Faculty and Staff Footnotes

April–May 2011

Appointments, Awards, and Prizes
Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances
Publications and Media Appearances
Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs


Purchase Chorus director David Recca and Performing Arts Center development associate Sarah Dalrymple Recca were married on April 30 at St. Paul’s on the Green in Norwalk, Conn. The newlyweds are also alumni of Purchase College: Sarah earned her Mus.B. in voice/opera studies in 2008 and David earned his Mus.B. in composition in 2005. David also received a certificate in vocal coaching (2006) and an M.M. in choral conducting (2008) from the Eastman School of Music.

Appointments, Awards, and Prizes

  • SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
    The recipients of the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence will be honored during the Fall Convocation in September 2011:
    • Brooke Singer (New Media), School of Film and Media Studies: Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
    • James McElwaine (Studio Composition), Conservatory of Music: Excellence in Faculty Service
    • Patricia Bice, Enrollment Services and Academic Affairs: Excellence in Professional Service
    • George Halliday, Facilities Management: Excellence in Classified Service

  • Student Engagement Awards
    The Student Learning and Success Committee announced that Prof. Anne Kern (Cinema Studies) and Peter Sprague (Humanities Theatre manager/director) won this year’s Student Engagement Awards. The awards are given to one faculty member and one staff member who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, initiative, and dedication in helping the College serve its students. The recipients will be honored during the Fall Convocation in September 2011.
  • Spring 2011 Faculty Support Awards
    These awards are made possible by the Purchase College Foundation, the President’s Club, the Annual Fund, and gifts from donors. They support faculty research, academic travel and conference presentations, artistic endeavors, or other comparable professional activity. Recipients for Spring 2011 are:
    1. Shemeem Burney Abbas, (Political Science): For presenting a paper titled “South Asian Literatures Outside Colonial/Postcolonial Paradigms” at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference.
    2. Ahmed Afzal (Anthropology): For researching a project titled “Warring on Air! Transnational Lives and the Cultural Politics of Pakistani and Indian Mass Media in the United States.”
    3. Linda Bastone (Psychology): For presenting two posters at the Association for Psychological Science Conference – one with Purchase student Iwona Zubrzycka and the other with Prof. Karen Singer-Freeman.
    4. Virginia Breen (Journalism): For participating in the Polynter Institute’s Hands-on Video: College Educator Seminar Series in St. Petersburg, Florida.
    5. Laura Chmielewski (History): For chairing the panel “Biology and Material Culture as Pedagogy: From the Archives to the Kitchen” at the College of Staten Island.
    6. Meagan Curtis (Psychology) for presenting her paper, “Musical Improvisation in Indian and Western Singers,” at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference in Rochester.
    7. Monica Ferrell (Creative Writing): For conducting research related to her novel, The Raja of Kuchh Bhi Nahi.
    8. Geoffrey Field (History): For indexing his book, Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939–45, which is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
    9. Maria Guralnik (Arts Management) for chairing the panel “Teaching Arts Advocacy” at the Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference.
    10. Paula Halperin (Latin American History): For research related to her article, “Racial Representations, Film, and Politics in Brazil During Authoritarian Times, 1968–1985.”
    11. Casey Haskins (Philosophy): For delivering a commentary on Andreas Georg Stascheit, “Expression and Kinaesthetic Consciousness: On Philosophy of Performance,” at the American Society for Aesthetics in Vancouver.
    12. Barbara Hauptman (Arts Management): For serving on the panel “Serving From the Ivory Tower: Redirecting the Conversation” at the Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference.
    13. Sharon Horvath (Painting/Drawing): For two one-week residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
    14. Sanford Ikeda (Economics): For presenting a paper titled “Jane Jacobs on Economic Development” at the Association of Private Enterprise Educators.
    15. Chrys Ingraham (Sociology): For research on a project titled “Organizational Turnaround Experiences in Women’s Colleges.”
    16. Suzanne Ironbiter, (Liberal Studies & Continuing Education): For attending the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference.
    17. Laura Kaminsky (Music): For serving as guest artist-in-residence and premiering her original work, “Horizon Lines,” at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival.
    18. Paul Kaplan (Art History): For research related to his project, “Authority and Servility: Black African Protagonists and Attendants in Italian and European Art, c. 1600–1635.”
    19. Mary Kosut (Media, Society, and the Arts): For presenting her ethnographic research project, “Insect Pets: Bees and Their Human Companions,” at the Critical Animal Studies “Thinking about Animals” Conference.
    20. Elise Lemire (Literature): For teaching a two-week course and presenting her paper, “Longfellow and Cold War Geopolitics,” at the Polycode Communication: Linguistic, Cultural, and Didactic Aspects Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    21. Greg Lock (Sculpture): For work on his project, “Replicate – Dual Actuality.”
    22. Robin Lynch (Graphic Design): For Isadora training with the 3LD Art & Technology Center.
    23. Kathleen McCormick (Literature and Writing): For presenting her paper, “Developing Students’ Capacities to Think From Multiple Perspectives Using Cultural Studies and Epistemic Pedagogy,” at the Polycode Communication: Linguistic, Cultural, and Didactic Aspects Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    24. Ted Piltzecker (Music): For an album of original chamber music.
    25. Kristine Potter (Photography): For exhibiting her photography project, “The Gray Line,” at Daniel Cooney/Fine Art.
    26. Diana Reinhard (History): For presenting her paper, “Seeing the Harem: Gender and Orientalism in Late 19th- and 20th-Century American Culture,” at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference.
    27. Irina Shablinsky (Mathematics/Computer Science): For developing student labs and exercises that transform familiar processing algorithms into iPad 2 applications.
    28. Karen Singer-Freeman (Psychology): For presenting two posters at the Association for Psychological Sciences Conference this May—one with a student and another with Prof. Linda Bastone.
    29. Jo Ann Walters (Photography): For preparing her solo exhibition, “Vanity + Consolation,” at +Kris Graves Projects.
    30. Renqiu Yu (History): For research on the project titled “A Critical Examination of the Structural Evolution of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York.”
    31. Murray Zimiles (Printmaking): For his portfolio project “Printmaking Today: East Coast.”
    32. Nancy Zook (Psychology): For presenting two posters at the Association for Psychological Sciences Conference.

