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Spring 2001

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Joyce Bartlett, admissions, participated in two workshops for Native American students considering colleges: the College Horizons program at the Native American Preparatory School in New Mexico, and the University of Colorado’s Upward Bound college fair.

Susan Belden, management and business, presented “Mutual Fund Style Analysis: Distinction without Difference” at the Academy of Financial Services last fall in Seattle.

Peggy Boyers ’75, Salmagundi, has two pieces—an essay and an interview—in Natalia Ginzburg: A Voice of the Twentieth Century. Boyers also has poems in the fall 2000 Sewanee Review, the December 2000 Lettras Libres (Mexico), and the December 2000 Stand (United Kingdom).

Tisch Professor Robert Boyers, English, wrote the introduction to The Ways of the Will and Other Essays by Leslie H. Farber. He also wrote “A Refusal to Mourn the Fate of the Muses: A Debate with George Steiner” in the January 2001 Nexus (Netherlands), and “On Peter Handke” in the fall/winter 2000/01 Salmagundi.

Lubin Family Professor Mary Crone, physics, is first author on an article about a population of red giant stars in a blue compact dwarf galaxy, published in the Astrophysical Journal, vol. 545. She also co-authored a paper about near-infrared detection of red giants in the Astronomical Journal, vol. 120.

David Domozych, biology, co-authored a paper on the secretory apparatus of the Closterium alga in International Journal of Plant Sciences. He wrote the article with Jamie Linde ’00 and RPI grad Laura Morse.

Jordana Dym, history, presented a paper on the city and citizenship in Central America, 1808-21, at last summer’s Congress of History of Central America, held in El Salvador. Last fall she gave a paper on town, family, and power in Central America, 1821-1850, at an international forum on “powers of the family and families of power,” held at the University of Toulouse-Mirail in France.

Michael Ennis-McMillan, anthropology, chaired a session on environmental health issues at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association last fall in San Francisco. His paper for the session was titled “Keeping it Provincial: Culture, Power, and Sanitation in the Valley of Mexico.”

Corey Freeman-Gallant, biology, is the co-author—with Megan Breuer ’98 and Kathleen O’Connor ’00—of a paper to be published in Oecologia. The article reports on their genetic research comparing malaria rates in populations of savannah sparrows.

Raymond Giguere, chemistry, chaired a session on microwave-assisted chemistry at the annual symposium of the Microwave Power Institute, held last summer in Montreal. He also co-authored a paper on the topic in Synthetic Communications, vol. 30, no. 12.

Barry Goldensohn, English, has a poem in the spring/summer 2001 issue of Notre Dame Review, several in the anthology Poets of the New Century, and two in the online magazine Slate.

Francisco Gonzalez, philosophy, has essays in two books: “Giving Thought to the Good Together: Virtue in Plato’s Protagoras” in Retracing the Platonic Text, and “Plato’s Eleatic Stranger: His Master’s Voice?” in Who Speaks for Plato?

Bret Ingerman, information technology services, spoke on “leveraging information assets” for electronic communication and also on recruitment and retention of info-tech staff at the annual EDUCAUSE conference last fall in Nashville.

Regina Janes, English, delivered her paper “Gay and Ariosto: Bouncing Heads” at last fall’s meeting of the Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies. The paper is slated for publication in the English studies journal ELH. For the journal 1650-1850, Janes has agreed to edit a special issue on executions.

Hédi Jaouad, French, wrote an article for the book Charles-Albert Cingria: Erudition et Liberté, published last year in Paris, and an article on Jacques Derrida for the book Remembering Africa, published this year.

David Karp, sociology, is the author of “Values Theory and Research” in Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, vol. 5; he also has an essay on shame in criminal justice in Justice System Journal, vol. 21.

Karen Kellogg, environmental studies, is co-author of a paper on the use of cichlid fishes to control parasitic diseases in the Journal of Aquariculture and Aquatic Sciences.

Tim Koechlin, economics, gave a paper on globalization and its consequences at Marxism 2000, a multidisciplinary conference last fall at UMass-Amherst.

Murray Levith, English, has an article in Shakespeare Yearbook 2000: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. He also wrote a chapter about Shakespeare and Marlowe for a forthcoming book on The Merchant of Venice to be published by Garland.

Reinhard Mayer, German, gave a bilingual reading from his translation of a Peter Schneider essay at the annual ALTA conference last fall in San Francisco; his translation will appear in a forthcoming Southern Humanities Review. In addition, his essay about the translations of the analects of Confucius was published in Beyond Western Tradition: Translation Perspectives 2000.

Doretta Miller, art, was in a three-person exhibition at First Street Gallery in New York City last summer.

Rajagopal Parthasarathy, English, has poems in Shenandoah, vol. 50, no. 3. He contributed original and translated poems, plus a short essay on Sanskrit and Tamil poetics, to Verse, vol. 17, nos. 2 and 3. His translations of three ancient Indian poems will also appear in the fall 2001 Modern Poetry in Translation. In January he traveled to New Delhi to give the keynote address at an international conference called “Translating India” organized by the Indian government and the National Academy of Letters to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Indian republic.

Pushkala Prasad, management and business, co-chaired a workshop on “Interpretive Genres in Organizational Research” at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Toronto last summer. She also co-authored two papers at the meeting: one on the liabilities and legitimation of “maverick and delinquent actions” and one on the logic and language of “save-the-earth” organizations. Prasad is co-author of essays in MIS Quarterly, 2000, vol. 24, and in Organization Science, 2000, vol. 11. At last summer’s Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference in Birmingham, England, she presented a paper on “Native Places in Organizational Spaces.”

Brian Schroeder, philosophy, received a Fulbright fellowship for research in Italy; he’s working on a book to introduce contemporary Italian philosophy to an English-speaking audience. Last summer he attended the annual meeting of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Città di Castello. Last fall he spoke on “The Inoperative Earth” at the annual meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy and was elected to the its board of directors. He was also elected to the executive committee of the Nietzsche Society, and he presented a paper before the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

Jeffrey Segrave, exercise science, wrote an article on sports metaphors in Shakespeare’s plays, published in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, vol. xviii, no. 1.

Robert Shorb, student aid and family finance, is one of nine people named to the National Leadership Council of the National Student Loan Program, one of the country’s largest loan-guarantee agencies.

Joel Smith, philosophy, presented papers on “Tanabe Hajime’s Standpoint of Absolute Nothingness” at fall meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

Jamienne S. Studley, president, delivered the Willard Lecture at Georgetown University Law School in January. The topic of the talk was “Law and Leadership.”

Susan Zappen, library, presented two papers, on databases and journal formats, at the annual Charleston Conference last fall.

 


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