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May 2, 2012
 
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Faculty Highlights 2011: College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Highlights, Publication


 

Anagnostis Agelarakis (Anthropology and Sociology) presented: “References to the Anthropological Remains of Demosion Sema, Salaminos 35-Athens: Archaeo- Anthropological Research Results” at the Third Eforeia of Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities, Athens, Greece, March 2011; “Klazomenaean Ties to Three Continents: Two of Their Ambassadors Speak” at the Nostoi Conference: Indigenous Culture, Migration and Integration in the Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia During the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2011; and “A Dignified Passage Through the Gates of Hades: The Burial Custom of Cremations at Orthi Petra in Eleutherna, Rethymno, Crete” and “On the Significance of Crete in Emperors John III Vatatzis’ and Michael VIII Palaiologos’ Political Foreign Affairs and Military Strategies, and the Contributions and Fate of the Cretan Military Contingent in the Byzantine Army of Emperor Andronikos” at the 11th International Cretological Congress, Rethymnon-Crete, Greece, October 2011.

Anna Akerman (Communications) published, with J. Bryant and M. Diaz-Wionczek, “Educational Preschool Programming in the U.S.: An Ecological and Evolutionary Story” in the Journal of Children and Media, 5 (2), p. 204–220, 2011.

Regina Axelrod (Political Science) edited, with D. Downie and S. VanDeveer, The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, Third Edition (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011), in which she wrote the following book chapters: “Democracy and Nuclear Power: The Czech Case and the Global Nuclear Renaissance”; with S. VanDeveer and N. Vig, “Introduction: Governing the International Environment”; and, with M. Schreurs and N. Vig, “Environmental Policy Making in the European Union.” She presented “What’s Wrong with Nuclear Energy: Temelin and the U.S.” at the Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2011. She participated in the panel discussion, “Law and Regulation in Federal and Multi-Level Systems” at the European Union Studies Association 12th Biennial International Conference, Boston, MA, March 2011.

Judith Baumel (English) published the book, The Kangaroo Girl (Grafton: GenPop Books, 2011).

Andrea Begel (Art and Art History) presented “The Female Demoniac in Thirteenth-Century Franciscan Art” at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, VA, May 2011.

Sean Bentley (Physics), Elizabeth de Freitas (Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction) and Lee Stemkoski (Mathematics and Computer Science) presented “Enhanced Problem-Based Freshman Physics Through High School-Museum Partnerships” at the American Association of Physics Teachers 2011 Winter Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, January 2011.

Steven Bloch (Mathematics and Computer Science) presented “Program by Design: Graphics-First Programming Without Drowning in Syntax” at the 11th Annual Computer Science and Information Technology Symposium, New York, NY, July 2011.

Robert Bradley (Mathematics and Computer Science) authored the book chapter, “Cusps: Horns and Beaks” in Mathematical Time Capsules: Historical Modules for the Mathematics Classroom, p. 89–99 (Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America, 2011). He and Lee Stemkoski (Mathematics and Computer Science) published “What Nine Points Are Worth But Eight: Euler’s Resolution of Cramer’s Paradox” in Convergence, 8, 2011. Dr. Bradley presented: “The Binomial Theorem from Newton to Cauchy” at the Pohle Colloquium in the History of Mathematics, Garden City, NY, March 2011; “Involutes and Evolutes from Huygens to Euler” at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Euler Society, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, July 2011; “L’Hôpital’s Differentials and Cauchy’s Calculus Reform” at the Mathematical Association of America Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section Meeting, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, November 2011; and “Editing and Translating G.F.A. de L’Hôpital’s Analyse” at the Symposium on Editing Historical Texts on Mathematics, Oxford, United Kingdom, December 2011.

Melanie Bush (Anthropology and Sociology) published the book, Everyday Forms of Whiteness: Understanding Race in a ‘Post-Racial’ World, Second Edition (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011). She presented “Everyday Forms of Whiteness: Implications for Higher Education Administrators” to students in Stony Brook University’s Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration program, Stony Brook, NY, October 2011, and “Inside Out/Outside In: National Identity in the United States” at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 2011.

