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Faculty Activities H–L

Kristin Hager, assistant professor of biological sciences, presented “Retrograde Trafficking and Organelle Biogenesis in T. gondii: What’s the ER got to do with it?" at the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Sept. 17–18, 2008.

Michael W. Heintz, adjunct assistant professor of theology, presented “St. Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana: Learning to Read the World" at Lumen Christi Institute on Feb. 19, 2009.

Jessica Hellmann, assistant professor of biological sciences, delivered the seminar titled “Constraints on Geographic Range Change and the Need for a New Conservation Paradigm" on Jan. 26 and 27, 2009, in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; on Feb. 5 and 6 at Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs in Bloomington; on Feb. 26 at Northwestern University, Program in Plant Biology and Conservation in Evanston; on March 9 and 10 in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University in East Lansing; and on March 23 in the Department of Biology at Valparaiso University.

Kenneth Henderson, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented “Use of s-Block Aggregates to Direct Network Assembly" at the SERMACS Conference, in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 14, 2008.

Jennifer Herdt, associate professor of theology, presented “Rain on the Just and the Unjust: The Ethical Implications of Indiscriminate Divine Love" at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Sept. 6, 2008, Cambridge, England.

Mary Catherine Hilkert, professor of theology, presented “The Commissioning of the Seventy,” “Anointed for Mission: Who is Called to Preach the Gospel?” and the seminar “The Word of God Entrusted to the Church: Reflections on the Synod and the Preaching Ministry of the Baptized,” all at the Newman Centre, University of Toronto, October 17–18, 2008; presented the invited paper, “The Threatened Humanum as Imago Dei" at the “Symposium on Theology for the 21st Century: The Enduring Relevance of Edward Schillebeeckx for Contemporary Theology" held at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, on Dec. 5, 2008; and the lecture, “Preachers of Peace," at Our Lady of the Elms Convent, Akron, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 2008. Hilkert presented “Who is Called to Preach the Gospel? Revisiting the Question of Lay Liturgical Preaching" at a meeting of the International Preaching Commission of the Dominican Order, Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy, on March 9, 2009; and “Mary Magdalene and the Vocation of Women" for the Breen-Phillips Retreat, University of Notre Dame, March 28, 2009.

Sallie Hood, director of design for the Center for Building Communities, and Ronald J. Sakal, executive director of the center, presented the opening plenary address titled “Fixing the Worst First: Reviving Neighborhoods One Lot at a Time" at the “Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference" in Boston on March 12, 2009.

J. Christopher Howk, assistant professor of physics, presented the contributed talk “Thick Disk Star Formation in Spiral Galaxies?" at the “Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters and Associations" workshop, University of Toledo, Ohio, on June 7, 2008; and “Extraplanar Dust in Spiral Galaxies: Tracing Outflows in the Disk-Halo Interface," an invited review, at “The Role of Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs Infall" conference, Espinho, Portugal, Aug. 18–22. Howk presented “Interstellar Medium" and served as invited provocateur for the Interstellar Medium session of NASA’s “Future Directions in Ultraviolet Spectroscopy," Annapolis, Md., Oct. 20–22, 2008; and presented “The Evolution of Galaxies and Their Metals" at a JINA seminar held in the Michigan State University physics and astronomy department, East Lansing, on Oct. 6, 2008. He also presented “On the Importance of Outflows and Infall in Spiral Galaxies: Interstellar Dust as a Probe of Galaxy Assembly" at a colloquium at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, on Feb. 27, 2009.

Bei Hu, professor of mathematics, presented an invited talk titled “PDE Free Boundary Problems in Tumor Models” at the "VIGRE Conference on Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications, July 25 –27, at the Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, on July 26, 2008; an invited seminar talk titled “A Multiscale Hyperbolic System Modeling Cell Cycles Problems” at National Taiwan University, Taipei, on Dec. 31, 2008, and again at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, on Dec. 23, 2008.

Libai Huang, research assistant professor in the Radiation Laboratory, presented “Ultrafast Imaging of Solar Energy Flow in Photosynthesis" at the “AFM Biomed Conference," Monterey, Calif., Oct. 15–18, 2008; and “Ultrafast Imaging of Solar Energy Flow in Photosynthesis“ (written with D. Tiede and G. Wiederrecht) at the “Single Molecule Biophysics Conference" held in Aspen, Colo., Jan.y 4–10 2009.

