Faculty Accomplishments: October 2019

Siouxsie Easter, professor of theatre and dance, directed the one-person show, My Brave Face, at the Rondo Theatre in Bath, England. The show received rave reviews from audience members. Professor Easter and actor/playwright Ian McGlynn are planning a tour of the production next year.

In October, Kerr Mesner, visiting assistant professor of women’s and gender studies, presented a faculty/staff development workshop at Wells College: “Supporting Trans/Gender Non-binary/Gender Diverse Students in Our Classrooms and Beyond.” In November, Kerr is serving as the conference committee co-chair at the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education’s annual Conference at UMass–Amherst.  Kerr is also co-facilitating the pre-conference retreat, as well as presenting a session entitled “Joy as Resistance: Exploring Play as Contemplative Practice.” Kerr also had two recent reviews published in the Journal of LGBT Youth: one of the book Trans People in Higher Education, and the other of the documentary Becoming More Visible. (Kerr recommends both as excellent resources on trans lives and issues). 

Niamh O’Leary, professor of environmental science, was lead author on a recent publication in the peer-reviewed journal Water. The article focuses on phosphorus levels in Fall Creek and other tributaries of Cayuga Lake, and is titled “Long-Term Study of Soluble Reactive Phosphorus Concentration in Fall Creek and Comparison to Northeastern Tributaries of Cayuga Lake, N.Y.: Implications for Watershed Monitoring and Management.” Work on the paper was primarily conducted during her recent sabbatical leave.

Elizabeth Rivera, lecturer in writing, directed Silent Sky at Hartwick College’s Slade Theatre. The play celebrated the accomplishments of Henrietta Leavitt, an astronomer of the early 20th century. 

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