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