Dr. Leslie Sabina, professor of music, has been contracted by Los Angeles studio owner Thomas Appell and L.A. pianist David Kaylor to edit Kaylor's piano arrangements of the music from the hit movie "La La Land" for publication by Music Notes, the world’s largest e-commerce sheet music retailer and publisher. Additionally, Alfred/Belwin Music (Van Nuys, Calif.) recently published Sabina's jazz band arrangement of Stanford University's Jim Nadel's "Jo-Jo Calypso." J.W. Pepper, the world's largest print music distributor, has added Sabina's arrangement to their "Editor's Choice" category. Lastly, Sabina's longtime publisher, Kendor Music (N.Y.), will soon release Sabina's original jazz band arrangement of "O Christmas Tree."
Dr. Daniel L. Tate, professor of philosophy, recently published an article titled “Hermeneutics and Poetics: Gadamer on the Poetic Word” in Estetyka i Krytyka/The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, 43/4 (2016), 157-187. The article, which appears in a special edition devoted to hermeneutics and art, argues that a poetics can be drawn from the interpretations of modern German poetry found in the work of 20th century German philosopher Hans Georg Gadamer.
Despite Gadamer’s sustained engagement with poetry throughout his career, his contribution to a philosophical poetics has been largely overlooked. This article argues that such a poetics can be drawn from Gadamer’s interpretations of modern German poetry, one which is attuned to the poetic word as a privileged site where language as an event of truth (unconcealment) comes to language. The article further outlines the salient features of a hermeneutic poetics by highlighting, elaborating, and integrating the basic traits of the poetic word that emerge from Gadamer’s work.
Dr. Jeffrey A. White, professor of classical languages, delivered a paper, by invitation, on March 30 at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Chicago. The paper was titled “Geography as Culture: Biondo Flavio and Leandro Alberti.” White, who has been teaching Latin and Greek at St. Bonaventure since 1976 and is a past president of the university chapter of the American Association of University Professors, will retire at the end of August.
Dr. Carl J. Case, professor of business information systems, and Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, earned a Best Paper Award from the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences for their paper titled "Internet Trolling in Social Networking Sites: A Preliminary Investigation of Undergraduate Student Victimization." The paper was also accepted to be published in the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Journal.
Erik Seastedt, director of human resources, was recently selected to join the Eastern Region Board of Directors for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). CUPA-HR is the higher education HR organization, representing over 23,000 members and over 1,900 higher education institutions in the U.S. and globally. CUPA's Eastern Region encompasses 12 Northeastern states as well as eastern Canada, and serves approximately 4,600 members. Seastedt's three-year term will begin this summer.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the School of Communication, spoke at the Young Nonprofit Professionals (YNPN) conference in Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, March 24. Her speech was titled "So you have a crisis, now what?" She addressed common things organizations, particularly nonprofits, may do when faced with a crisis, including how to use and monitor social media.
Dr. Benjamin Gross, assistant professor of sociology, will have portions of his book review for "The Myth of Individualism," by Peter Callero, published on the back cover of the new (3rd) edition, which will be released this summer.
St. Bonaventure is proud to be co-hosting this year's Individualized Major Conference in Rochester, N.Y. on March 30-31. To learn more or register for the event, visit impnetwork.wordpress.com/imp-conference/.
Dr. Michael Chiariello, professor of philosophy, shared his recent publications and presentations. “Augustine’s Confessions: Interiority at the Core of the Core Curriculum,” has been reprinted in the volume Teaching Augustine, edited by Scott McGinnis and Christopher Metress (Basel: MPDP, 2015). The essay was originally presented at Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition conference at Samford University in 2014 and first published in Religions (2015). “Comprehensively Critical Metapolitics” appears in Critical Rationalism at Work: Essays for Joseph Agassi, edited by Nimrod Bar-Am and Stefano Gattei. Zug: Springer, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 2017. “Postmodernity, Ideology and Rationality in the Communist Manifesto” was presented at the national conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses in April 2016. “Plato’s Cave: Metapolitics for the Post-factual Era” will be presented at the upcoming national conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses this April.
A book by Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, has been selected as a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Writing Award. Mackowski's book, "Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness," focuses on the opening engagement of Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign during the Civil War.
Nguyen Pham, assistant professor of marketing, had her research on the psychology of food choices featured in an article on Forbes.com. Read the article, titled "Surprise - Here's What Happens When You Try To Help Your Spouse Lose Weight," here.
Dr. Scott Simpson, assistant professor of chemistry, had an article published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Published on November 30, 2016, the article investigated how to theoretically model iron porphyrin on a metal surface. Simpson’s research determined that this molecule can be switched between two spin states, similar to how a light switch is turned on and off.
“These molecules (porphyrins) have great potential to be used as molecular spintronics,” Simpson said. “Understanding and determining molecules that can be spintronics is necessary for producing quantum computers. Quantum computers have the potential to perform calculations faster than currently used silicon-based computers.” Simpson said the findings are important not only because of the speed of the computers, but also the size of them. “Current computers have a size restriction due to the physical limitations of the transistors that are used in them,” he said. “However, quantum computers can get past this limitation.”
Simpson worked with collaborators from the University at Buffalo (notably, Dan Miller and Prof. Eva Zurek), Jagiellonian University in Poland, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Penn State-Behrend, and the Univerität Bayreuth in Germany.
Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, and Edward D. King had an article published in the September 2016 issue of the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly. The article is titled "A Brief History of the Evolution of Percentage Depletion." King has done research in natural resource accounting and taxation for the last 17 years. The majority of his research in this area involves timber accounting and taxation. This is the 40th article that King has published in this journal since 2000.
Dr. René Hauser, director of differentiated education, presented a half day workshop on differentiated instructional strategies to 30 teachers in the Jamestown school district. Teachers from Love Elementary School participated in activities to help them clearly identify learning outcomes, differentiate their instruction based on student needs and interests, and develop differentiated assessments.
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