Faculty and Staff Footnotes

March 2010

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

Awards and Prizes

  • Prof. Kathleen McCormick (Literature and Writing) won first prize in the 2009 Tiny Lights Journal annual essay contest for her story “I Always Felt Like I Was on Pretty Good Terms with the Virgin Mary, Even Though I Didn’t Get Pregnant in High School.”

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Marisa Olson (New Media) contributed to a panel discussion at the CUNY Graduate Center about the relationships between participatory art, participatory media, and political participation from the point-of-view spectatorship in network culture. Her other recent activities, including solo shows, chapters for books with Aperture/Thames & Hudson and University of California Press, and some upcoming residencies and visiting artist lectures at Brown, Bard, Oberlin, and Ox-Bow, can be found in links on her blog.
     
  • In early March, Prof. Morris Kaplan (Philosophy) was one of nine invited speakers at a full-day symposium at Columbia Law School honoring the contributions of Judith Butler to the scholarship and practice of gender and sexuality law. On a panel devoted to “Kinship, Friendship, and the Ethics of the Self,” he presented the paper “‘Absent Friends!’ Scenes of Address and the Ethics of Self-Making.” The papers, together with Judith Butler’s keynote address, will be published in a special issue of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. In early April, Prof. Kaplan will present a paper on “Democracy’s Law: Hannah Arendt on Revolution and Civil Disobedience” at the Western Political Science Association 2010 annual meeting in San Francisco.
     
  • Prof. Shaka McGlotten (Media, Society, and the Arts) participated in a panel discussion, “Fan Wars: Copyright vs. Mash-ups and Fan Fiction,” in February at the Princeton Club for members of the New York chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Prof. Pete Malinverni (Music) was featured on “Piano Playhouse,” a one-hour segment of George Fendel’s “High Standards” on Portland’s jazz radio station KMHD on March 21. To hear the show, visit www.kmhd.org and click on “listen.”
     
  • Art Librarian Heather Saunders is exhibiting in a group show, “Twitter/Art + Social Media,” at the Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver (April 1–May 1).

Publications

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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.