February 2017 Faculty Accomplishments

Marian Brown, Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, was invited to serve on the review committee for the Solarize CNY project, a major regional initiative seeking to develop up to 40 MW of renewable energy capacity throughout five upstate counties, including Cayuga County. Solarize CNY is working with more than two dozen municipalities and public utilities – and Wells College – to identify capable solar contractors able to cost-competitively develop up to forty-two solar installations, including potentially two sites here at Wells College.

Heather R. Buechler, Victor Hammer Fellow, received a College Book Art Association (CBAA) Project Assistance Grant in support of her independent publishing project, OXBLOOD Publishing.  OXBLOOD Publishing is an independent publisher of experimental and theoretical texts, broadsides and artists’ books. OXBLOOD features work from and collaborates with emerging artists / writers, publishing in limited editions that utilize whatever production technology may be available to the press at the time of inception. All means of production are viable; be it Xerox, offset, letterpress, risograph, or the typed carbon copy. Operating under the imperative get out / get out fast, OXBLOOD embraces the complex urgency of our time and foster the growth of a new generation of artists as critical thinkers

Catherine Boroughs’ book, Closet Drama: History, Theory, and Form, has been accepted for publication by Routledge for its Theatre/Performance Studies catalogue. Professor of English, Burroughs was invited to give a lecture on “Women and Closet Drama” to The Mary Symington Book Club in Winston-Salem, N.C. in February.

Jack Daniels, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach, was invited to England and talked with UK coaches and athletes on January 27-31st about training associated with distance running.   Daniels was also invited to give a similar talk to Coaches and Athletes in New Jersey on February 3-5th.

Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre, directed a staged reading of Dan McCoy's play Epimythium at IATI Theatre in Manhattan on February 19th. The sold out audience included 8 Wells alumni, as well as Maria Coleman '14 in the cast!    Easter also produced Juvie, directed by Mary Losurdo '14 in Barler Hall on February 9th and 10th, and presented The Asylum Project written and directed by Elizabeth Mozer on February 24th.

Deb Gagnon, Professor of Psychology, has been named Associate Editor of the journal Psychology and Cognitive Sciences.

Professor of Economics and Sustainability, Kent Klitgaard’s paper, “The Struggle for Meaningful Work,” was published by the Great Transitions Initiative in February 2017.  On February 2, Klitgaard spoke at Colorado Mountain College-Glenwood Springs on the topic of “Biophysical Economics and Sustainability.”

Elliott G. Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, and colleagues published “Translating research into practice: An example of agency and university collaboration,” in the February issue of the journal Child Welfare (http://www.cwla.org/child-welfare-journal/cwj-featured-issues). The article is included in a two-part special issue entitled “Improving the use and usefulness of research in child welfare.” 

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