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March 22, 2005
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SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
  • 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 March 4.

  • 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.

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