Allison Alden, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, will give an invited keynote address for the faculty institute at Mercy College on March 12. She will speak on how to support faculty involvement in the community and service learning. Alden will also present on the unique ways colleges can effectively engage with communities pre- and post-disasters at a symposium on April 12 for the NY Metro Area Coalition to Support Community Engagement (NYMAPS), which includes Long Island.
Allison Alden| February 26, 2013
M. Stanley Whittingham| February 18, 2013
M. Stanley Whittingham, distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science, has been selected as a 2013 Materials Research Society Fellow, in recognition of his distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. Only .2 percent of the society’s 16,000+ members are selected for fellow status each year through a highly competitive nomination process. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, and also announced on the MRS website and in the MRS Bulletin.
Jonathan Cohen| February 18, 2013
Jonathan Cohen, University photographer, took both the gold and silver awards in the black and white photography category in the CASE District II Accolades Awards program. His photo of the 2011 evacuation from the flood, “Forced to Flee,” took first place, and the photo, “Events Center Home to Many,” captured second place.
Manas Chatterji| February 18, 2013
Manas Chatterji, professor of management, presented a paper: “Mathematical and Statistical Tools and their Applications to Management Science and Social Sciences;” at an international meeting on mathematics, bioinformatics, information technology and computer science in Calcutta, India, during the winter break.
Sandro Sticca| February 6, 2013
Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, has authored a new book: Lorenzo Filomusi-Guelfi interprete di Dante, published by the Centro Internazionale di Studi e Ricerche “Il Melograno”, Rome, 2012. The volume examines the critical production on Dante of Filomusi-Guelfi (1856-1923), in particular his exegetical work on the Divine Comedy represented by four volumes: Studii su Dante (1908), Nuovi studii su Dante (1911), Nuovissimi studii su Dante (1912) and Paralipomeni danteschi (1914). After framing in the first chapter the importance of Filomusi-Guelfi’s Dante studies, Sticca dedicates the second chapter to a critical-historical analysis of “Dante in English Literature and Art (1380-1882); subsequent chapters deal with Filomusi’s unpublished essay “The Moral Structure of the Paradiso”, celebrations in honor of Dante in the years 1865, 1965, 1983, 1987 and 2011, and a concluding essay on the traditional argument concerning the rivalry between Dante and Petrarch in terms of whether the pre-eminence ought to be assigned to Dante’s vulgari eloquio or to Petrarch’s latinitas. The volume is provided with a rich iconographical repertoire of miniatures and paintings on Dante and the Divine Comedy.
Manas Chatterji| February 6, 2013
Manas Chatterji, professor of management, was the keynote speaker in a meeting on Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Peace Science held at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, India – a University established by Mahatma Gandhi. There were about 300 participants including students. He also served as the keynote speaker at the 44th Annual Meeting of Regional Science Association International (RSAI) - Indian Section. Chatterji established the Indian and the Chinese sections of this premier professional organization and the Northeast U.S. section is located in the School of Management.