• Inside Hamline

    The Inside Hamline web page is a current listing of Hamline University's campus announcements, events, and student and faculty accomplishments. Bookmark this page and check back often. You'll find what you need to know under the following categories:

    If you have questions about Inside Hamline, please email us at inside@hamline.edu.

  • Campus Announcements

    • Free Bikes

      Have questions about routine bike maintenance? Get your bike ready with a free tune-up. Stop by the Bush Library Patio on Wednesday, May 4, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    • Writing Center

      The Creative Writing Program invites the Hamline community to the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing senior reading and reception on Wednesday, May 11 at 4 p.m. in Anderson 111.

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      The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Innovative Teaching Showcase: New Possibilities Using Technology is on Thursday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in GLC 106W. Undergraduates, graduates, and professional instructors are welcome to attend.

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      A chronic illness awareness event will be held on Monday, May 2 from 5.30- 7.30 p.m. in Anderson 112. It will include four student speakers and two professors sharing experiences about how a chronic illness has affected their lives. 

    • Haitian Music & Dance

      The Music Department presents the annual Honors Day Recital on Thursday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Sundin Music Hall. The 2016 recipients of endowed scholarships in music will be announced followed by a lunch reception in the lobby.

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      The Hamline community and their families are warmly invited to a free university-wide spring celebration at CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Enjoy food, music, and some surprises as we cheer on our Pipers at the best field in the MIAC!

    • Economic Development Symposium

      The Hamline School of Business invites you to the 2016 Community Economic Development Symposium on Friday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m in the Anderson Center. Early-bird registration rate is $85 (register by April 8), $100 regular conference rate, $30 for Hamline students, faculty, and staff. Continental breakfast and lunch included.

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      Visit the new Information Technology Services (ITS) website at www.hamline.edu/its to learn more about how these green and sustainable changes implemented by ITS help to save money, trees, and our environment overall.

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      MAKING WAVES uses the art of performance to provoke dialogue about race, gender, class, and other issues that can threaten a diverse and collaborative community of learners. The Sunday, May 1 performance at 7 p.m. in Bush Ballroom will be followed by facilitated discussions.

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      dronesTruck, a collaboration between Hamline University’s Digital Media Arts and English departments, will hold its first Sound Art Exhibition on Thursday, May 12 at Como Park Shelter from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    • Choir

      The spring A Capella Choir concert, This Beautiful Month of May, is on Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. Professor George Chu will be conducting.

    • Retirement

      Join the School of Business in celebrating the contributions of Associate Dean Jane McPeak and Professor Jenny Keil. A retirement reception will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room. Appetizers and refreshments provided and a cash bar will be available. No RSVP required.

  • Faculty & Staff Announcements

    • Selected Works

      Hamline University Library and Archives now offers SelectedWorks. This service will help faculty and staff promote and preserve their scholarship, grow readership, connect with other scholars, and receive metrics on the impact of work.

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      Faculty and staff are invited to the annual Honors Awards Reception on Thursday, May 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. celebrating nearly 200 student award winners. A short program will be offered by President Miller around 6:30 pm; desserts will be served. Please complete the RSVP form by Friday, April 29, 2016. 

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      View a list of upcoming Hamline University athletic events and come out to support our Piper scholar athletes! Visit the athletics website for more details.

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      Hamline employees (faculty or staff in any school) who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in college are encouraged to email Laurie Schwaab at lschwaab01@hamline.edu if you would like to be added to the resident member list. As a resident member, you are welcome to participate in the initiation of new student members on Thursday, May 5, in Sundin Music Hall.

    • Brown Bag

      Join LGBTQIA-identified staff and faculty for lunch and discussion on the second Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center room 138S. Talk about what is happening on campus, then shift to what is happening out in the community.

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      Human Resources cares about the health of Hamline faculty and staff and encourages you to get involved. Studies show that those who volunteer have an overall healthier, happier outlook on life, and that they experience health benefits.

  • Student Announcements

  • Accomplishments

    • Rebecca Neil

      Rebecca Neal, assistant professor in the School of Education, recently presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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      Professor Lewis C. Messenger, Jr., (Skip), Department of Anthropology, gave a paper at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology entitled "Engaging the ‘First Person’ in the Past – BACAB CAAS Revisited."

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      Communication studies junior Sarah Campbell presented a study on the news coverage of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh at the 25th Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on April 22.

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      Chair of teacher education Rachel Endo recently presented at the Minnesota Associated Colleges for Teacher Education spring 2016 meeting in a session titled, "The Coalition for Increasing Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota: A Call to Action." 

