Faculty and Staff Footnotes

March 2007

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

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Casey Haskins, Humanities, gave an invited paper to a panel on “Autonomy/Autonomia” sponsored by Columbia University’s Temple Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture in their ongoing FORuM (Form as an Oblique Resource for urban Meaning) Series.
  • Prof. Jennifer Uleman, Humanities, presented a paper, “Everyday Noumena: The Fact and Significance of Ordinary Intelligible Objects,” at the Israeli Philosophical Annual Meeting in Tel Aviv on February 22, 2007. Prof. Uleman delivered a second paper, “Subjects, Objects, Persons, Things: Kant, Women, and Liberation,” as part of an event (“Kant, Women and Philosophy”) hosted by the New York Society of Women and Philosophy on March 16, 2007 at the CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Prof. Emeritus Kenley R. Dove, Humanities, has been invited to speak on the topic “Individuality and Community” at a conference, “The Heritage of German Idealism and its Reception in Europe and the USA,” hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, at the Villa Vigoni Centro Italo-Tedesco in Como, Italy, March 28–30, 2007.
  • Prof. Zehra Arat, Natural and Social Sciences, participated at the invitational Ditchley Conference titled “Turkey: The Road to EU Membership,” held at Ditchley Park in England. On March 12, 2007, Prof. Arat delivered a talk, “The EU and Human Rights in Turkey,” at the Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University. Prof. Arat also presented a paper, “The EU and Human Rights in Turkey: Political Freedom without Social Welfare?,” co-authored with Thomas W. Smith, at the annual conference of the International Studies Association, Chicago, February 28–March 3, 2007.
  • Prof. Elizabeth Guffey, Art History, recently presented “Words and Spaces: Literature and Geography of Graphic Design” at the AIGA Design Education Conference, “Schools of Thought III: What’s so graphic about graphic design? Educating in the Age of Ubiquitous Media,” in Pasadena, California.
  • Prof. Gary Waller, Humanities, is the co-coordinator, with Dominic Janes (Birkbeck College, University of London), of an international consortium of scholars in art history, literary and cultural studies, theology, sociology, history, anthropology, and music, working on projects on Walsingham, the most prominent Marian Pilgrimage Shrine in medieval England (which has been revived in the 20th century). Their first meeting was in New York in March; ongoing work includes an international conference and a volume of essays. Prof. Waller is also writing a separate book on Our Lady of Walsingham in late medieval and early modern literature, theatre, theology, and popular culture.
  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux, Natural and Social Sciences, facilitated and moderated a week-long course in Shirlington, Virginia, for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Homeland Security Institute. This involved providing a 75-minute overview address, leading critical discussions each day, and interacting with a wide range of stakeholders from the Homeland Security community. Prof. Lemieux also presented a poster, “Perceived Grievance and Risk as Predictors of Support for Terrorism,” with colleagues at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Memphis, Tennessee, in January.
  • Prof. Elysse Craddock, Natural and Social Sciences, presented a paper at the 2007 Pacific Entomology Conference: “Adaptive Radiation of the Hawaiian Drosophila: Discovery of a Novel Niche in the Forest Canopy.” Her co-authors on this research were Drs. Steven Montgomery and Michael Kambysellis.

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Rosanna Seravalli, Dance, traveled to Singapore to choreograph and stage an original ballet for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts for their graduation program with original music composed in collaboration with the Music Division of the Academy. While in Singapore, Prof. Seravalli also gave master classes.
  • Prof. Todd Coolman, Music, continues an active performing schedule in addition to his duties as director of the Jazz Studies program. Here are some of the highlights:
    • Recording with saxophonist James Moody and piano legend Hank Jones for IPO records—to be released in Spring 2007.
    • Recording with pianist Rob Schneiderman and alto saxophone master Charles McPherson for Reservoir Records—to be released in Fall 2007.
    • Club appearances with: the Ralph Lalama Quartet at Sweet Rhythm in NYC; Pete Malinverni at the White Plains Public Library; James Moody Quartet at the Blue Note in NYC (Mar. 27–April 1); and Count Basie vocalist Jamie Davis at Dizzy’s Club in Lincoln Center (April 11).
    • Concert appearances with the Jon Faddis Quartet in Wisconsin and Wyoming.
    • James Moody Scholarship Endowment Gala Concert: Monday, March 26, at B.B. King’s Jazz Club—Purchase tickets and/or make donations at www.jamesmoodyscholarship.com.
    • Presenting the Purchase Jazz Orchestra at The Performing Arts Center, PepsiCo Theatre, on Wed., April 25, 7:30 p.m.
    • Presenting the “The Purchase Jazz Endeavor,” a Purchase Jazz Studies Program student combo, as part of Jazz Appreciation Month—airing live on on WBGO 88.3 FM radio, Fri., April 27, at 2:00 p.m.
    • Appearing with James Moody at the Heineken Jazz Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 1.

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  • Prof. Rosanna Seravalli, Dance, was featured in the March issue of Dance Magazine, “Teacher’s Wisdom—Rosanna Seravalli.” Dance Magazine is the nation’s premier journal of dance.
  • Prof. Gary Waller’s most recent publication is “An Erasmian Pilgrimage to Walsingham,” Peregrinations, Vol 2, No. 2 (March 2007).
  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux, Natural and Social Sciences, has an article in press with colleagues, “It’s Different Each Time I Play: Variability in Highly Prepared Musical Performance,” for Music Perception.
  • Prof. Ikeda Sanford, Natural and Social Sciences, has a short article in the current issue of Forbes related to the research he is doing on post-Katrina recovery.
  • Prof. Dana-Ain Davis, Natural and Social Sciences, has an article published in Sage Race Relations Abstract, Vol. 32 (2): 5-25, titled “Fissures in the Architecture of Governance: Community-Based Advocates’ Responses to Neo-Liberalist Welfare Policy.”
  • Prof. Zehra Arat, Natural and Social Sciences, published an article, “Feminist Proje Girisimleri: Genel Sorunlar ve Türkiye Için Degerlendirmeler” (Feminist Project Initiatives: Common Problems and Assessments for Turkey), Amargi, Istanbul, 3 (Winter 2006): 30-31. Prof. Arat’s article, “Kemalism and Turkish Women,” which was originally published in the journal Women and Politics in 1994, is being translated into Arabic to be included in a feminist anthology that will be published in Egypt. The same article was previously translated into Turkish and published in a reader (1998) that assessed the status of women on the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.
  • Kimberly Johnson, Admissions applications coordinator, was featured in an article on BlackEnterprise.com about how people are engaging in direct selling to supplement their income. Kimberly became an Avon representative in 2003 and has been very successful, earning $20,000 last year.

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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 Office of the President by Agnes Benis from information supplied by the deans and directors. Professional staff members are requested to contact Anne Bradner, president of the Professional Staff Council, or to e-mail news items directly to Agnes Benis.