Teresa Meade, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture and chair of the Department of History, has been elected president of the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS) for 2009-2010. NECLAS is the regional association of professors in college and university Latin American Studies’ programs in the Northeast. Union College will be host to the 2009 annual meeting of NECLAS this fall.
Three new papers by Raymond Martin, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Philosophy and department chair, have been published. They are: “The Empiricist Roots of Modern Psychology,” in the “Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Psychology” (Routledge, 2009, John Symons and Francisco Calvo Garzón, eds.); “Memory and Meaning: Reflections on Memento,” in Philosophers on Memento (Routledge, London, in “Studies on Philosophy in Film,” Andrew Kania, ed.,) and “What Would It Matter If There Were No Selves?,” in “Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy,” an anthology drawn primarily from papers originally presented at Cambridge University in 2005 (Oxford University Press, 2009, Tom Tillemans and Jay Garfield, eds.) In addition, Martin’s “The Essential Difference Between History and Science,” originally published in History and Theoryin 1997, recently was translated into Portugese by Gustavo Pereira. It will be reprinted in the Brazilian journal, Revista de Historia des Ideias (Esup, 2009).
Lewis Davis, assistant professor of economics, served as associate editor of the Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (Princeton University Press, February 2009). The two-volume encyclopedia addresses a wide range of issues related to globalization and international economic transactions and is intended to be accessible to a wide audience. Davis had editorial control over all aspects of entries related to economic development.
“Rapid Exhumation of Ice-Covered Rocks of the Chugach-St. Elias Orogen, Southeast Alaska,” a paper by John Garver, Department of Geology chair, has been published in the journal “Geology.” Co-authors are E. Enkelmann and T.L. Pavlis. The paper details a new finding in the Chugach Mountains in Alaska, the discovery that the mountains are growing at an extremely rapid rate and that much of that growth is driven by the erosion caused by glaciers. Garver’s group is part of the National Science Foundation project called the St. Elias Erosion/Tectonics Project (STEEP). This multidisciplinary study addresses the evolution of the Earth’s highest coastal mountain range, the St. Elias Mountains of southern Alaska and northwestern Canada.