  • Peter and Bette Fishbein Junior Faculty Research Award
    Thanks to the generosity of Peter and Bette Fishbein, this award provides $4,500 to subsidize the costs of a scholarly research endeavor in a liberal arts discipline. In recognition of two outstanding faculty proposals this year, the Professional Standards and Awards Committee has split the Fishbein award. The 2011–13 recipients are Laura Chmielewski (History) and Mary Kosut (Media, Society, and the Arts). Chmielewski will be completing her study, God and the Sea: Religious Culture and Maritime Enterprise in Early America (working title), “a geographically expansive study that examines representative communities from Quebec to New Orleans” from 1607 to 1820, which “focuses attention on the underexplored world of lived religion as fashioned by dependence on the sea.” Kosut will be completing her work on Buzz: The Culture and Politics of Bees, under contract with New York University Press. Buzz “investigates the dynamic community of urban beekeepers living throughout the five boroughs of NYC and also examines how bees are meaningful to different people.”
  • Prof. Stella Ebner (Printmaking) was accepted into the studio program at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. The program will grant her studio space for two years in the foundation’s building in midtown Manhattan’s fashion district. Ebner will also be participating in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum of Art this spring.
  • Prof. Lorraine Plourde (Anthropology; Media, Society, and the Arts) has been awarded a short-term Japan research travel grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies for Summer 2011. The grant will support her research project, “The Allure of the Avant-Garde in Department Store Culture of Bubble-Era Japan.”
  • Prof. Christopher Robbins (Sculpture) is a founding member of the Ghana Think Tank, which has been the recipient of three awards this spring: a Black Rock Arts Fund 2011 grant to build a mobile Community-workstation in Queens, NY; a CEC Arts Link grant to apply the Ghana Think Tank process to link Serb enclaves and Albanian-majority villages in Kosovo; and an award from the Puffin Foundation. Founded in 2006, the Ghana Think Tank is a worldwide network of think tanks creating strategies to resolve local problems in the “developed” world. The network is composed of people from all walks of life and levels of expertise and began with groups in Ghana, Cuba and El Salvador. It has since expanded to include Serbia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Iran, Afghanistan, and a group of incarcerated girls in the U.S. prison system.
  • Prof. Robert Thompson (Arts Management) was recently appointed artistic director of Orquesta Cubana, an orchestra based out of Florida that unites musicians from Cuba, Latin America, and the U.S. The orchestra will appear with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June.

