Faculty Accomplishments: October 2020

Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, co-presented a Lightning Talk session, “A Dynamic (Electrification) Partnership, for the virtual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Oct. 20–22, 2020. Along with Jordan Kearns, CEO of Medley Thermal, Brown pre-recorded the pair’s presentation in which they discussed the potential to substantially reduce both energy costs and carbon emissions as a result of integrating the proposed dynamic electrification demonstration project in the College’s central heating plant. 

Gehan Dhameeth, associate professor of business, participated in the ACBSP 2020 Region 1 Fall Conference, held Oct. 29–30, 2020. 

Siouxsie Easter, professor of theatre, directed an evening of theatre scenes Oct. 26–27, 2020, entitled (UN)Masked. The play featured seven first-year students and two sophomores to whom Professor Easter taught a half-dozen genres of theatre (from Greek to modern) in six weeks. The play also featured the talents of 11 alums who contributed to costumes, dramaturgy, and writing, directing and acting in a Zoom play that was part of the production. 

Camilo Nascimento, lecturer in visual arts, has custom ink illustrations featured in the documentary film, Echoes of the Empire, in collaboration with the creative team at PhotoSynthesis Productions (pspny.com). This film shares intimate stories told by Mongolians, from nomads to city dwellers, providing a rare insight into their psyches and the challenges they face in their post-Soviet world.​ You can visit the film’s website at echoesoftheempire.com for more information. Echoes of the Empire premiered in October 2020 at Cinemapolis, a theatre in Ithaca, N.Y.

Niamh O’Leary, professor of environmental science, recently participated in two local Cayuga Lake Watershed conferences: one on toxic harmful algal blooms (HABs) and one on hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant.

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