Professional Notes: March 2011

On Thursday, March 10, Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason Antrosio will be traveling to Notre Dame, Indiana to present a paper titled "Risk-Seeking Peasants, Excessive Artisans: Speculation in the Northern Andes." The paper is co-authored with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld and uses their collaborative work to reassess the idea that peasants and artisans are inherently conservative or risk-averse. The paper is part of the Society for Economic Anthropology conference on "Social Economies of Greed and Excess: Lessons from Recessions, Past and Present."

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad was among 27 authors who produced a manuscript recently published in Geobiology. The work, "Twelve Testable Hypotheses on the Geobiology of Weathering," was the result of a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop held at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC in October 2009.

Laurel Elder, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, has had three journal articles, two co-authored, accepted for publication:

  • Laurel Elder and Steven Greene. "The Politics of Parenthood: Parenthood Effects on Issue Attitudes and Candidate Evaluations in 2008." American Politics Research, forthcoming.
  • Laurel Elder. "The Partisan Gap among Women State Legislators." Women, Politics & Policy, forthcoming.
  • Barbara Burrell, Laurel Elder, and Brian Frederick. March 2011. "From Hillary to Michelle: Public Opinion and the Spouses of Presidential Candidates." Presidential Studies Quarterly. 41(1): 156-176.

Athletic Director Dr. Kim Fierke and College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich attended the NCAA National Convention in January.

Professor Jeanne-Marie Havener, Ph.D. APRN, CNS/FNP, Chair of the Department of Nursing, co-authored an article, titled "The Rural Pipeline: Building a Strong Nursing Workforce Through Academic and Service Partnerships," with her colleagues from Bassett Healthcare (Maureen Murray, Director of Professional Practice and Adjunct Professor; Connie Jastremski, Chief Nurse Executive; Patricia Davis, Project Manager; and Martha Twichell, Director of Nursing Education and Adjunct Professor). The article appears in the March 2011 edition of Nursing Clinics of North Americaand showcases the Bassett-Hartwick Partnership for Nursing Opportunities and Summer Nursing Internship Program.

Professor of Nursing Peggy Jenkins and her students have published the following:

  • Certification in Nursing Education by NLN, August 1, 2010 to August 1, 2015.
  • Author -------Jenkins, P. (2011). Chapter 17: Drugs treating Parkinson disease and other movement disorders in Aschenbrenner, D. & Venable, S. Drug therapy in nursing. 3rdedition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Manuscript Review -----------(2010). Critical Care Nursing DeMystified. Chapters 2: Respiratory & Chapter 3: Cardiovascular. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Student research reviews published in peer-reviewed professional journal (student names in bold):
    • De Jager, J. & Jenkins, P. (Spring/Summer 2011). Journal of New York State Nurses AssociationResearch Review of Kory, P., et al. (2011). A rapid, safe and low-cost technique for the induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia in post-cardiac arrest patients. Resuscitation, 82(1), 15-20.
    • Ramos, C. & Jenkins, P. (Fall/Winter 2011). Journal of New York State Nurses Association Research Review of Stevens, C. (2010). Exploring Food Insecurity Among Young Mothers (15-24 Years). Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15(2), 163-171. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6155.2010.00235.x.
    • Martt, R. & Jenkins, P. (Fall/Winter 2011). Improved healing. Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Research Review of Lo, S., Chang, C., Hu, W., Hayter, M., & Chang, Y. (2009). The effectiveness of silver-releasing dressings in the management of non-healing chronic wounds: a meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(5), 716-728.

Harry Bradshaw Matthews, Associate Dean and Director of U.S. Pluralism Programs, was the keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and African Americans of the Civil War. The event was held on January 16 at the historic Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. Matthews also was the keynote speaker and exhibitor at the national headquarters of KPMG, LLP in New York City on February 18. Rare items from the privately owned Matthews Collection for the Preservation of Freedom Journey Classics were displayed and complemented Matthews' presentation, "The Role of the United States Colored Troops in the African American Genealogy of Revolution."

Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Meg Nowak, Director of Residential Life Zach Brown, and Assistant Director of Residential Life Jill McIntyre attended the American Association of Student Conduct Administrators Conference in January.

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Stephanie Rozene's solo show "The Politics of Porcelain" is on display at The Warehouse Gallery at 350 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse, NY from March 3 through May 14. Rozene will give a lecture on March 17 at 6 p.m. In addition, she will give a pre-conference workshop and lecture on her work at the University of Tampa on March 27 as a part of the National Council for the Education of Ceramics Arts Conference.

Two undergraduates--Katie Yorks '12 and Michelle Conklin '11--and Assistant Professor of Education Gregory Smithwill present their research in New Orleans at the International Academic Conference sponsored by The Clute Institute from March 14-16. Through structured interviews, their research explored college-level (Hartwick) faculty perceptions on teaching and working with students with disabilities. The resulting work is titled "Teaching and Working with Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study."

"Proper Rainbow Ramsey Numbers" by Dr. Gary E. Stevens, Department of Mathematics, and Kaitlin Woskoff '10 has been published in Congressus Numerantium, vol. 203, December 2010, pp. 33-41. Part of this research was conducted as part of Woskoff's mathematics senior project during Fall Term 2009 and presented by Woskoff at the 41stSoutheastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing last March.

On the nights of March 4, 5, and 6, Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Parker Troischtheaded a team of observers using the Arecibo telescope remotely for the first time from Hartwick's campus. They were taking data for the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA survey, which is locating sources of star-forming gas in a 7,000-square-degree region of the sky. The observing team consisted of Troischt (Hartwick), Dr. Ron Olowin (St. Mary's College of California), Dr. Rebecca Koopmann (Union College), and Hartwick students Catherine Weigel '12, Michelle Brault '11, Jaclyn Patterson '13 and Nathan Nichols '14.