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Robert Thompson (Arts Management) is co-producer of the new play Mission Drift, which will have its European premiere at the Salzburg Festival in August. Thompson is also working on a project with the Gershwin Estate, The Doors Estate, and the estate of Jim Morrison to create a multimedia symphonic retrospective of music of The Doors.
  • Prof. David Wells (Acting) provided dialect training and coaching for the casts of two recent productions in New York City: The Pecadillo Theater Company’s revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Arthur Schwartz, at Theatre at St. Clement’s; and the Maieutic Theatre Works’ production of The Family Shakespeare by David Stallings at the June Javoc Theatre.
  • Prof. Leigh Dillon (Acting), who is currently on set for an unnamed film for HBO, has served as dialect coach for Archie Panjabi in The Good Wife (CBS-TV), for which she won an Emmy Award in 2010; Julia Ormond in The Music Never Stopped, directed by Jim Kohlberg (opened on March 18 in movie theatres); Isaach de Bankole in the film I Am Slave (currently in postproduction); and, this past fall, Kerry Condon in the film This Must be the Place, with Sean Penn. The Music Never Stopped was chosen to open the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and received standing ovations at all of the screenings.
  • Prof. Stella Ebner (Printmaking) is exhibiting in the Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial, June 26–September 5, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Organized by guest curators Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz, Bronx Calling will feature the work of 72 emerging artists from the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program. The exhibition will be presented at the Bronx Museum in collaboration with Wave Hill and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.
  • Prof. Richard Crawford (Acting) is a featured actor—Sgt. Thunder—in the National Theatre of Great Britain production of War Horse, now playing at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater in Manhattan. This American premiere reunites the production's acclaimed London creative team, with an all-American cast, and has been nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Play.
  • Humanities Theatre manager/director Peter Sprague took on the lead role of Andy Warhol in Nothing, producer/director Liz Liebeskind’s neo-60s Silver Factory happening at 12 Milesnorth (Jan. 27–29, Hastings on Hudson, NY). This multimedia, interdisciplinary extravaganza featured a live band that performed as The Velvet Underground on the night Nico showed up, and covered a half dozen of the band’s classic late ’60s songs. In addition to the direct audience interaction (members were encouraged to pull silkscreen prints and sign them, to dance with members of the cast, etc.), real-time screenings of “screen tests” of that night’s audience were projected on and behind the band during a light show, and Warhol films from the MoMA archives were also shown. The show is currently being developed for redeployment in New York City.
  • Prof. Christopher McCann (Acting) is a featured actor in the New Group’s upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ One Arm, adapted for the stage and directed by Moises Kaufman (June 9–July 2, Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St., New York City).
  • Prof. David Grill (Theatre Design/Stage Technology) was the lighting designer for the 2011 Super Bowl Half-Time Show, which had an estimated audience of 150 million viewers. This is Grill’s seventh time serving as lighting designer at the Super Bowl.
  • Prof. Lori Wekselblatt (Theatre Design/Stage Technology) is the stage manager for the 10-day Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, which begins in late October 2011.
  • Prof. Anita Yavich (Theatre Design/Stage Technology) was the costume designer for the Washington National Opera production of Richard Strauss’ Salome, directed by Francesca Zambello and starring Deborah Voight, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 7–23, 2010).
