Faculty and staff accomplishments

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Presentations and Exhibits
David Knutson, chair and associate professor for the Department of Modern Languages, spoke at the 61st Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, Ky., on April 18. Knutson was part of a panel focusing on recent crime fiction in Spain. His article, titled "Spanish Crime Fiction and Madrid: Looking Up, Moving Back," considered the increasing number of authors who set their stories in Madrid instead of Barcelona, which traditionally has been the center of detective writing in that country.

Awards and Honors
John Surdick, professor of accounting, is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award from the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Accounting Association, Ohio Region.

Raghu Tadepalli, associate dean of Xavier’s Williams College of Business, was named dean for the new Graduate School of Business. He will continue his duties as associate dean. Tadepalli has been at Xavier since 1997. He also serves as a professor of marketing.