June – August 2015 Faculty Accomplishments

Christopher Bailey, Professor of Chemistry, team taught a summer faculty workshop on "Materials Science and Nanotechnology for Chemists" with George Lisensky at Beloit College, July 26-31, 2015. The workshop, which was sponsored by the cCWCS (Chemistry Collaborations Workshops and Communities of Scholars) and funded by the NSF, was intended to teach college faculty how to introduce these important topics into their classrooms and undergraduate laboratories. Among the topics covered were the synthesis of several types of nanoparticles, self-assembling monolayers, solid state stoichiometry, semiconductors, quantum dots, organic solar cells, light emitting diodes, optical transform, and piezoelectricity. Participants this year came from as far away as Maine and Southern California. This is the second time that Professor Bailey has team taught this workshop.

Professor Emeritus of Religion Arthur Bellinzoni signed a contract for the publication of his 9th book, "The New Testament: an Introduction to Biblical Scholarship," which is expected to appear in 2016.

To mark the 125th year of its founding, the University of Pennsylvania Press plans to release titles that have, over the years, fallen out of print on its list. The press has selected Professor of English Catherine Burroughs' "Closet Stages: Joanna Baillie and the Theater Theory of British Romantic Women Writers" (1997) to include in its e-title catalogue. In addition, Catherine has been invited to present the following paper, “Reconsidering Closet Drama,” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu in January 2016.

Brad Frazier, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, published a review of *Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism* at Metapsychology Online on August 11 (Volume 19, Issue 33). The review can be read at: http://metapsychology.net

Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, attended a seminar on “Case Method Teaching” at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, June 12th and 13th, 2015.

On an invitation, July 16th 2015, Gehan Dhameeth conducted a seminar on “Current Marketing Trends and Challenges” to graduate and undergraduate students at the American University in the Emirates (AUE).

Professor Dhameeth presented his research paper on “MODELING THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL FACTORS FOR GLOBAL BRAND MANAGEMENT” at 2015 International Business & Education Conference held in the New York City in August 2-6, 2015, sponsored by The Clute Institute.

Siouxsie Easter, Asociate Professor of Theatre was the U.S. Professor of Theatre for the Advanced Studies in England's Theatre Summer School where she spent 5 weeks in beautiful Bath, UK teaching British Acting Styles and Theatre History. In July she taught a workshop in Devised Theatre at the New York State Theatre Educators Association Conference. At the end of July she presented her paper "Mapping Memories: Devising the Past" at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education national conference in Montreal.

The Exhibit of Book Arts Center Director Richard Kegler’s P22 work is extended to go until Jan 2016. Read about the exhibit here: https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:02-13-2015-05-17-2015-richard-kegler-p22-type-foundry-charles-e-burchfield-s-handwriting/

Rebecca Myers, Lecturer in English, was chosen by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith to be one of 50 poets represented in this year's Best New Poets anthology.  In addition, her chapbook of poems, "My Seaborgium," was picked by Brain Mill Press for their inaugural Mineral Point Chapbook Series and will be published this winter.  Rebecca also has essays forthcoming in Wave Composition and Brain, Child Magazine.

A paper co-authored by Professor of Environmental Science Niamh O’Leary will appear in the September 2015 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Plant Registrations. Co-authored with Margaret Smith and colleagues at Cornell University, the paper is titled "Registration of NY195, NY212, NY215, and NY266 Anthracnose Stalk Rot Resistant Inbred Lines of Maize."

Kurt Pipa, Lecturer in Japanese, planned and conducted, along with his wife Chieko Pipa, a two-day educational Program in Sustainable Lifestyles for Nihon University in August. The program took place at EcoVillage Ithaca and brought together 12 students, two faculty and one staff from Nihon University with 15 local professionals, educators and activists, and offered the visitors a series of workshops, lectures and hands-on experiences in sustainable living.

This program, in its second consecutive year, is an activity of: Sustena Life Club, an initiative started by Kurt and Chieko in 2012 whose mission is to bring Japanese and other international travelers to Ithaca to share, learn and inspire each other in the field of sustainability; and of Learn@EcoVillageIthaca, a non-profit organization at EcoVillage Ithaca that delivers sustainability education, serving as launching point and living lab for many programs.

As a Tompkins County Master Composter, Kurt held a successful vermicomposting workshop at EcoVillage Ithaca in May, teaching over 20 Ithacans the basics of worm composting. In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, participants harvested finished compost and learned how to make their own home vermicomposting system. 

This last month, Kurt brought Black Soldier Fly composting to Tompkins County by successfully starting at EcoVillage Ithaca the first known BSF composting system in the county. 

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Dan Rosenberg’s poems appeared this summer in print at Beloit Poetry Journal and online at The Offending Adam, Loose Change, and Paperbag. He was also interviewed this July about his second book at American Microreviews and Interviews

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Jackie Schnurr presented her poster "Does excluding small mammals for 20 years change tree species establishment?" at the 100th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), held in Baltimore, Md., in August. She also has been elected secretary of the Education section of ESA.

Changing into her Faculty Athletic Representative hat, Jackie has been named a 2015 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow, and will attend the FAR Fellows Institute in Indianapolis in October.

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