Brice Smith, Physics Department, is an invited presenter at a public forum titled “New York’s Energy Plan: Scaling Up Renewable Energy or Business as Usual?” being held Wednesday, March 5, in Ithaca, N.Y. The associate professor and former senior scientist at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research has focused his work on renewable and sustainable energy systems for more than a decade. The forum will be moderated by Tony Ingraffea, a member of Cornell University’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is free and open to the public.
Lynn Anderson, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, recently completed the Distinguished Visiting Professor program with the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. The distinguished service professor spent the week lecturing, debating and working with faculty and students in the School of Sport, Tourism, and the Outdoors at UCLAN. The university published this article on its blog site:http://uclanoutdoors.blogspot.com/.
Christopher Xenakis, Political Science Department, is the author of a new book, World Politics and the American Quest for Super-Villains, Demons, and Bad Guys to Destroy. The 593-page text is published by Cognella Academic Publishing, with a 2014 copyright.
John C. Hartsock
John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, has had a new book accepted for publication by The University of Massachusetts Press. Hartsock’s Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience is due to be published in Fall 2015. The result of Hartsock’s most recent sabbatical project, the peer-reviewed volume explores theoretical issues that help to more clearly delineate narrative literary journalism as a genre, one that was long neglected by the academy. These include the advantages of a more traditional narrative approach to contemporary journalism practice, the distinctive nature of narrative literary journalism’s referentiality, the genre’s inherent assault on secular mythologies, and the relationship between the genre and memoir, among other concerns. Hartsock is the author of the critically acclaimed A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form, which was the first history of the genre and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2000. In 2011, his award-winning Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery was published by Cornell University Press. It is a narrative account of a mom-and-pop winery on Cayuga Lake.
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of an article titled, “Comparing the Constitutional Presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama: War Powers, Signing Statements, Vetoes,” published in the Fall 2013 issue of the journal White House Studies.
Sonia Sharma, Mathematics Department, presented at the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Contributed Session on “C*-algebras and Analysis” at the annual Joint Mathematical Meeting held in January in Baltimore, Md.
Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, has received a research grant from the Ibero-American Institute to continue her archival research on German scientists in Brazil. Her work is part of the Institute’s current research theme on “Cultural Transfer and Academic Exchange between Europe and Latin America.” She will be working in the archives during June and July 2014.
Jean W. LeLoup
Jean W. LeLoup, Professor Emerita (Spanish), International Communications and Culture, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, along with USAFA colleagues Dan Uribe and Terrence Haverluk, has published “Assessing Intercultural Competence Growth using Direct and Indirect Measures” in the January issue of The NECTFL Review, 73. This article reports the findings of a study conducted at USAFA to explore and assess the intercultural competence of cadets using a variety of instruments.
Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, and Jeffrey Levine, University of Louisville, had their article “The Show Cause Penalty and the NCAA Scope of Power” published in the Fall 2013 issue of Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
Beth Klein, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, was recently named SUNY Cortland’s part-time sustainability coordinator. She has a longstanding record of advocacy for the preservation of the environment and is involved in many sustainability initiatives both on and off campus. These include local food groups, Sustainable Cortland, campus-wide sustainability curriculum projects and energy saving activities, and the Cortland Green Days project. Klein regularly hosts students and area science teachers at Raquette Lake and is a prominent member of the President’s Climate Action Planning Committee.