Dr. Scott Cleary has been accepted to participate in the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar for Early-Career Researchers this summer. The seminar theme is "Enlightenment Liberties" and his topic is "Thomas Paine and Poetic Liberties."
Dr. Greg Selitto, Office of the Dean, was accepted for a service opportunity in Guatemala in June. As a math consultant, he will travel to the village in support of a bilingual immersion school (Prek - 6). The team of educators work closely for a week with village teachers and their students to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Dr. Jeanne Matich-Maroney presented at the 29th Annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference on Saturday 3/17/12 in Portland Oregon. The title of her presentation was "Competency-Based Social Work Field Education: Introducing the E-Field Program."
Dr. Cathryn Lavery
, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, was chosen as Faculty Speaker of the Year. "I feel really honored," Lavery said about being chosen as Faculty Speaker of the Year. "It is a wonderful opportunity, and I am proud to be asked," she said. See Press Release
Br. Robert Novak, Ph.D, Physics, delivered an invited lecture at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland on March 21, 2012. The title of the presentation was "HDO to H2O Ratio on Mars; Seasonal, Diurnal, and Latitudinal Variations." The talk was part of the Astrobiology Lecture Series sponsored by the Division of Planetary Science at Goddard.
Dr. Caitlin Greatrex, Economics, attended the Eastern Economic Association conference in Boston and presented the paper “Commonalities in CDS and stock markets,” participating as a discussant in an equity trading session, and presented “The Use of Media in Teaching Economics.”
Dr. Meryl Nadel presented at the 29th Annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference on Friday 3/16/12 in Portland Oregon. The title of her presentation was “Enhancing BSW Education Through Faculty Involvement in a Regional Environmental Consortium.”
Dr. Teresa Delgado presented/participated at the following conferences: New York Theological Seminary: "Feminism and Womanism in Dialogue" (Mar 2012); Lancaster Theological Seminary Gerhart Lecture 2012, "Loving Sex Latina/mente: The Reality of God Through the Healing of Broken Embodiment" (Mar 2012); The New School for Social Research Conference: "Marriage Beyond Procreativity: Solidarity Between LGBTIQ Catholics and their Catholic Heterosexual Allies" (Mar 2012); Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University: "The Future of Liberation Theology" (Feb 2012); Workgroup in Constructive Theology Annual Meeting at Vanderbilt Theological School (Apr 2012).
Ilene Haspel, Social Work, presented an "Overview of Social Work Practice" in Diane Ferrero-Paluzzi's Special Topics in Speech Communication Studies: Communication in Healthcare class on March 22, 2012.
Drs. Penelope J. Moore and William Gratzer presented at the New Rochelle Council for Community Services meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at the Dole Senior Citizens Center in New Rochelle. They presented on an ongoing exploratory research project in collaboration with Genetic Alliance/Stanford University School of Medicine Geriatric Education Center and Iona College focusing on intergenerational conversations about family health history facilitated by older adults. On January 26, Drs. Moore and Gratzer were also invited to make this presentation to LIRIC at the Elks Lodge in New Rochelle.
Dr. Elda Buonanno Foley, Foreign Languages, attended the NEMLA [Northeast Modern Language Association] Conference in Rochester, NY on March 17th, 2012 where she presented a paper on "E-story in the Classroom: New Approach of a Communicative Learning"
Dr. Carol Shansky, Fine and Performing Arts, performed, Principle Flute, "New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage"
at Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music, NYC (Mar 18). She also conducted and arranged The Iona College Instrumental Ensemble in a performance of traditional, classical works (May 3).
Professor Thomas Donnarumma, Fine and Performing Arts, directed Antigone by Jean Anouilh for the Iona College Theatre Ensemble, The Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library (April 19-22).
Professor Catherine Mapp, Fine and Performing Arts, choreographed a new group work, Intervals for The Iona College Dance Ensemble in the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium (April 26). She also choreographed the FPA Studio Showing:Reprise without ever ending, which was danced by Ilana Morse (FPA Minor, Dance, Class of 2012) on May 3.
Dr. Adam Goldstein
, Philosophy, presented his ideas about scientific explanation, the sublime, and the impact of evolutionary biology at the SUNY New Paltz Evolutionary Studies program seminar on April 3. A video presentation of the talk can be seen streaming online at http://mediasite.suny.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=5afafad3470742efb24ee1135110c4521d
. He also gave a shorter talk about some of the same ideas at the Stevens Institute of Technology Humanities Seminar on March 21.