Craig Carson (English) authored “The king’s Virtual Body: Image, Text, and Sovereignty in Edmund Burke’s ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France’” in Republic of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts, 2 (2), p. 115–126, 2011.

Martha Cooley (English) wrote “Novel Anxiety: Notes from the Genre War Trenches” in The Writer’s Chronicle, 43 (5), p. 18–26, 2011. She presented “Fiction and War” at the British Council, Milan, Italy, June 2011.

James Dooley (Biology) published the book chapter, “Branchiostegidae” in Fishes of the Eastern North Atlantic (Rome: FAO, United Nations, 2011).

Anton Dudley (English) wrote Slag Heap (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2011). He also published the book chapter, “Getting Home” in Shorter, Faster, Funnier, p. 144–156 (New York: Vintage Books, 2011). Mr. Dudley cowrote, with A. Kopit, A Dram of Drummhicit, performed at La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, May–June 2011. He directed Blithe Spirit at Franklin Stage Company, Franklin, NY, June 2011, and adapted Peter and the Wiley Wolf…Unplugged, performed at the Majestic Theater, West Springfield, MA, July 2011. Mr. Dudley presented the following: Terms of Encampment at the MCC Theatre at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY, May 2011 and Flying Leap at Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY, August 2011; with B. Feinstein and C. Sohne, Tina Girlstar at Clarke Studio Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY, March 2011; and, with K. Gordon and C. Sohne, The Shadow Sparrow at Roundabout Theatre Company, New York, NY, January 2011, and at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT, July 2011.

Matthias Foellmer (Biology) published: with J. Hoffman, K. Khadka, J. Shek and R. Vulin, “Longer Antennae for Romeo: Assessing Effect of Antennae Length on Courtship and Mating Success in Male Crickets, Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera, Gryllidae)” in the Journal of Insect Behavior, online, 2011, and, with M. Marson and J. Moya-Laraño, “Running Performance as a Function of Body Size, Leg Length and Angle of Incline in Male Orb-Web Spiders, Argiope aurantia” in Evolutionary Ecology Research, online, 2011 (print: 13, p. 513–526, 2011). Dr. Foellmer presented, with D. Pereira and J. Moya-Laraño, “Complex Selection on Morphology and Condition during Mate Search on Males of a Sexually Highly Dimorphic Orb-Web Spider” at the 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen, Germany, August 2011.

Kermit Frazier (English) presented “‘This Mystery of Reading’: An African American Articulation of the Road to Freedom” at the African American Literary Read-In at Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, February 2011.

Mark Grabowski (Communications) wrote “Are Technical Difficulties at the Supreme Court Causing a ‘Disregard of Duty?’” in the Journal of Law, Technology & Internet, 3, 2011. Dr. Grabowski presented “Technical Difficulties at the Supreme Court” at the Southern States Communication Association 81st Annual Convention, Little Rock, AR, March 2011, and he and Sokthan Yeng (Philosophy) presented “Identity and the Web of Information: A Look at Mug Shot Mania in Digital Media” at the International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago, IL, October 2011.

Margaret Gray (Political Science) wrote the book chapter, “Movimento per un’Alimentazione Sostenible ed Economiá Política del Lavoro” (“The Sustainable Food Movement and the Political Economy of Labor”) in Lavoro in Frantumi: Condizione Precaria, Nuovi Conflitti e Regime Neoliberista (Work in Crisis: Precarious Conditions, New Conflicts and Neoliberal Regime) (Verona: Ombre Corte, 2011). She presented: “Whose Food Movement? Critical Questions” at the Taubman Brown Bag Series, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 2011; “Sustainable for Whom? Social Justice and the Locavore Movement” at the Conference on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, September 2011; and, with A. Pole, “What’s Up with the C in CSA? Examining Community in Community Supported Agriculture” at the Joint 2011 Annual Meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Missoula, MT, June 2011.

