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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Sept. 22, 2014

September 22, 2014


Melora Wolff, visiting assistant professor, Department of English, is the author of “Masters in this Hall,” which has received a Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays 2014, edited by Robert Atwan.


Joel Brown, senior artist-in-residence, Department of Music, performed as part of  the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet Sept. 20 at Keuka College.

Linda Motzkin, Jewish chaplain, is a co-chair of the second annual Women’s Philanthropy North Country Communitywide event, scheduled Sept. 30 at Shaara Tfille in Saratoga Springs and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

Publications & Exhibitions

Regis Brodie, professor emeritus of art, has a survey exhibition titled “Regis Brodie:  Surface Expressions” on view through Oct. 5 at the Opalka Gallery, the Sage College of Albany.  Read more.

Dan Curley, associate professor, Department of Classics, is the author of a review of Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, edited by Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos (London: Legenda, 2013), published Sept. 21 in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Linda Hall, associate professor, Department of English, is the author of “What’s Not to Like About Like? Lots” published Sept. 19 on, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

R. Parthasarathy, professor emeritus, Department of English, is the author of a 23-page introduction to three novels (Kanthapura, 1938; The Serpent and the Rope, 1960; and The Cat and Shakespeare, 1965) and Collected Stories (The Cow of the Barricades, 1947; The Policeman and the Rose, 1978; and On the Ganga Ghat, 1993) by the Neustadt laureate Raja Rao about whom The New York Times said: “Among the first major Indian writers to cajole the English language into conveying the distinctive cadences of his native country.” Penguin Books published the four books in the Penguin Modern Classics series in August. Parthasarathy was Raja Rao’s editor from 1974 to 1998. 

In the News

Roy H. Ginsberg, professor, Department of Government, published an essay titled “Democracy Prevails in Scotland”  in the Sept. 20 edition of the Albany Times Union; participated in a telephone interview Sept. 18 with WRGB, CBS6, in Schenectady; and participated in an email interview Sept. 17 with The Daily Gazette, all on the topic of the historic Scottish referendum on independence. Ginsberg has been in Scotland since Sept. 9.

David Karp, associate dean of students and director of campus life, was the subject of a feature story titled “Rebuilding Trust in a College Community,” published Sept. 18 in Education News.

Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain Jr. Professor of Government, was a source for “Republican lt. gov. candidate talks about Democratic primary results,” which aired Sept. 10 on WNYT, Channel 13 in Albany.

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