Faculty Accomplishments March 2017

Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was an invited speaker at the University of Rochester's Biochemistry and Biophysics retreat this month.

Dr. Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, was appointed as the Chair of the Quality Matters (QM) Assessment Review Team to assess the online course; Introduction to Emergency Management (EMB 120 SYS) in the areas of course content, user friendliness, and general issues at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY 2017- 2018).

Professor of History Michael Groth published the book, SLAVERY AND FREEDOM IN THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY, released this spring by SUNY Press.

Matthew E. Hogan, Visiting Lecturer in Math, recently attended the Spring 2017 Meeting of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), held at the State University of New York at Oswego, in Oswego, New York on April 1st, as well as the 42nd Annual New York State Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference, held at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York on April 8th. As a result of the former, Hogan is now serving as the MAA liaison to Wells College.

Richard Kegler, Director of the Wells Book Arts Center was accepted into the juried printmaking exhibition: New Impressions at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin— opening in June 2107. The exhibit will travel to the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington in the Fall of 2017. Kegler's article for the Canadian Journal: Devil's Artisan #80 features the story of the new Virgin Wood Type Chromatic Ornate font of which examples are held in the Wells Book Arts Center.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, was invited by CODESRIA to attend the Conference on: "Stakeholders' Forum on African Citation Index," which was held on February 23-24, 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.  He chaired the panel on: "Collaboration Policy and Regulations."

 Additionally, Lumumba-Kasongo published the article, " Pan-African Curriculum in Higher Education: A Reflection," In Michael Cross and Amasa Ndofirepi (Eds), Knowledge and Change in African Universities, Volume 2-Re-Imagining the Terrain, Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense Publishers, 2017: pp.  43-62.

Kevin Miles, Director of the Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, along with colleague, Ed Beck, Education Technology Coordinator, presented at Ithaca’s Educational Technology Day as part of the Teaching and Learning Symposium, a special track dedicated to innovations and best practices in using technology for teaching and learning. Their presentation was integrating 3D Printing into a project-based course in the Business program.

Niamh O’Leary, Professor of Environmental Science, recently attended the annual symposium of the Ithaca Native Landscape Society, and the Tompkins County Agricultural Summit.

Jackie Schnurr, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, was chosen as the Faculty Spotlight for the most recent FORCES newsletter. She wrote an article describing how NY State Parks have influenced her career as well as the activities of the FORCES club on Wells College campus.

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