Faculty Accomplishments: October 2018

Marian Brown, Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, presented “Repairing our Foodshed” at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Pittsburgh from October 2-4. Marian was invited to keynote the DOMES (Developing Open Modules on Environmental Sustainability) workshop at SUNY Geneseo on October 27. Geneseo faculty Karleen West and Suann Yang used what they learned at our Finger Lakes Project (FLP) sustainability curriculum development workshop in May 2017, and used FLP minigrant support to develop food sustainability modules to incorporate into multiple disciplines. The DOMES workshop introduced other faculty in the region to the concept. Marian was invited to offer content from our Finger Lakes Project workshop, including what is education for sustainability, pedagogical strategies for teaching sustainability, and tools for assessment of student sustainability literacy.

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, has been invited to join the WFDD Community Advisory Board at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. This is the first radio station in North Carolina to affiliate with NPR in the early 1970s. Her father, Julian Carr Burroughs, was responsible for this event, and he managed the station and taught courses in Radio/Television and Film at Wake Forest between 1959-1993. In October, she gave a talk, “The Closet Play,” for a Book Release party at the Aurora Historical Museum. Her article, “William Wells Brown’s The Escape; or The Leap to Freedom” is soon to be published in La Torre di Babele: Revista di letteratura e linguistica.

Professor of History, Michael Groth’s review of The Pinkster King and the King of the Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves (Jackson, MS, 2017) by Jeroen Dewulf has been published in the autumn 2018 edition of the Hudson Rivery Valley Review.

Laura J. McClusky, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, appeared via video conferencing technology in Dr. Stephanie Berberick's COM 310 Communications Research Methods class for the Department of Communication Arts at Washington and Jefferson College on October 22, 2018.  Dr. McClusky spoke of her ethnographic work among Maya in southern Belize emphasizing  ethics and the importance of developing long-term relationships with those who generously share their lives with you when doing such work.

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