February 2018 Faculty Accomplishments

A team of Wells science and math faculty attended a conference workshop hosted by Project Kaleidoscope in February. The conference title was "Strategies for Helping Students Succeed: Group Share among STEM Instructors for Majors and Non-Majors Courses". The Wells team was comprised of Niamh O’Leary, Professor of Environmental Science, M.E. Hogan, Visiting Lecturer of Math, Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Leah Elliott, Lecturer in Biology, and Chris Bailey Professor of Chemistry.

Professor Emeritus of Religion, Arthur Bellinzoni's 10th book was published in February by WIPF & STOCK: "THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE EARLIEST GOSPEL: A Road Map to Early Christianity." The book is a layperson's commentary on the Gospel of Mark.

On February 25, Marian Brown, Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, presented “Finding the U in Sustainability” for the 11th Annual Leadership Conference at the College at Brockport. This student development event invites Brockport alumni to return to campus to present on a variety of leadership topics.

Heather R. Buechler (H.R. Buechler), Victor Hammer Fellow, had her video essay, Session 2: Death of the Author, published in Issue No. 4: From Digital to Print of the online peer-reviewed journal, TextShop Experiments (http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop04/session-2-death-of-the-author).

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, will present a paper, “Women’s Closet Drama and Abolitionism” at the British Women Writers’ Conference in April at the University of Texas. Her co-organized workshop for the American Society for the Study of Theatre Research (ASTR), will take place in San Diego, California. November 2018. Her book, Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form, will be published by Routledge in July.

In February, Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, directed Diana Son's Stop Kiss, a beautiful play about two women finding unexpected love through friendship and tragedy. The show sold out both nights and was well received by audiences.

On February 19, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews published Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Brad Frazier's, review of A Dark History of Modern Philosophy, by Bernard Freydberg (Indiana University Press, 2017).  https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/a-dark-history-of-modern-philosophy/

Deborah Gagnon, Professor of Psychology, published her chapter "A 'Troublesome Effort': Focused Attention and Deep Processing in the Digital Age of Teaching and Learning" in R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. L. Signorella, & M. Munson's The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning, an edited volume published by the American Psychological Association.

In January Cynthia J. Koepp, Professor of History, attended the Annual Meeting of the American History Association in Washington, D.C.  While there she participated in a workshop on innovative pedagogy, heard a number of talks on women and gender in 20th century Europe, and went to a series of special panels focused on ways to increase student enrollment in courses in history and the humanities. In February, she was asked to evaluate a proposal for a monograph in the area of book history for Routledge. 

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