Faculty and Staff Footnotes

October 2008

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

Awards and Prizes

  • Prof. Lisa-Jean Moore’s (Sociology and Women’s Studies) latest book, Sperm Counts: Understanding Man’s Most Precious Fluid, has received the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies 2008 Passing the Torch Award. Prof. Moore is also an editor of this year’s Trans-: Women’s Studies Quarterly, published by the Feminist Press at CUNY.
  • Prof. Edward Pomerantz (Dramatic Writing) has received word that, out of 1300 submissions, his one-act play The Peacekeeper is a finalist for the 2008 Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
  • Prof. Ted Piltzecker (Music) has won an ASCAPLUS Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. This prestigious award is based upon original compositions as well as recent performances.

Conferences, Presentations, and Educational Programs

  • Prof. Karen Baird (Political Science and Women’s Studies) recently presented “Carrying the World on Her Back: Women’s Health, Women’s Lives, Women’s Rights” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, for the short course “Women and Politics Around the World.”
  • Prof. George Kraemer (Environmental Studies and Biology) will be presenting two papers at the 2008 Biennial Long Island Sound Research Conference: “Population Dynamics and Reproductive Phenology of the Invasive Rhodophyte Grateloupia turturu in the Long Island Sound” and “An 11-Year View of the Invasive Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus in the Western Long Island Sound: Population Dynamics and Habitat Control of Abundance.”
  • Prof. Maryann McEnroe (Biology) presented two talks at the International Congress of Fish Biology in Portland, Oregon: “Effects of Age and Salinity Increase on Gill Epithelia of Juvenile Green Sturgeon (Acipenser Medirostris)” and “Life on the Edge: Cape Hake in the Benguela Upwelling System.”
  • With a colleague from Dartmouth College, Prof. Robert Stein (English Literature) organized and chaired a panel, “Haunted Chaucer,” for the New Chaucer Society Biennial Conference, which took place this summer at the University of Swansea in Wales, UK.
  • Prof. Wayne te Brake (History) presented a paper entitled “The Contentious Politics of Religious Conflict and Coexistence” at a conference in honor of his mentor Charles Tilly, recipient of the 2008 Albert Hirschman Award of the Social Science Research Council, at Columbia University in the beginning of October. Last semester, Prof. te Brake also gave a lecture, “Religious Identity and Political Conflict: Comparing the Historical European Experience with Contemporary Iraq,” with Prof. Karen Kramer (Political Science) as part of the Spotlight on Faculty series sponsored by the Purchase College Affiliates.
  • Prof. Jennifer Uleman (Philosophy) delivered a conference paper, “Everyday Noumena: The Fact and Significance of Ordinary Intelligible Objects,” at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She also served as invited commentator on a talk delivered by Paul Guyer, “The Obligation to be Virtuous: Kant’s Conception of the Tugendverpflichtung,” at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul.
  • Prof. Michael Lobel (Art History) presented the Moss Lecture entitled Rosenquist Repaints History: The Curious Case of President Elect at Rhodes College in Memphis. Prof. Lobel will also present a lecture, “Contemporary Art History and the Archive,” at Northwestern University on November 13 and at a one-day symposium sponsored by the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York on November 15.
  • Prof. Paul Kaplan (Art History) spoke on minority roles in Renaissance art at the Tomasso Lecture at Tufts University on Oct. 7. Prof. Kaplan is currently the Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow of Art History at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research for the duration of the semester.
  • Prof. Ronnie Scharfman (French and Literature) has been lecturing and writing widely on the French poet Aimé Césaire, who died last April. Prof. Scharfman’s career began with her book Engagement and the Language of the Subject in the Poetry of Aimé Césaire, one of the first English language studies of this influential Francophone Caribbean writer and winner of a Gilbert Chinard Literary Prize. On Oct. 7, Prof. Scharfman gave a paper at Columbia University entitled “Césaire: Poésie et/est Connaissance.” On Oct. 10, she gave a paper entitled “Aimé Césaire: The Critical Difference” as part of the international symposium, Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition, and Creative Progress, at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs. Several articles by Prof. Scharfman on Césaire, “In Memoriam,” will appear in the Fall 2008 issue of Callaloo and in Research in African Literatures in 2009. She will be delivering papers on Césaire at Yale on April 16 and at a colloquium at Harvard later in the spring.
  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux (Psychology) has given several recent presentations: “Modeling and Simulation” and the poster “Oppression and Enemy Images in Choosing Protest or Terror” were presented at the annual meeting of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism in College Park, Maryland; and “Oppression, Discrimination and Enemy Images in Choosing Protest or Terror,” a poster, was presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston. “Opportunity, Grievance, Personality and the Choice of Terrorism,” a paper written with V.H. Asal, will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston.

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Recordings, Films, Exhibitions, and Performances

  • Dancing on Quicksand, six short plays by Prof. Edward Pomerantz (Dramatic Writing) were given a staged reading with Paul Mazursky at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles as part of the Bruno Kirby Celebrity Reading Series.
  • Prof. Leonard Stokes (Art+Design) has an exhibition with Maureen Mullarkey, Painting By Other Means: Collage/Montage, at the Flinn Gallery on the second floor of the Greenwich Library from October 30 through December 3. The opening reception is on October 30, 6–8 p.m. Prof. Stokes will give a talk on November 2 at 2 p.m. The Greenwich Library is located at 101 W. Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.
  • Prof. Judith Bernstein (Art+Design) is part of a group exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show, work by A.I.R. artists from 1972 to the present, at the A.I.R. Gallery at 111 Front Street, #228, in Brooklyn. The opening reception is October 2, 6–8 p.m.; the exhibition runs until November 1. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11–6 p.m.


  • Prof. Anthony Lemieux’s book, Music Based HIV Prevention: Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating an Intervention for Urban Adolescents, was recently published by VDM Verlag and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders.
  • An article by Prof. George Kraemer, J.K. Kim, and C. Yarish, “Physiological Activity of Porphyra in Relation to Eulittoral Zonation” (2008), was published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
  • Prof. Morris B. Kaplan (Philosophy) recently published “Hate Crime and the Privatization of Political Responsibility: Protecting Queer Citizens in the United States?” in a special issue of Liverpool Law Review (Springer Netherlands: Vol. 9, No. 1, April 2008) devoted to violence and inequality. He presented a paper “Theorizing the Prison: Sovereignty, Law and Subjection in Foucacult’s ‘Discipline and Punish’” at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association in Boston at the end of August. His essay “Socratic Method?” will serve as the introduction to a volume of Plato’s “Socratic Dialogues” to be published in early 2009 by Kaplan Publishers (no relation).
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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.