Vol. 5, No. 1 - October 7
, 2005

Faculty/Staff Activities

Tracy Barlok, campaign director, has started a two-year term as chair of District II of CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, a national organization of advancement professionals in education. District II includes the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Ontario, Canada.

Karl Broekhuizen, recently retired vice president for business affairs and treasurer, was recognized this summer by the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club with a "Service Above Self" award for significant contributions to club and community goals.

Denton Crocker, professor emeritus of biology, and his wife accepted an invitation from the Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress (LOC) to participate in the 2005 National Book Festival Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. The Crockers had each provided the VHP with a copy of a memoir. His was of his service in a Malaria Survey Detachment during World War II, and hers, an account of the life of their oldest son, who was killed in Vietnam. The LOC, in conjunction with the National Geographic Society, has published two books that include information from their stories. Voices of War includes excerpts from Denton's story, and Always a Soldier (to be published in November) contains a chapter devoted to his wife's account. The VHP has placed the Crockers' memoirs on the web. Denton's is at www.loc.gov/vets, and his wife's is at www.loc.gov/vets/stories/foreverasoldier.

Two English Department professors, Terry Diggory and Catherine Golden, attended the annual conference of the American Literature Association May 26-29 in Boston, Mass. Diggory gave a presentation titled "The Comic Oratory of Allen Ginsberg and Kenneth Koch" during a panel on Border-Crossing Beats: Genre and Gender; and Golden spoke on "Recovering Gilman's Unpunished: A Product of Its Time, Prophetic of Our Time," during a panel titled Recovering Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Giuseppe Faustini, professor of Italian, delivered an invited lecture on "The Study of the Italian Language and Culture in North America: Past, Present, and Future" in Albany June 6 at the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

Roy Ginsberg, professor of government, gave an invited talk titled "European Security and Defense Policy" Sept. 16 at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Affairs. One of the foremost scholars in the field, Robert Keohane, professor of government at Princeton, was a respondent to the talk.

Deb Hall, assistant professor of art, gave an artist's talk with painter David Arsenault Sept. 30 at the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network in Wells, N.Y.

Robert Jones, associate professor of economics, was a co-presenter of a program on the history of Woodlawn Park June 9 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Other presenters included Heather Moore '08 and Mary-Jane Pelzer of the Saratoga Springs Visitor Center.

Steven Millhauser, professor of English, participated Sept. 29 in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University.

Publications, Performances & Exhibitions

Joel Brown, senior artist-in-residence, Department of Music, performed Sept. 24 at the Sandisfield, Mass., Arts Center.

An award-winning short story, "Samantha," by Robert Boyers, professor of English, has been selected for inclusion in The Pushcart Prize (The Best of the Small Presses), fall 2005 edition. The story won the Cooper Prize when it appeared last year in The Ontario Review.

Janet Galligani Casey, visiting associate professor of English, is the author of "Diversity, Discourse, and the Working-Class Student," published in Academe, Vol. 91, No. 4, July-August 2005.

John Cunningham, professor of art, was one of four sculptors from the region who contributed to the 26th annual "Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood" this year. The exhibition, open through Oct. 10 at the Stockbridge, Mass., summer home of Daniel Chester French, is part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the famed sculptor's estate to the public. Cunningham's sculpture, titled "Aquarius Reef," is 20 feet tall and approximately 24 feet in diameter. Once the Chesterwood exhibition concludes, "Aquarius Reef" will be on exhibit in the city of Pittsfield until October 2006.

Gove Effinger, professor of mathematics, is the co-author (with Ken Hicks of Ohio University and Gary Mullen of Penn State University) of a paper titled "Integers and Polynomials: Comparing the Close Cousins Z and Fq[x]," published in the Spring 2005 issue of Mathematical Intelligencer.

Mark Huibregtse, professor of mathematics, has had an article titled "An Elementary Construction of the Multigraded Hilbert Scheme of Points" accepted for publication by the Pacific Journal of Mathematics.

Regina Janes, professor of English, is the author of Losing Our Heads: Beheadings in Literature and Culture (2005, NYU Press).

Jim Kennelly, associate professor of management and business, is the author of an extended letter to the editor/essay published in the Forum section of the Irish Echo, Sept. 7-13, 2005. His essay reflected on the recent announcement of the IRA's cessation of armed struggle in Northern Ireland.

Tom Lewis, professor of English, is the author of The Hudson: A History (2005, Yale University Press).

Kyle Nichols, assistant professor of geosciences, is co-author (with P.R. Bierman, R. Finkel, and J. Larsen) of an article titled "Sediment Generation Rates for the Upper Rio Chagres Basin: Evidence from Cosmogenic 10Be" published in The Rio Chagres: A Multidisciplinary Profile of a Tropical Watershed, edited by R.S. Harmon, and published 2005 by Springer.
  Nichols was a co-author (with L.P. Persico and P.R. Berman) on another manuscript titled "Tracking Painted Pebbles: Rates of Sediment Movement on Four Mojave Desert Piedmont Surfaces," published in 2005 by the Water Resources Research.

Mehmet Odekon, associate professor of economics, is the author of The Costs of Economic Liberalization in Turkey (2005, Lehigh University Press).

President Emeritus David H. Porter performed July 11 with his son and daughter-in-law, David G. Porter and Vedrana Subotic, in a program titled "The Porter Family Album" for the University of Utah's Intermezzo Chamber Music Series. The Deseret Morning News praised the performers and the "wonderfully diverse program."

Paul Sattler, associate professor of art, has his first solo show in New York City at the Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 E. 78th St. Paul Sattler: Above, Below, and in Between is on exhibit through Oct. 15.

Jeff Segrave, professor of exercise science, is the author of "The Legend of Seabiscuit," a review of the Seabiscuit exhibition at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame from July 1, 2001 to Dec. 15, 2002. The review was published in the Journal of Sport History, Vol. 30.

Linda Simon, professor and chair, Department of English, is the author of a review of Hermione Lee's Virginia Woolf's Nose published in the spring 2005 issue of the journal Biography.

Research by Mark Youndt, associate professor and chair, Department of Management and Business, was cited in an article by Jessica Ruvinsky in Stanford Social Innovation Review (Vol. 3, No. 3, fall 2005), a new publication of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The article is titled "Beware the Lone Genius" and may be viewed at www.ssireview.com.

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