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Faculty and Staff Footnotes

January 2009

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

Awards and Prizes

  • Prof. JoAnn Walters (Art+Design) was the second-place winner in the Women in Photography Juried International Competition held at Gallery 2008.
     
  • Prof. Donna Dennis (Art+Design) was recently awarded the Malvina Hoffman Artist Fund Prize and the Daniel Chester French Medal for Sculpture by the National Academy Museum.

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Kathleen McCormick (Literature and Writing) read her story “I Always Felt Like I was on Good Terms with the Virgin Mary, Even Though I Didn’t Get Pregnant in High School” at the American Italian Historical Association Conference in New Haven in November.
     
  • On April 3–4, 2009, the Tucson Chapter of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS-Tucson) will host a two-day conference at the University of Arizona on the body in social science. Prof. Lisa Jean Moore (Sociology and Women’s Studies) will give the keynote address.
     
  • Prof. Robert Stein (English Literature) co-organized a panel, “The Post-postmodern Middle Ages” for the 123rd annual meeting of the American Historical Association (New York, January 3–5) at which he presented a paper, “Past/Present: Postmodernity and Historical Explanation.” Prof. Stein was also the author of the biographical profile and career overview of Gabrielle Spiegel, the 124th AHA president, which was published in the program for the general meeting to provide an intellectual context for her presidential address.
     
  • Dr. Maryann McEnroe (Biology) presented a poster with a former student, Tetyana Forostyan, entitled “Apoptotic Intra- and Intercellular Reorganization of Epithelium during Cell Turnover in Gills of Juvenile Green Sturgeon, Acipenser medirostris” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco in December.

Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Todd Coolman, director of Jazz Studies, was the featured guest on the “Jazz Alternatives” program (WKCR-FM, broadcast commercial-free from Columbia University). Prof. Coolman discussed his recently released collaborative CD, Perfect Strangers. The quintet that made the CD will be appearing at the Smoke Jazz Club in New York City in early March for the official CD release party.
     
  • Prof. Bradley Brookshire (Music) received an outstanding review in The New York Times for his recent concert at Corpus Christi Church in New York City. The program, “Bach the Progressive,” illuminated how Bach mixed traditional and contemporary forms.
     
  • Prof. Laura Kaminsky (Music) has a new composition included in Points of Entry: The Laurels Project, Vol. 2 (Oct. 2008, Capstone), a new recording that features contemporary works for solo flute by American women composers. Prof. Kaminsky’s piece, “Until A Name,” was inspired by a poem by Elizabeth Bishop.
     
  • Tunnel Tower, a mixed-media sculpture by Prof. Donna Dennis (Art+Design), is included in the Neuberger Museum’s “Great Women Artists: Feminist Art From the Permanent Collection.” The Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey also has acquired a Donna Dennis sculpture from her Tourist Cabin series and will install it permanently.

Publications

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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 Fern Becker, president of the Professional Staff Council, or to e-mail news items directly to Agnes Benis.