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InSight: Rivier Academic Journal    

Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2013      




Editor’s Note, by Vladimir V. Riabov, Editor

Associate Editors and Editorial Board

Reviewers for November 2012 – April 2013


Rivier Creates a Campus Master Plan to Develop the Campus over the Next Seven to Ten Years

Rivier Launches New Core Aligned with Essential Learning Outcomes


Putting Life on Mars: Using Computer Graphics to Render a Living Mars, by Kevin M. Gill ‘11G, Thunderhead.com

Reading into Human Rights: Imagining the Other, by Paul A. Lizotte, Department of English

Origins of the Encyclical Pacem in Terris in the Encyclicals of the Later 19th and 20th Centuries: A Personal Reflection, by Martin Menke, Department of History

Must Morality Be Grounded in God? By John Caiazza, Department of Philosophy

Popular Novels, Popular Plays, and the Vox Populaire, by Deborah Jarvis ‘13G, M.A.T. Program in Literature and Writing

Chinese Educationby My Experience and Understanding, by Yuqian Tian, M.Ed. Program in Educational Studies

The Use of Experiential Curricula or Instructional Strategies and Student with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, by Joan Breault, Ed.D. Program in Leadership & Learning

Gender and Racial Identity Development Informing the Practice of White Women Educators, by Jeanne M. Hughes, Ed.D. Program in Leadership & Learning

Strategic Thinking, Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution: Connecting Classroom Knowledge with Field Experience, by Frank G. Bourgeois ‘13G, M.B.A. Program

On Becoming Culturally Competent, by Susan E. Gately, Division of Education

Coping with Reentry Barriers: Strategies Used by Women Offenders, by Susan V. Koski and Kathleen A. Bantley, Central Connecticut State University

Effects of Different Toothpaste Formulations on the Number of Viable Bacteria Left on Toothbrushes Following Routine Brushing, by Jonathan B. Nutt ‘12 and Susan E. Barbaro, Department of Biology

Data Visualization Using OpenGL, by Mary Slocum ‘13G, M.S. Program in Computer Science


Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, by Peter Macdonald ‘08G, Office of Information Technology



Three Images: Shiprock, Earth & Water, and Dinosaur Eggs, by Ronald McClure, Department of Art


‘Ronnie’ McClure: “Sacred Places/Sacred Journey” (March 18 – April 19, 2013), by Sr. Theresa Couture, Department of Art


Discovering Answers, Uncovering Potential: Joel Stake, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Biology Department, by Julia Agresto, Office of Marketing & Communications

Reaching New Heights: Kevin Gill ’11G, Computer Science, by Julia Agresto

Student’s Profile: Maria Dominguez ’13, Social Studies Secondary Education, by Julia Agresto

Rivier Business Professor Honored with Excellence Award

Two Long-Time Administrators Honored with Sister Madeleine of Jesus Awards

Rivier University Welcomes New Administration

Four New Members Join Rivier’s Board of Trustees

Members of Rivier Community Named to List of Top Nashua Business Leaders


Making News: The Latest News from Rivier Faculty and Staff (from Rivier Today, Spring 2013)

Rivier Celebrates Global Engagement, Home in Nashua at First Commencement as a University

The 2013 Faculty Development Grants

Rivier’s New Psy.D. Program in Counseling and School Psychology First of Its Kind in New Hampshire

Memorandum of Agreement Signed with Hellenic American University to Offer New Study Abroad Opportunity for Students

Rivier University Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Atilim University in Turkey

Office of Global Engagement Presents Inaugural Lecture of Global Speakers Series

The Rivier University President’s Circle Hosted Business Leaders on Campus for Two Successful Events

Business Program Advisory Board Formed to Strengthen Business Connections

Donation to Psychology Department Will Enhance Learning

Employee-Centered Wellness Programs Earn Rivier a Health Innovator Award




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