Professional Notes

Professor of Anthropology David Anthony published a paper co-authored with Don Ringe, a historical linguist at the University of Pennsylvania, solicited by the editors for the inaugural issue of the Annual Review of Linguistics (1:199-219). It is titled "The Indo-European Homeland from Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives". Anthony presented an invited talk at a workshop on ancient DNA archaeology at the Harvard Medical School Human Genomics Laboratory in January and at the Hartwick College Board of Trustees meeting in February.

Finally, in January 2015 David Anthony and his spouse and research partner, Dorcas Brown, submitted the 926-page manuscript of the final report on their archaeological excavations in Russia near Samara between 1995-2002 to the Cotsen Institute Press at UCLA. The monograph is tentatively titled "A Bronze Age Landscape in the Russian Steppes: The Samara Valley Project". It will be published in the Cotsen Institute's Monumenta Archaeologica monograph series. The report contains 18 chapters by 26 specialists; four of the chapters were translated from Russian by Anthony. Hartwick students participated in the excavations from 1996 to 2001.

In December 2014, Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason Antrosio was a discussant for the panel on "Anthropology and Storytelling" reviewed by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC.

In October 2014, the Hartwick Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences participated in the national Geological Society of America with 12 students and three faculty members on hand. Assistant Professor Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad gave a presentation titled "Weathering undercover: Microbe-Mineral Interactions in the Rhizosphere of Scots Pine" and co-authored student presentations with Brian Redder '15 and Joseph Balnis '15 ("Water Chemistry of a Hemlock Forest in the Robert V. Riddell State Park, NY") and with Keith O'Connor '15 ("Geochemical Analysis of a Kettle Lake in Upstate New York"). Professor of Geology Eric Johnson co-authored a presentation with Matthew Robertson '14 called "Deformation/flow mechanisms in the 6.8 km long McGregor Trachyte Flow, Maui, Hawaii, USA." Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences David Griffing co-authored a presentation with Johnson and Caitlin Pointer '14 titled "A Complex Origin for an Unusal Paleosol Interval within the Koloa Volcanic Series, Kauai, Hawaii."

In November 2014, Balogh-Brunstad delivered an invited seminar at the Biogeochemistry Seminar Series at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Her talk was titled "Weathering and Microbe-Mineral Interactions in the Rhizosphere."

Assistant Professor of Art Richard Barlow mounted two solo shows in 2014, "A View of the Copse" at CANO in Oneonta, and "Covers and Bromides" at Juergensen Gallery, Utica NY. So far in 2015, his work has appeared in juried shows including "Drawing Discourse" in Asheville, NC and "Icebreaker 6" at Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, CO. Barlow delivered a lecture titled "Covers and Bromides" at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY, and was published in Studio Visit Magazine (Open Studios Press) and Drawings of Background Objects in Popular TV Shows (Mystery Spot Books).

Associate Professor of Education Mark Davies presented "A Pedagogy of Relations: Contesting Global Exploitation and Environmental Destruction" in October at the American Educational Studies Association annual conference in Toronto, Canada. His book chapter, "Visble Scars, Hidden Costs: Reaping what the Neoliberal Agenda Sows in Our Local Communities" will appear in School Against the Neoliberal Rule: Educational Fronts for Social Justice (Information Age Publishers), edited by B. Porfilio and M. Abendroth.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Brent DeLanoy has seen a chapter from his nonfiction book, "Airhead" accepted for publication in the spring issue of The Missouri Review. His poem, "Date," appears in the winter issue of Jersey Devil Press.

Associate Director of Student Success Ann-Lis Glenn attended the National Resource Center's Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience earlier in February and served as proposal reviewer prior to the conference.

Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley presented a paper titled "Methodological and Conceptual issues for the SHADD Biographies Project," at York University, Toronto, in October 2014. He published a chapter titled "The Dirty Business of Panyarring and Palaver: Violence and the Slave Trade on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Eighteenth Century," in Slavery, Abolition, and the Transition to Colonialism in Sierra Leone, edited by Paul E. Lovejoy and Suzanne Schwarz, (Africa World Press, 2014). Further, he is a joint recipient of a grant of $344,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for the SHADD Biographies Project., and recently gave a talk at SUNY Delhi titled "Gone to Africa: A Rhode Island Slave Ship and the Making of a Diaspora."

Professor of Biology Mark Kuhlmann and Brittany McCabe '14 published "Diet specialization in Octopus vulgaris at San Salvador, Bahamas" in Marine Ecology Progress Series. The piece was based in part on McCabe's senior thesis project.

Professor of English Thomas Travisano's essay "Editing Twentieth-Century Letters: The Road to Words in Air" appeared in the recently published Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). Along with his own, three other essays in the volume deal extensively with his internationally-acclaimed edition, Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (FSG 2008). Travisano was the winner of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship for his biography Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop, which will be published by Penguin Books.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Sarah G. Whiteford and Elise Allyn '15, Sarah Thompson '15, and Jeremy Torres '15 presented a poster at the Eastern Sociological Society meeting on February 28. The presentation with titled "Yik Yak: Defining the Newest Form of Social Media on College Campuses". Whiteford will present the paper "Portrayals of Victims & Offenders on Popular Television Shows" at the International Organization for Social Science and Behavioral Research in Atlantic City, NJ in March.

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