Professor of Sculpture Ronald Gonzalez delivered a lecture titled “Storehouse” ahead of his exhibition at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The exhibition, “Mind Things,” explores the disturbing overtones of the found object as metaphysical grounding for our human condition and showcases Gonzalez’s “back to the future” sensibility. The exhibition remains on display through Friday, Dec. 18. Read more about Gonzalez and the exhibition.
November 24, 2015
November 2, 2015
Hiroki Sayama, associate professor of systems science and industrial engineering, was recently elected to the Council of the Complex Systems Society, the largest international academic society on complex systems science and engineering. He will serve a three-year term.
October 30, 2015
Ross Geoghegan, research professor of mathematics and department chair designate, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences. He will give his inaugural lecture in Skopje during the spring 2016 semester. This achievement recognizes a long association between the Binghamton Department of Mathematical Sciences and Macedonia initiated by Geoghegan. Seven of Binghamton’s PhDs in mathematics have come from Macedonia.
October 30, 2015
Robyn Cope, assistant professor of romance languages and literatures, presented at the 27th Annual Haitian Studies Association Conference, “Haiti in the Global Environment: Presence, Representations, and Performances,” at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, on Oct. 24. Leading Haiti scholars and activists from a wide range of disciplines gathered in Montreal, home to one of the largest Haitian Diaspora communities in the world, to consider Haiti both within and beyond its borders. Cope’s presentation, “Haiti in the World’s Eyes: Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light,” demonstrated how Danticat’s latest novel’s content and structure work together to balance singularity and universal human experience in a way that urges the World not only to see Haiti but also to see itself in Haiti.
October 20, 2015
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has published Shakespair: Sonnet Replies to the 154 Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Vestal NY: Dialogic Poetry Press, 2015), pp. xviii + 315, available from Amazon; see martinbidney.com.
October 19, 2015
Ravi Palat’s book, The Making of an Indian Ocean World-Economy, 1250-1650: Princes, Paddy fields, and Bazaars, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan in the Studies in the Indian Ocean World series.