Shawn Kaplan (Philosophy) published “Unraveling Emergency Justifications and Excuses for Terrorism” in the Journal of Social Philosophy, 42 (2), p. 219–238, 2011. He presented the following: “Do Enlistees Have a Political Obligation to Fight When Commanded?” at the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, July 2011; “Is Express Consent Required to Fight a War Justly?” at the Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, July 2011; and “Is There a Political Obligation to Fight on Behalf of the State?” at the Association for Political Theory Annual Conference, Notre Dame, IN, October 2011.

Hanna Kim (Anthropology and Sociology) published the following book reviews: “When the Guru Does Not Travel, or How Does Globalizing Religion Actually Work? Book Review: Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement, by Tulasi Srinivas,” in H-Net Reviews, online, May 2011, and “Ineffable or Not: Understanding and Writing About Sri Aurobindo. Book Review: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, by Peter Heehs” also in H-Net Reviews, online, June 2011. She wrote two book chapters, “The BAPS Swaminarayan Temple Organisation and its Public” and “Work in Progress: The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha on the Web” in Public Hinduisms (New Delhi: Sage Publications, Inc., 2011). Dr. Kim presented “Steeples and Spires or How to Parse the Balloon and Build a Temple” at the Society for the Anthropology of Religion Biennial Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, April 2011, and “Monumental Revisions: Reading Architecture for Traces of the Middle” at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 2011.

Jessica Klein (Anthropology and Sociology) wrote “Alternative Education” in the Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, 1, p. 54–56 (Washington D.C.: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2011). She presented “Anti-Bullying Prevention Strategies for School Clinicians” at the Sewanhaka Central High School District Staff Development Day, Floral Park, NY, January 2011, and “Visualizing Contemporary Sociological Theories” at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA, February 2011.

Katie Laatikainen (Political Science) presented: “Contested Ground: The Effort of the European Union to Enhance Its Status in the UN General Assembly” at the Miami- Florida European Union Center of Excellence Conference, Florida International University, Miami, FL, March 2011, and, with M. Palous, at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, QC, Canada, March 2011. 

Jacqueline Jones LaMon (English) published Last Seen (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).

Cindy Maguire (Art and Art History) exhibited her work in: Postcard Project in the National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus online gallery, Voice Be Heard website, online, February 2011; Creativity, Imagination, Innovation, a juried group exhibition at the National Art Education Association National Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2011; Made By Hand at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York, NY, March 2011; Mapping Suhareka a collaborative community arts project, Suhareka, Kosovo, March 2011; and Annual Member Show at Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY, October 2011. Dr. Maguire published, with C. Ascher, “Beating the Odds” in Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 76 (5), p. 13–20, 2011. She presented, with R. Mc- Callum, “Fostering Empathy: Cross-Cultural Dialogues Through Artmaking/Artsharing” at Mapping Suhareka!, Fellbach-Haus, Suhareka, Kosovo, March 2011, and “STEAM in Action: The Central Role of the Arts in STEM/STEAM Teaching” at the 63rd New York State Art Teacher Association Annual Meeting, Tarrytown, NY, November 2011; and, with J. Mishook, “Multiple Pathways in the Arts: A New York City Case Study” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 2011.

Sarah Martin (Performing Arts) directed, with R. Brown, A. Hutchinson and A. Paris, American Family at the SPACE at Northbridge, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, August 2011. She created scenic design and art for the play, Come Here by Isaac Oliver, May 2011.

Georgia Newlin (Music) presented at the New York State School Music Association’s 76th Annual Winter Conference, Rochester, NY, December 2011, and “Fostering Part-Work Skills in Singers” at the International Kodály Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, July 2011.

