September 2008

Faculty Accomplishments

Catherine Burroughs  
Professor Burroughs has been asked to provide a blurb for the dust jacket of Romantic Actors and Bardolatry: Performing Shakespeare from Garrick to Kean by Celestine Woo (Peter Lang.)

She has also reviewed a manuscript for the special issue on "Teaching Romantic Drama" for the Romantic Pedagogies section of the on-line journal, Romantic Circles.

Candace Collmer  
Professor Collmer visited four universities in the People’s Republic of China during May-June, 2008. She presented a talk entitled, "Comparative genomics of plant pathogens: How new Gene Ontology (GO) terms facilitate the study of microbe-host interactions" at Nanjing Agricultural University, Hangzhou University, and Shang Jiaotong University in Shanghai. 

A chapter by Candace Collmer, M. Lindeberg, and A. Collmer entitled "Gene Ontology (GO) for microbe-host interactions and its use in ongoing annotation of three Pseudomonas syringae genomes" was published by Springer in August, 2008, in the book Pseudomonas syringae Pathovars and Related Pathogens---Identification, Epidemiology and Genomics.

Brad Frazier 
Professor Frazier recently completed "Where Id Was, There Stephen Colbert Will Be," which will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming book, Stephen Colbert and Philosophy in Open Court’s Popular Culture and Philosophy Series

Reviewed Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life, edited by Louise M. Antony (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), for Metapsychology Online 12, no. 34 (August 2008)

Recently submitted "Theism and the Fragmentation of Value" to a philosophy journal to consider for publication.

Recently submitted five poems, "Little Jerry Falwell," "Feeling Spinoza," "Illusions," "Isaac’s dog, Diogenes," and "Death to Sergeant Superego," to an interdisciplinary journal to consider for publication.

Recently invited by the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at Copenhagen University to contribute a chapter on the reception of Kierkegaard in the thought of American philosopher, Richard Rorty, in the forthcoming book, Kierkegaard’s Influence on Philosophy, which will be volume 11 in the Centre’s new series, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, and will be published by Ashgate in the UK.

William Ganis 
Professor Ganis assumed directorship of the college’s String Room Gallery and opens the exhibition season with lenticular and other digital prints by the NYC artist Mary Ann Strandell in an exhibition titled "The Floating Bridge: A 3D Print Installation" on view September 3 – October 2, 2008.

Professor Ganis has his feature-length interview with a maker of monumental cast-glass figures, "A Conversation with Karen LaMonte," published in the Fall 2008 issue of Glass Quarterly. His review of the David Taborn "Homunculus" exhibition at UrbanGlass Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. " was printed in this same issue. 

Dr. Ganis’s review of the "Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz: Islands" exhibition at PPOW Gallery, Chelsea, NYC was published in Glass Quarterly’s Summer 2008 issue as was his review of the "Joel Philip Meyers and Steven I. Weinberg: Masters of Studio Glass" show at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

In Glass Quarterly’s Spring 2008 issue, his back page editorial article, "Making the Cut," regarding the marginalization of glass artists and the self-imposed insularity of the studio glass community was published in the magazine’s "Reflection" column.

His review of the "Cause & Effect" and "Reflection" exhibitions by Do-Ho Suh at Lehmann Maupin Galleries, Chelsea, NYC, was published in the September 2008 issue of Sculpture magazine; and his review of the "Forest of Stone Steles" installation by Wenda Gu at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, was published in Sculpture’s June 2008 issue.

Dr. Ganis’s extended review titled "Kinesthetic Aesthetics," of the Jennifer Steinkamp exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY,  was published in Vol 36, No. 1, 2008 of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.

Jeanne Goddard 
Professor of Dance JEANNE GODDARD traveled to Provincetown, MA to consult with choreographer June Finch on Ms. Finch's musical theatre piece, "Phoebe and the Pheasant". In July Ms. Goddard premiered a new work, "Those Ducks Aren't Bobbinbg for Golf Balls" at Cornell University's "Love Shoe II: Ithaca Love Shoe Festival 2008" at the invitation of producer Jim Self. The program included dance and rap artists from Ithaca, New York City, and Montreal, Canada, along with baritone Steven Stull and pianist Richard Montgomery. With Steven Stull, Ms. Goddard co-produced "Moving Landscapes", a full concert of new and repertory works with both indoor and outdoor elements, in August at the CRS Barn Studio in Ithaca. She also taught three weeks of classes at the barn, and a master class in modern dance technique at the Cornell University dance alumni reunion conference.

