September Accomplishments 2013
Cynthia J. Koepp, Professor of History, participated in an international conference entitled: "L'anti-physiocratie: Critiques et oppositions au mouvement physiocrate de la fin des années 1750 au milieu du 19e siècle" that took place on 11-13 April 2013 at the Université Lumiére Lyon 2, in Lyon, France. Her paper, entitled "Resisting Physiocratic Rhetoric and Depictions of the Poor in late 18th century France," was part of a session on "Rhétorique et littérature anti-physiocrate." She also served as the chair and discussant for another panel entitled "L'opposition à la physiocratie à l'´étranger."
On 11-13 September 2013 Koepp also participated in an international conference at Princeton University entitled “Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children." The title of her talk, “An Anthropologist Shows Children a World of Difference: The Pedagogical Imagination of Louis-François Jauffret," was part of a session devoted to "Internationalism, and Tolerance."
Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theater, was recently featured on two radio programs. Tish Pearlman interviewed Siouxsie for the NPR program "Out of Bounds," and George Sapio interviewed Siouxsie for the local Ithaca radio show "Onstage/Offstage." On both programs, Siouxsie talked about her recent directing, installation work, and teaching.
Kurt Pipa, Lecturer of Japanese, planned and conducted a three-week Sustainability Leadership Program for Japanese Youths in July and August of 2013 at EcoVillage at Ithaca and in the city of Ithaca, along with his wife, Chieko Pipa. The program brought together two Japanese teenage students with 17 professionals, educators and activists, and offered the students a series of workshops and lectures in sustainability, sustainable living and leadership. The students also took part in a series of home stays, including a farm stay, and a host of experiential learning activities.
Along with his wife, Kurt also held "Yoku Dekimashita!" ("Well done!"), a weeklong Japanese Language and Culture Summer Camp based at EcoVillage at Ithaca in August, where he taught the Japanese language. The camp, in its second year, included 6 students and employed two high-school interns from Japan as teaching assistants.
Both of these programs were activities of Sustena Life Club, an initiative started by Kurt and Chieko in 2012, whose mission is to bring Japanese and other international travelers to Ithaca to share, learn and inspire each other in the field of sustainability.
Christina Wahl, Associate Professor of Biology, presented a talk entitled "VISION IN THE DEEP: Unique Eye Muscle Arrangements Among Larval Stomiiform Fishes" at the annual meeting of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society, on September 28 at Pack Forest in Washington State.