Robert Rubendall, Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education, was named a 2011 Josh Miner Dialogue Series honoree. The Josh Miner Series, named for the person responsible for bringing Outward Bound to this country, was started in 2003 to honor and hear from a longtime leader in the field of experiential education who has made a distinct impact over the course of their career. The series consists of a public dialogue or conversation between the years’ honoree and another professional in the field. Following tradition, Rubendall was interviewed during the Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for Experiential Education , which was held April 9 in Beckett, Mass. He was interviewed by Paul Hutchinson from Boston University.
Susan Peterson, Modern Languages Department, had her article, “Race, Labor and the Economic Possibilities of Women in Colonial Latin America,” published in the Winter 2011 edition of the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines. The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies publishes the journal.
Robert Spitzer, political science, has been invited to serve as an advisor for the gun violence journalism project of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice of the John Jay College School of Criminal Justice. The purpose of the project is to encourage and develop new investigative and analytical journalism on gun violence in America.
Seth N. Asumah
Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, is the author of a book chapter, “African Cultures, Modernization and Development: Re-examining the Effects of Globalization.” It will be included in a new book, Globalization and the African Experience, edited by Emmanuel M. Mbah and Steven J. Salm, to be published in 2012 by Carolina Academic Press.
Marni Gauthier, English Department, had her book, Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction: Counterhistory, published on Oct. 11 by Palgrave MacMillan in the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series. Linda Wagner-Martin edited the book. Through interpreting the truth, claims of a contemporary historical fiction — beyond postmodernism — on epistemological and narrative bases, Amnesia and Redress identifies a new literary movement as a distinct phenomenon of recent global and national history.
Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), holds a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 2012-13 Visiting Professorship at Fulda University of Applied Science, a partner university of SUNY Cortland. Recently, she presented a paper titled “An Ubuntu Ethics of Punishment” at the 7th Philosophy Conference hosted by Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER) in Athens, Greece. Also, Nagel has been invited to chair the program committee for gender studies, which will be embedded in the 2014 sociology conference hosted by ATINER.
Charles Heasley and Jeremiah Donovan
Charles Heasley and Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History Department, were invited to exhibit their artwork in Jingdezhen, China, as part of the 2010 West Meets East Invitational Exhibition. This international exhibition included four SUNY Cortland students, Christine Brown, Leah Fries, Carolyn Furlong, and Xena Holzapfel, as well as regional students from Jingdezhen and professional artists from Shanghai and Beijing. Photographs of the exhibited work were included in a catalog produced for the exhibition, which opened June 10 at the Jingdezhen International Ceramic Museum.
Beth Shiner Klein
Beth Shiner Klein, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, was a co-presenter at the “Planning for Teacher Preparation in N.Y.S. — Integrating Strategies into the Environmental Literacy Plan” pre-conference symposia at the North American Association for Environmental Education annual conference on Sept. 29 in Buffalo, N.Y. Also at the conference, she presented a session titled, “Integrating Sustainability Education into Preservice Elementary and Secondary Teacher Preparation."
In addition, Klein co-edited a book, The Inclusion of Environmental Education in Science Teacher Preparation, published by Springer and sponsored by the Association for Science Teacher Education. Co-editors are Alec Bodzin of Lehigh University and Starlin Weaver of Salisbury University.
Greg Sharer, Ralph Carrasquillo and Nan Pasquarello
Greg Sharer, Student Affairs, Ralph Carrasquillo, Residence Life and Housing, and Nan Pasquarello, Judicial Affairs, presented “Mentoring New Student Affairs Professionals: Toward More Aware Leadership” at the New York State College Student Personnel Association (CSPA) Conference held Oct. 4 in Rochester, N.Y.
Seth N. Asumah
Seth N. Asumah, Political Science and Africana Studies departments, was appointed to the International Advisory Board of Culture and Development International and the International Conference on Africana Culture and Development (ICACD), Accra, Ghana.