Right Column

November 2011


Faculty Accomplishments


Katie Baldwin, Victor Hammer Fellow in Book Arts, will be making paper for a studio production grant from the Women's Studio Workshop in November.


Bruce Bennett, Professor of English, had his chapbook, a sonnet sequence entitled "A Girl Like You," published by Finishing Line Press. Former Victor Hammer Fellow, Sarah Bryant, designed the cover.

Professor Bennett's poem "An Evening Well Spent" appeared in Measure, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2011. His poem "Triolet Or Triolet" appeared in Marilyn L. Taylor's "Two French Forms Play with Echoes" in her "Poet To Poet" column in The Writer, October 2011.

Professor Bennett also had poems published in Measure in Marilyn L. Taylor's "Poet To Poet" column in The Writer, in Fifth Wednesday Journal, and in the 11th issue of The Healing Muse.

Professor Bennett read his poems at the launch of the new Healing Muse issue at SUNY Upstate Medical Center on October 26th.


Christopher Bailey, Professor of Chemistry, participated in the 2011 meeting of the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers (MAALACT), held at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., October 7-8, 2011.


Arthur Bellinzoni, Emeritus Professor of Religion, made two presentations at a 3-day Conference on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at Princeton University. Other presenters included members of the diplomatic corps, former government officials, and an NBC news commentator.


Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre, directed "Our Beds Are Crowded" by Christie Perfetti for the fall theatre production. Nearly 400 people attended the production in Barler Hall on the Wells campus. The show won five awards from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS), including Meritorious Achievement in Directing for Siouxsie Easter, Excellence in Acting for Camilla Schade and Alexi Montgomery, and Meritorious Achievement in Acting for Haley-May Block and Forrest Lambert.


Robert Ellis, director of the Susan Wray Sullivan '51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, was quoted in a Financial Times article on the use of client data in wealth management, and he was also quoted in Source Media on open architecture and trust. His opinion piece on bank brokerages was published in the Financial Times.


William Ganis, Associate Professor of Art History, had his essay, "Cinematic Booking," regarding themes of repetition and narrative in the photographic and book works by Doug Beube, published in Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex, Bookwork, Collage and Mixed Media, published by the Iconoclastic Museum Press, Brooklyn, New York.

In October, Dr. Ganis presented "Worldviews Apart: Research University Ideals, Teaching College Realities" as a part of the "Table for One: Teaching Art History When You’re the Only Art Historian" session at the 2011 Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.


Professors Ganis and Theodore Lossowski, Professor of Art,  planned and led a two-day learning trip for members of the Contemporary Art History course. Students visited exhibitions and installations at Storm King Art Center, Dia: Beacon and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.


Carl Johengen, Wells College's new Choir Director, led the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble in a concert entitled "Gypsies, Weavers, Chariots: Folk Songs of Many Lands." Two performances were held on Friday, November 4 at  Ithaca's First Presbyterian Church, and Sunday, November 6 in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Bath.
Ithaca's premiere a cappella chamber chorus, CVE has been presenting exciting concerts throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier for over twenty-five years. They have been heard and seen on WSKG radio and television, and have performed with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. These concerts marked the start of Dr. Johengen's third season as CVE's Music Director. CVE was joined for this concert by pianist Kerry Mizrahi of Ithaca.


Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics, and co-author Charles Hall, had their book "Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy" published by Springer, New York.


Sarah Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was awarded the Dorfman Award for Best Review Article by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for her article in Psychosomatics, "A Review of Treating Depression in Diabetes: Emerging Findings."


Laura J. McClusky, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been invited to be a discussant for a session on domestic violence to be held at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meetings in March 2012.


Milene Morfei, Professor of Psychology, attended the annual meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 9-12, 2011.


Dan Refrow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, been elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA), a community organization dedicated to providing sanctuary to writers whose works are suppressed, whose lives are threatened, whose cultures are vanishing, or whose languages are endangered.  ICOA recently celebrated Banned Books Week with a reading by exiled Burmese writer, Khet Mar, at the Tompkins County Public Library. ICOA is a project of the Center for Transformative Action at Cornell University.


Christina Wahl, Associate Professor of Biology, guest-lectured to Cornell University physiology students on the subject of gas transport.