Paul W. Huber, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented an invited seminar titled “Localization of mRNA in Xenopus Oocytes" at the Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., on Sept. 30, 2008.

David Hyde, professor of biological sciences, attended the International Zebrafish Conference in Madison, Wisc., June 25–29, where he presented a talk titled “Educational Outreaching: Bringing a Defined Zebrafish Lab Project to Local Schools"; presented an invited seminar titled “A Vision of Neuronal Regeneration in the Light-Damaged Zebrafish Retina" at a conference held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Dec. 3–5, 2008; presented a seminar titled “Regulating Regeneration of the Zebrafish Retina from the Muller Glia" at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, March 11–14, 2009; presented a seminar titled “Regulating Regeneration of the Zebrafish Retina from the Muller Glia” to the cell biology and opthalmology departments of Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, April 20–21, 2009; presented “Role of Pax6 in Zebrafish Retinal Regeneration” for the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., May 2–7, 2009; and presented a seminar titled “Regulating Regeneration of Photoreceptors in the Light-Damaged Retina”at the University of Oklahoma Medical School in Oklahoma City, May 20–22, 2009.

Alan Johnson, professor of biological sciences, presented an invited talk titled “Dynamics and Cellular Mechanisms of Avian Ovarian Follicle Development” at the “Ninth International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology” in Leuven, Belgium, July 11–15.

Maxwell Johnson, professor of liturgical studies, presented “Baptismal Liturgy in Fourth-Century Jerusalem in the Light of Recent Scholarship" for the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Sept. 17–21, 2008, un Casa LaSalle, Rome, Italy; presented the invited lecture “Common Language and Ecumenical Convergence" at the “Consultation on Common Texts" held at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., on May 19, 2008; and taught “Rites of Christian Initiation" in the School of Theology, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., July 7–25, 2008.

Prashant V. Kamat, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, senior scientist in the Radiation Laboratory, and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, presented “Nanostructure Architectures for Next Generation Solar Cells" at the Center for Nanoscale Systems, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y., on Sept. 18, 2008; presented a colloquium titled “Semiconductor Architectures for Next Generation Solar Cells" at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, on Sept. 26, 2008; and a colloquium titled “Solar Cell by Design, Nanostructure Assemblies as Light Harvesters" at the Materials Research Center, Renssaeler, in Troy, N.Y., on Nov. 5, 2008. Kamat presented an invited talk titled “Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Tuning the Photoresponse with Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Interfacial Architectures" at the “Structure and Dynamics at Interfaces in Inorganic Nanostructures Workshop" at the University of California, Berkeley, Nov. 11–12, 2008; an invited talk titled “Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters" at the “Workshop on Nanoscience for Solar Energy Conversion" held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, Oct. 27–29, 2008; and a seminar titled “Harvesting Light Energy with Nanostructure Architectures" at the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity, National Research Council Campus, on Oct. 30 in Bologna, Italy. Kamat presented “Nanostructure Assemblies for Next Generation Solar Cells" at the “International Conference on Electrochemical Power Systems (ICEPS-2008)" held Nov. 26–28, 2008, in Trivandrum, India; “Harvesting Light Energy with Semiconductor Nanocrystals" at the National Institute for Interdisplinary Science and Technology; “Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Beyond" at the Indian Institutes of Science and Research colloquium, Nov. 29; and “Meeting Clean Energy Challenge with Nanotechnology" on Dec. 1, 2008, as the Diamond Jubilee Lecture at the Central Electrochemistry Institute, Karaikudi, India. He presented lectures at the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, India, Dec. 16–19, 2008: “Solar Energy–Beyond the Hype," “Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters, and “Keys to Succeed in Research (A Preparatory Talk for Young Researchers)“; “Solar Cells by Design. Harvesting Light Energy with Semiconductor Nanostructures” at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Jan. 2, 2009; “Quantum Dot Solar Cells. Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Light Harvestors" at “Chemical Reactions at Surfaces," a Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, Calif., Feb. 8–13, 2009; “Solar Cells by Design. Manipulating Charge Transfer at Nanostructure Interfaces" at the “International Symposium for Environmental Innovation Driven by Chemistry and Catalytic Science," Sapporo, Japan, March 18–19, 2009; and two lectures for the Dept. of Materials Science, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden: “Quantum Dot Solar Cells,” “Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Conversion” in May 2009. Kamat presented “Solar Cells by Design, Harvesting Light Energy with Semiconducting Quantum Dots” at the “Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference,” Benidorm, Spain, May 10–13, 2009; "Photoelectrochemical Aspects of CdSe and CdTe Semiconductor Nanocrystals at the “Workshop on Quantum Dot Solar Cells,” University of Alicante, Spain, May 14, 2009; and “Photoinduced Charge Transfer Processes in CdSe Quantum Dot Based Composites” at the University of Castilla La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, May 15, 2009.

