Faculty and Staff Footnotes

March 2006

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs
Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Elizabeth Guffey, Humanities, co-chaired Design(ing) Criticism at the College Art Association’s 2006 annual meeting in Boston, MA. At that meeting, Prof. Guffey was also elected President of the Design Studies Forum, a CAA-affiliated society.
  • Prof. Lisa Keller, History and Journalism, participated in a March 9 panel discussion on “The Real Deal: Life in the Suburbs for Women and Minorities.” Other panelists included Priscilla Murolo, Professor and Chair of Women Studies at Sarah Lawrence College; Leslie Wilson, Chair of the History Department at Montclair State University; and Lorraine Kenny, who conducted a study of young women growing up white and middle class in suburban Long Island. The panel moderator was Columbia historian, Kenneth T. Jackson.
  • Prof. Eng-Beng Lim, Drama Studies, gave two talks recently, one in Toronto entitled “Glocalqueering” for the American Society for Theater Research and a second, “Post-Asian Boys,” for L.A. Queer Studies at UCLA/USC.
  • Paul Nicholson, Director of Special Programs, recently gave a presentation at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in Manhattan to a group of high school counselors and community agency workers on “Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for the Disadvantaged.”
  • Prof. Dana-Ain Davis, Anthropology, has organized a session for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. The session is titled “Revisiting Feminist Ethnography: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on the Intersection of Methodologies, Pedagogies, and Public Engagement.” The conference will take place June 15-18 in Oakland, CA. Prof. Davis will also be a respondent to a reading of “Welfare Brat” by Mary Childers. The Barnard Center for Research on Women is sponsoring the event, which will be held on March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Sulzberger Hall.
  • Prof. Emeritus Kenley Dove, Philosophy, has been invited to give papers at conferences at the University of Venice (Italy), the University of Aachen (Germany), and the University of Luebeck (Germany).
  • Prof. Jennifer Uleman, Philosophy, gave a lecture, “Kant’s Critical Project: Three Critiques in 45 Minutes,” for a Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Prof. Steven Lubin, Music, presented a lecture entitled “Toward a Typology of Mozart’s Tonal Designs” at a special memorial musicological conference at New York University, honoring musicologist Jan LaRue. Prof. Lubin is offering the talk at other auspices, including the University of Victoria, the University of Illinois, and the University of Calgary.
  • Andrea Minoff, Office of the President, was one of several interviewees responding to questions about women’s lives today, as part of a program celebrating Women’s History Month. The program aired on March 2 on Channel 23, the Danbury, CT local access channel.

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Todd Coolman, Director of Jazz Studies, was Guest Conductor at the Central Pennsylvania High School Jazz Festival, State College, PA. Prof. Coolman was also Artist-in-Residence from March 5 to March 10 at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Joy Kestenbaum, Associate Librarian/Art Librarian, is co-curator of “The Artist and the Book,” on view at the Pelham Art Center through April 22. The work of Purchase faculty and alumni is included in the exhibition. She is also exhibiting a photograph in “Penelopeia: The Other Journey: e-migration,” at the Hellenic Museum and Greek Cultural Center in Chicago through June 16 as part of a collaborative project.
  • Music Professor Steven Lubin’s monumental recorded cycle of all the Beethoven Piano Concertos for Decca (with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music) has just been reissued worldwide. The new release also reissues three Beethoven solo sonatas that Prof. Lubin recorded in the 1990s. Prof. Lubin’s CD of Mozart’s Piano Concertos K.449 and 467 (with Prof. Lubin performing as soloist and conductor of the Mozartean Players Classical Orchestra, www.classicalsoundings.com), recently released, was warmly reviewed by the German magazine Toccata, along with a cover interview article. The recording received favorable reviews in other forums as well, including a prominent one in Early Music America Magazine. Prof. Lubin’s recent concert activities include an appearance at the Merano Festival in Italy, a tour of Australia, an appearance at the Frick Museum Series. and solo recitals at several North American venues, including the Maverick Concerts and the Carmel Mozart Society, and concerto appearances with the French Chamber Orchestra.

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  • Prof. Steven Lubin, Music, has articles in the current issues of Early Music America Magazine and Piano Today.
  • Prof. Lisa Keller, History and Journalism, recently published “Dreams Delivered: Following Diversity’s Path in Westchester” in Westchester: The American Suburb, edited by Roger Panetta (Fordham UP and the Hudson River Museum, 2006).
  • The Harrison Report ran an article about new coaches Rodney Ryan and Peter Nestel on February 3.
  • Prof. Emeritus Kenley Dove, Philosophy, published a chapter, “Aristotelian vs. Socratic Mimesis,” in Das Geistige Und Das Sinnliche in Der Kunst, Dieter Wandschneider, ed., Wuerzberg: Verlag Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2005. His article, “Words and Things in Aristotle and Hegel,” appeared in The Philosophical Forum, vol. XXXII, no. 2. His letter, “Hamas at the Helm,” appeared in the International Herald Tribune.
  • Prof. Jennifer Uleman, Philosophy, published “Guilt, Love, and What We Want: Comments on Anita Superson’s ‘Privilege, Immorality, and Responsibility for Attending to the “Facts about Humanity,’” in Symposia on Gender, Race, and Philosophy, vol. 2, no. 1, January 2006.
  • Research projects conducted by Prof. Jan Factor, Biology, and Prof. George Kraemer, Environmental Studies, were reported in the Winter ’06 edition of Coastlines, a publication of Sea Grant, New York.

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Many of the above awards 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 President's Office by Agnes Benis from information supplied by the Deans and Directors. (Professional staff members are requested to e-mail news items to Patty Bice or Bill Guerrero, Co-Presidents of the Professional Staff Council, or directly to Agnes Benis.)