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School of Arts and Sciences | Faculty Accomplishments


  • Samantha Syracuse provided web-based resources on deciphering difficult-to-read assignment sheets to Liz Malloy, Graduate Assistant in Residence Life, for her efforts in starting academic programs/study sessions in the residence halls.
  • George Matejka presented a TEDx talk, “To Know or Not to Know,” 23 Oct 15.
  • Mark Kyle served as a reviewer for two chapters (Reproduction and The Motor Basis of Animal Behavior) in the text Animal Physiology, 3rd ed. by authors Hill, Wise and Anderson, published by Sinauer Associates.
  • Bari Stith guided and narrated the all-day Leadership Geauga Heritage Bus Tour (40 in attendance), focusing on NEO’s cultural heritage in context with major trends in U.S. History and how the combination affects and is reflected in community values, 23 Oct 15.
  • Tim Kinsella offered the presentation: “Place as Magnet: the Central Business District and its Differing Uses Over Time in an Aging Manufacturing City,” at the AGLSP Conference, San Jose California, 15-17 Oct 15.
  • Mimi Pipino offered “Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Core of an Ursuline Education” presentation at Lakeland Community College, 15 Oct 15.
  • Mimi Pipino was discussion leader on the subject of sex work, Women’s Circle, Grace Hall, 26 Oct 15.
  • Mimi Pipino conducted Chew & Chat for Common Book The Butterfly’s Daughter, in Grace Hall, 29 Oct 15.
  • The History 454/MaHiP 500 Research Methods class, team taught by Pamela McVay and Bari Stith, toured the reading room of the Archives/Library at Western Reserve Historical Society/Cleveland History Center for updates on collections and procedures, 24 Oct 15.
  • Melissa Barranger Mathys participated in an 18 hour strategic planning and leadership workshop at Notre Dame College. Workshop attendees included faculty and chemists from Cleveland State, Oberlin, Notre Dame, Case and Lubrizol. The workshop generated a strategic plan for the next 5 years for the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society. Melissa is in the process of developing a plan to increase participation in the high school Chemistry Olympiad, 10-11 Oct 15.
  • Elizabeth Meacham attended a workshop entitled, “Dreaming to Heal the Earth,” at Crown Point Ecology Center, 18 Oct 15.
  • Elizabeth Meacham attended a workshop entitled, “Dreaming as a Spiritual Path,” at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, 23-25 Oct 15.


  • Samantha Syracuse Presented a paper, “Common Book, (Un)Common Reactions: Inviting Controversial Dialogue in the First-Year Seminar” with Mimi Pipino and Adrianne Hopes at the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference held at Franklin University in Columbus, 5 Jun 15.
  • Lynn Ulatowski attended Small GTPase meeting in Boca Raton FL and presented her work on “Modifications of Tiam1 GTPase contribute to colon cancer,” Jun 15.
  • Lynn Ulatowski attended Case Comprehensive Center Annual Retreat at Tri-C Corporate College-East and presented her work on: “Tiam1 increases invasive properties in multiple cell lines,” Jul 15.
  • Elizabeth Meacham gave a lecture entitled, Bioethics and Judaism at Kol HaLev, in Pepper Pike, Ohio, as part of an ongoing adult learning series on Ethics and Judaism, 29 Jul 15.
  • Pamela McVay was reader at AP World History Reading—Salt Lake City, 11 Jun 15.
  • Samantha Syracuse instructed John Carroll University’s new Writing Center Consultant for Students with Disabilities, Leah Tremaglio, on the most effective strategies for facilitating writing consultations with LD students, 15 Sep 15.
  • Elizabeth Meacham led an all-day contemplative Ecotherapy Retreat at Look About Lodge in South Chagrin, 2 Aug 15.
  • Jennifer Schwartz presented a paper and workshop titled “Honoring the Ancient One within: Evoking wisdom to strengthen identity in clinicians and clients” at the Buckeye Art Therapy Symposium, 25 Sep 15.
