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Faculty and staff activities
Five porcelain pieces created by Regis Brodie, art, have
been included in the permanent collection of the Musée National
de Céramique in Sèvres, France. Brodie is only the second American
artist to be included in the museums collection. He also has works in the
Museo de Ceramica in Barcelona; the Regional Museum of Art in Tula, Russia; and
the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
theater, was the subject of a documentary in which he discussed the life and times
of playwright Heiner Müller; the film, made by German director Alexander
Kluge, was aired on several TV stations in Europe. During a 1998-99 fellowship
at the American Academy in Berlin, Dasgupta gave lectures about Müller at
various institutions across Europe; he also published articles in German periodicals
and was interviewed for a number of German televison and radio programs. Last
fall he participated in a symposium in Austria called "Cross Gender/Cross
Genre: Glamorous Issues in Theater, Theory, Rock Music and Performance Art in
the Late 60s and Early 70s (New York, London, Germany)."
music, contributed an article about friendship and intimacy in Schuberts
piano duets to the book Schubert und seine Freunde, published in 1999 in
anthropology, presented a paper and chaired a session titled "Social Suffering:
Disease and Despair" at the American Anthropological Associations annual
English, is the author of "Natural Companions: Text and Illustration in the
Work of Beatrix Potter," published in Beatrix Potter Studies VIII.
government, has been named a Public Policy Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars. Hell spend next fall semester in Washington, D.C.,
working on a book-length project about contemporary U.S.-India relations. He also
plans to lecture and to participate in a conference on India and China relations.
A longtime India expert (and the author of the 1990 book India and the China
Crisis), Hoffmann has recently focused on the "extrastrategic" factorsespecially
cultural differences and sensitivitiesthat complicate diplomatic communications
between India and America.
Jaouad, French, is the author of "The Sands of Rhyme: Thackeray and Abd
al Qadir," published in Research in African Literatures, vol. 30,
no. 3. Jaouad recently took part in forums at Columbia and Yale: one on Kateb
Yacine, Algerias foremost Francophone writer, and the other on "expanding
horizons" in French and Francophone studies.
geology, presented a paperabout the "pedagogic windfall" of a
19th-century convergence of geology and landscape artto the annual meeting
of the Geological Society of America; the essay was slated for publication in
the Journal of Geoscience Education.
sociology, wrote an article about the "community justice" movement in
a publication of the Christian Democratic Party in the Netherlands.
business, gave a talk, "From Dairy Cooperative to Multinational Corporation:
Managing Multiple Stakeholders at the Kerry Group, PLC," at the annual Academy
of Management meeting.
UWW, is the new mayor of Saratoga Springs. A Democrat, Klotz won the election
by just 85 votes, defeating the Republican incumbent, J. Michael OConnell.
Klotz had previously served as the citys commissioner of finance. (The new
mayors very first official act was the wedding of Lewis Rosengarten, lecturer
in Liberal Studies, on New Years Day.)
English, had his story "The Disappearance of Elaine Coleman" published
in the November 22 New Yorker. Also in November, Millhausers "The
Visit" was read on the National Public Radio show Selected Shorts.
economics, delivered a paper, "Financial Liberalization: Financial Markets
and Investment in Turkey," at the 1999 Development Economics Study Conference
at the University of Reading in England. He also gave a talk on cyclical poverty
in the U.S. at the International Atlantic Economic Conference in Montreal.
English, has a poem forthcoming in Shenandoah. And a special Indian-poetry
edition of Verse will include two of his English poems, plus seven that
he translated from Sanskrit.
psychology, presented "A Genetic Methodology for Highly Dimensional Experiments"
to the Society of Mathematical Psychology in California.
exercise science, gave two papers at the annual meeting of the North American
Society for the Sociology of Sporton sports metaphors and on universalism
in the Olympics after the revolutions in Eastern Europe.
Sgroi, Catholic chaplain, was on special assignment at Mercy International
Centre in Dublin, Ireland, during January and February. The center is the founding
location of the Sisters of Mercy, begun by Catherine McAuley to provide housing,
education, and spiritual support to poor women.
theater, directed a new staging of Peter Handkes The Hour We Knew Nothing
of Each Other with his company Mad Dog at Five Myles in Brooklyn, N.Y. He
and Debra Fernandez, dance, co-choreographed the movement- and music-rich
music, has provided two entries for the South Asia volume of the recently published
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. His articles are about the music traditions
in the western state of Gujarat and about "Regional Caste Artists and Patrons."
English, is the author of "White Walls," published in the January 17
issue of the New Yorker. The story was translated from the Russian by Jamey
Wye, music, has published two review essays on French organ musicone
in the June 1999 Notes, and the other in the Journal of the Society
for 17th-Century Music.