Professor Reynolds Scott-Childress (History) presented a paper, “The Social Reconstruction of Race: The Limits of Whiteness Studies,” at the British Sociological Association Race and Ethnicity Study Group’s Theories of Race, Racism, and Ethnicity Conference on Jan. 31 in Birmingham, England.
Professor Robert Miraldi (Communication & Media) gave a talk on his recently published biography, “Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist,” (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press) at the New York Public Library. It will be aired on C-SPAN book channel on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Professor David Richardson (Biology) presented an invited seminar titled “Environmental change on the Shawangunk Ridge: How acid rain and invasive fish are affecting the Sky Lakes” at Fairfield University for the Biology Lecture Series in Memory of Dr. Donald J. Ross Sr. on Jan. 29. This presentation was based on several years of undergraduate research...
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Richard Kelder was a participant in a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Human Rights Day at the FDR Library in Hyde Park on Dec. 10. The theme of the event was “The World We Want.” The topic of the discussion was how to ensure a good education for all people. Ceramics students Sarah Bloom, Cameron Brown, Matthew Canfield, Sara Mourtin, Jo Panke, Emily Scates, Ashleigh Thomas, Sabina Horvat, Sarah Henry, and Christopher Fortin discussed and displayed their work at A Tavola, a Tuscan-style restaurant in New Paltz, on Dec. 12....
Professor François Deschamps (Art) has an exhibition titled “Taxi Bamako” on view at OK Harris in New York City through Jan. 18.
Professor L.H. Roper (History) presented a paper, The Creation of South Carolina and the Politics of the Seventeenth-Century English Empire, as part of a session on “Creating Cultures in Early South Carolina, 1650-1750” at the 79th annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 2. The presentation, which received support from the offices of Academic Affairs and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is part of a larger project that investigates the history of the English Empire between 1635 and 1685.
Professor Jill Parisi (Art) has artworks on view in two current exhibitions. “Morphology of the Print” runs through Jan. 8 at the Lehman College Art Gallery and “Second Nature” runs through March 9 at the Albany International Airport Gallery.
Four faculty members presented writing assignment ideas at the Writing Board’s fall workshop. Each of the assignments used writing as a mode of learning. The presentations were: Frank Boyer (Art Education), “Writing in Role to Summarize Course Concepts”; Penny Freel (English), “Dear Readers and Listeners: Thoughts on the Dear Mrs. Freel Letters”; Rhonda Shary (English), “How Variety in Writing Situations and Formats Can Allow Students to Pursue their Individual Fields of Interest”; Giordana Grossi (Psychology), “Writing as an Awareness Raising Exercise: Evaluating the Correctness of Scientific Claims in Science News Reports.”
Professor emeritus Ronald Knapp (Geography/Asian Studies) presented a paper “Discovering China’s Forgotten Bridges” at the Second National Covered Bridge Conference, in Dayton, Ohio, on June 7, 2013.
Professor Amy Papaelias (Art) participated in One Week | One Tool Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. An international team of 12 scholars, librarians, developers, and students, the group was charged with conceiving, designing, and implementing the tool over five days of intensive, collaborative work. Papaelias was primarily responsible for the graphic identity of Serendip-o-matic, a “serendipity engine” that takes in text and extracts key terms. Click here to use...