  • Pamela McVay Created and posted a number of educational/research videos on--Youtube channel professorlilith: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTvvT0uwiWLqLLSlZyY9Jw. She has 24 subscribers and 1359 views (269 views in the last 30 days), with 3400 minutes of viewing since the channel’s creation. Average length and number of views viewership has gone up this month because two of the videos are lectures for my blended version of Introduction to Culture:
    • 6/4 Harlem-Heian Mashup part 4  
    • 7/7 Girls’ Education in 17th Century France pt. 1  
    • 7/10 The Council of Trent in 5 and a half Minutes  
    • 7/28 Convent Schools and Girls’ Education in 17th Century France pt. 2  
    • 8/8 Historical Create-a-Sim Collaboration—Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt  
    • 9/4 Harlem Heian Mashup part 5  
    • 9/11 A Practical Introduction to Poetic Meter in 10 Minutes  
    • 9/16 A 16 Minute Introduction to Rhyme, Assonance, and Alliteration  
  • Artist in Residence Spring and Summer at Peninsula Art Academy, Pat Fallon also has shown in their juried drawing show and another show over the summer [advocacy paintings and drawings] and now has 10 pieces on display, Sep-Oct 15.
  • Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot created ceramic work for Trinity Cathedral's liturgy for Matthew Fox's celebration of the Cosmic Mass, 16 May 15.
  • Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot was invited to show 5 ceramic sculptures for an exhibit called "Divining the Waters," 10-21 May 15.
  • Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot created the Logo for the collaborative events around the 35th Anniversary of the Churchwomen of El Salvador, and is part of the planning committee for all the events with the Colleges and Institutions in the area; the first one was at JCU with Margaret Swedish as keynote speaker, 17 Sep 15.
  • Cynthia Glavac attended the fall joint council meeting of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), including a meeting for the Faculty Athletics Representatives (FAR), to review documents and year-end reports, vote on issues pertinent to our conference, and approve game schedules and championship dates, 13-15 Sep 15.
  • Tim Kinsella was asked to serve on Ad Hoc Teaching Online Standards Committee, Fall 15.
  • Lynn Ulatowski August 2015 Highlighted as the first OHIOlink online research profile. www.ohiolink.edu/profile/ulatowski
  • Pamela McVay visited British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, and went on several historical themed walking tours in London, 16-15 May 15.
  • Eileen Turoff and Eileen Kohut read Advanced Placement English Literature for the College Board exams this summer in Louisville, KY.
  • Eileen Turoff was a table leader and Eileen Kohut read international exams. Over a thousand teachers from high school and universities gather to read the high school exams which can be worth credit to new college students, SU 15.
  • Mary Kay Deley attended the evening ACS Cleveland/Akron Meeting at Ursuline College, 16 Sep 15.
  • Mary Kay Deley attended the Webinar course: "Using the Repondus Test Bank Network to Quickly Create Online Exams," 1 Sep 15.
  • Jennifer Schwartz attended the American Art Therapy Association’s annual conference held in Minneapolis, MN, and participated in the first ever focus group for undergraduate art therapy educators, as well as numerous presentations and panels on topics such as social action, media and methods, and the Keynote Address by Dr. Temple Grandin on “The Autistic Brain,” 8-12 Jul 15.
  • Jennifer Schwartz attended the Buckeye Art Therapy Association’s annual Symposium in Columbus, OH, including workshops focused on ethics, art therapist’s identity, service learning, and implementing paper collage groups in inpatient psychiatric settings, 25-26 Sep 15.
  • Mimi Pipino attended NEO English Department Consortium to plan activities for 2015-16 academic year, 22 Jul 15.
  • Mimi Pipino attended the Association for General and Liberal Studies Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI, “Opening Up General and Liberal studies: Diverse Populations, Dynamic Outcomes,” 24-26 Sep 15.
  • Samantha Syracuse attended “Significant Persons in the History of Ursuline College” presented by Pat Riley, 14 Sep 15.
  • Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot Went to Umbria, Italy in the small village of Deurta to see and study the glazes and chemicals (majolica) used by artisans in the region, and also to Rome to see and study the Caravaggio's in private collections and museums, 10-22 May 15.
  • Jennifer Schwartz has been meeting with faculty from the Breen School of Nursing to develop strategies and lesson plans for to integrating art therapy education into the nursing program. Students will learn about the role of art therapy in patient care as well as self-care for clinicians to prevent burn-out.