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Marquette Compendium News of Faculty and Staff Activities  WINTER 2013 The winter 2013 issue of Compendium is a compilation of Marquette University faculty research, scholarship and accomplishments from June 2012 through November 2012, and grants reported by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs from June 2012 through October 2012. The purpose of this compilation is to recognize faculty and staff who are making advancements in their fields of expertise, as well as allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. To submit a scholarly activity, check the box in the Faculty Activities Database to share submitted activities with Compendium, or visit the Marquette webpage Citations are posted on the Marquette University research website at For more information or additional copies, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at 414.288.6712. Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Dr. William Donaldson Associate Dean and Professor of Chemistry Published: “Generation of Molecular Complexity From Cyclooctatetraene Using Dienyliron and Olefin Metathesis,” Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol. 10, No. 25 ( July 2012), pp 4844-4846, with graduate student Mohamed El-Mansy, A. Sarm, S. Chaudhury and N. Wallock. Rev. G. Harak, S.J. Director of the Center for Peacemaking Grant: $104,116, “Marquette University Peace Works Program — Chicago,” HCT-ANON. Rev. Philip J. Rossi, S.J. Interim Dean Published: “Kant’s Cosmopolitanism: Resource for Shaping a ‘Just Peace’,” From Just War to Modern Peace, Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and William A. Barbieri (editors), (November 2012), pp 217-230, De Gruyter. Reviewed: Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays by Charles Taylor, Theological Studies, Vol. 73 (2012), pp 244-245. Published: “Seeing Good in a World of Suffering: Incarnation as God’s Transforming Vision,” Godhead Here in Hiding: Incarnation and the History of Human Suffering, Terrence Merrigan and Frederick Glorieux (editors), (November 2012), pp 453-466, Peeters Press. Published: “Reading Kant Ecumenically: Prolegomena to an Anthropology of Hope in the Aftermath of Modernity,” A Man of the Church: Honoring the Theology, Life, and Witness of Ralph del Colle, Michel Rene Barnes (editor), (September 2012), pp 316-329, Wipf and Stock. Presented: “Grace and Reform in a Secular Age: Contending with the Long Shadows of Augustine,” International Congress for Luther Research: Luther as Teacher and Reformer of the University, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, August 2012. Rev. Philip J. Rossi, S.J. DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Dr. Allison L. Abbott Assistant Professor Presented: “The MicroRNA miR‑786 is Required for Rhythmic Calcium Wave Initiation in the C. elegans Intestine,” C. elegans Development, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Meeting, Madison, Wis., June 10, 2012. Presented: “Identifying New MicroRNA Targets and Pathways,” MicroRNA Revolution: The 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, Sept. 7, 2012. Dr. James Anderson Associate Professor and Radiation Safety Officer Grant: $301,000, “Molecular and Biochemical Probing of Yeast, RNA Surveillance Complex TRAMP,” National Institutes of Health. Dr. Edward Blumenthal Associate Professor Published: “Developmental Expression of Drop-Dead is Required for Early Adult Survival and Normal Body Mass in Drosophila Melanogaster,” Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol. 42, No. 9 (September 2012), pp 690-698. Presented: “Adult Lethality in Dropdead (drd) Mutants is Pleiotropic and Associated with Defects in Multiple Tissues,” Midwest Drosophila Conference, Monticello, Ill., Nov. 3, 2012. Dr. Stephen M. Downs Wehr Professor Published: “Perturbing Microtubule Integrity Blocks AMP-Activated Protein Kinase-Induced Meiotic Resumption in Cultured Mouse Oocytes,” Zygote, doi: 10.1017/ S0967199412000457, (November 2012), pp 1-12, with Ru Ya. Dr. Thomas Eddinger Published: “Altered Hemodynamics, Endothelial Function and Protein Expression Occur with Aortic Coarctation and Persist Following Repair,” American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology, (Sept. 28, 2012), doi: 10.​ 1152/​ajpheart.​00420.​2012, with Dr. Jeffrey Toth, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Dr. John LaDisa, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, graduate students A. Menon and H. Wang, and D.C. Wendell. Dr. Kathleen Karrer Professor Published: “Nuclear Dualism,” Methods in Cell Biology: Tetrahymena Thermophila Methods in Cell Biology, Vol. 109, K. Collins and E. Orias (editors), (2012), pp 29-52. Dr. Stephen Munroe Professor Presented: “Evolution and Functional Analysis of the Antisense Overlap Between mRNAs Encoding Two Mammalian Nuclear Receptors, TR 2 and Rev-erb,” Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, Ann Arbor, Mich., June 1, 2012, with undergraduate students Christopher Morales and Cynthia Aguilar, P. Waters and J. Graves. Dr. Michelle Mynlieff Associate Professor Published: “GABAB Receptors Couple to Gq and Activate PKC to Enhance L-type Calcium Current in Neonatal Hippocampal Neurons,” Society for Neuroscience Proceedings, Vol. 38 (October 2012), with undergraduate students Amanda Larson and Emily Sharpe.

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