professor of biology, presented an invited seminar titled “The
secret of Adirondack wetlands: biofilms,” Oct. 24 at the
School of Science Seminar Series at Marist College. The seminar
was sponsored by Merck and the American Association for the Advancement
associate professor of philosophy, gave an invited paper titled
“Confronting Heidegger on Logos and Being in Plato’s
Sophist” at a meeting of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum
in July 2002 in Città di Castello, Italy.
dean of special programs, has been nominated to a second three-year
term on the board of directors of the Saratoga County Chamber
of Commerce. Chamber members will vote in January.
associate professor of Spanish, presented “Poetry as Game:
Skill and Chance in Andrés Neuman’s El jugador
de billar” at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic
Literatures in October. In addition, he read a paper titled “Vida,
arte, ciberespacio: La poesía ‘expansiva’ de
Vicente Luis Mora” at the annual meeting of the American
Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Aug. 1-6 in
associate professor of German, gave a paper titled “Helmut
Käutner and the Limits of Aesthetic Resistance” at
the 28th Colloquium on Literature and Film at West Virginia University.
This year’s colloquium on “The Evolution of War and
its Representation in Literature and Film” took place Sept.
18-20. She also accepted an invitation to lecture on “National
Socialist Realism and the Problem Film” at a conference
honoring Professor Ehrhard Bahr titled “The Intersection
of Politics and German Literature 1750-2000” in May at the
University of California at Los Angeles.
director, University Without Walls, was invited to serve as a
judge for the 2003 awards for effective practices in online learning
sponsored by the Sloan Consortium, an association of more than
450 institutions and organizations of higher learning. Awards
will be presented at the Sloan Consortium’s international
conference in online learning Nov. 15 in Orlando, Fla.
Mary Zeiss Stange, associate professor
of women’s studies and religion, was the commentator at
a session on “Guns, Violence, and Belonging in Late Twentieth-Century
America” at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association
Oct. 17 in Hartford, Conn. On Oct. 14, Stange was a panelist at
the Justice Action Center Speaker Series program titled “Gun
Control: A Debate on One of the Most Divisive Issues in America”
held at New York Law School. The panel was convened and moderated
by Nadine Strossen, professor of law and president of the American
Civil Liberties Union.
Bob Turner, assistant
professor of government, attended the annual meeting of the American
Political Science Association last August in Philadelphia, where
he was a discussant for a panel on “State Policy Choices.”
He also gave a poster presentation (with Mark Cassell of Kent
State University) titled “The Impact of State Institutions
on the Targeting of State Economic Development Policies and How
It Matters: The Case for Enterprise Zones.” In addition,
he is a co-author (with department colleague Beau Breslin)
of “The Impact of Female State Chief Justices on the Administration
of State Courts,” presented at the meeting.
Lenora de la Luna,
assistant professor of education, is co-author (with George Kamberelis)
of a chapter titled “Children’s Writing: How Textual
Forms, Contextual Forces, and Textual Politics Co-Emerge”
in What Writing Does and How it Does It, published by
Lawrence Erlbaum. Charles Bazerman and Paul Prior edited the book,
which was published this year.
Ross Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and chair, Department
of English, wrote a review of the book Wolfgang Paalen: Artist
and Theorist of the Avant-Garde by Amy Ritter published under
the title “Paalen Counts” in the American Book
Review, November-December 2003.
professor of biology, is the author of a chapter titled “Algal
Cell Walls” in the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
published by the Nature Publishing Group.
Corey R. Freeman-Gallant,
associate professor of biology, is the author of a paper titled
Social pairing and female mating fidelity predicted by RFLP
similarity at the major histocompatibility complex in a songbird”
published in Molecular Ecology, Vol. 12, No. 11. Co-authors
are Michael Meguerdichian ’02; Suzanne Sollecito, Department
of Biology; and Nathaniel Wheelwright, Bowdoin College. The paper
reports on their recent work with Savannah sparrows showing a
strong, negative relationship between the mating fidelity of females
and their genetic similarity to social mates.
associate professor of philosophy, has a number of new publications,
including an article titled “Conversing About Virtue Every
Day: Socratic Communication as End, Not Means,” appearing
In the Philosophy of Communication, Vol. 1, edited by
K. Boudouris and J. Poulakos and published in 2002 by Ionia Publications,
Athens. In addition, he wrote a review of Platon et la Question
de la Pensée by Monique Dixsaut, published in Classical
Review, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2002; and an article titled “Why
Heidegger’s Hermeneutics is not ‘Diahermeneutics’”
in Philosophy Today, SPEP Supplement, 2001.
associate professor of Spanish, wrote a review of Willard Bohn’s
Modern Visual Poetry that was published in Romance
Quarterly, No. 50, 2003.
assistant professor of government, is the author of “The
Political Economy of Industrial Recruitment Strategies: Do Smoke-Stack
Chasing and Vote-Chasing Go Together?” published in State
Politics and Policy Quarterly, Fall 2003.