commented on the work of others.
Eugene Ulrich, professor of theology, presented the Alumni Weekend Lecture “The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on Our Bible” at the University of Notre Dame, June 5, 2009; “The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on Our Bible” at the Royal Ontario Museum, Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit and Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series in Toronto, June 23, 2009; and “The Fundamental Importance of the Biblical Scrolls for Understanding the Bible” at the International SBL: Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Rome, July 1, 2009.
Kevin Vaughan, associate professor of biological sciences, presented a platform talk titled “Novell Roles For Molecular Motors During Mitosis” at the Salk Institute Cell Cycle meeting in LaJolla, Calif., June 19–23, 2009; gave a research presentation titled “Misregulation of Mitotic Dynein: Implications for Chromosomic Instability and Therapy” in Los Angeles in July 2009; presented “A Primary Role for Cyto Plasmic Dynein in the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Rather than Chromosome Movement at the New York Academy of Science, Sept. 23–26, 2009; and presented a research seminar titled Targeting of Cytoplasmic Dynein to Kinetochores and Spindle Poles by Differential Phosphorylaton” at Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn., Oct. 7–10, 2009; gave a talk titled, "Regulation of mitotic dynein by phosphorylation," at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Diego, CA on December 4 - 10, 2009.
Mitchell Wayne, professor of physics, presented “Overview of QuarkNet,” an invited talk, at the Division of Particles and Fields 2009 meeting, Wayne State University, Detroit, on July 28, 2009.
Olaf Wiest, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented an invited talk titled “Antibiotic Drug Discovery” at IUPUI, Indianapolis, and at Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, on Dec. 14 and 15, 2009.
Samir Younés, associate professor of architecture gave a lecture entitled "Between Moderns and Moderns" at the Modernity and the Future of Architecture Conference in London, England on June 9, 2010.