  • Prof. Charles Tuthill (Acting) understudied Larry Bryggman in The Collection and A Kind of Alaska: Two Plays by Harold Pinter, presented by the Atlantic Theater Company at the Classic Stage Company in New York City (Nov. 3–Dec. 19, 2010). The creative team included lighting designer Jason Lyons (Theatre Design/Stage Technology). This production, directed by Karen Kohlhaas, was chosen by The New York Times and Time Out as one of the 10 best productions of 2010 and was nominated for a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival. This spring, he was assistant director for the production of In Arabia We’d All Be Kings at The Julliard School. Tuthill is also a coach on HBO’s How to Make It in America.
  • The world premiere of Pony, a play by Prof. Sylvan Oswald (Dramatic Writing), was presented April 23–May 22 by the About Face Theatre at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago. Oswald’s current work is supported by the Soho Rep Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship for 2010–2011 and a Six Points Fellowship for 2011–2012.
  • Prof. Scott McCrea (Theatre History and Critical Studies) was a script consultant on the TV film Broken Silence (MarVista Entertainment/Moody Independent) in June, and dramaturg on Summer by Martin Zuckerman (Times Square Arts Center) during April and May.
  • Profs. Julian Kreimer and Christopher Ulivo (Painting/Drawing) had a two-person exhibition, “Both Types of Painting,” at the Lenore Gray Gallery in Providence, RI (March 28–April 28).
  • Prof. Christopher Robbins (Sculpture) and Ghana Think Tank are featured in numerous recent and upcoming exhibitions, including: Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus, Eyebeam Atelier, June 10–Aug. 7; Tania Bruguera’s Immigrant Movement International, June 5; Queens Museum of Art, Creative Time Open Door Commission, May 8–Aug 21; In This Hello America (with Douglas Paulson), Double Session, CCS Bard, May 1–June 1; New Museum Festival of Ideas for the New City, presented by Creative Time, May 7; and The Typhoon Continues and So Do You (group show), Flux Factory, Queens, NY, April 2–May 1. Robbins’ work was also featured in a show with John Baca and Chris Mendoza at Chashama at the Donnell in New York City, March 11–27.
  • Works by Prof. Sharon Horvath (Painting/Drawing) are currently featured in two group shows in New York City: Paper A-Z at the Sue Scott Gallery, March 16–April 22, and 70 Years of Abstract Painting–Excerpts at the Jason McCoy Gallery, April 5–May 20.
  • Prof. Karen Guancione (Printmaking) is participating in the exhibition The Artists of IAVANET at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York City, April 12–June 10, and In the Bag: The Art & Politics of the Reusable Bag Movement, at the Darien Nature Center in Darien, CT, March 13–April 22.
  • Prof. Kate Gilmore (Sculpture) presented a performance piece at the Public Art Fund’s 2011 Spring Benefit on April 14. Her work will be on view in the group exhibition Sum of the Parts at the David Castillo Gallery in Miami, FL, May 14–June 25, and in a four-person group show, Tensile Strength, at Zieher Smith in New York City, May 13–June 11.
  • Prof. Julia Elsas (Art+Design) will be in the group exhibition Play, a fiber arts show curated by Joetta Maue, at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York, May 13–June 24.
  • Prof. Du Yun (Music) performed a work commissioned for the “21c Liederabend, op.2” festival on April 9 at The Kitchen in New York City, helping to kick off a big year for her. She released “Shark in You” via New Focus Records in March, her first album under her pop diva alter-ego, duYun. Recorded and produced in New York, Shanghai, and Montreal, the album features duYun as a composer, producer, lyricist, and vocalist in songs that range from dance tracks like “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye Remake” to the Kurt Weill-inspired “The Gray.” She was also interviewed on April 13 by ASCAP’s Playback about her work, her roots in China, and what it takes to be a successful composer.