Kwan S. Kim, professor of economics and policy studies and a Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, delivered a keynote address on "Building a Knowledge Economy - the case of South Korean Technology and Education Policies," at the Plenary Session of XXI Congressoeconoistas Colombiana in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 4, 2008. Some 800 Latin American economists and policy makers - including Colombian President Uribe Alvaro- attended the Congress.  Presented a paper on "Safeguarding Regional Financial Stability in East Asia - an Interregional Comparative Perspective" at the Western Economic Association International conference held in Honolulu during June 30-July 1, 2008. Earlier (June 10-18) he was an invited guest lecturer on Economic Policy and Implementation at the Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands.

Christopher Kolda, associate professor of physics and director of undergraduate studies, presented “A New Spin on Unification: Symmetry and Supersymmetry at the Physics Frontier" at Aquinas College, Department of Physics, on Feb. 11, 2008.

Kevin Lannon, professor of physics, presented “Measurement of Single Top Quark Production at CDF," a seminar, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 14, 2008; “Digging Up Top and Higgs at CDF," a colloquium, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, March 31, 2008, and again at Iowa State University, Ames, March 10, 2008; and the seminar “Pushing the Limits: From Top to Higgs at CDF" at the University of California-Davis, Feb. 26, 2008, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Feb. 22, 2008, and at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Ill., Feb. 15, 2008.

Jay A. LaVerne, professional specialist in the Radiation Laboratory and concurrent research professor of physics, presented “Hydrogen Production in the Radiolysis of Bromide Solutions" at the “Second Asia Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry," Aug. 29–Sept. 1, 2008, in Tokyo.

David C. Leege, professor emeritus of political science, delivered a series of lectures titled “The Politics of ‘The Other:’ Race, Religion, Gender, and Patriotism in Campaign 2008" to the ALOA Lutherhostel, Camp Arcadia, Mich., on Aug. 27, 2008, to the Institute for Church Workers, Concordia University Chicago on Oct.r 11, 2008, and to the Adult Forum, Grace Lutheran Church, Northbrook, Ill., on Oct. 12, 2008; provided interviews regarding cultural politics to many print journalists and bloggers; and has been frequently quoted in T. Edsall’s blog for The Huffington Post.

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented the invited talk “Molecular Liftoff of DNA Nanostructures” at the “2008 Nanofabrication Gordon Conference” in Tilton, Vt., on July 14, 2008.

David Lodge, professor of biological sciences, attended the “National Academy of Sciences Botanical Gardens International Invasive Species Workshop" in Wuhan, China, Oct. 27–31, where he presented “Introduction Pathways, Interactions of Alien Species and Natives, and Their Impact on Community and Ecosystem Function”; presented the keynote “Frameworks and Tools for Risk Analysis of Non-Indigenous Species” in Florence, Italy, at the “Managing Alien Species for Sustainable Development” MALIAF meeting held Nov. 3–7, 2008; presented the invited talk “Ecosystem Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Spread by Shipping, Boating, and Commerce" at the Wisconsin Lakes Convention held March 18–19, 2009, in Green Bay; presented “Frameworks and Tools for Risk Analysis of Non-Indigenous Species” to ICAIS (International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species) in Montreal on April 21; and presented “The Science of Risk Assessment for Species Introduction” to the House Committee on Natural Resources (subcommittee) in Washington, D.C., April 21–24.