Faculty and Staff Activities - SUNY Cortland

Faculty and Staff Activities

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, co-authored a book titled Sex Workers and Criminalization in North America and China: Ethical and Legal Issues in Exclusionary Regimes, which was published Jan. 24 by Springer.

Ute Ritz-Deutch

Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, has been accepted as a participant in the seminar, “Writing Histories of Germans Abroad,” to be held at the annual conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego this fall.

Gregg Weatherby

Gregg Weatherby, English Department, will appear in Ithaca Shakespeare Company’s “Henry V,” on stage Feb. 12-14 and Feb. 19-20 at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca.

Melissa Morris

Melissa Morris, Physics Department, coauthored a paper titled “Planetary Embryo Bow Shocks as a Mechanism for Chondrule Formation,” that was accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.  

Also, Morris was formally appointed as adjunct faculty in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, facilitating her ongoing collaborations with this major research university.

Gary Moulsdale and Richard Montgomery

Gary Moulsdale, a tenor, Richard Montgomery, a pianist, both from the Performing Arts Department, will perform Schubert’s 1827 song cycle “Die Winterreise” (The Winter Journey) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 110.  Based on a selection of poems by Wilhelm Müller, the Winter Journey tells the story of a lost love: a young man who had thought he was about to be engaged to be married flees the town where his former love lives. She has turned away from him, and in his despair, he flees into the winter wilderness. The concert is free and open to the public.

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, had his book Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience published by The University of Massachusetts Press in January. The volume is a theoretical examination of issues that arose from his earlier A History of American Literary: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form (2000), the first history of the genre of narrative literary journalism.

In related news, an excerpt from Hartsock’s new book was published in the fall issue of the journal Literary Journalism Studies. “The Literature in the Journalism of Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich” examines the work of the first author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature for journalism. Alexievich is a Belorussian literary journalist.

Doug Langhans

Doug Langhans, Admissions, represented Study New York, a consortium of SUNY, CUNY and private institutions formed to promote New York as a destination for international students, at the International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) 2015 North American Workshop. Langhans, a Study New York Board Member, met with a variety of international education colleagues to discuss the advantages of studying in New York.

Alexandru Balas

Alexandru Balas, International Studies Department and director of the Clark Center for International Education, had his book, The Puzzle of Peace. The Evolution of Peace in the International System, published in February by Oxford University Press. The book is co-authored with Gary Goertz and Paul Diehl. The Puzzle of Peace moves beyond defining peace as the absence of war and develops a broader conceptualization and explanation for the increasing peacefulness of the international system. The authors track the rise of peace as a new phenomenon in international history starting after 1945.

Joshua A. Peck and Claire Toal

Joshua A. Peck, Psychology Department, and his undergraduate research assistant Claire Toal were selected as Cortland delegates to represent SUNY Cortland at the SUNY-wide Innovative Exploration Forum: Undergraduate Research in New York State’s Public Higher Education System in Albany. The conference is designed to bring together some of SUNY’s most talented undergraduate scholars with SUNY administration officials and members of the New York state legislative delegation and their office staff. Peck and Toal will present to members of the state legislature and SUNY administrators on how Environmental Enrichment reduces stress-induced relapse in ethanol-addicted rats.

Andrea R. Harbin

Andrea R. Harbin, English Department, presented “The Augmented Palimpsest: Engaging Students with Augmented Reality” at the Modern Languages Association annual conference on Jan. 8. She was on the panel titled, “Middle English Literature after the Digital Turn.”

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