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      Eight Hamline colleagues from across the university presented three different presentations at a leadership institute for higher education in St. Cloud on Friday, April 15, 2016. The group included Julie Kline, Trish Harvey, Vivian Johnson, Lynn Willmert, Karen Moroz, Mary Speranza-Reeder, Kim Hartung, and Bill Lindquist.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, co-authored a scientific article, Enhanced Photoelectrical Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Double-Layer TiO2 on Perovskite SrTiO3 Substrate, published in Applied Physics A.

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      Rebecca Neal, assistant professor in the School of Education, and Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, presented at the University of Minnesota's Keeping Our Faculty Symposium VII on Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing American Indian Faculty and Faculty of Color on Monday, April 18, 2016.

    • Art Show

      Dave Ryan, assistant professor and chair of digital media arts, is featured in two new shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Othello and Uneasy Syzygies. An opening reception is on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and artist talks are on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

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      The Bureau of Justice Assistance selected Professors Shelly Schaefer and Sarah Greenman of Hamline’s Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science to be the research team for a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Planning Grant.

    • Mackenzie Bledsoe

      Communication major Mackenzie Bledsoe received a Top Paper Award and presented her work at the Central States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, April 15, 2016.

    • Turning a Wrong into a Right

      Jason Sole, adjunct professor of criminal justice at Hamline University, and recent Hamline alumnus and current Master of Arts in Education student Don Allen will present at Turning a Wrong into a Right on the topic of restoring the vote to ex-offenders living in the community and maximizing their ability to contribute to society. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Southshore Center, 5735 County Club Rd, Excelsior, MN. It is free and open to the public.

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      April Vinding (MFA '05), is celebrating the release of her new spiritual memoir, Triptych, published this month by Wipf and Stock. The release party is April 23 at 7 p.m. at Art House North.

    • Ken Fox

      Ken Fox, professor and director of conflict studies in the School of Business, co-presented the webinar, "Mediation Methods: One case, Different Mediators, Different Methods" for the Minnesota State Bar Association, on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

    • The Pit

      Professor Gina Erickson published an article Older Sexual Partners and Adolescent Females’ Mental Health in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (pages 25–33).  Learn more online.

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      Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud presented a paper titled Resett(l)ing the Table: Grounding Soil-Care Practices as Spiritual Practices of Restoration and Repentance at Harvard Divinity School's Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference. 

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      Professor Sam Imbo, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, was offered a Fulbright grant for five months of lecturing in Japan from March-August 2017. He will be based in Tokyo and affiliated with the University of Tokyo and Japan Women’s University.

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      Patty Born, assistant professor of environmental education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education, will present a session entitled Promoting Curiosity Through Math and Science Interactions at the annual conference of the Minnesota Association for Family and Early Education.

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      Current MFA student Kelsey Sutton is celebrating the release of her middle-grade novel, The Lonely Ones, published by Penguin Random House. Release party is 7 pm on April 26th at Red Balloon Bookshop.

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      Mackenzie Bledsoe, communication studies major, received a Top Paper Award from the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Undergraduate Honors Conference for her paper Twitter Usage in Public Communication Campaigns: Agenda Setting and Issue Framing of the California Drought Crisis. Bledsoe will present her paper in April at the CSCA Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.

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      School of Business Professor Kim McKeage's research on transgender consumers was in the news recently when her colleague Dr. Elizabeth Crosby presented a seminar on the topic at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.

    • David Weiss

      David Weiss, adjunct faculty member in the Religion Department, presents a new choral anthem, Until the Struggle is Won, that will premiere in concert at Sundin Music Hall, on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. The anthem will be performed by The Singers and honors the struggle of LGBTI persons in Uganda.

    • Craig Waldron

      Dr. Craig A. Waldron, director of public administration programs, published an article titled "Effective Employee Engagement - Because an Engaged Employee is a Super Employee!" in Minnesota Cities Magazine.

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      Natalie Iverson, a senior majoring in sociology with a co-major in education and a specialty in K-12 English as a second language, received the Stan Hooper Award from the Minnesota ​​​Ch​apter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

    • Jilian Peterson

      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminal justice, provided mental illness training to the Minnesota Department of Corrections CIT (Critical Incident Training) officers. This volunteer group of corrections officers are being trained to de-escalate violent incidents with mentally ill offenders inside Minnesota prisons.

    • Maria Leal

      Dr. Maria Jesús Leal, associate professor of Spanish, recently published a monograph entitled Convergencia y Divergencia Fraseológica en el Mundo Hispano (Phraseological Convergence and Divergence in the Hispanic World) in Paremia, Volume 24.

    • Van Dusenbery

      Van Dusenbery, professor of anthropology and global studies, delivered opening comments and a special lecture as an honored guest at the Centre for Diaspora Studies’ international conference on Diaspora and Development February 24-26. He also delivered the valedictory address at the Punjabi Department’s international conference on Punjabi Transnational Practices March 15-17. Both events were at Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

    • Lifeng Dong

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Novel Plate-Stratiform Nanostructured Bi12O17Cl2 with Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance, published in Powder Diffraction.