Vincent Passaro (English) published “Scorsese on the Cross: America’s Last Best Tragedian” in Harper’s Magazine, pg. 46–48, July 2011, and “McTeague: An Afterword” in McTeague, A Story of San Francisco (New York: Signet Classic, 2011).

Salvatore Petrilli (Mathematics and Computer Science) presented “Problem Solving Through Discussion” at the Long Island Mathematics Conference, SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY, March 2011, and “Monsieur Francois-Joseph Servois: His Life and Work on the Rigorization of Calculus” at the MathHead Colloquium, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY, March 2011.

Lahney Preston-Matto (English) presented “Saints’ Lives in Medieval Ireland: Writing Social Practices” at the 126th Annual Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.

Gottipaty Rao (Physics), with A. Karpf, wrote “External Cavity Tunable Quantum Cascade Lasers and Their Applications to Trace Gas Monitoring” in Applied Optics, 50 (4), p. A100–A115, 2011, and “Extremely Sensitive Detection on NO2 Employing Off- Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy Coupled with Multiple-Line Integrated Absorption Spectroscopy” in Applied Optics, 50 (13), p. 1915–1924, 2011. He published, with J. Garofalo and E. Lanides, “Diffuse Reflectance-Factor Measurements of Rose Petals” in Color Research and Application, 36 (2), p. 148–154, 2011.

Terrence Ross (Communications) showcased his work, Murdered, Intersecting Memoirs, at the NYC Downtown Feature Film Festival, New York, NY, November 2011.

Nicole Rudolph (Languages and International Studies) presented “Beyond the Grand Ensemble: State-Sponsored Housing Innovation and the Meaning of Home in France, 1966–1972” at the Society for French Historical Studies 57th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, February 2011.

Robert Siegfried (Mathematics and Computer Science) presented, with D. Greco, N. Miceli and J. Siegfried, “Whatever Happened to Richard Reid’s List of First Programming Languages?” at the 2011 Information Systems Educators Conference, Wilmington, NC, November 2011.

Lee Stemkoski (Mathematics and Computer Science) published, with D. Klyve and E. Tou, “Teaching and Research with Original Sources from the Euler Archive” in Convergence, 8, 2011. He presented “Applications of Calculus to Game Theory: The Prisoners’ Dilemma” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 2011.

Christopher Storm (Mathematics and Computer Science) authored the following book chapters in Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting: With and Without Clickers (Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America, 2011): “Integrating Classroom Voting into Your Lectures: Some Thoughts and Examples from a Differential Equations Course,” p. 131–140; with R. Buckmire, K. Cline, J. George, K. Gurski, J. Larsen, B. Mellor, J. Oberweiser, M. Parker, D. Peterson, J. Scharf, R. Spindler, A. Stewart and H. Zullo, “Student Surveys: What Do They Think?” p. 29–36; and, with K. Cline, J. George, W. Harris, M. Parker, A. Stewart and H. Zullo, “Classroom Voting Questions that Provoke Teachable Moments in Differential Equations,” p. 141–148. Dr. Storm published “Some Properties of Graphs Determined by Edge Zeta Functions” in Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 434 (5), p. 1285–1294, 2011, and “An Iterative Construction of Isospectral Digraphs” in Discrete Mathematics, 311 (14), p. 1323–1332, 2011. He presented “Two Isospectral Digraph Constructions Inspired by Ihara Zeta Functions” at Graph Theory Day 61, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, May 2011.

Lawrence Sullivan (Political Science) authored Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Communist Party (Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2011).

Andrea Ward (Biology) wrote, with C. Beattie, G. Dalgin, L. Hao, A. Nechiporuk and V. Prince, “Zebrafish mnx1 Controls Cell Fate Choice in the Developing Endocrine Pancreas” in Development, 138 (21), p. 4597–4608, 2011. She presented the following at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, January 2011: with K. Ackerly, “A Warmer Start: The Correlation Between Vertebral Development and C-Start Efficiency in Danio rerio”; with N. Danos, “Effects of Body Shape on Myoseptal Tendon Ossfication in Teleost Fishes”; with M. Hamilton, “Determining the Relationship Between Temperature, Somite Development, and the Genetics of Somitogenesis in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)”; and with C. Rade, “Function Fin Morphology of Aquatic Substrate-Based Locomotion in Ogcocephalid Fishes (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae).”

