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Spring 2000

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Susan Bender, anthropology, has been elected to the executive board of the Society for American Archaeology; she holds the post of secretary.

Ross Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Terence Diggory, English, gave a paper titled “Urban Pastoral, Frank O’Hara, and the New York Avant-Garde” in a forum about literature and the environment during the Modern Language Association convention. Diggory is also the author of “Allen Ginsberg’s Urban Pastoral” in the winter 2000 issue of College Literature.

Gove Effinger, mathematics, co-wrote an article on teaching ethics and computing, published in the proceedings of the 1999 Frontiers in Education conference.

Pat Ferraioli, government, received a Fulbright grant to lecture on U.S. public policy and social movements at McGill University in Montreal.

Catherine Golden, English, had her essay “‘Written to Drive Nails With’: Recalling the Early Poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman” included in Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Optimist Reformer.

Francisco Gonzalez, philosophy, gave the opening talk at a University of Cincinnati symposium on “Plato as Author: The Rhetoric of Philosophy.” He also moderated a panel on Plato’s metaphysics for the annual conference of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy.

In a concert dedicated to the late George Green, music, the Skidmore Orchestra performed his composition Passacaglia, along with other works.

Judith Halstead, chemistry, together with Jessica Edwards ’98 and Roger Armstrong of Russell Sage College, had an article on using chromatographic studies for water analysis published in the October 1999 Journal of Chromatography A.

Elzbieta Lepkowska-White, management and business, is the co-author of two papers presented at the international conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science. One paper addressed the effects of privatization on stress and perceived work-family conflicts, and the other addressed retailing in Poland.

Kim Marsella, geology, is co-author of two articles: on minimum age limits for glacial surfaces, in Geomorphology, vol. 27, and on testing for inherited nuclides in glacial terrains, in Annals of Glaciology, vol. 28.

Reinhard Mayer, German, was invited to read at the annual conference of the American Literature Translators Association. He read from his translation of Rondo, by the Swiss author Jürg Amann.

Doretta Miller, art, received the Mary Garrison Memorial Prize for Watercolor at an exhibit of the Cooperstown (N.Y.) Art Association. Among other shows including her work was “Expressions of Individual Self: Self-Portrait” at the Toucan Gallery in Billings, Mont.

Mary-Elizabeth O’Brien, German, received a Fulbright grant to lecture and conduct research on Nazi cinema at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Rajagopal Parthasarathy, English, is listed in the eighth edition of Contemporary Writers of the English Language.

Jay Rogoff, liberal studies, has had an essay about the New York City Ballet (and recent 50th-anniversary assessments of it) accepted by the Kenyon Review. And his poem “Captivity in Spring” is slated for publication in Partisan Review.

Brian Schroeder, philosophy, delivered a paper on Plotinus and Levinas at the annual American Academy of Religion meeting, and later traveled to Naples, Italy, to give a paper on Nietzsche and Levinas in conjunction with the International Association for Philosophy and Literature.

Jamienne S. Studley, president, has been appointed to the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee, to the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Board of the U.S. Education Department, and to the Committee on Accountability of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Christopher Whann, UWW and government, chaired an African Studies Association panel on politics and culture in Lesotho.

Faculty granted tenure and promotion to associate professor: Paul Arciero, exercise science; John Brueggemann, sociology; Robert Linrothe, art history; and Adrienne Zuerner, French.

 


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