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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Feb. 6, 2012

February 5, 2012

Faculty-Staff Achievements, Feb. 6, 2012


Deb Hall, associate professor of art, has been invited to speak to the Schenectady Photographic Society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, on "Habit + Habitat: Photographic Impact in a Digital Age." 

David Karp, associate dean of student affairs and professor of sociology, facilitated a two-day training on restorative justice Jan. 26 and 27 at the University of California. Staff members from all 10 UC campuses participated in the training at which UC President Mark Yudof gave opening remarks.

Megan Mercier, associate director of alumni affairs and college events, has been elected to a two-year term as a trustee-at-large within District II of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Her responsibilities will include the district's Awards and Accolades Program. CASE D-II serves the mid-Atlantic region as well as Ontario, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mercier has been a CASE volunteer for 10 years, serving previously as annual conference chair and a presenter, most recently at the district's annual conference in late January in New York City, where she offered a session about volunteer management drawing on the research she conducted for her MALS thesis.

Margaret Pearson, professor emerita of history, gave a presentation titled "Can the Book of Changes help you in the New Year?" based on her recently published book, The Original I Ching(September 2011, Tuttle Publishing) and in connection with the observance of Chinese New Year.


Linda Simon, professor of English, has an essay titled"Henry James for All Seasons: Revival, Revisions, Transformations" published in A Historical Guide to Henry James, edited by Eric Haralson and John Rowe (Oxford).

In the News

Penny Jolly, professor of art history, was a featured scholar in "How Hairstyles Make the Woman," a story that aired Feb. 5 on CBS Sunday Morning. Jolly was interviewed byFaith Salie last summer at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, where Hair: Untangling a Social History, which Jolly curated, was exhibited in 2004.

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