Igor Webb (English) published the story, “Reza Says” in The Hudson Review, LXIII (4), 2011.

Courtney Weida (Art and Art History) published the book, Artistic Ambivalence in Clay: Portraits of Pottery, Ceramics, and Gender (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). She showcased her work in: the Harvard University Arts-in-Education Alumni Exhibition, Cambridge, MA, March 2011; The InterConnected World at the Hampden Galleries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, March 2011; “Art From Detritus: Upcycling with Imagination” at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Williamsburg, VA, April 2011; the PINK Exhibition at Studio 659, Whiting, IN, May 2011; “Love in a Time of AIDS” at Le Petit Versailles, New York, NY, September 2011; Día de los Muertos Exhibition at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR, November 2011; and the Annual Community Art Show at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, November 2011. She cowrote, with J. Marsh, the book chapter, “Weaving Provocations for Social Change” in Creative Arts in Research for Community and Culture Change, p. 109–123 (Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 2011). Dr. Weida also wrote: “Gender, Aesthetics, and Sexuality in Play: Uneasy Lessons from Girls’ Dolls and Action Figures” in The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 31, 2011; “Revising/Revising Art and Home: (Be)Longing and Identity in Out-of-School Art Education Settings” in Teaching Artist Journal, 9, p. 145–155, 2011; and “Wonder(ing) Women: Investigating Gender Politics and Art Education Within Graphica” in the Visual Culture & Gender, 6, p. 99–108, 2011. She presented: “(Un)Masking Artists: Considering Costumes, Performance Art, and Puppetry in Art Education” at the Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance: An International Conference on Performing Objects in the 21st Century, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 2011; “Counterculture, Craftsmanship, and Cyberspace: Considerations of Contemporary Feminist Zines in/as/of Education” at Media in Transition 7: Unstable Platforms: The Promise and Peril of Transition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 2011; and, with A. Wilson, H. Lewis and K. Lamour Sansone, “Art and Design Inquiry as Part of the Creative Process” at the National Art Education Association National Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2011. Dr. Weida, Dolapo Adeniji-Neill (Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction) and Tara Gibney (Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction) presented “Weaving Story Through Social Studies, Literacy, and Visual Art Education” at The Power of Imagination: Celebrating the Spoken Word Conference, Waldorf School, Garden City, NY, March 2011.

Peter West (English) wrote “The City in Frames: Otis Bullard’s Moving Panorama of New York” in Common-place, 11 (4), 2011.

Brian Wygal (Anthropology and Sociology) published the book chapter, “The Microblade/ Non-Microblade Dichotomy: Climatic Implications, Toolkit Variability and the Role of Tiny Tools in Eastern Beringia,” in From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/ Early Holocene Beringia, p. 234–254 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2011). He presented “Middle to Late Holocene Cultural Continuity or Hiatus in the Susitna Valley?” at the 38th Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Fairbanks, CA, March 2011, and “Testing the Mammoth Refugium Hypothesis in the Central Alaska Range” at the 76th Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, April 2011.

Cristina Zaccarini (History) wrote “Daoist- Inspired Healing in Daily Life: Lü Dongbin and the Multifaceted Roles of Chinese Barbers” in the Journal of Daoist Studies, 4, p. 80–105, 2011. She presented “Chinese Nationalism, ‘Christian Womanhood,’ and Racial Ideology in Early 20th-Century China: The Adoption of Mary Kao (Kao Meiyu)” at the 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Twin Cities, MN, June 2011.

This piece appeared in the Erudition 2012 edition.
 
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