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Catherine White Berheide, sociology, was named a Carnegie Scholar in the Pew National Fellowship Program, part of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Berheide, who was on sabbatical last year to study methods of assessing student learning, meets with 39 other Carnegie Scholar professors in a summer residency to explore pedagogical issues in their fields.

Peggy Boyers ’75, Salmagundi, had poems published in the spring issues of The New Republic, Ontario Review, Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement, and Notre Dame Review.

Tisch Professor Robert Boyers, English, spoke at the Poetry in America conference at the Library of Congress in April and then headed to Amsterdam in May to chair the opening and closing sessions of the Nexus International Conference on “the Muses.”

Joel Brown and Chris Brubeck, music, are soloists on a new CD titled Back to Brubeck, which features the London Symphony Orchestra playing a wide range of music spanning 300 years.

James Burton, Center for Information Technology Services, was part of a nine-member hospice mission to Africa this summer. The team helped hospice centers in several countries to improve their facilities, record-keeping systems, and other services in response to the AIDS epidemic.

Michael Clapper, art history, won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study at the Winterthur Museum and Library in Delaware. As Winterthur’s NEH fellow for 2000-01, he will pursue his project studying the tensions between mass-produced reproductions and original art in industrialized America.

Lubin Professor Mary Crone, physics, spoke before the American Astronomical Society on star formation in a bimodal blue-compact-dwarf galaxy.

Giuseppe Faustini, Italian, had his article about the work of filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore published in the American Journal of Italian Studies, vol. 22, no. 59.

Robert Foulke, English (emeritus), lectured on “Odysseus’s Oar: Archetypes of Voyaging” at the World Millennial Marine Conference in Salem, Mass. He has been appointed to the advisory board of the new Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History and has also been named editor of Joseph Conrad’s The Mirror of the Sea, a volume in the new edition of Conrad’s works being published by Cambridge University Press.

An article by Catherine Golden, English, won the Northeast Modern Language Association’s 30th anniversary prize and will appear in a special issue of Modern Language Studies. The article is titled “Late 20th-Century Readers in Search of a Dickensian Heroine: Angels, Fallen Sisters, and Eccentric Women.”

This spring Barry Goldensohn, English, presented a paper on Robert Lowell and Norman Mailer at a conference on the Vietnam era held at the University of Seville in Spain. And he spoke on “Randall Jarrell and Death Tropes” at a conference on Jarell, Lowell, and Elizabeth Bishop held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Kevin Hickey, English, chaired the “Race Matters” panel at the Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies Conference at Yale. He also presented a paper, “Kantian Space and Enlightenment Anthropo-geographies,” at the annual Romance Languages and Literatures conference at Binghamton University.

Matthew Hockenos, history, read his paper “German Protestants Debate Politics and Theology on the Cusp of the Cold War” at a spring conference hosted by the Institute for Contemporary British History in London. He received a Fulbright grant to participate this summer in a seminar, “History and Memory: Jewish Past and Jewish Present,” in Germany.

A composition by Anthony Holland, music, was chosen for the opening concert of the National Flute Association convention this summer in Columbus, Ohio.

Penny Jolly, art history, delivered a paper, “Jacques Daret’s Presentation in the Temple: From Latin Theology to the Churching of Women,” at the annual College Art Association meeting.

Sonia Kiszka, UWW ’91, health services, is on the editorial board of a new magazine for college students. Starting in the fall, be (balance everything): life, love, & learning will be distributed free on campuses that are members of the American College Health Association.

Murray Levith, English, visited the University of Hong Kong this spring to lecture on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and The Merchant of Venice.

George Lowis, sociology (emeritus), is the author of “AIDS in Developing Countries: An Epidemiological Analysis” published in Population Problems, Topical Issues. Lowis has been affiliated with the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Paul Michalec, education, gave a paper, “Faculty-Student Classroom Interactions: Intended and Unintended Learning Outcomes,” at the American Education Research Association meting in New Orleans.

Deborah Rohr, music, had an article on the mid-19th-century Royal Society of Female Musicians published in the Journal of Musicological Research, vol. 18, no. 4.

Rosemary Sgroi, chaplain, has been named to the board of trustees of Georgian Court College in Lakewood, N.J.

David Vella and Mark Hofmann, mathematics, and 13 Skidmore students attended the annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, where Vella gave a talk, “I Fall to Pieces: An Overview of Scissors Congruence.” Next year, Skidmore will host the conference.

Renee Walker, anthropology, sponsored a symposium and presented a paper, both about hunting and subsistence during the Paleoindian era, at the Society for American Archaeology meetings this spring.

Faculty promoted to the rank of full professor: Patricia Rubio, Spanish, and Doretta Miller, art.


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