Siouxsie Grady 
Professor Grady participated in the Sojourn Theatre's Summer Institute entitled Devising Civic Theatre: Performance, Social Practice & Dialogue. The Institute was held July 27-August 1 in Portland, OR.

Scott Heinekamp  
Professor Heinekamp has been reappointed (2008-2013) Adjunct Professor in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell.

Leslie Miller-Bernal 
Dr. Leslie Miller-Bernal’s co-edited book, Challenged by Coeducation: Women’s Colleges Since the 1960s was reviewed in the major journal for book reviews in Sociology, Contemporary Sociology (Volume 37, 3, May 2008).

Milene Morfei 
Professor Morfei was solicited by Allyn & Bacon to serve as a reviewer for a new test, Adulthood and Aging.

Vic Muñoz 
Professor Muñoz served as Chair of the symposium, Decolonizing Transgender Psychology: Transgender Identities and Issues Within Cultural Contexts and presented a paper titled, "Decolonizing Transgender Psychologies." The symposium brought together scholars working with Indigenous, Psychoanalytic, and Counseling psychologies: Clive Aspin (Aotearoa/New Zealand), Oren Gozlan (Canada) and Offer Mauer (Israel). XXIX International Congress of Psychology, July 20 – 25, 2008. Berlin, Germany.

Vic successfully completed the on-line course, "Protecting Cultural Property in the Biotech Age" taught by Professors Debra Harry and Le`a Malia Kanehe. UCLA Extension, Summer Session 2008.

Professor Muñoz was reappointed for another year as a Visiting Fellow in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Cornell University, 2008 – 2009.

Laura Purdy 
"What Religious Ethics Can Tell Us About Sex," The Future of Naturalism, Center for Inquiry and the Philosophy Dept. of the SUNY Buffalo, Amherst, NY, Sept. 21, 2007. 
"What is (Morally) Wrong with Emergency Contraception?" 3rd International Conference on Science and Ethics of Assisted Human Reproduction and Stem Cell Research, Berlin, Nov. 2, 2007.

"Sex, Lies, and the Religious Right: Culture of Life or Culture of Misery?" McCullough Lecture, Hamilton College, Feb. 6, 2008

"Is Emergency Contraception Murder?" McCullough Lecture, Hamilton College, Feb. 13, 2008.

Jaclyn Schnurr 
Professor Schnurr, with coauthors Charles Canham and Richard S. Ostfeld, presented a poster "If small mammals are excluded in temperate deciduous forests, does seedling recruitment increase?" at the Ecological Society of America meetings in Milwaukee WI.

Carol Shilepsky 
Professor Shilepsky has been named a Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research(CRA-W) Distinguished Professor for the 2008 Cohort of Associate Professors Project (CAPP) meeting on November 14 and 15 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

CRA-W, supported by the National Science Foundation, is dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering research and education at all levels.

CAPP seeks to increase the percentage of women full professors in Computer Science and Engineering by mentoring women who have reached the associate professor rank. Professor Shilepsky will speak on different career paths and how to plan accordingly, as well as meet informally with participants during the CAPP meeting.

André Siamundele 
Professor Siamundele was Reader at the « College Board’s 2008 AP Reading in French », Louisville, KY, 4-12 June 2008.

He presented the paper « The crossroad : Language and Identity from Frantz Fanon to Creoliness », at the Association for Cultural Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona Kingston 7 Jamaica, 3-7 July 2008.

He also presented « Using Literature for the Teaching of History and Social Studies & Literary Sources and Resources by Francophone African Writers », at The Teaching of Africa workshop, Yale University, 14 July 2008.

Crawford Thoburn 
The Wells Choral Ensembles, under Professor Thoburn’s direction, presented a concert, entitled "Music For A Royal Occasion" on Sunday afternoon, May 11th at four o'clock in the Sommer Center of Smith Hall. The Women's and Men's Ensembles each presented selections from their own repertoires, and as the featured work on the program, both groups combined with an orchestra to perform the "Coronation" 

Mass, K.317 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Student soloists in the Mozart mass from his studio included Soprano Mary Gooding, Alto Jillian Kline, Tenor Justin Zehr and Bass Marshall Anderson.

His recently published composition, "The Starry Stranger," for unaccompanied mixed voices was favorably reviewed in the July/August 2008 issue of The Journal of the National Association of Church Musicians.