November 2014 Faculty Accomplishments

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, has an article being published early January in *The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period (1780-1830).* Ed. Devoney Looser. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 32-43.

Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theater, presented a paper in early November entitled "Interdisciplinary Performance Installation: Encouraging Artistic Collaboration in Academia" at the Women in the Arts Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Jeanne Goddard, Professor of Dance, in November 2014, performed by invitation at Ithaca College with jazz pianist John White, in a program of improvisational work. She also taught two evenings of master classes in Baroque movement for the Ithaca College Light Opera Ensemble, and coached their performance repertoire.

Dr. Carl Johengen, Director of the Wells College Concert Choir, was one of seven singers who performed new works for voice and piano by New York composer David Sisco at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Friday, November 14. Dr. Johengen gave the premiere performance of "Songs from an Old Mill Town", composed by Sisco to poetry by west coast poet Jeff Walt.

Sarah Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, served on a panel discussion, entitled Enhancing the Teaching of CBT: A multidisciplinary approach, at the Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, November 21, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Niamh O' Leary, Professor of Environmental Studies, attended the 41st Annual Fall Scientific Paper Session of the Rochester Academy of Science. Katie Sweeney '15, Major in Environmental Studies, presented a poster entitled "Bioassessment of the Water Quality of the Tioughnioga River in Relation to Surrounding Land Use" that described the findings of research done under O' Leary's supervision.

Jaclyn Schnurr, Associate Professor of Biology, and her 2 summer research students, Niaome Hickman '16 and Katie Sweeney '15, presented a poster titled "Abundance and reproduction of herbaceous vegetation of Wells College, Aurora, NY" at the Rochester Academy of Sciences meeting.

Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, presented his paper at the 2014 (November) Jones International University Society of Scholars Virtual Conference for the School of Business. The paper was on "Influence of Cultural Factors for Global Brand Management."

Professor Dhameeth also guided a team of Wells College students to help a King Ferry woman jump-start her organic garlic business. Professor Dhameeth was given an award from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for his work with Colgan Farms. Read the full article. 

Winnie Tsang, Lecturer in Art History, presented at the conference of International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture at University of Leuven in Belgium in September 2014. The title of her talk was "Embracing the Occult: Religious Hybridity in Paul Gauguin's Tahitian Paintings."

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, as the Coordinator of the Advanced Research Project on "Security, Violence and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Great Lakes Region of Africa," attended the Peace Conference on the Great Lakes, which was organized on September 26-28, 2014 by CODESRIA in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Professor Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo was invited by the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to serve as a human resource person in its Executive Master Program in Managing Peace and Security in Africa on Module 2 on "Causes, Dynamics and Consequences of Violent Conflict: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo." He gave 5 lectures and intervened in every single topic or subtopic related to this module (November 17-25, 2014).

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