Nancy Kane, Performing Arts Department, wrote an op-ed that appeared on the back cover of the National Education Association’s January 2014 newsletter, NEA Higher Education Advocate. The piece is titled “In Defense of Dance” and is an edited version of her essay on dance as a liberal art.
Richard Hunter, Geography Department, presented his paper, “Historical Land use Change in Central Mexico: Another Potential Contributor to the Little Ice Age,” at the meeting of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers in Panama City, Panama, on Jan. 7. This paper explores how the extensive conversion of agricultural semi-terraces to pastoralism in the 16th century may have increased central Mexcio’s carbon sequestration rate and thereby potentially contributed to climatic cooling.
Seth N. Asumah
Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, is a contributor to a new volume, The Social Contract in Africa, (The African Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 2014), edited by Sanya Osha. Asumah’s chapter is titled “African Relational Democracy: Reframing Diversity, Economic Development and Society-Centered Governance for the Twenty-First Century." Worldwide orders can be secured through African Books Collectives, Oxford, England.
Gretchen Herrmann, Library, has just published her article “Machiavelli Meets Christmas: The White Elephant Gift Exchange and the Holiday Spirit” in the December issue of the Journal of Popular Culture. The article analyzes the popular holiday game that involves stealing gifts as an inversion of the values and practices of giving that are highlighted in the holiday season.
Regina Grantham, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, was appointed one of the four ambassadors for the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA). She will represent the Central New York region. The ambassador positions are highly prestigious and recognize leadership and professional knowledge. The ambassadors will be visible representatives facilitating communication between the NYSSLHA association and area members.
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of a chapter titled, “Gun Control: Constitutional Mandate or Myth?” that appears in the just-published book, Moral Controversies in American Politics. The book is published by M.E. Sharpe.
Lin Lin, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, will present three papers at the 90th Annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference from Nov. 10-14 in Denver, Colo. Lin and two co-authors will present their published article on social studies titled “Whose History? An Analysis of the Korean War in History Textbooks from Six Countries: the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea and Russia.” As one of the co-authors, Lin will present another presentation on the topic of “Collective Memories of World War II in History Textbooks from China, Japan and South Korea.” The manuscript has been sent to Curriculum Inquiry and is under review. Both papers will be presented at the College and University Faculty Association (CUFA) session of NCSS. With three Chinese faculty members from other universities, Lin will present on the topic of “Learning and Teaching about the Reemerging China: Stories and Perspectives of Chinese Immigrant Social Studies Educators in the U.S.”
Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, was recently informed that her book, Red Lights, is the winner of the 2010 Sara A. Whaley book prize from the National Women’s Studies Association for the book published in the previous calendar year judged to have made the most significant contribution to the topic of women and labor.
Mary Emm, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, along with a colleague, presented a poster session at the 2010 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention held Nov. 18-20 in Philadelphia, Pa. The poster was titled “Leadership in Teaching: Utilizing Student Perspectives on Administration and Supervision.”
Christopher Latimer and Robert Spitzer
Christopher Latimer and Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, attended the American Political Science Association annual meeting, held Sept. 2-5 in Washington, D.C. Latimer presented a paper titled “Using Presidential Popularity to Understand the Campaigning Relationship Between President Bush and Congressional Republicans: An Examination of Representative Web Sites in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 Elections,” for a panel on “Presidential Elections in Perspective.” Spitzer chaired a panel on “Early Assessments of the Obama Presidency.”