The results of St. Lawrence faculty scholarship are being heard, read and seen in a variety of places this fall.

Chapin Professor of Geology Mark Erickson and Andrew M. Solod '02 presented results of Solod's senior thesis study of fossil oribatid mitebiozonation and paleoclimate interpretation at the 11th International Acarology Congress meeting in Merida, Mexico, recently. The Congress meets every four years to share new data from world-wide sources. A refereed volume of research papers from the Congress will be produced in two years' time.

Erickson will also give presentations, with students, at the 114th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in late October. Daniel Peppe '03 will give a presentation with Erickson on discoveries made during the summer in the Fox Hills Formation in central North Dakota. Timothy Bouchard '03 will also make a presentation at the conference about his Fox Hills research, with Erickson and John Hoganson, of the North Dakota Geological Survey.

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Joel Morton recently gave a public lecture and spoke to a history class at Aurora University in Illinois on the topic, "Gender Relations in Postsocialist Europe." The talks included on-line visuals of posters, flyers, and other "street ephemera" Morton has collected from central and eastern Europe over several years. He will curate an exhibition on this street art in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery on campus in the spring.

At the recent conference of the Eastern German Studies Association held at the University of Montreal, Morton gave a talk titled, "Bending Gender Studies to the East: A Post-Socialist Hybrid?" Morton has conducted research during the past two summers in East Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland; this year, he spent two months interviewing faculty in newly established gender studies departments and programs, as well as staff workers at women's centers and gender-focused non-governmental organizations.

Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue wrote a scripture reflection that has been published in the most recent edition of the quarterly Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions. The publication "provides daily spiritual reflections from...the laity, priests and religious women, (to) provide a variety of perspectives and insights. Each daily devotion is a personal reflection on a Scripture passage from the day’s Mass readings, a format that encourages readers to pray and meditate in spirit with the seasons of the Church year."

Posted: October 24, 2002

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