Edd Noell has just released a book on Economic Growth (with co-authors Stephen Smith and Bruce Webb), published by the American Enterprise Institute. He spoke on "Why Does Economic Growth Matter? The Moral and Economic Case for Growth" at Seattle Pacific University as part of the Values and Capitalism lecture series sponsored by AEI at Christian colleges. Edd also received a grant from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to pursue research on "What is Legitimate Economic Gain? The Origins and Development of Christian Thinking on Profits and Usury.”
Andrew Mullen has published a review essay entitled “An Unsatisfactory, Ever-More Elusive ‘Common Ground’” in the Journal of Education and Christian Belief. The article reviews books by Steven K. Green (The Bible, the School and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine), Myrian Hunter-Henin, ed. (Law, Religious Freedoms and Education in Europe), Mark Stasser (Religions, Education and the State: An Unprincipled Doctrine in Search of Moorings), and Keith Watson and William Ozanne, eds. (Education and Religion: Global Pressures, Local Responses).
Steve Rogers and three students from the Psychology Department made four presentations at the International Neuropsychology Society's annual convention in Hawaii. The presentations covered topics such as the impact of depression on older adults' attention and processing speed and the impact of cognitive impairment on the importance that older adults give spirituality. One of the presentations concluded leisure time is associated with better memory, which should be inspiration for us as we head into the summer months.
Jim Taylor spoke at a conference at California Baptist University devoted to the theme "Imagining the Good Life: Apologetics and Human Flourishing." His paper was entitled, "Apologetics, Argumentation, and Imagination: A Strategy for the Whole Person." In the paper he responds to Jamie Smith of Calvin College, who will be leading this year's Westmont Faith-Learning Workshop later this month.
Jane Wilson and senior Jennifer Sanchez co-presented at the "Christians for Diversity in the Academy" conference sponsored by Azusa Pacific University. Their session was entitled, "Guiding for Growth and Grit: Empowering students of poverty to persevere."
Wayne Iba’s chapter “Before we get there, where are we going?” appears in Robert Trappl’s volume Your Virtual Butler: The making of, published as part of the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (2013).
Caryn Reeder’s essay “Pity the Women and Children: Punishment by Siege in Josephus’s Jewish War” has been published in the Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period.
Michelle Hughes, Jane Wilson and Doug Conrad
Michelle Hughes, Jane Wilson and Doug Conrad (photo) gave a presentation on Tweet Talk: Using Twitter to Connect, Celebrate and Collaborate at The California Council on Teacher Education Conference in April in San Jose, California. Michelle and Jane also co-authored the article Let's Change the Conversation for the 2012/2013 edition of Christian School Education based on a presentation they gave at the Association of Christian Schools International Conference in November 2012. In addition, Michelle published a review in the 2012 Journal of Education and Christian Belief.
Michael Everest’s article "Sensitivity enhancement for evanescent-wave sensing using cavity-ring-down ellipsometry" appears in Optics Letters.