SUU In View (Alumni Magazine)
Dr. Gerald Calvasina
Dr. Gerald Calvasina, associate professor of management at Southern Utah University, has been invited to sit at the esteemed Oxford Round Table of the University of Oxford in England. Only 35 individuals from across the globe are chosen for this high honor each year.
The 2004 Round Table, commencing March 14 and continuing through April 19, will be devoted to the contemplation of employment rights and duties of both the employer and the employee, including issues like affirmative action, health insurance, privacy in the workplace, paid family leave, discipline and dismissal, and, sexual harassment.
Discussions will make specific references to American and European legislation and court decisions.
Calvasina, who has been teaching at SUU for the past four years, is an expert in human resources management. He has also taught at the Universities of North Carolina and Mississippi, and consulted with numerous professional organizations. Invitations to the Round Table are sent to selected persons throughout the world.
The Oxford Round Table convened for the first time in August 1989 to consider major issues in contemporary educational policy with the objective of promoting human advancement and understanding through the improvement of education.
Dr. Robert Eves and Dr. Fred Lohrengel
Two of Southern Utah University’s geoscientists, Dr. Robert Eves, professor of chemistry and geology, and Dr. Fred Lohrengel, professor of geology, presented their research at the 115th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Approximately 7,200 geoscientists from across the nation gathered in Seattle, making it the largest annual meeting in GSA history. Various topics in Geosciences were highlighted at the meeting. Eves and Lohrengel made two presentations. One, titled “Local Stratigraphy: A Resource for a Problem-based Undergraduate Sedimentology/Stratigraphy Laboratory” reveals details of the undergraduate research that is taking place by SUU students in Cedar City’s “own backyard.” The other presentation, “Current Trends in Program and Curriculum Assessment in the Geosciences,” documents the professors’ findings in their search for standards of examination in undergraduate studies of their field. Both presentations are reflective of the meaningful work these professors are executing with undergraduates at SUU.