Right Column

May 2012

Faculty Accomplishments


Christopher Bailey, Professor of Chemistry, represented Wells College at the inauguration of Dr. Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera as the 19th President of Keuka College, May 4, 2012.

Bruce Bennett, Professor of English, was awarded a Pushcart Prize for his villanelle, “The Thing’s Impossible,” which was published in the Fall 2011 issue of Ploughshares. The poem will appear this fall in the annual Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses.

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, has been invited to participate in a review to help prepare the 11th edition of M.H. Abrams’s *A Glossary of Literary Terms* (Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.)

Scott Heinekamp, Professor of Physics, attended the 108th meeting of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society, held at SUNY Binghamton on April 20-21 2012. He is a member of the executive committee of the organization, and participated in their semiannual meeting as well.

Vic Muñoz, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the newly founded TSQ (Transgender Studies Quarterly) to be published by Duke University Press. The first issue of TSQ will appear in 2014.

Ernie Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion, shared co-organizer responsibilities with Lauren Eastwood, Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY-Plattsburg, for the session “The Legacy of Resource Extraction: Public Concerns, Corporate Expansion, and Shifting Politics.” The session was organized for the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference held in Montreal, Canada during December of 2011.
Ernie Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion, presented the paper “Big Sky Country, Hydrofracking, and Grassroots Efforts to Control Big Oil” as part of the session “The Legacy of Resource Extraction: Public Concerns, Corporate Expansion, and Shifting Politics” held at the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, Dec 17-21, 2011.
Ernie Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion, contributed a photographic installation “Ethnographic Wide Angle” for the February 3, 2012 performance installation “Wide Angle” produced by Associate Professor of Theatre Siouxsie Easter.

Ernie Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion, presented the paper “Country Roads, Community Connections: The Roadway as an Ethnographic Site for Viewing the Energy Drama” in the session “Community Anthropology” at the 52nd Annual Northeastern Anthropological Association Conference held at Bridgewater State University, March 8-11, 2012.
Ernie Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion, facilitated the attendance of two Wells students at the 52nd Annual Northeastern Anthropological Association Conference held at Bridgewater State University in March of 2012. Frances Staiti presented her paper “Knock Knock, Who’s There: Friendship and Everyday Humor.”Rene Benda presented her poster “Three Local History Museums.”
Ernie Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion, presented his paper “Community Responses to Energy Resource Extraction” for the roundtable “Fractured Fairytales of Energy for the 21st Century Energy, Part II: Community-Generated Knowledge and Alternatives” held at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 28-31, 2012.

Heather Roffe, Visiting Lecturer in Dance this semester at Wells College, has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Nazareth College. She will be starting full-time this fall, and helping Nazareth develop their program in Dance. Her choreographic work will also be showcased in this year's 3rd Annual Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival, performed live with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on July 12."

Christina Wahl, Associate Professor of Biology, will participate in the "Bee Wellness" workshops sponsored over the summer by a grant from the USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, with matching funds from the Empire State Honey Producers Association. Honeybee health specialists from the USA and Canada will be training NYS beekeepers how to identify common bee diseases. Since NYS no longer has a state bee inspector program, this is an important and necessary measure to protect honeybee welfare in New York State. Professor Wahl will be teaching basic microscopy methods to workshop participants, and Wells College will be advertised and acknowledged at all workshop locations.
Professor Wahl has been chosen by the C3 Cyberlearning Workshop of the national Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) to participate in this year's cyberlearning workshop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from May 24-June 1. The workshop is devoted to improving teaching methods for A & P at small independent and community colleges. The award includes payment of all conference fees and a year's membership in HAPS.

 

 
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