March 2013 Faculty Accomplishments

William Ganis, Associate Professor of Art History, had his feature article on Gerhard Richter, “Frames of Reference,” published in the Spring 2013 issue of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly. The article discussed glass works made by this preeminent German painter throughout his career.

This winter, Dr. Ganis was a Juror (along with Beverly Semmes and Amy Schwartz) for the UrbanGlass Windgate Artist Fellowship, a prize enabling emerging artists to work with the UrbanGlass staff and use this Brooklyn institution's glassmaking facilities towards the execution of specific projects

“Spirit/Practice” a text-conversation among Denis Bradette, William Ganis, Jennifer Macklem and Tony Martins was published in Guerilla Journal, of Montréal, QC, in issue 34, Winter 2013.

As director of Wells College's String Room Gallery, Professor Ganis installed, promoted and opened the fourth show of the 2012-13 season, "Out of Rubble" curated by Susanne Slavick This exhibition about war and its consequences is on view from March 20 to April 16.

Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings, Assistant Professor of Spanish, presented a research paper titled “Violent Rhetoric Against Hispanics in Contemporary American Media and Politics”at The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights Across Disciplines Symposium (March 7-10) at the University of Minnesota. He also moderated a presentation by Dr. Eduardo Cabrera at that symposium. From April 18-20, he will be attending the 66th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, Kentucky where he will chair and present in a session that he has organized titled: “Ghosts, Monsters, Sex and History in Hispanic Literature and Film.” Lastly, Revista Horizontes from Puerto Rico sent him a copy of the issue that contains his article “De Las Ficheras a Sexo, pudor y lágrimas: La recusación de la sexualidad en el cine mexicano contemporáneo.”

Laura J. McClusky, Associate Professor of Sociology, presented a paper titled, "No Where to Hide: Obstacles Women Face When Escaping Partner Abuse in Belize and Barriers to Seeking Political Asylum in the United States" at the 73rd annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Denver, Colorado on March 22.

Principia College invited Dr. McClusky to participate in a program review of the Sociology and Anthropology program. She and Dr. Theodore C. Wagenaar of Miami University conducted the review earlier in March.

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