Monday Morning Update
February 02, 2009
Faculty Publications: As the Stonehill Faculty Focus highlights annually, our faculty members are not just excellent teachers and mentors, they are also published scholars. In this issue of the MMU, we note some recent publication projects that capture the flavor of faculty scholarship at Stonehill.
Emancipation History: The Lawrence and Theresa Salameno Professor of History at Stonehill John Rodrigue has contributed his expertise, as a co-editor and a contributor, to a mammoth multi-volume series on the history of emancipation. His volume, Land and Labor 1865, examines the transition from slavery to free labor during the tumultuous first months after the Civil War.
Research Methods: An expert in qualitative research, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology Patricia Leavy has been named by Oxford University Press as Co-Editor-In Chief of a 100-book series on research methods. The President of the New England Sociological Association, Leavy will also write one of the books called Understanding Qualitative Research: Oral History.
Post-Conflict Partnerships: In the wake of war, the delivery of assistance and the rebuilding of governmental institutions depend on partnerships among a mosaic of national and international public and private actors. In NGOs, IGOs, and the Network Mechanisms of Post-Conflict Global Governance in Microfinance, Political Science Professor Anna Ohanyan explores this process of network governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
Pioneering Missionary: In Vincent McCauley, C.S.C.: Bishop of the Poor, Apostle of East Africa, Religious Studies Professor Richard Gribble, C.S.C. tells the dramatic life story of Bishop McCauley, a pioneering Holy Cross missionary who overcame tremendous obstacles to preach the Gospel in East Africa and who contributed to a flourishing Holy Cross mission in that region.
Entanglement: The groundbreaking research by Professor of Physics Mike Horne on entangled states in nature at the quantum level is receiving fresh acclaim in the book The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder. Collaborating with other renowned physicists, Horne challenged Einstein's "elements of reality" theory that what happens to one object could not be directly and immediately linked with what happens to another object at a distant location.
Entanglement Extra: The Age of Entanglement reads like a first-rate detective novel and shows how scientists, such as Horne, grapple with problems and converse with each other on issues. We have two free copies of the acclaimed book. First come, first served. Call 508-565-1070. To read more about the entanglement story and Horne's role in it, visit here.