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Professors Begin Summer Projects

May 21, 2015

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Biology professor Lori LaPlante is teaching a course in BelizeBetween commencement on the quad and the start of fall classes, Saint Anselm College professors will have a busy summer. From New Hampshire to Moldova, they are taking advantage of the summer months to do projects they did not have time for while teaching.

English professor Gary Bouchard will travel to one of his favorite centuries.

"I will be spending as much of my summer as possible in the 16th century," he says. "I will deliver a paper at the International Spenser Conference at Dublin Castle in Ireland. On the way there, I'll be scratching something important off of my bucket list by attending a production at the Globe Theatre in London." He also will work on a study of Shakespeare's Henry IV plays, and then enjoy "some 21st-century rest in and around New Hampshire."

A few of the projects professors have on tap:

Katherine Bentz (fine arts) will conduct archival research for a book on villa gardens in 16th-century Rome. She will spend three weeks as a visiting research associate at the University of Sydney in Australia, where she will be a keynote speaker in the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies annual conference. She also will speak in a symposium at the University of Melbourne.

Loretta Brady (psychology) will evaluate a special court in Texas designed to provide intervention services to women facing felony level prostitution charges. She also will work on a book proposal.

Dina Frutos-Bencze (economics and business) will be spending much of the summer in Costa Rica, researching characteristics of Latin American Multinationals (Multilatinas) internationalization patterns and how those patterns compare with other regions on a faculty research grant.

Susan Gabriel (philosophy) will complete a chapter for an edited volume on the philosopher Franz Brentano and an article for the journal, Brentano Studien. She also will play in the New England Flute Choir.

Mihaela Malita (computer science) will attend an international conference on telecommunications, electronics and informatics in in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

William Ryerson (biology) will conduct research on copperhead snakes at the Copperhead Research Institute in South Carolina.

Renee Turner (Spanish) will walk in the footsteps of the English novelist Jane Austen with her daughter, and spend a week hiking, cycling, and climbing cliffs in Northern Ireland.

Photo: Biology professor Lori LaPlante is teaching the course Field Studies in Tropical Biology in Belize with colleague biology professor Eric Berry.

Story by Laurie Morrissey

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