Faculty and Staff Footnotes

November 2010

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

Awards and Prizes

The Purchase College Affiliates are pleased to announce the following Fall 2010 grants, totaling $7,278:

  1. Aaron McDaniel (Student, Senior Acting Company of 2011): Toward guest lecturers for the Business of Acting class
  2. Stefan Fink (Student): Toward first musical and visual performance to take place on the football field, May 2011
  3. Jenni Betthelot (Student): Toward collaborative multimedia production by conservatory students
  4. Louise Yelin (Humanities): Toward refreshments for Purchase Writers Center events
  5. Suzanne Kessler (Academic Affairs/School of Liberal Arts and Sciences): Toward refreshments for an event for students who have overcome significant obstacles to attend college, graduate, and pursue graduate studies
  6. Emily Balcom (Residence Life): Replace two outside bulletin boards in the residence area
  7. Lorraine Miller (Film & Media Studies): Symposium of guest speakers (working professionals in film and media), open to entire community
  8. Stacey-Jo Marine (School of the Arts): Large display frame to be mounted in SOA lobby
  9. Candice Dioguardi (Student): Computer for Einstein corner (math and science tutoring center)
  10. Nancy Mascolo (Student Health Services): Emergency medical fund for students
  11. Charles Tuthill (Acting): Two digital cameras for student use, plus screen plays and/or recent theatrical plays for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts library
  12. Wendy Morosoff (Career Development): Toward workshops and event series with professionals and development staff to prepare students for job market and post-grad plans.
  13. Malcolm Macdougall III (Student): Toward installation of large-scale sculpture near the main campus entrance

Prof. Zehra Arat (Political Science) was nominated for the 2010 Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. This award, given by the Soroptimist International of the Americas, acknowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities.

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Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Zehra Arat (Political Science) was invited to give a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on “The Politics of Human Rights Reform” in October.
  • Prof. Jason Pine (Media, Society, and the Arts) gave an invited talk, “Contact and Complicity: Neomelodica Music in the Margins of Organized Crime,” on October 18 at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs in the public series “Bad Company: Conversations About the New Global Underworld.”
  • Prof. Maria Guralnik (Arts Management) presented “The Art and Craft of Creating a Career in Arts Management” as a guest lecturer at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Prof. Guralnik also presented in the seminar “Breakthrough Skills for the Modern-Day Artist” presented by the Impulse Artist Series and Spacetaker of Houston, TX.
  • Prof. Maryann McEnroe (Biology) gave a talk, “Gill Morphology and Oxygen Diffusion Distance in Juvenile Striped Killifish,” at the 10th Biennial Long Island Sound Research Conference in October at the University of Connecticut–Stamford. Several current and former Purchase students were co-authors.
  • Prof. Antonio Cuyler (Arts Management) presented a paper, “Pirates or Civil Disobedients: What If Piracy Is a Form of Civil Disobedience?” at the 36th Annual Conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

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  • The John Fedchock NY Sextet’s CD Live at the Red Sea Jazz Festival, released in April, will be very favorably reviewed in the December issue of Downbeat magazine.
  • Prof. Antonio Cuyler (Arts Management) will have an article, “Navigating the Public Art Terrain and Lessons Learned from Richard Serra,” appearing in the December issue of The Art Calendar, a professional commercial magazine for artists.
  • Prof. Jeanine Meyer (Mathematics/Computer Science and New Media) has a new book out, The Essential Guide to HTML5: Using Games to Learn HTML5 and JavaScript. It was published last month by Friends of ED, an Apress Company.
  • Prof. Lisa Keller (History, Journalism) is the executive editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City, second edition, scheduled for publication on December 1 by Yale University Press.

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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, 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 Agnes Benis.