Robin Andersen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of communication and media studies and director of the peace and justice studies program, spoke on a panel at the United Nations titled, “The Protection of Journalist,” on Sept. 12.

Babette Babich, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of philosophy, published “O, Superman! or Being Towards Transhumanism: Martin Heidegger, Günther Anders, and Media Aesthetics” in Divinatio and “Genius Loci – Lo Spazio Scolpito e il Mistero di Nietzsche, Lou e il Sacro Monte” in Revista di Estetica. She gave a lecture on religion and science in Germany this summer and was invited to speak on Leonard Cohen and philosophy, as well as on Margarethe von Trotta’s film Hannah Arendt at the World Congress of Philosophy in Athens in August where she also lectured on Nietzsche.

George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of theology,  gave a lecture, “The Papacy in Transition and the Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations,” at the Museum of the City of New York on Sept. 19.

Annika Marlen Hinze, Ph.D., A&S,
assistant professor of political science, published Turkish Berlin: Integration Policy and Urban Space(University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

Michael E. Lee, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of theology, published an essay, “Ignacio Ellacuria: Historical Reality, Liberation, and the Role of the University,” in A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance: 34 Pedagogues We Need to Know (Sense Publishers, 2013).

Francis X. McAloon, S.J., GRE,
associate professor of Christian spirituality, presented a keynote address, “Thou Mastering Me/God!: Grasping (or Not) the Divine Sovereignty that Heeds but Hides, Bodes but Abides in the Poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins, S.J.,” at the Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe Conference at the University of Notre Dame from June 29 to July 2.

John P. McCarthy, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of history, presented a paper, “What Happened to Catholic Ireland: The View of an Irish American Historian,” to the Iona Institute in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 20. On July 24, in Dungagen, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland, he gave personal reminiscences of his experience at “Salmon Draught Net Fishing on the Inny Strand in the 1960s” to the Ballinskelligs Welcome Home Festival.

Chris Rhomberg, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of sociology, received the 2013 Distinguished Scholarly Monograph Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) section on Labor and Labor Movements for his book,The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012), at the annual meeting of the ASA in August. He was also named as a consulting editor at the American Journal of Sociology in August.

Travis L. Russ, Ph.D., BUS,
associate professor of communication, and Meghann Drury-Grogan, Ph.D., BUS, assistant professor of communication and media management, co-authored and published “A Contemporary Simulation Infused in the Business Communication Curriculum: A Case Study” in Business Communication Quarterly.

Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D., A&S,
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology and chair of the department, published “Has Salvation a History?” in Tradition and the Normativity of History (Peeters, 2013).

Laura Wernick, Ph.D., GSS,
assistant professor of social work, published “LGBTQQ Youth Creating Change: Developing Allies Against Bullying Through Performance and Dialogue” in Children and Youth Services Review.