February 27, 2006 (Vol. 3, No. 3)
Quorum: News on Faculty ResearchThis is the final installment of the 2006 "Quorum Series," featuring information on recent faculty research, publications and presentations.
In addition, she presented a paper, entitled "History, Demographics and U.S. Diversity of Immigrants from the Middle East," at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in Higher Education (New York City, May 2005).
She served as co-editor (with Professors Sharon Freedberg and Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum) of the special edition of the Women's Studies Review, called The Role of Women in World Peace and the Role of Men and Boys in Gender Equity, which was published in both print and online (Fall 2005). She also transcribed (from Persian to English) Shirin Ebadi's (2003 Nobel Peace Laureate) talk titled "The Role of Women in World Peace" (Nagh-shea Zan Dar Sol-hea Jaa-me-eh), that was given at Lehman College, published in the same issue of the Women' Studies Review (pp. 40-57).
In the past few years, Professor Haghighat-Sordellini has received several individual and multiple grants, including a PSC-CUNY award (2003, 2005) and Shuster Fellowship award (2001, 2004, 2005). She is also the co-principal investigator (with Sociology Professors Esther Wilder, Kofi Benefo and Elin Waring) on grants from the National Science Foundation program in Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Development and Graduate Research Technology Initiative for a project, titled "Integrating Data Analysis into the Curriculum: Responding to the Scientific Literacy Gap among Undergraduate Students in the Social Sciences."
As co-chair of the Professional Development Committee of LACUNY (Library Association of the City University of New York), Professor Munch moderated a PSC-CUNY Grants Workshop on Sept. 16, 2005 at Baruch College.
She wrote book reviews of Naftali Rotenberg's Ayelet Ahavim: Iyunim Be-khokhmat Ha-Ahava, Sifrei Khemed and Yuval Sherlo's Akharekha Narutsa, Sifrei Khemed in Shofar, Vol. 24, No.3 (Spring 2006). She also presented a paper on the "Purity, Courage and a Seeming Contradiction: The Story of Judith in Hebrew and Yiddish" at the conference on "Looking Backward, Looking Forward" at Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio Nov 5-7, 2005).
His recent articles include "Beyond Babble: A Text-Generation Method and Computer Program for Composing Text, Music and Poetry," Leonardo Music Journal, Vol.15, No.1 (2005) and "An Integrated Technique for Transitional Synthesis Between Non-Pitched and Pitched Timbres," Journal SEAMUS (The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States), Vol. 18, No. 2 (2005).
Professor Polashek's recent performances include Sonata for Tape at the Fifteenth Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Florida School of Music (April 2006) and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States 2006 National Conference and Festival at the University of Oregon School of Music (March 2006); Hot-Tempered Arpeggios at Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art 2006 (Minneapolis, Feb. 25, 2006); Stanzas for Alto Saxophone and Interactive Music System at New York University's Composers Forum Concert Series, Black Box Theater (New York City, Feb. 14, 2006); Minute Percussion at the 24th Concordia University Electroacoustics Festival (Montreal, Canada, Oct. 12, 2005); and A Miniature Odyssey and Minute Percussion on the Radio Broadcast, Martian Gardens, Massachusetts Public Radio (July 10, 2005).
He delivered the keynote address on the "Mysteries of the Nineteenth Century Revealed Through Letters and Anecdotes," for a symposium on New York's Colored Orphan Asylum at Lehman College (Bronx, NY, April 14, 2005). Most recently, Professor Seraile completed a new manuscript, entitled The Oil and Wine of Christian Kindness: The (New York) Colored Orphan Asylum, 1836-1946: A Study of Race, Class and Philanthropy.
She is the recipient of a PSC-CUNY Research Foundation Grant that will support research for a book, entitled Recognizing a Dream. The book documents the efforts of five institutions that historically and currently produce black theatre in America. The institutions include the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre (St. Louis, and Eta – Chicago); Karamu Theatre (Cleveland); North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre (Winston-Salem); the Freedom Theatre (Philadelphia); and The Archetype: Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (New York City).
In other news, Professor Turner will produce a new work through the Urban Theatre Institute, entitled A Fire Inside—The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni. The show will run from March 6-17 at the 45th Street Theatre and will feature students from the Lehman College Theatre program, including program alumna Noele Phillips in the role of Nikki Giovanni. The theatre is located at 354 W. 45th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues). For more information, call Professor Watson at (718) 960-6087.
The Urban Theatre Institute is a joint effort between Professor Turner (co-founder) and Professor Arthur M. Reese of Chicago State University. The Institute is dedicated to producing and publishing works that reflect upon, and preserve, urban culture and history through theatre production.
In the Spring of 2005, the College's Nursing Department was involved in a similar project, designing and implementing a pilot after-school program that taught life skills in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse. The project involved developing art skills through posters that focused on alcohol and substance-abuse prevention skills.