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Administrators' Notes


Susan Steibe-Pasalich, director of the University Counseling Center, was appointed research chair of the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for a two-year term.


Patrick Bennett, glassblower in the Radiation Laboratory, presented “Characteristics of Quartz Glass: Properties, Tools and Techniques for Quality Quartz Work” at the “54th Annual Symposium & Exposition" of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society, June 3–6, 2009, in Vancouver, Wash.

Paulo Cabral do Couto, postdoctoral research associate in the Radiation Laboratory, presented “Benchmark Calculations on Hydrogen Bonded Systems,” written with staff member Christopher Ing, at the “49th Sanibel Symposium” in St. Simons Island, Ga. Feb. 26–March 3, 2009.

Philip J. Iapalucci Jr., chief audit executive, audit and advisory services, presented “What Can you Do? Monitoring and Enforcement: The Final Steps in Compliance” , with D. Wynes and A. Tahmassian at the Oct. 30–31, 2008, Council on Governmental Relations meeting in Washington, D.C.

Susan Steibe-Pasalich, director of the University Counseling Center, presented the paper “The Changing Face of Practice in University Counseling Centers in the United States” at the “ Second Meeting of the Psychology Faculties and Departments of the Catholic Universities Affiliates of the International Federation of Catholic Universities” held in Puerto Rico, Oct. 2–4, 2008.

Kevin Tvrdy, staff member in the Radiation Laboratory, presented “Mechanistic Insights of Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells” (written with David Baker, staff member in the Radiation Laboratory, and Prashant V. Kamat, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, senior scientist in the Radiation Laboratory, and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering) at the American Chemical Society meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 22–26, 2009.


Kyle Haygarth, graduate research assistant, Radiation Laboratory, published "Hydrogen Gas Yields in Irradiated Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids” with P. Tarábek, S. Liu, David M. Bartels, professional specialist, concurrent professor, Radiation Laboratory, in Radiation Physics and Chemistry 78 (2009): 168–72 .

Patrick M. Hare, (postdoctoral research associate, Radiation Laboratory), Erica Price (postdoctoral research associate in chemical and biomolecular engineering), and David M. Bartels (professional specialist and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry), published “Hydrated Electron Extinction Coefficient Revisited” in J. Phys. Chem. A 112, No. 30 (2008): 6800–02.

Gordon Hug, retired administrator in the Radiation Laboratory, published “Benzophenone-(Phenylthio)acetic Acid Phosphonium Salts as Initiators of Free-Radical Photopolymerization of Vinyl Monomers: Mechanistic Studies” with J. Bartoszewicz, M. Pietrzak, H. Kozubek, J. Pacxkowski, and B. Marciniak, J. Polymer Science, Part A (2008): 8013–22.

Victor A. Renea (postdoctoral research associate, chemical and biomolecular engineering), published “DFT Investigation of Intermediate Steps in the Hydrolysis of a-Al2O3(0001)” with Ian Carmichael (professor and director of the Radiation Laboratory), and W.F. Schneider, in J. Phys. Chem. C 113, No. 6 (2009): 2149–58.