Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 24, 2011

10/23/2011

Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 24, 2011

Activities:

Three members geoscientists gave presentations at the 2011 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 9-12 in Minneapolis. Approximately 6,000 scientists attended the event.

-Kyle Nichols, associate professor of geosciences and department chair, discussed "Measurements of Cosmogenic 10BE Reveal Rapid Response of Grand Canyon Tributary Hillslopes to Colorado River Incision," a study conducted with Paul R. Bierman of the University of Vermont and Dylan Rood of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

- Michael Gallant '12, presented "Constructing an Eruptive History: An analysis of the Tekoa Tuff in Island Hills, New Zealand," based on research conducted with Sarah Stelmack, teaching associate at Skidmore, and Darren Gravely of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Ginsberg at Collegium Novum, Krakow
Roy H. Ginsberg, professor of government and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Studies, gave an American perspective on the European Union and transatlantic relations during a series of events in Krakow and Wroclaw, Poland, in early October. During his visit, which was organized by the U.S. State Department, he spoke on "Poland, the European Union, and the United States" at the convocation of the academic year for the students at the Center for European Studies at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, on Oct. 3, and at the convocation of the academic year for the students at Wroclaw University in Wroclaw on Oct. 5. On Oct. 6 he spoke at the Institute of Security Studies in Krakow and gave an interview to the Krakow Gazettethat was published Oct. 14 alongside a letter to the editor commenting on the outcome of Poland's recent parliamentary elections. Throughout the week he also had smaller meetings with Polish graduate students, think tank analysts, and civil servants.

Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Professor in Management for Liberal Arts Students, gave an invited presentation of her research on barriers to the integration of immigrants in the Danish and Swedish employment sector Sept. 30 to faculty and doctoral students at the Desautels School of Management, McGill University in Montreal.

Jay Rogoff, lecturer in English, gave a reading of his poetry at Wells College in Aurora, New York, on Oct. 20. He also guested in poet Bruce Bennett's poetry and nonfiction-writing workshops. He also attended the annual conference of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers at Boston University Oct. 14-16, where he participated on a panel on John Berryman's Dream Songs, moderated by poet Dan Chiasson.

Publications, Exhibitions

Lisa Aronson, associate professor of art history, and co-author Martha Anderson published "Jonathan A. Green:  An African Photographer Hiding in Plain Sight," in African Arts, Vol. 44, No. 3, Autumn 2011.

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A is for, by Deb Hall

Deb Hall, associate professor of art, has a solo exhibition of typographic works and clocks at 677 Prime in Albany through April 13, 2012. The exhibition features eight large pieces and at least five clocks selected by Janis Dorgan, curator. Some of the work is new (2011). The exhibition is open to the public. 

James Kennelly, professor of management and business an director of international affairs, is the author of "Normal courage: R.A. Anderson and the Irish co-operative movement," published in Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 100, No. 399, 2011; and co-author with T. Mengel of "Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) and the Corrib gas controversy," in  Case Research Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2011.Elzbieta Lepkowska-White, associate professor, management and business, and Joanna Bialkowska '11 are the authors of "The Impact of Education and Legislation on Smoking Motivations" published in the Journal of East-West Business,Vol. 17, No. 1. The authors explored the impact of historical developments in the macro environment, with a special focus on the influence of legislation and health education on the perceptions of smoking and cigarette consumption in Poland. To evaluate the result of these changes they analyzed a blog where Polish smokers explain why they still smoke. The results indicate that attitudes toward smoking are becoming increasingly more negative in response to anti-smoking education, research, legislation, and the increased prices of cigarettes in Poland.    

Jay Rogoff, lecturer in English, published his essay-review, "Paul Taylor, His Times and Timelessness," in The Hopkins Review, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Fall 2011). He is the magazine's dance critic. The new issue of Ballet Review, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Summer 2011), features his article "Renaissance Fare," about the summer 2011 New York City Ballet season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, as well as reviews of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at SPAC, and the world premiere of the Mark Morris Dance Group's Renard at Tanglewood. The Wells College Book Arts Center has published a handset, letterpress broadside of his sonnet "Breathless," from his new book of poems, The Art of Gravity.

Rik Scarce, associate professor and chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, and Becks Kolins '12 were discussants on a panel following the Oct. 16 screening of If a Tree Falls, hosted by the Saratoga Film Forum. An additional panelist was Doug Ward, a local attorney who specializes in environmental cases.

Daniel Swift, assistant professor of English, is the author of "Conjectural Damage: A History of Bombing," in the November 2011 issue of Harper's.

In the News

Yacub Addy, lecturer in music, and his ensemble Odadaa! appeared as guest artists in a PBS online simulcast of "Wynton Marsalis at 50." Odadaa! played two pieces from "Congo Square" (Addy's large co-composition with Marsalis) with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to open and close the second half of the program. Other guest artists include tap dancer Jared Grimes, vocalist Gregory Porter, pianist Marcus Roberts, violinist Marc O'Connor, and Damien Sneed and Chorale Le Chateau.  

David Domozych, professor of biology, was a source for "Summer rains affect fall leaves," published Oct. 6 in The Saratogian.

Robert P. Mahoney, professor emeritus of biology, is the author of a guest commentary titled "Donating blood is love made visible," published Sept 29 in the Cape Cod Register.

 

 

 

 

Tags: faculty-staff achievements, faculty, staff, academics, kyle nichols, michael gallant '12, sarah stelmack, roy h. ginsberg, pushkala prasad, jay rogoff, lisa aronson, deb hall, james kennelly, rik scarce, daniel swift, beck collins '12, yacub addy, david domozych, robert mahoney
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