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Faculty and Staff Footnotes

October 2007

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

Awards and Prizes

  • Prof. Suzanne Farrin, Music, received an American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Concert Music Division Award in support of the growth and development of our nation’s musical future.
     
  • Anne Bradner, interim executive director of The Performing Arts Center, received the Super Women of Communications Award from the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications and was honored at a dinner earlier this month. The award is based upon professional accomplishments, mentorship, and community involvement.
     
  • Prof. Bradley Brookshire, director of graduate studies, Music, has been advanced to candidacy in the CUNY Graduate Center’s musicology Ph.D. program. His dissertation, “Bach Performance in the Weimar Republic,” explores the evolution of the early-music performance style that was instrumental in forming the historical performance movement.

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Bradley Brookshire, Music, recently appeared with National Public Radio music commentator Miles Hoffman in a “Chamber Music Essentials” lecture for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
     
  • Prof. Jane Kromm, Art History, presented a paper, “Trauma and the Therapeutic: Images of War Neurosis from World War I,” for the conference “Journeys into Madness: Representing Mental Illness in the Arts and Sciences, 1850–1930,” held earlier this month at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (UK).
     
  • Prof. Ahmed Afzal, Anthropology, participated in an international workshop, “Surveillance and Inequality” at Arizona State University earlier this year. Prof. Afzal also presented a paper, “Contested Citizens: Muslim Americans in an Era of Global Terrorism and State Surveillance,” at a multidisciplinary conference, “Interrogating Diversity: Understanding Issues of Contemporary Surveillance and Policing,” at the American University, Washington, D.C.
     
  • Prof. Karen Baird, Political Science, presented a paper, “The Silence is Deadening: Women, HIV/AIDS, and Politics in the U.S.,” at the American Political Science Association Conference in Chicago.
     
  • Lecturer Karen Kramer, Political Science, recently gave a presentation at the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decisions” conference in New York City. Her lecture, “Understanding the War in Iraq,” was followed by a series of workshops in which she advised public educators seeking to incorporate study of the war in Iraq into their curricula.
     
  • Prof. Beth Gersh-Nesic, Art History, School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education, gave a lecture, “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” at the Alliance Francaise de Greenwich on October 30. Earlier this year, Prof. Gersh-Nesic gave a talk, “Art Between the Wars: School of Paris,” also at the Alliance Francaise de Greenwich, and presented a paper, “Bon Anniversaire/Feliz Cumpleaños: Pablo Picasso’s Demoiselles at 100,” at the 10th Annual Mediterranean Studies Association Conference in Evora, Portugal.

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Donna Dennis, Art+Design, is exhibiting an outdoor installation, “Tourist Cabins on Park Avenue,” on the Park Avenue median from 52nd to 53rd Streets in New York City. The artwork, which was installed in early July, runs until December 1 and is presented by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee. The installation has received notice from The New York Times, Time Out/New York, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Journal News, The New York Post, The New York Sun, and Sculpture. From Park Avenue, the installation will move to the New Jersey Center for Visual Art in Summit, New Jersey, where it will be on display until the end of July 2008.
     
  • Prof. Nancy Davidson, Art+Design, co-exhibited with Julie Hayward in Austria at the end of the summer. The title of the exhibit was “Homegirlz.”
     
  • Prof. Bradley Brookshire, Music, had his solo harpsichord recording of J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue released in September by Bach Harpsichord, Inc. Available at www.BachHarpsichord.com, it is the first and only recording of this work to include a CD-ROM score coordinated with audio files. In addition, he has just completed recording the flute sonatas of Bach with fellow faculty member Tara Helen O’Connor, as well as Bach’s Six Partitas for harpsichord. Prof. Joe Ferry, Music, produced both of the solo harpsichord recordings. Jonathan Jetter, a recent graduate of the Conservatory of Music’s studio production program, served as an editor of the Art of Fugue recording and as audio engineer of the Six Partitas recording.
     
  • Prof. James Koeppel, Music, scored the Emmy-nominated film Carhenge—Genius or Junk, directed by David Liban. The film has been aired internationally and nationally on PBS and has received multiple awards in the best documentary category. Within the next month, Prof. Koeppel is releasing a CD entitled Lovesick James, produced by Eric Ambel of Steve Earle and the Dukes.

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Publications

  • Prof. George Kraemer, Natural and Social Sciences, recently published “Eight-Year Record of Hemigrapsus sanguineus (Asian Shore Crab) Invasion in Western Long Island Sound Estuary” in Northeastern Naturalist, (2): 207–224. The paper was co-authored by two Environmental Sciences alumni and was presented as a poster at the 5th International Congress on Marine Bioinvasions in Boston.
     
  • Prof. Brenda DeMartini-Squires, Humanities, published an interview with the poet Richard Jackson, entitled “Revelations,” in the fall issue of the Southern Indiana Review.
     
  • Nine Nights Meditation, a collaboration between Prof. Donna Dennis, Art+Design, and poet Anne Waldman, was included in Your New Face: Poet/Artist Collaborations, selected by Vincent Katz. It was published in the online journal Big Bridge. The collaboration is also slated to be published in a limited edition by Granary Books. Prof. Dennis’ work is included in Phaidon Press’ Sculpture Today by Judith Collins, former curator of sculpture at the Tate Gallery, which is due out on November 1. Part of Phaidon’s “Art Today” and “Architecture Today” series, the book features the work of artists worldwide and will overview developments in sculpture during the past 40 years.
     
  • Prof. Beth Gersh-Nesic, Art History, School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education, translated Andre Salmon’s "The Fable of the Little Tin Fish," from La jeune sculpture francaise (1919), in Modern Sculpture Reader, edited by Jon Wood, David Hulks, and Alex Potts, Henry Moore Institute, 2007. Prof. Gersh-Nesic also wrote “The Demoiselles d’Avignon Revisited,” a catalog essay for the exhibition “Les Demoiselles Revisited,” Francis Naumann Fine Art, November 16–December 21, 2007.
     
  • Prof. Brooke Singer, New Media, was featured in The Boston Globe regarding the project Superfund 365. For the next year the Web site will draw attention to a different hazardous waste site each day in the U.S. and is designed to engage young adults in this issue of public safety.
     
  • Prof. Murray Zimiles, Art+Design, was interviewed for The Jewish Week regarding the exhibition “Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel” that he organized for the American Folk Art Museum. The exhibition shows how Jewish immigrant woodcarvers adapted their craft to the New World and runs through March 23. Articles on this exhibition have also appeared in The New York Times and Art and Antiques.

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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.