September 2015 Faculty Accomplishments

GERARDO CUMMINGS, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings published a book review in the September 2015 issue of Hispania—one of the most important journals in the Spanish speaking world (and the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese).  The book he reviewed was Victor Fuentes’ latest: Buñuel, del surrealismo al terrorismo.  

MICHAEL GROTH, Professor of History, was invited to speak at Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon, NY on September 5th. His public presentation "Slavery and Emancipation in the Mid-Hudson Valley" was one of different lectures and performances commemorating the life of James F. Brown, a former slave who became the master gardener of the Verplanck family's Hudson River estate during the decades preceding the Civil War.

NIAMH O' LEARY, Professor of Environmental Science, was invited to participate in the Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan update, as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee.

DANIEL RENFROW, Associate Professor of Sociology, had his paper "(Re) Defining the Situation When Football Fans Rush the Field" accepted for publication at Sociology of Sport Journal. The study is co-authored with TJ Wissick '15 and Chris Guard '12. The paper was written during Professor Renfrow's recent sabbatical leave.

DEBORA RYAN, Lecturer in Visual Arts, was recently selected to be a Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar Program. The program promotes vibrant public humanities engagement across New York State by offering a selection of dynamic, compelling presentations facilitated by humanities scholars. For more information, please go to: http://www.nyhumanities.org/publicscholars/index.php.

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