Faculty Accomplishments November 2018

Marian Brown, Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, was invited to moderate the closing plenary session for the State of New York Sustainability conference at Colgate University, Nov. 6-8, 2018. Marian convened a panel of college and university leaders to discuss “The C-Suite’s View of Sustainability”. Wells College president Jon Gibralter was among the four panelists; he was joined by three senior campus leaders from SUNY Cobleskill, Colgate University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, is co-editing a collection called Women’s Theatre Theory and Dramatic Criticism with Ellen Gainor at Cornell University. The volume anthologizes and introduces the theory and criticism that women playwrights, actors, and directors created from the Renaissance to the present. Siouxsie Easter is contributing one of the entries. Catherine has also been cast as Ardale and Kiki in Mama Don’t Fly, to be performed by the Edisto Arts Guild, Edisto Island, S.C. 

Siouxsie Easter, Professor of Theatre, directed Eurydice, a play by Sarah Ruhl, for Wells College. The performances received high praise from the audience. Professor Easter also worked as a guest teaching artist for the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City, where she taught a section of the Working With Stage Directors course for the NYU Tisch practicum. In addition, Professor Easter conducted a program review for a Midwestern University and attended the Theatre Association of New York State Theatre Festival in Auburn.

Patti Goebel, Assistant Professor of Theatre, designed lights, set, and was the technical director of Wells Colleges’ fall production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. A two-show run premiered Nov. 2 and 3.  This production required unique special effects, such as a raining elevator and a flying string room.

Goebel also was the sound engineer for Walking On Water’s production of The Fantasticks. A six show run took place Nov. 9-18 at the Community School of Music and Arts building in downtown Ithaca.

Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics and Sustainability, presented a paper, entitled “Integrating Economic and Biophysical Limits to Growth,” at the 88th Conference of the Southern Economic Association in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 18, 2018.  Kent Klitgaard’s review of June Sekera’s book, The Public Economy in Crisis: A Call for a New Public Economy, appeared in the online first edition of the Review of Radical Political Economics on Oct. 27, 2018.

In November 2018, Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, was officially invited by the Chinese government through its professional exchange program in Beijing and HangZhou. He met and discussed with Dr. Lu and his staff and also with the president of China-Africa Business Council Office in  Hangzhou and his staff on the topic of "international cooperation between China and Africa." He also gave a public lecture, “China-Africa Economic and Political Relations with the Focus on Post-Cold War Era,” at the Hangzhou Normal University, HangZhou, China.

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