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Faculty and Staff Footnotes

February 2008

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

Awards and Prizes

Prof. Anthony Lemieux, Psychology, is a co-investigator on a three-year grant through the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. The sub-award on the grant to Purchase College is approximately $75,000 and will support experimental research on the dynamics of support for terrorism among people in regions exposed to ethnic conflict.

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Eng-Beng Lim, Drama Studies, spoke on Asian/American sexualities at the Brown University annual Asian American History month. Prof. Lim was invited by the students. Prof. Lim was also a featured speaker on “LGBT, Race, Class and Globalization” at Hofstra University’s campus-wide event, “Day in Dialogue.” In addition, Prof. Lim presented a paper on “Performance History, Race, and Neoliberalism” at the American Society of Theatre Research’s annual professional meeting.
     
  • Prof. Ahmed Afzal, Anthropology, presented a paper titled “Between the Crescent and the Star Spangled Banner: Muslim-Americans in an era of state surveillance” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropology Association in December.
     
  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux, Psychology, will present “Perceived Grievance and Risk as Predictors of Support for Terrorism” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco.

Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Joel Thome, Music, will perform Cantos 14-16 from his Pulitzer Prize-nominated composition Savitri: Traveller of the Worlds on February 28 at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium at Auroville in Pondichery, India, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Auroville and the inauguration of the Matrimandir. The Savitri works consist of 24 Cantos and mandalas, which are generated from ideas based on Tibetan prayers and Cabbalistic symbols.
     
  • Prof. Edmund Cionek’s, Liberal Studies and Continuing Education, First Symphony, “The Adirondacks” was premiered by the Western Piedmont Symphony, John Gordon Ross, conductor.
     
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (half-time Super Bowl show) was lit once again by Prof. David Grill, Design Technology.

Publications

  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux co-authored a research brief, “An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action,” for an online publication intended for the police community. The publication is available through the START Web site.
     
  • Prof. George P. Kraemer, Environmental Studies, co-authored “Seaweeds of the Littoral Zone in Long Island Sound: Annual Variation and Impact of Environmental Factors.” The manuscript was accepted by the Journal of Applied Phycology.
     
  • Prof. Matthew Immergut, Sociology, has an article, “Adamah (Earth): Searching for and Constructing a Jewish Relationship to Nature” that will be published in the journal Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion.
     
  • Along with colleagues from the CUNY Graduate Center and Yeditippe University, Istanbul, Prof. Robert Stein is the editor and translator of “Scholarship in Times of Extremes: Letters of Erich Auerbach (1933-1946) on the Fiftieth Anniversary of his Death,” which appeared in PMLA (vol. 122) 742-762. The letters cover the period from Auerbach’s dismissal from Marburg University through his exile in Istanbul.
     
  • Prof. Eng-Beng Lim, Drama Studies, has a book review of A History of Asian American Theatre by Esther Kim in Modern Drama (51.1) Winter 2008. Prof. Lim also has an article, “Chay Yew and Charles Busch,” in LGBTQ America Today, ed. John Hawley (New York: Greenwood).

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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.