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- Dr. Gary Barricklow, associate professor
of English, and Dr. John Hulsman, professor of
English, gave a presentation and ran a workshop for EOF Program
Directors at the 35th Annual New Jersey Educational Opportunity
Fund Conference at the Meadowlands Sheraton Hotel and Conference
Center on March 7. The Conference theme was "Forging the Path
to Excellence." Their presentation was entitled "Building an EOP
Program for the Long Term."
- Dr. Edward Carmien, assistant professor of
English, was published as editor and contributor to The Cherryh
Odyssey (Borgo Press, September 2004). Fantastic Detectives
& The Detective Yarn: Romantic Literature was published by invitation
in College English Notes (Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2004).
Reviews of Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 and The Collected
Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh were published in issues #270
and #269 of SFRAReview respectively. In addition, Dr.
Carmien published numerous reviews of science fiction, fantasy,
and non-fiction texts in SFRevu.com. His column I2 was published
monthly during the fall semester.
- Dr. Roberta Fiske-Rusciano, adjunct assistant
professor of political science and global and multinational studies,
and Dr. Frank Rusciano, professor of political
science and global and multinational studies, both presented papers
at the International Studies Association’s 46th Annual Convention,
March 3 and 5, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Fiske-Rusciano’s
paper was entitled: “Through the Looking Glass: Refugee
Women and the Negotiation of Identity.” Dr. Frank Rusciano’s
paper was entitled: “Simulation and Seduction: Political
Persuasion and the Strategic Defense Initiative.”
- Dr. Ronald Hemmel, A.A.G.O, associate professor
of music theory and composition and artistic director of the music
computing center attended the premier performance of his newly-commissioned
work, "The Echoing Green" in February. In the same concert,
the Westminster Conservatory Youth Chorale also performed Dr.
Hemmel's "The Little Vagabond" and "The Piping
Song." All three works are based on poems of William Blake.
- Mary Morse, assistant professor of English,
presented a paper, "Grant Writing as a Foundation Course
in Teaching Professional Writing," at the Modern Language
Association annual meeting in Philadelphia in December. Her paper
was one of six in "The Power of Praxis" sessions sponsored
by the Association of Business Communicators.
- Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber, assistant professor
of French and Italian, has attended numerous conventions and presently
has an article in press. At the Conference of the American Association
of Teachers of Italian (AATI), in association with the American
Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), she presented
her paper, "Vanadio" and the Failure of Memory to Explain the
Holocaust in Primo Levi's II sistema periodico." The paper analyzed
an imperfect analogy in a short story by Primo Levi. At the 8th
Biannual Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust at Brown
University, she presented a study on the use of symbol in the
works of Holocaust writer Jorge Semprùn entitled, "Christ Says
Kaddish: The Role of Jews in the Holocaust Fiction of Jorge Semprùn."
- Patrick Schmidt, assistant professor of
music education, presented the paper, "Sharing Perspective
on Music in Urban Schools," for the MENC Easter Division
at the Music Educators National Conference in Baltimore, MD, on
- Dr. Michele Wilson Kamens, associate professor
of teacher education, was the keynote speaker for the New Jersey
Department of Education New Teacher Institute, held on the Rider
Lawrenceville campus in January. The topic of her speech was,
"Inclusion and You - or, Why is that Other Person in My Classroom?"
Participants were New Jersey K-12 teachers with fewer than four
years' experience in the field.