Ray Benton: I have a paper that deals with the history of “sustainability.” More accurately, it is a paper that deals with the history of the issues and concerns that fall under that umbrella term: sustainability. A second paper follows the first, a sort of Part II. It will ague that sustainability, given the historical issues and concerns, is a concept whose time is past. It is simply too late for sustainability. We need something else, instead.
I am also in the middle of editing a special issue of the Journal of Macromarketing on Religion and Macromarketing. Anticipated publication date for this issue in fall, 2016. I will see this project through to completion. And I am beginning a project with a young Spanish scholar having to do with the importance, for the subfield of macromarketing, of the economic thought of Karl Polanyi, the Hungarian Economist. Polanyi, who wrote The Great Transformation (1944), has been largely ignored by macromarketers and it is our contention that he should be theoretically central to the subfield field of macromarketing.
I have a couple of books to write. One is on environmental ethics, the proposal for which is under consideration by a publisher. The second is tentatively titled Galbraith and Glasser: Two Scotsmen, One Misunderstood, the Other Unknown. Galbraith is, of course, the Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith. Glasser is Ralph Glasser, in his early years a marketer in the UK. As a book it would be intended for marketers, not economists. I contend that those marketers that rejected Galbraith did so because they misunderstood him. Glasser is not unknown, but he is unknown among marketers, both in the UK and the US, despite his first two books being marketing books. What I find particularly interesting is that Galbraith and Glasser spoke as though with a single voice. It is entirely possible this may end up being nothing more than a journal publication.
I will continue to periodically, even if infrequently, post to my blog, the Sustainability and Social Enterprise Blog (http://blogs.luc.edu/gsb/author/rbenton/). So many things to do! Finally, some time to do them.
Robert Bireley, S.J.: My book, Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation 1578-1637, was published last week by Cambridge U.P. Other projects : "Early Modern Catholicism in the Catholic Historical Review," for the Centennial issue of the CHR; "The Religious Movements of the Sixteenth Century as Responses to a Changing World," paper given at Louvain December 2013 to be published in the Proceedings of the Conference; "Theology, War, and Politics, (Catholic Perspective,)" for a volume Theology during the Reformation Era, to be published by Cambridge U.P." An encyclopedia article on preaching during the Early Modern Period.
Francis Catania: completing a manuscript, Conversations with Aquinas on Sex and Gender, Marriage and Love, seeking a publisher.
Peter Gilmour: developing a first ever comprehensive catalog of Loyola University Chicago graduates who have published books. This catalog includes fiction and non-fiction, commercially and self-published, co-authored, edited and illustrated books, print or electronic. Thus far, more than 200 alumni authors who have produced more than 750 books have been identified. This catalog is an official project of the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Board. The catalog is updated regularly. The Loyola University Chicago Alumni Authors Catalog is available online at http://blogs.lib.luc.edu/friends/alumni-authors/ Or, go to the Libraries Home Page (http://libraries.luc.edu/) and click on “Friends of the Libraries” under the “About” column. In the upper right hand corner of the next screen, click on “Alumni Authors.” Your assistance in identifying alumni not in the catalog who have published books would be greatly appreciated. Submissions may be sent to Peter Gilmour at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffry Mallow: Research on supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Second edition of Supersymmetric Quantun Mechanics: An Introduction co-authored with Asim Gangopadhya and Constantin Rasinariu, is to be published this year.
Binational Studies of science attitudes and anxieties. Published Student Attitudes and Anxieties and How to Address Them: A Handbook for Science Teachers, co-authored with Helge Kastrup, University College Capital, Copenhagen.
Mary Ann McDermott: Rome Course: Caring for yourself and others through the arts for nurse leaders March 2015; Hektoen Nurses and the Humanities: Ongoing programs-Poetry Fdn Feb 21, 2015; Nurse Educator Hines VA Hospital Nurse Residency Program; Nursing Education Indonesia.
Jon Nilson: A theological analysis of the psychological and religious dynamics of racism/white supremacy.
David Ozar: Consulting ethicist and member of the Institutional Ethics Committee at North Shore University Health System;
Ethics consultant in journalism ethics for the Ethics Advice Line for Journalists;
Consultant to a local transgender support group for its educational outreach programs and occasional lecturer on transgender topics;
Recently completed revised 3rd edition of my book on dental professional ethics, Dental Ethics at Chairside: Professional Obligations and Practical Applications, co-authored with Donald Patthoff, DDS, to the publisher (also of 1st and 2nd editions), Georgetown University Press (expected spring, 2018).
Recently completed an invited article for a collection (in press) on Ethics Across the Curriculum programs entitled, “Identifying Learning Objectives and Assessing Ethics Across the Curriculum Programs”.
First author of a “2016-2017 White Paper on Professionalism and Professionalism Education” for the Academy for Professionalism and Health Care (APHC), also recently presented my own papers on this topic at meetings of APHC and also the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
Presented a paper on “The Cognitive Components of Virtue Development: What Aristotle Took For Granted, But We Need to Say“ at January, 2016, conference on virtue at Oxford, and again this past April to Loyola’s Philosophy Department.
Opening Keynote Address, ““Dentistry’s Professional Independence, Its Professional Ethics, and the Social Challenges to Its Professionalism,” at 2016 international congress of International Dental Ethics and Laws Society in Chicago, also the congress’s Program Chair for submitted papers.
Marilyn Susman: Best Practices in Counseling Supervision: Working along with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, I provide supervision to candidates in the program. Research projects on supervisory competency are in development.
Developing a Center for School Counseling at Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta Indonesia: Working with the Guidance and Counseling Faculty at Sanata Dharma University and with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I consult with and train both faculty and school counselors in Indonesia. The project involves the development of training modules to meet the needs of school counselors, as well as tools to assess counselor competency and the program’s efficacy. Using a train the trainer model, we provide on site programs and distance learning modules.
Jean Morman Unsworth: Donated Inspiring Sacred Heart Sculpture to St. Elizabeth Church
Endowed the Children's Gallery at LUMA. It is named “Jean Morman Unsworth Art Expressway Gallery".
Named Tutor of the Year by Literacy Chicago
Inducted into the McAuley-Saint Xavier Hall of Honor