Dolores E. Battle, senior adviser to the president for equity and campus diversity, was named a Diversity Champion by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of her lifelong work to advance multicultural infusion in the professions of speech-language pathology. Battle served as an advocate for multicultural issues, demonstrated respect and value for differing backgrounds and points of view, and has highlighted the impact of culture and/or language on speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech-language or hearing science in her premier textbook Communication Disorders in Multicultural Disorders, which is in preparation for its fourth edition, and in numerous other publications. She has served as a mentor and supporter for minority students who choose a career in speech-language pathology. The award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the association in New Orleans in November, is part of a celebration of 40 years of dedication to diversity in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dermot Coffey, associate professor, and Michael De Marco, professor, Physics, were awarded a grant of $400,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy to fund their research program for three years. Their research is an investigation of the magnetic and superconducting properties of materials using the Mössbauer effect measurements and numerical calculations.
Frances Gage, assistant professor, Fine Arts, has published an article, “Exercise for Mind and Body: Guilio Mancini, Collecting and the Beholding of Landscape Painting in the Seventeeth Century,” in the prestigious Renaissance Quarterly 61 (4): 1167–1207. Gage was awarded the William Nelson Prize for the best article published in the journal in the previous year.
S. Beth Hinderliter, assistant professor, Fine Arts, has co-edited a book, Communities of Sense: Rethinking Aesthetics and Politics, which has been published through Duke University Press. Various topics include digital architecture, a makeshift museum in a suburb of Paris, romantic art theory, and political art and performance since 1968.
A show of work by Lin Xia Jiang, professor, Fine Arts, titled Recent Paintings is currently on display in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery at Villa Maria College through October 30.
Les Krims, professor, Fine Arts, is the featured photographer at Manifesto 2009, an international festival located in Port Viguerie, France. His submissions, on loan from the Baudoin Lebon gallery in Paris, will be on view through October 15. This festival, founded in 2002, was created to promote emerging fine arts trends and to develop contacts and partnerships among artists.
Elena Lourenco, assistant professor, Fine Arts, has been invited to exhibit a new installation work, titled Heave, in a solo gallery setting at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in conjunction with the international Art Prize competition. The exhibit opened September 23.
Three current or former lecturers in the Communication Department received awards from the New York State Associated Press Association in September.
Jörg Schnier, associate professor, Interior Design, published a book chapter, “Entwurfstile und Unterichtsziele von Vitruv bis zum Bauhaus,” on the interdependency of thinking mode and design strategy in architectural education from Antiquity to Bauhaus, in Architektenausbildung in Europa von Vitruv bis Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts: Geschichte–Theorie–Praxis (Johannes Ralph, ed.; Hamburg: Junius, 2009).
Steve Street’s essay “Sticks and Stones, or Titles and Truth?” appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education on September 23.
Carol Townsend, associate professor, Design, was chosen by the Chautauqua Writers’ Center’s poet-in-residence, James Armstrong, as the Spotlight Reader on July 28. Townsend read her poem “Where the Poem Hides” at the event, which took place at the Chautauqua Institution’s Literary Arts Center. She also was selected to teach two sections of “Introduction to Drawing” for Chautauqua’s Special Studies summer program.