Posted on Sep 30, 2010

Assistant Professor of Political Science  Brad Hays recently was a guest on “Vox Pop” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. He addressed campaign politics and the Tea Party factor. To listen, click here

Paul Matarazzo,
Facilities capital projects administrator, recently graduated from the APPA Facilities Management Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz. He completed four separate tracks of study at different Institute locations, including General Administration and Management, Operations and Maintenance, Planning, Design and Construction, and Energy and Utilities. APPA is dedicated to leadership in Educational Facilities.

Kara Jefts, exhibitions assistant at the Mandeville Gallery, recently curated “Parade of Demons,” in Troy, N.Y. The exhibition explored and defined the various perceptions of “monster” across cultures and traditions. With a title and theme drawn from popular Japanese folklore (“The Night Procession of a Hundred Demons”), the show featured five American artists working in a variety of mediums – painting, photography, prints and sculpture – to create otherworldly creatures that entertain, frighten and delight. 

Jeffrey Corbin,
assistant professor of biology, and Natalie Koncki ’10 attended the Soil and Water Conservation Society meetings in St. Louis in July. Corbin spoke at an invited symposium on the topic of effects of invasive species on ecosystem services such as water, soil nutrients and biodiversity. Koncki presented an oral paper detailing her senior thesis research on the ecological impacts of forest biofuels. Currently pursuing a master’s degree at Hofstra University, Koncki is studying the future range of plants on Long Island under various climate change scenarios. Corbin also recently published two papers, in Plant Ecology and Oikos, on the interactions between native and non-native plants in California grasslands.

A letter by Kyle Abrahamson ’11, Marc Nash ’11 and Katie McLean ’11, students in last winter’s Soft Tissue Mechanics class with Ashok Ramasubramanian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been published in the Journal of Biomechanics. The letter is a response to an article the class read that contained several errors. To read the full letter, click here.  

Lori Marso,
professor of political science and director of Women’s and Gender Studies, is the guest editor of “A Symposium on the Political Thought of H. Mark Roelofs” in the September issue of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture. In the same issue, she also contributed an essay titled “H. Mark Roelofs: Prophecy, Existentialism and Transformation.” Last week, Marso presented a paper, titled “Risky Judgments in Dark Times: The Eichmann and Brasillach Trials,” at the University at Albany Political Theory workshop. She delivered the paper at the American Political Science Association meetings in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. It is part of a book manuscript she is preparing, “Simone de Beauvoir: Politics in Situation.”