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2004-2005

  • Dr. Michael Homan (Theology) and Mr. Roy DuBose III (Theology and Biology major) spent the summer of 2005 on an archeological dig in Isreal. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching provided some funding for travel. Dr. Homan writes, "In the square that I supervised, we uncovered an abecedary (alphabet) that dates from the 10th century BCE, the time of Solomon and David. What is so amazing about the discovery is now scholars have a firm anchor for dating early Hebrew inscriptions. We have a solid archaeological context and so now we can say that letters formed in ca. 925 BCE looked like this."
  • Dr. Michael Homan (Theology) submitted his website, BibleDudes, to MERLOT for peer review.
  • The 1st Annual International Women's Day/Women's History Month Celebration at Xavier University was held in March. The event was part of the Women's Studies Communities Initiative project involving Drs. Leslie Richardson (English) and Elizabeth Smith-Rousselle (Languages) and students. Dr. Smtih-Rousselle and Xavier student Joyous Clark organized the event.
  • At the 2nd Annual Festival of Scholars in March:
    • Students Laketa Entzminger, Robyn J. Peebles, and Angel Bradford and Communications Department faculty members Drs. Melissa Sparks, Dominique Gendrin, Ross Louis, and Stephanie Thomson gave a poster presentation titled, "Investigation into Communication Studies."
    • Mathematics student Kody Melancon and Mathematics Department faculty members Dr. V.J. DuRapau and Mrs. Susan Fredine gave a poster presentation titled, "A Study of African American Math Students."
    • Students Crystal Bradford and Rochelle Odon and Language Department faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Smith-Roussell gave a panel presentation titled, "Female Spanish History."
    • Students Kristin Gates, Chantel Gant, Porshia Haymon, and Ryn Jordan and History Department faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Hemenway gave a panel presentation titled, "African American Women Through Oral History."
    • Students ShaVonda Gaudin and Maricel Martinez and Language Department faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Smith-Roussell gave a panel presentation titled, "Female Spanish Literature."
    • Students Kristina Robinson, Holly Loritts, Rochelle Odon, and Krystal Bradford and faculty members Drs. Leslie Richardson (English) and Elizabeth Smith-Roussell (Languages) gave a panel presentation titled, "Bush-Hewlitt Research Community."
    Note: The annual Festival of Scholars is sponsored by Xavier's Center for Undergraduate Research.
  • Dr. Michael Homan (Theology) and Ms. Whitney Davis (Theology undergraduate student) presented a paper entitled "BibleDudes and Blogging: Technological Applications in Teaching Biblical Studies and Biblical Archaeology" at the American Schools of Oriental Research conference held in Dallas in March.
  • Dr. Elliott Hammer (Psychology) delivered the invited keynote address, "What I've Learned: Lessons from a Career as a Minority in the Classroom," at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held in Atlanta in February.
  • Dr. Tony DuRapau (Mathematics) gave a presentation titled "Proportional Hazards Model for Assessing Risk Factors in Undergraduate Calculus" at the 17th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics held in October in New Orleans. His paper is available.
  • Dr. Vlajko Kocic (Mathematics) gave a presentation titled, "Multivariable Calculus with DPGraph" at 17th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics held in October.
  • Dr. Todd Stanislav (Biology and Center for the Advancement of Teaching) gave a presentation titled, "Haiku, Gumbo, and the Minor Prophets: 3 Case Studies of Faculty and Student Uses of Technology," at the Southern Education Foundation's Instructional Technology Assistance Project conference held in Atlanta in October.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Rousselle (Languages) and her CAT-sponsored research community of students — Ms. Crystal Bradford, Ms. ShaVonda Gaudin, Ms. Maricel Martinez, and Ms. Rochelle Odon — participated in a panel organized by Dr. Rousselle entitled, "Literary Production and Socio-Historic Contexts of Eighteenth-Century Women Writers of Spain." The panel was presented at the South Central Modern Language Association conference held in New Orleans in October.
  • Ms. Bradford presented "New Limits and Freedoms of Spanish Women in the Eighteenth Century: A Rare Triumph for the Poor." Ms. Gaudin presented "Enlightened 'Feminist Consciousness:' Josefa Amar y Borbon's 'Discurso sobre la educacion fisica y moral de las mujeres' and Beatriz Cienfuegos' 'La Pensadora Gaditina.'" Ms. Martinez presented "Usos amorosos en 'La mujer indiscreta' por la Marquesa de Fuerte Hijar y 'Buen amante y buen amigo' de Isabel Mria Moron. Ms. Odon presented "Another Century of the Diminishment of Spanish Power and Its Effects on Women's Roles."
  • Drs. Elizabeth Rousselle (Languages) and Leslie Richardson (English) and students Ms. Crystal Bradford, Ms. Holly Lorrits, Ms. Kristina Robinson, and Ms. Rochelle Odon participated in the roundtable discussion, "The Challenges of Starting a Women's Studies Program at an HBCU," at the Fifth Annual Race, Gender, and Class Conference. The conference was held in New Orleans in September. Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore (Political Science) chaired the discussion.
  • Drs. Tony DuRapau (Mathematics) and Todd Stanislav (Biology and Center for the Advancement of Teaching) gave a presentation titled, "Faculty Participation in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, 1998-2004: An Application of the Chi-square Probability Distribution" at the Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium. The Colloquium was hosted by Xavier University's Mathematics Department and held in October. (Materials are available.)

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