    • 40 Under 40

      Hamline student Joe Hobot, who will graduate with an EdD in May 2016, was featured in the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding professional achievements, as well as taking a leading role in the Twin Cities community.

    • Athletics

      Tara Dooley, head athletics trainer, co-wrote an article, Observations About Sports Injury Surveillance and Sports Medicine Psychology Among Female Athletes, that was recently published in the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.

    • John Mazis

      John Mazis, professor of history, will attend the summer seminar Histories of Herodotus in July, 2016 which takes place in Washington D.C. The event is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies.

    • Hilk and Kostihova Present

      Caroline Hilk, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Marcela Kostihova, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, presented at the annual general education and assessment conference hosted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in February, 2016.

    • Joe Swenson

      Joe Swenson, visiting lecturer of philosophy, presented a paper “Nietzsche, Revaluation, and the Concept of Prejudice” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Chicago, IL.

    • Stacie Bosley

      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, presented research at the Eastern Economic Association conference in Washington D.C. Her paper; "Pyramid Scheme Membership in Networks: The Role of Affinity, Culture, and Economic Conditions;" studies the conditions that support or deter scheme growth around the U.S. and is co-authored by Maggie Knorr (undergraduate economics and philosophy student).

    • Patty Born-Selly

      Patty Born-Selly, assistant professor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and environmental education, will present a conference session about teaching science to young learners at the annual Minnesota Science Teachers Association Conference.

    • Dave Ryan

      Dave Ryan, assistant professor of digital media arts, and team members Mika Negishi Laidlaw and Steve Ryan had their new installation piece, “Vigilants,” accepted into the Unconventional Clay: Engaged In Change exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.

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      Dan Toninato, a finance professor in the School of Business, was interviewed on WCCO-Radio about his experience working as a trader during the fiscal crisis and his take on the Oscar-nominated film The Big Short.

    • Alum Jessica Hansen and Professor Geurts Co-Publish

      Alum Jessica Hansen and Kathryn Linn Geurts, professor of global studies, co-published "Shifing Students’ Imaginings of Disability” in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. The article concerns a Hamline University conflict studies course, titled “Intergroup Dialogue on Disability.”

    • Gaith Hijazin

      Gaith Hijazin, Residential Life area coordinator, was selected to be the committee chair on the Sponsors and Exhibit Committee for the Upper Midwest Region Association of College and University Housing Officers. This group is a collection of professionals organized for educating and conducting research to provide service to member institutions within the region.

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      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, recently published an article entitled "Student Crafted Experiments 'From the Ground Up'" in the International Review of Economics Education.

    • Valerie Chepp

      Valerie Chepp, professor of social justice studies and sociology, has published an article titled "Black Feminist Theory and the Politics of Irreverence: The Case of Women’s Rap." The article was published in the December 2015 edition of Feminist Theory.

    • Kevin Lamb

      Hamline's School of Education and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, along with the University of Minnesota's Asian American Studies Program and Curriculum and Instruction Department, recently hosted a talk entitled "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."

    • Allison Baker Show

      Allison Baker, assistant professor of studio arts, had her work shown at Grin Gallery in Providence, RI. Baker was recently interviewed for the gallery's website. In the article, she discusses the politics and inspiration behind her recent body of work. Her work was also reviewed by Big, Red, and Shiny magazine.

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      Professor Andrew Wykes, chair of the Studio Arts and Art History Department, is exhibiting paintings made during his sabbatical in Ireland and the UK in a solo show named Hinterlands at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis.

    • Lifeng Dong Publishes

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Compact Layer Free Perovskite Solar Cells with a High-Mobility Hole-Transporting Layer, published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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      Jeannie Fox, professor of practice and director of the Nonprofit Management Programs in the Hamline University School of Business, was elected to the board of directors of the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) and begins her service this month.

    • Endo

      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, recently published an article titled Practice with Theory to Model Cultural Responsiveness in the Journal of Multicultural Education.

    • Art Print

      John-Mark Schlink, department of studio art and art history, had his print Schematic 1 published in the new publications section of the 2016 January/February issue of Art in Print, an international fine art prints journal.

    • Peterson

      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminal justice, recently published an article titled Training Students to Respond to Shootings on Campus: Is it Worth it? in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.

    • Jermaine Singleton

      Jermaine Singleton, professor of English, published Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and Ritual, a new book on African American melancholy and resistance in the face of continuing oppression.

    • Lori-Anne Williams

      Lori-Anne Williams, Hamline's corporate and foundation relations gift officer, was a panelist at Foundations 2016, a review of more than 100 corporate, private, and community foundations in Minnesota on February 9, 2016. The event is held annually by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

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      Karen Moroz and Trish Harvey, faculty members in the School of Education, presented at the Minnesota Middle School Association's state conference. The session was titled Our Favorite Digital Tools for Formative Assessment.

