Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, recently had two chapters published, one each in very different books. Both will be available this summer. “German Colonists in Southern Brazil: Navigating Multiple Identities on the Brazilian Frontier” will be published in Tales of Transit: Narrative Migrant Spaces in Atlantic Perspective 1850-1950 by Amsterdam University Press, 2013. “Imprisoning Foreign Nationals” will appear in The End of Prisons by Value Inquiry Books, 2013.
John Suarez, Service-Learning, learned that his book chapter, “Empathy, Action, and Intercultural Competence: A Neurological Rationale for Simulation’s Effectiveness in Developing Intercultural Competence,” was accepted for publication in The Intercultural Horizons Proceedings. The book is a collection of peer-reviewed presentations from the Second Annual Horizons Conference, held in October 2012, at SUNY Global Center in New York City. The conference theme was “Intercultural Strategies in Civic Engagement.”
Deborah Wilson and Mary Emm
Deborah Wilson and Mary Emm, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, had their article, “Opportunity for Effective Feedback: A Supervision Tool,” published in the March 2013 journal of Perspectives on Administration and Supervision.
Seth Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Mechthild Nagel
Seth Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Geography Department, and Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department, presented papers at the New York Africana Studies Association (NYASA) annual conference held April 5 and 6 at Binghamton University. SUNY Cortland exchange student Adiam Zersenai, from Fulda, Germany, presented on her internship in Israel. Nagel was elected president of NYASA.
Gretchen Herrmann, Library, has had an article accepted for publication by the journal Ethnology. Titled “New Lives from Used Goods: Garage Sales as Rites of Passage,” the article treats various types of garage sales as life transitions on the part of sellers, and to a lesser extent shoppers. Moving, combining households, divorcing or downsizing can all signal significant passages in participants’ lives and open the potential for new “potential selves.”
Peter McGinnis, Kinesiology Department, has announced the recent publication of the third edition of his undergraduate biomechanics textbook, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise. Published by Human Kinetics, the textbook is used in biomechanics and kinesiology courses in the United States and elsewhere.
Sonia Sharma, Mathematics Department, recently had her article, “Real Operator Algebras and Real Completely Isometric Theory” accepted for publication in the journal Positivity.
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, spoke on “The Architecture of the Gun Debate” at Colby College in Maine on April 2. The talk was hosted by Colby’s Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs.
C. Ashley Ellefson
C. Ashley Ellefson, professor emeritus of history, was interviewed by a reporter from the Baltimore Sun for an article that ran in the March 16 issue about the impending appeal of capital punishment in Maryland. Last fall, Ellefson provided a law clerk in the Maryland attorney general’s office with information on executions in Maryland from 1776 through 1800.
Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and Kathy Russell and Mechthild Nagel
Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and Kathy Russell, Philosophy Department, and Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, presented papers and commentaries at the Public Philosophy Conference, held March 14-16 in Atlanta, Ga.