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Winter 2004

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Who, What, When

Centennial spotlight

On campus

Faculty focus

Arts on view



Class notes



Highlights of faculty and staff activities

Ian Berry, Tang Museum, co-edited Narratives of a Negress, an exhibition catalog that was chosen as one of the best art books of the year by the New York Times.

Daniel Coleman, master’s program in liberal studies, gave a paper, “Knowing the Box You Think In: Interdisciplinary Study and the Liberal Arts,” for the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.

Lenora de la Luna, education, co-authored a chapter on the contexts and politics of children’s writing in What Writing Does and How It Does It (Lawrence Erlbaum).

David Domozych, biology, is the author of a chapter on “Algal Cell Walls” in the '(Nature Publishing Group).

Gerald Erchak, anthropology, was a commentator on a National Geographic TV program, Taboo: Body Perfect, which aired in November.

Corey Freeman-Galant, biology, co-wrote a paper on mating fidelity in Savannah sparrows, in Molecular Ecology, vol. 12, no. 11. Co-authors include Suzanne Sollecito, biology, and Michael Meguerdichian ’02.

Francisco Gonzalez, philosophy, presented a paper, “Confronting Heidegger on Logos and Being in Plato’s Sophist,” for the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Italy.

Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention, by Dean of the Faculty Charles M. Joseph, music, received the 2003 Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

James McLelland and Kyle Nichols, geosciences, attended the annual Geological Society of America meeting. McLelland co-presented a paper on dating of Adirondack anorthosite. Nichols co-authored a presentation on desert sediment and also joined Robin Wiles-Skeels ’04 in a talk about Saratoga’s water supply.

Stephen Butler Murray, chaplain, co-edited Crossing By Faith: Sermons on the Transition from Youth to Adulthood, a volume in honor of Harry Baker Adams. Murray has published papers in The Journal of Religion, vol. 84, January 2004; the new Encyclopedia of African American Literature; and Technology and Transcendence (University of Limerick).

Rajagopal Parthasarathy, English, has three poems in the September-October 2003 issue of Indian Literature (National Academy of Letters, New Delhi).

Jay Rogoff, English, has poems in recent issues of The Southern Review and Western Humanities Review, and in the 2003 anthology Emerson at Harvard.

Sheldon Solomon, psychology, is featured in the award-winning documentary Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, made by Patrick Shen and Greg Bennick.

Mary Zeiss Stange, women’s studies and religion, spoke at a session on “guns, violence, and belonging” at the annual American Studies Association meeting and at a forum on gun control held at New York Law School.

Robert Turner, government, wrote “The Political Economy of Industrial Recruitment Strategies: Do Smoke-Stack Chasing and Vote-Chasing Go Together?” published in the fall 2003 State Politics and Policy Quarterly.


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