Professional Notes: May 2009

Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason Antrosio published a review of David Gow's book Countering Development: Indigenous Modernity and the Moral Imagination. His review praises Gow for his long-term fieldwork and attention to the moral issues of development projects. The review appears in the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 14(1), April 2009.

An essay by Robert Bensen, Professor of English, entitled "Prospero's Book Undrowned: The Figure of the Book in Derek Walcott's Another Life (1973)," will appear in the July 2009 issue of The Icfai University Journal of Commonwealth Literature, published in India. Bensen's essay contrasts the book as an instrument of domination through colonial narrative, and as a means of talking back and taking back through post-colonial counter-narrative.

Julia Colavita '05 was part of a group art show titled "Brooklyn Licks - A Spring Salon" at the New York Center for Arts and Media Studies. The show, which is billed as "Brooklyn Artists Invade Manhattan," ran through May 2. This collective exhibition brought 12 early and mid-career Brooklyn artists to Manhattan for a nine-day Spring romp--"a multi-disciplined assault on your senses that promis[ed] to be nothing less than enchanting."

Juan Carlos Corona '02 has been cited by Binghamton University with a graduate excellence award in research. Focused on Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, he has "delved into the secrets of rock formation deep in the earth. While it is widely accepted that blueschist facies metamorphic rocks form in down-going tectonic plates in subduction zones, Corona's research has shed new light on the actual conditions of that formation."

Associate Professor and Chair of Education Mark Davies presented a paper titled "Pseudo-Choices and Sustainable Practices: Actively Moving Towards Social and Environmental Justice" at the New York State Foundations of Education Association Annual Conference in Albany, NY, March 2009.

Director of Enrollment Management Operations Jedene Fein has completed her studies at SUNY Empire State. She has earned a bachelor of science in business administration. Fein noted the degree was "many years in the making!"

Hartwick alumna Louise Hecker '00 has accepted a faculty position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she will continue to work on organ regeneration and bioengineering, and continue to collaborate with Hartwick professor Stanley K. Sessions. In a separate development, Hartwick Biology major Victoria Broderick '09 and Physics major Dustin Jones '09 have both been hired by the Michigan Math and Science Scholars program, sponsored by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where they will help Hecker teach biology to high school students in the program.

Erin Fleming '10 and Professor of Nursing Peggy Jenkins have banded together to write a research review article to be published in the Spring/Summer issue of The Journal of New York State Nurses Association. Fleming chose to analyze a study hot off the presses from the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing related to the effect of oral care on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Matthew Cramer '09 and Jenkins have reviewed Chang, L., Wang, K. & Chao, Y. (2008). Influence of physical restraint on unplanned extubation of adult intensive care patients: A case control study." (American Journal of Critical Care, 17(5), 408-415.) Cramer explored a continuing patient care issue and life-threatening problem associated with the common practice of using physical restraints in mechanically ventilated patients and the risk of unplanned self-extubations. His research review will be published in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of the Journal of the New York State Nurses Association.

On April 21, Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley gave a talk titled "From Sierra Leone to South Carolina: Tracing the Captives of the Sloop Hare" at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, which is housed at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Career Advisor and Internship Coordinator Melissa Marietta has certification in and is now able to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.

Lecturer in English Dan Pelletier's short story "What I Should Have Done" has been accepted for publication in the next edition of Quarterly West. In addition, he has been awarded a Wesleyan Scholarship to attend the Wesleyan University Writers Conference this June.

Director of Annual Giving Dawn A.M. Stever recently completed her master of business administration, executive program at Binghamton University School of Management, and celebrated with a graduation ceremony on May 9.

Professor of Geology Robert Titus, fresh off his successful Arkville exhibition and associated talk, has signed on to do ten speaking events throughout the Catskills in the next four months.

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement Daphne Ward was accepted and showed at a juried fine craft show at the Garnerville Arts Center in early May. The GAGA Arts Festival promised to be "SOHO Reborn in the Hudson Valley," and promised patrons "museum-quality art, while wandering the back alleys and alcoves of a historic, Civil War era textile mill," as well as " open studios, music, food, and live demonstrations of a variety of artisans."

Associate Professor of Philosophy Jeremy Wisnewski has published a review of Richard Matthews' "The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must Be Prohibited" in the April 2009 issue of Philosophy in Review (Vol 29, No. 2).