Dr. John Mulryan, Board of Trustees Professor, emeritus, published an article on Herman Melville and Scriveners, and a review of "Theater and Spectacle in the Roman Empire." Both appear in the current issue of Cithara (volume 56, number 2).
Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, was an invited presenter for Liberty University’s annual Civil War conference, held April 22 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mackowski presented “Grant’s Closing Chapter in the West,” a look at the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in July 1863, as the turning point in the career of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant exemplified this in his own memoirs by ending volume one after Vicksburg and opening volume two with his promotion just before Chattanooga. Mackowski also has an article appearing in the August 2017 issue of Civil War Times magazine, hitting newsstands now, titled “Stonewall’s Greatest Joy.” The article focuses on Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and his role as a father. Jackson had the opportunity to see his infant daughter only twice before his death in May 1863.
Dr. Megan Walsh, associate professor of English, has recently had published "The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America" by the University of Iowa Press. In the 19th century, new image-making methods like steel engraving and lithography caused a surge in the publication of illustrated books in the United States. Yet even before the widespread use of these technologies, Americans had already established the illustrated book format as central to the nation’s literary culture. In "The Portrait and the Book," Walsh argues that colonial-era author portraits, such as Benjamin Franklin’s and Phillis Wheatley’s frontispieces; political portraits that circulated during the debates over the Constitution, such as those of the Founders by Charles Willson Peale; and portraits of beloved fictional characters in the 1790s, such as those of Samuel Richardson’s heroine Pamela, shaped readers’ conceptions of American literature.
Dr. Phillip Payne, professor of history, participated and spoke at Humanities Beyond the Academy at the University at Buffalo on April 22. He also conducted a workshop for 7th grade social studies teachers for the Gilder Lerhman Institute in New York City on May 8.
Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, and Edward D. King had an article published in the March 2017 issue of the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly. The article is titled "An Overview of Timber Accounting and Taxation Principles and Practices." This is the 41st article that King has published in the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly since 2000.
Dr. Michael V. Chiariello and Dr. Leigh A. Simone attended the 23rd annual conference of The Association of Core Texts and Courses in Dallas on April 20-23. The conference was titled "Bridging Divides, Crossing Borders, Community Building: Core Texts, Liberal Arts, College and The Human Voice." Chiariello chaired the session titled “Does Wealth Have Contexts?” He additionally presented a paper titled “Plato’s Cave: Meta-Politics for the Post-Factual Era." Simone chaired the panel “In Programs and Classrooms: Re-invigorating the Core through Considerations of Gender.” Simone also presented her paper “The People Have Spoken: How Will St. Bonaventure’s The Mind’s Journey to God be Re-Configured and Re-Imagined in the New Core?”
Dr. Barbara Trolley, professor of counselor education, had her proposal accepted by the national Association for Counseling, Education and Supervision (ACES). The proposal, titled "The Expanding Role of School Counselors in Working with Students with Disabilities," will be presented in Chicago, Ill., in October.
Dr. Gerald P. Boersma, assistant professor of theology, recently published an article titled “Augustine’s Immanent Critique of Stoicism” in the Scottish Journal of Theology 70 (2017): 184–197. The article examines Augustine's criticism of stoic virtue theory in "The City of God." Boersma will be saying farewell to SBU at the end of this year. He has accepted a position in the theology department at Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida in the fall of 2017.
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/.
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