Xavier Tipsheet

February 1, 2011

In January, Debora Del Valle (University Communications) and Dana Tindall (Information Resources) completed the 2nd cohort of the national Ignatian Colleagues Program, an 18-month mission-focused leadership program.

Chief Mission Officers Debra Mooney (Xavier) and Tom Reynolds (Regis) presented on “Ignatian Communal Discernment” at a retreat of the Ignatian Colleagues Program in Palm Beach, FL on January 6. The presentation highlighted the workings of Xavier’s three Discernment Groups, the only active and intentional use of the communal mode of decision-making among faculty and staff in the AJCU.

Kam Wong, associate professor of criminal justice, has been invited by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to participate as an expert consultant in a reference group meeting on UNODC’s study on illicit financial flows resulting from transnational organized crime. The meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, January 24-25, 2011.
Wong has also been selected to the Editorial Board of the Beijing Law Review (2011 to 2012) and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Strategic Organization and Behavioural Science (2011 - ).
Wong appeared in "Police Reform in China," a video done in October 2010 by the University of Washington School of Law - Law through Global Eyes Lecture. Wong was also lead speaker addressing “Community Oriented Policing” at the Senior Police Executive Seminar of the Luucklow Police on December 16, 2010. Wong presented “State Police Powers as a Social Resource Theory” at a seminar commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Indian Penal Code on December 14-15, 2010

Jack Barrett, associate professor, and Kathy Hart, professor, of Xavier’s psychology department, had their study “Relation of positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia to financial capacity” published in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law..

Psychology professor Mike Nelson’s poster, Effects of exercise on subjective mental states in disordered individuals, was accepted for presentation at the Southeastern Psychological Association Convention (SEPA) in March 2011.

Renee Zucchero, assistant professor of psychology, had her study “Share your experience and I’ll lend you my ear: Older adult outcomes of an intergenerational service-learning experience” published in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education.