April 2016 Faculty Accomplishments

Jack Daniels, Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams, had his book, “Daniels’ Running formula” translated into French and Chinese, and is now available in seven languages including German, Polish, Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese and English.

 Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre directed Joanna Rosenberg's STELLA DREAMS OF TRAINS at the Morgan Opera House on April 16th and 17th. This play was one of the winners of the Gloria Peter Playwriting Competition.

 Michael Groth, Professor of History has been invited to compose a professional endorsement for a forthcoming volume on runaway slaves in New York to be published by Black Dome Press.

On Saturday April 16th, Elizabeth Juárez Cummings, Assisting Instructor in Spanish, presented at the 8th Annual Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics at the University of Puerto Rico.  Her paper, titled “Variación estilística en una estructura sintáctica: Ser y Estar en la radio mexicana” was based on her in-progress dissertation.

RIT has just published "The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y." by Richard Kegler, Director of the Book Arts Center. The Aries Press was an American private press founded by Spencer Kellogg, Jr., in the 1920s. A second-generation millionaire and supporter of the arts, Kellogg was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Though little known today, the Aries Press produced exceptional examples of fine printing. Richard Kegler documents its colorful history accompanied by fine illustrations and samples from the Press. Kegler was also featured in Typograph.journal Vol.4, from Australia for his "P22 Blox" project with Starshaped Press of Chicago. Kegler is also a regular contributor to the Canadian Journal: Devil's Artisan. The new issue features the story of the Spiral Type designed by Joseph Blumenthal which the only remaining type exists at the Wells Book Arts Center.

Sarah Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, had her paper, “Resilience During War: Better Unit Cohesion and Reductions in Avoidant Coping are Associated with Better Mental Health Function after Combat Deployment,” with colleagues at SUNY Albany, The College of New Jersey, and Northeastern University, was accepted for publication in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Niamh O’Leary, Professor of Environmental Science, attended the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network’s “Caring for Cayuga” mini-conference in Romulus in April.

Russell Posegate, Lecturer in Music, presented a solo recital on April 3rd in Barler Hall. Roughly 60 people were in attendance and the program included several complete sets of smaller works. Among the works performed were the complete Klavierstücke, opus 118, by Johannes Brahms, the Children's Corner Suite by Claude Debussy, and the Fantastic Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Daniel Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, was invited to contribute an empirical chapter based on his sexting research to the upcoming Routledge Handbook of Deviance Studies, edited by Ophir Sefiha and Steve Brown.  The chapter will be co-authored by his research collaborators:  Kailin Kucewicz ’16, Valerie Schweigert ’16, and Katherine Mouradian ’17.

Dan Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of English, was interviewed in two venues in April, in connection with his recently released chapbook of poems, Thigh's Hollow. Poet Rob Mclennan conducted a print interview here, and Tish Pearlman conducted a radio interview for her NPR show, Out of Bounds, which is accessible here.

John Sheehan, Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, has just had three essays accepted for publication in a Western Civilization ebook by Gale Researcher.  The titles are: Sumer and the Sumerians, The Persian Wars, and The Roman Military.

Winnie Tsang, Lecturer in Art History, gave a talk on "Displaying China at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the Universal Exposition in 1867," at the Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference in Chicago on April 7.

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