Mike Ashcraft, associate professor of religion, presented the paper “The Scholarship of Eileen Barker, Massimo Introvigne, and J. Gordon Melton,” in a session on New Religious Movements at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, Ill.

Michael Borchardt, a senior political science major from St. Louis, Mo., presented “The Criminalization of a Common Practice in the Digital Age: The NET Act and DMCA” at the Crime and Popular Culture Conference in Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 29.  Joe Nedelec, instructor in justice systems, and Paul Parker, professor of political science, presented, “Stranger Danger and South Park: An Exploration of Moral Panics,” at the same conference.  An article by Parker and Ben Coate, a 2008 Truman graduate, “Whose Justice? Prosecution and Defense Reactions to Capital-Case Reversals,” was published in the most recent issue of The Justice System Journal.

Warren Gooch, professor of music, has had two musical compositions selected for performance at the 2009 Region VI Society of Composers Conference at Oklahoma City University. “Cellgames 2.0” for symphonic wind ensemble and “The Harvest Moon” for mixed choir will be performed at the conference, which takes place Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2009. These compositions and works by other composers were selected from a pool of more than 300 works submitted by 164 composers representing 36 states and Canada.

Amber Johnson, associate professor of anthropology
,  published “Exploring Texas Archaeology with a Model of Intensification” with Robert Hard, a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, in "Plains Anthropologist."

Jason Miller, associate professor of mathematics and director of the Mathematical Biology and STEP programs at Truman
, gave a talk in Saint Louis University’s Interdisciplinary Applied Science (IAS) doctoral program.  The talk, titled “Matlab and Mammalogists:  Toward Quantitative Identification of Free-flying Bats,” described collaborative work with Scott Burt, associate professor of biology, and discussed lessons in interdisciplinary education learned by Truman’s mathematical biology program.
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