Faculty and Staff Footnotes

February 2011

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

Awards and Prizes

  • Prof. Zehra F. K. Arat (Political Science) was invited to join the editorial board of the International Studies Intensives book series by Paradigm Books.
     
  • Prof. Lisa Keller (History) has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, a New York State history advocacy group. The organization networks historians, local history societies, libraries, archivists, and New York State agencies and provides programs and support for their activities.
     
  • Prof. Jason Pine (Media, Society, and the Arts) received a grant from the Aaron Warner Fund at Columbia University Seminars to cover costs associated with the publication of his book, Neomelodica, Music, Organized Crime, and the Art of Making Do in Naples (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).
     
  • Prof. Kathleen McCormick (Literature and Writing) has been elected to be an MLA (Modern Language Association) representative to the Italian American Literature Discussion Group, 2010–2016.

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Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. David Gluck (Studio Composition) and his chamber ensemble, Rhythm & Brass, were in residency at North Dakota State University in Fargo on January 26 and 27. On February 14 and 15, Rhythm & Brass was in residency at Ithaca College. During both residencies, in addition to featured performances, Prof. Gluck gave lectures and master classes in composition, performance, and the music business.
     
    Prof. Michael Torlen (Painting/Drawing) is exhibiting a recent monotype in American Impressions, a national print exhibition curated by Anne Coffin, director of the International Print Center New York. The exhibition is on view January 30–March 4, 2011 at the Ben Shahn Center, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.
     
    Prof. Ryan Homsey (Studio Composition) is a finalist in “Future Songs of the City,” a choral competition hosted by the Children’s Aid Society Chorus. As a finalist, he is commissioned to compose a new piece that will premiere in May 2011. Prof. Homsey will set the poem Twilight by Olive Custance for the CAS Chorus, cello, and piano.
     
    Prof. David Grill (Theatre Design/Stage Technology) directed the lighting for the Super Bowl XLV halftime show performance of the Black Eyed Peas at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This was the seventh time that Prof. Grill has served as lighting director.
     
    Prof. and curator Tracy Fitzpatrick (Art History/Neuberger Museum) supervised the exhibition Fifty Photographs with Text: The Larry Clark Tulsa Portfolio, which was curated by Chelsea Spengemann, a recent graduate of the Purchase M.A. program in modern and contemporary art, criticism, and theory. The photos are on view at the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery from February 10 to March 4. They were taken over a period of eight years and chronicle Clark’s experience with hometown friends. Ms. Spengemann will give a short talk about the exhibition in the gallery on Wednesday, March 2.

Publications

  • Prof. Kathleen McCormick (Literature and Writing) has published “Changing Our Pedagogies to Meet a New Student Population: Creating Public and Purposeful Writing Assignments” in Sjunde nationella konferensen i Svenska med didaktisk inriktning, Kent Adelmann, ed., 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 Carrie Kahn Bianchi from information supplied by the deans, chairs, and directors. Professional staff members are requested to contact Patty Bice, president of the Professional Staff Council, or to e-mail news items directly to Caroline.Kahn@purchase.edu.