    • Dong Publishes

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Significant Effects of Hydrothermal Condition and Annealing Atmosphere on the Properties of Cu2ZnSn(Sx,Se1–x)4 Films, published in Applied Surface Science.

    • MN Chamber of Commerce

      Hamline Health Law alumna Ashton (Boon) Schatz, JD '11, has been featured as one of Minnesota’s Women Influencers in the recent Business Views published by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

    • Soria

      Krista Soria, adjunct faculty for the English department, recently published an article about the benefits of learning communities for first-year college students. The article was published in the most recent issue of the Learning Communities Research and Practice academic journal and can be accessed online.

    • Patsy Egan Vinogradov

      Patsy Egan Vinogradov, ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) director, recently gave a keynote address at the International LESLLA Symposium in St. Augustine, Florida.

    • Javier Gutierrez

      Javier Gutierrez, assistant dean of students and director of Residential Life, was a guest speaker at the Minnesota College Personnel Association Professionals of Color Commission Event.

    • Patty Born-Selly

      Patty Born-Selly, assistant professor in the school of education, will be attending the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference.

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      Nur Mood, coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life, represented Hamline University's Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice at a press conference condemning the latest terror attacks in Paris at the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) office on November 16, 2015.

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      Betsy Parrish, professor in the School of Education, gave the plenary address at the Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classrooms Conference sponsored by the New School and Literacy Assistance Center of New York City on October 24, 2015. 

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      Hamline political science professor David Schultz announced the publication of his latest book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter. It is a first-of-its-kind book that explains why some states are more decisive and important in American presidential elections than others.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Low-temperature, Solution-processed Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide as Electron Transport Layer for Stable Efficient Polymer Solar Cells.

    • Soria

      Krista Soria, adjunct faculty for the English Department, recently presented "Like a Rainbow in the Dark: The Experiences of Metallectuals in Higher Education" at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference in Denver, CO.

    • Ken Fox

      Ken Fox, professor in the Hamline School of Business and senior fellow at the School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute, was the keynote speaker at the Rotary Foundation District 5960 14th Annual Foundation Celebration event.

    • Houghtaling

      Melissa Houghtaling, adjunct faculty for the legal studies department, recently published a reference guide for family law attorneys related to the top family law issues for same-sex and unmarried couples.

    • David Allen Larson

      David Allen Larson, professor of law, was interviewed by WCCO CBS-TV News regarding how statutes of limitation operate and why those statutes are frustrating efforts to prosecute Daniel Heinrich.

    • Lifeng Dong

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Nanoscale Light Confinement and Nonlinearity of Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguide with a Metal Cap.

    • McVay Gala

      The McVay Youth Partnership co-hosted the Karen Organization of Minnesota’s (KOM's) 5th Annual Gala at Hamline University on Wednesday, October 7. KOM provides critical support for the Karen community in many ways.

    • NCTE

      School of Education professors Karen Moroz and Jennifer Carlson present at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference on Saturday, November 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Moroz and Carlson are part of a presentation titled Opportunities for Readers to Engage with Literature.

    • Nur Mood

      Nur Mood, coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life, participated in a panel discussion titled Community Conversation: Healing Police Community Relations on October 18, 2015 with Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts, and Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne.

    • Sharon Preves

      Sharon Preves, faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and medical sociologist, became a research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic in the spring of 2015. Preves will also present a continuing medical education and grand rounds lecture at the Mayo Clinic entitled Intersex: Patient Experiences and Optimal Clinical Care.

    • Law Alumna

      Charlotte A. Tschider, Hamline University School of Law alumna, published a new article entitled, Experimenting with Privacy: Driving Efficiency Through a State-Informed Federal Data Breach Notification and Data Protection Law will in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

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      Patty Born-Selly, assistant professor in the School of Education, presents Taking Science Outside: Engaging In-service and Pre-service Teachers in Environmental Fieldwork to Improve Elementary Student Outcomes at the North American Association for Environmental Education annual conference.

    • Patricia Palmerton

      Patricia Palmerton, professor of communication studies, published a chapter on communication and diversity in a book discussing training tutors in speaking centers.

    • THUMB

      Letitia Basford, associate professor of teacher education, presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference in New Orleans, LA.

    • Dong Published

      Lifeng Dong, Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article published in Arabian Journal of Chemistry.

    • Endo

      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education at the Hamline School of Education, and Vichet Chhuon organized and co-facilitated the session Responding to Rage and Resistance in the Classroom: Lessons Learned from Critical Multicultural Educators of Color.

    • Shelly Schaefer

      Dr. Shelly Schaefer, faculty member in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science departments, with co-author Christopher Uggen recently published an article in the journal Law and Social Inquiry.