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Publications and Media Appearances

  • Prof. Mariah Doren (Photography) contributed a chapter, “Re-thinking Critique: Questioning the Standards, Changing the Format, Engaging Meanings Constructed in Context,” to 20under40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century.
  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux (Psychology) has contributed to three forthcoming publications:
    1. Lemieux, A. F. & Boyle, M. Terrorism. Encyclopedia of human behavior, 2nd ed. Elsevier.
    2. Fisher, J.D., Amico, K.R., Fisher, W.A., Cornman, D.H, Shuper, P.A., Trayling, C., Redding, C., Barta, W. Lemieux, A.F., Altice, F., Dieckhaus, K., Friedland, G. for the Life Windows Team. (Computer- Based Intervention in Clinical Care Setting Improves Antiretroviral Adherence: The LifeWindows Project. AIDS & Behavior.
    3. Hegarty, P. & Lemieux, A.F. Drawing gender into graphs of group differences. In & Anne Maass & T.

  • Prof. Jeanine Meyer (Mathematics/Computer Science, New Media) has eight reviews published or scheduled for publication in ACM Computing Reviews (four online and four in print):
    1. “Effects of interactivity and 3D-motion on mental rotation brain activity in an immersive virtual environment” (printed 5/1/2011)
    2. “Designing auditory cues to enhance spoken mathematics for visually impaired users”
    3. “Discovery of latent subcommunities in a blog’s readership” (online 4/5/201)
    4. “PiNiZoRo: a GPS-based exercise game for families” (3/16/2011 online)
    5. “The essential guide to Flash CS4” (printed 3/1/2011)
    6. “Causal attributions of success and failure made by undergraduate students in an introductory-level computer programming course” (online 2/22/2011)
    7. “It’s about time to take JavaScript (more) seriously” (online 1/17/201i)
    8. “User-centered design, activity-centered design, and goal-directed design: a review of three methods for designing Web applications” (printed 1/1/2011)

  • Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance, a new book by Dave Gluck (Music), Robert Thompson (Arts Management), and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, with a foreword by Paul Simon, will be released on July 1 by Hal Leonard. The book is a cross-campus collaboration, with writings and commentary by fellow faculty members Todd Coolman, Meagan Curtis, Jon Faddis, Fred Hand, Steven Lubin, Pete Malinverni, and Richie Morales, and visiting affiliate artist Weston Sprott. The book has received endorsements from Ken Burns, Bob Costas, Joe Torre, and Yogi Berra, among others. Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. writes, “Rhythms of the Game is an interesting look at how preparing for sports has so many similarities to preparing to perform in the world of music. It is proof that young people don’t need to give up on one dream to pursue another and, in fact, the training involved for both music and sports intertwine and help one another.” Former Yankee PR director and baseball author Marty Appel also writes, “Was Bernie Williams a musician trapped in a ballplayer’s body or was it the other way around? Dave and Bob tapped into his mind and the three of them have delivered a gem of a book here.”
  • Prof. Robert Thompson (Arts Management) is completing work on his third book, The Entrepreneurial Artist, a guidebook for performing artists on how to develop sustainable business models for launching their careers. The concept for the book comes out of Thompson’s work as a Kauffman Advisor in the entrepreneurship in music program at the Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester and his work in the arts management program at Purchase.
  • Prof. Paul Siegel (Psychology) published an article and co-authored a second article in Consciousness and Cognition, a leading natural-science journal on consciousness and unconsciousness. Published as companion pieces in the same volume of the journal, the articles presented a series of experiments from Siegel’s research program on the unconscious basis of fear. The co-authors of the second article are Jason Anderson and Edward Han, graduates of the Purchase College Bridges to Baccalaureate Program.
  • Prof. Gary Waller (Literature) has now published the second and third of his three interconnected books, combining literary, theological, and psychoanalytical analysis of late medieval and early modern literature and popular culture: The Virgin Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Popular Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Walsingham and the English Imagination (Ashgate, 2011). The first book in this series is Walsingham in Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to Modernity (co-edited with Dominic Janes; Ashgate, 2010).

