George Balsley II '73 was a presenter at the ArchitectureBoston Expo on November 20. His presentation was titled "DeafSpace: An Architectural Pattern Language For a More Sustainable and Livable World," and examined the "visual language, visual and tactile spatial awareness, and culture constructed around [the] linguistic and cognitive abilities" of deaf people as they have "customized their physical environment to maintain social connection, well-being, and personal identity." Balsley is an architect and deaf design consultant with Steffian Bradley Architects.
Richard Clarkson ‘86 had the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, November 14.
Associate Professor of History Vicki Howard has again been cited as a source for her depth of knowledge on the wedding industry. "Bridesmaid Dress Mystery Solved: Your Questions, Answered" by Arin Greenwood appeared in The Huffington Post on September 26.
Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley consulted extensively with producers of the PBS documentary series "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," particularly for Episode 1: "The Black Atlantic."
Associate Dean and Director of US Pluralism Programs Harry Bradshaw Matthews was a featured speaker at the "Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground Centennial Symposium held November 8-9, 2013 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY. Matthews' presentation on Friday was titled, "Placing Harriet Tubman within the Context of the African American Freedom Journey." The Library of Congress recently granted him a copyright for his newly released booklet, "Harriet Tubman: Her Interview with The Anglo-African Published August 29, 1863," which was a date that preceded by six years Sarah Bradford's 1869 book, "Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman."
Linda Thomson '72 planned the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Louisville, KY. There, she received the gavel and became the first nurse to be president of the organization. Thomson has been tireless in her quest to expand hypnosis training to more bedside nurses. Her teaching has taken her across the country and as far afield as Budapest, Hungary.