April 2008

Faculty Accomplishments

Christopher Bailey 
In February, Professor Christopher Bailey presented a Faculty Club Talk, entitled, "Hold on to Your Bag of Sand: The Story of John H. Haynes and Family During the Period of the Alaskan Gold Rush, 1897-1918." This talk was based on genealogical work performed by Professor Bailey.

Professor Bailey organized and led a session on "The State of Science Education" during Southern Cayuga Central School's Superintendent's Day, held at Wells College in March. This session brought together science faculty from Wells College and the local school district for a frank discussion of science education at the local and national levels.

Laura Cambell 
Just returned from a trip to Salt Lake City where I performed on a concert April 3 at the Society for Electro-Accoustic Music (SEAMUS) National Conference at the University of Utah. I performed Mark Volker's "Deep Winter" for Flute and Computer.

On March 2 she performed the Ithaca premier of Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy's work for flute, piano, and narrator titled "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" with the combined groups Women's Works and Music's Recreation. She also performed two other works by the women composers Katherine Hoover and Louise Farrenc.

April 6 she performed as principal flutist with the Colgate Orchestra on a program that included works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Rossini, Liszt, Von Weber, and Mozart (in which her student performed as the winner of the concerto competition.)

William Ganis 
William Ganis had his review of the "Francesco Vezzoli: A True Hollywood Story!" exhibition at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, published in issue 105 (February 2008) of Border Crossings Magazine.

In conjunction with the String Room Gallery's exhibition of prints by the 18th Century artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, on April 3, Dr. Ganis conducted a lecture and discussion regarding etching, the vedute genre, Piranesi and his contemporary Giovanni Vasi.

Cynthia Garrett 
Cynthia Garrett chaired the panel "National Identity, Education and Magnetism in Tudor and Jacobean Writing" on April 3 at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society in Chicago. 

Siouxsie Grady 
Siouxsie recently acted in a short film called "Letting Go" by filmmaker Eric Sterbenk. Last month she also directed a staged reading of the play "4AM" at the Community School of Music and Arts starring four Wells College students.

Anne Lundquist 
Anne Lundquist (and Joel McCarthy, David Karp and Skidmore) presented a pre-conference workshop at the NASPA annual student affairs conference in Boston in March. The workshop was titled "Charting a Course to Repair Harm: The Intersection of Restorative Justice, Community Standards and Your Student Code of Conduct." Anne has had two articles published in the February and March issues of Student Affairs Today: "Avoid rush to judgment on students who may pose threat" (a response to the lawsuit against Georgia's Valdosta State) and "Provide the professional development your staff needs" (a Student Affairs Today Advisory Board roundtable discussion). 

Max Malikow 
On March 27th Max presented a philosophy paper at the Philosophy Symposium of  
Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. The paper was titled: "Opsigeria: A Blessing or a Curse?"

Matthew McCabe 
Matthew McCabe presented a paper titled, "Variability in the Productivity Factor in Wage Growth Calculations," at the 34th annual conference of the Eastern Economic Association in Boston on March 8, 2008.

Vic Muñoz 
On March 10, Vic Muñoz, delivered this year’s Anita Cañizares Lecture in honor of Dr. Cañizares life and work. The lecture was titled, "A Model for Transformation: Teaching & Learning Within the Diversity Tutorial, 2005 – 2007." Joanna deSupinski ’08 also presented her experiences as a student in the Diversity Tutorial. This annual event is sponsored by the Latin American Organization at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

On March 15, Professor Muñoz participated in the one-day conference "Campus Lockdown: Women of Color Negotiating the Academic Industrial Complex" which was in support of tenure for Professor Andrea Smith. The conference "center[ed] women of color in the academic industrial complex" and "consider[ed] its structural constraints, as well as the implications of our scholarship." University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Professor Muñoz attended the American Educational Research Association annual conference in New York City which took place March 24 - 28.

During the week of March 31 – April 3, Professor Muñoz in collaboration with Professor Lisa Kahaleole Hall hosted three prominent Maori scholars. Professors Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Margaret Maaka, and Huia Tomlins-Jahnke presented their scholarship on “Indigenous Pedagogies and Methodologies” at Cornell University. The Cornell talks were co-sponsored by Cornell’s American Indian Program, Cornell Education Society, Departments of Education and Anthropology, Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and Society for the Humanities as well as Wells’ Office of Institutional Diversity, Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and First Nations and Indigenous Studies. Professor Tomlins-Jahnke also presented her work at Syracuse University, sponsored by Professor Chandra Mohanty, and at Wells College. It was an honor and privilege to host Professors Smith, Maaka, and Tomlins-Jahnke.