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Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Shemeem Burney Abbas (Political Science) was an invited panelist at “Scholars In Exile,” an Endangered Scholar Worldwide event presented on April 8 by the New School’s Center for Public Scholarship in collaboration with the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund. The event included a special address from U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). The panel—moderated by Jonathan Fanton, former president of the MacArthur Foundation and emeritus chairman of the board, Human Rights Watch—was composed of IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellows who discussed their experiences of being forced into exile from their home countries. Earlier that day, Dr. Abbas was a guest at the IIE luncheon where Sen. Leahy was honored.
  • Profs. Antonio C. Cuyler, Barbara Hauptman, and Maria Guralnik (Arts Management) participated in the Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference on April 9 at Boston University. Hauptman was a panelist on “Serving the Arts From the Ivory Tower: Redirecting the Conversation,” which was chaired by Cuyler, and Guralnik chaired a panel on “Teaching Arts Advocacy.”
  • Prof. Lourraine Plourde (Anthropology; Media, Society, and the Arts) an invited talk, “Tokyo Listening,” at Bard College on April 20.
  • Deirdre C. Sato, director of international programs and services, was a panelist for “F-1 on the Edge” and presented a paper, “When Worlds Collide” Examining Short-Term Study Abroad Impact on Identity,” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators regional conference this past November. Sato was a discussant in March on “Case Studies from Study Abroad Programs” at the New York University International Education Conference and a panelist on “Going Global: Online Orientations and Interventions to Enhance the Study Abroad Experience” at the SUNY Global Center COIL Conference.
  • Prof. Mary Kosut (Media, Society, and the Arts) gave a talk, “Insect Pets: Bees as a Companion Species,” at the North American Critical Animal Studies Conference at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, on April 1.
  • William Guerrero, executive director of the Purchase College Association, has been a biannual judge for the Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition for the past 10 years. This competition is managed by the Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing moral support to student companies and university spinouts. It serves as a platform to match students with mentors and monitor process, and provides a forum for student entrepreneurs to networks and share leads, customers, and experiences. Most recently, he was a judge for the 2011 Spring Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Guerrero was a member of the winning team of the inaugural competition in 1998 while in his MBA program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT—defeating such schools as Yale University, University of Connecticut, Trinity College, and Rochester Polytechnic Institute.
  • Prof. Jeanine Meyer (Mathematics/Computer Science, New Media) gave a remote workshop on HTML5 to the HTML5/CSS Users Group of LA on April 27. She will give a presentation at the Teaching STEM with Robotics Symposium on May 14.
  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux (Psychology) gave the following presentations between November 2010 and March 2011:
    1. Lemieux, A.F. (2011, March). The music of terrorism: Recruiting and radicalization. Invited address at the Dublin City University. Dublin, Ireland.
    2. Lemieux, A.F. (2011, March). Support for terrorism and protest: The impact of grievance and risk in a 3-Nation online experiment. Invited address at the Dublin City University. Dublin, Ireland.
    3. Lemieux, A.F. & Fitzgerald, J. (2011, March). Invited presentation on collaborative online international learning featuring our joint course on the psychology and politics of terrorism. COIL Conference, New York.
    4. Lemieux, A.F. (2011, February). Support for terrorism and protest: The impact of grievance and risk in a 3-Nation online experiment. Invited address at the University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA.
    5. Lemieux, A.F., Asal, V. H., & Wilkenfeld, J. (2011, January). Support for terrorism: The impact of grievance and risk in a 3-Nation online experiment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, TX.
    6. Lemieux, A.F. (2010, December). Invited presentation and discussion as part of panel on The Role of Social Media in Domestic and Global Conflict. National Counterterrorism Center. McLean, VA.
    7. Lemieux, A. F. (2010, November). Turning to terrorism: Assessing the impact of grievance and risk with experimental data from the U.S., Turkey, and Malaysia. Invited presentation to Sigma Xi, Purchase College. Purchase, NY.
    8. Lemieux, A. F. (2010, November). Collaborative online international course in the psychology of terrorism. Workshop on Collaborative Online International Learning (with Jon Rubin, Melanie Wilson). Invited workshop presentation at Sloane Consortium Conference on Online Learning. Orlando, FL (presentation delivered online).

  • Prof. Robert Stein (Literature) was a presenter on the panel, “NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up: Globally Networked Classes, a discussion between Purchase College faculty and their partners from Ireland and Turkey” at the Third Annual COIL Conference, “Collaboration and Technology in International Online Learning Environments: Constructing a New Paradigm,” in New York City, March 31–April 1.
  • Prof. Gary Waller (Literature) was a featured speaker in April at the international conference “Terrorism, Martyrdom, and Religion: European Perspectives in Global Context” at the University of Notre Dame’s London Center. His topic was “Kristeva’s Risky Knowledge: Can Psychoanalysis Help to Uncouple Religion, Terror, and Martyrdom?”
  • Prof. Christopher Robbins (Sculpture) will be presenting on the Ghana Think Tank as part of a series of lectures and workshops on “Modeling Alternatives: Art and Social Change” at Momenta Art in Brooklyn on May 6.
  • Prof. Ryan Taylor (Environmental Studies) will be presenting a paper, “Using Art to Frame Environmental Discussions: The Purchase College Experiment,” on the panel session “Artists and Environmental Scientists: Opportunities for Skill-Sharing and Collaborations” in June at the 2011 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference in Burlington, VT.
  • Rebecca Albrecht Oling, coordinator of instruction and literature librarian, participated in the Southeast 2011 THATCamp, an “unconference” focusing on the intersection of technology and the humanities, at Emory University, March 4–6.

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Many of the above activities are supported by funds for faculty development generously provided by Eugene and Emily Grant, and by the Purchase College Foundation.

Faculty and Staff Footnotes is compiled in the Office of the President by Carrie Kahn Bianchi from information supplied by the deans, chairs, and directors. Professional staff members are requested to contact Patty Bice (patricia.bice@purchase.edu), president of the Professional Staff Council, or to e-mail news items directly to Carrie.Bianchi@purchase.edu.