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Faculty and Staff Footnotes

December 2009

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

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Barbara Hauptman (Arts Management) gave a workshop presentation, “The Theatrical Director’s Life,” at the Yale School of Drama in November.
     
  • Prof. Emeritus Kenley R. Dove (Philosophy) presented an invited paper, “Hegel und die geologische Natur: heute: Das Problem des Klimas,” at the University of Jena (Germany) Ernst-Haeckel-Haus at the beginning of December.
     
  • Prof. Lisa Keller (History) delivered a paper, “Hola Westchester: The New Realities of a Formerly Wealthy White American Suburban Enclave,” in October at the Hofstra University conference, “The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects.”
     
  • Prof. Jan Factor (Biology) gave an invited research seminar, “Fixed Phagocytes of the Digestive Gland—A Mostly Ignored Part of the Immune System of Lobsters,” at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Prof. Kathleen McCormick (Literature) gave the opening keynote address, “‘Here Comes Everybody’: Reading and Writing in an Epistemic and Inclusive Environment,” at an international reading and writing conference in Malmö, Sweden in mid-November. Earlier this month, at this year’s American Italian Historical Association Conference, Prof. McCormick organized three panels and participated in two. The three panels were on her forthcoming, co-edited volume, Teaching Italian American Literature, Film and Popular Culture. One panel focused on teaching literature, another on teaching popular culture. The third, which she chaired, was on Italian American literary history. She also read a memoir piece, “At the Kitchen Window.”

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Pete Malinverni (Music) appeared at the beginning of December at Soundwaters in a duo performance with Jody Sandhaus in celebration of Jody’s new recording, Afterglow.
     
  • Prof. Jennifer Wroblewski (Painting/Drawing) presents her curatorial debut, “Mother/mother-*,” an exhibition of work by artists of the years immediately following a pregnancy or birth of a child. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, narrative and non-narrative film and video, sculpture, an artist’s book, an audio selection, and one piece of embroidery. The exhibition runs December 2, 2009 through January 3, 2010 at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn.

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Publications

  • Prof. Nancy Zook (Psychology) has a new publication, “Identifying At-Risk Older Adult Community-Dwelling Drivers through Neuropsychological Evaluation,” N.A., Bennett, T. L., & Lane, M. (2009) in Applied Neuropsychology, Volume 16 (4), 281.
     
  • Prof. Julian Kreimer (Painting/Drawing and Art History) wrote “Shape Shifter: Lynda Benglis,” which is currently a feature article in Art in America.
     
  • Prof. Emeritus Kenley Dove (Philosophy) co-authored ( with X. Gao, China; G. P. Gregori, Italy; and M. Chiba, Japan) a paper, “Climate Change: An Integrated Concept of the Geosphere,” which appeared in Nippon Keisha Gakkai Taikai Koen Yokoshe (Tokyo). Another publication is forthcoming: “La Trama della Fenomenologia di Hegel, Lo Spazio Sociale della Ragione,” Luigi Ruggiu, Italo Testa, eds. (Milano: Edizioni Guerini, 2010).

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