2000-2001

 

September, 2000

 

Steve Bragaw

*       Presented a paper "Models of Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Aboriginal Constitutional Politics of the United States and Canada" to the tri-annual meeting of the International Political Science Association, Quebec City, August 1, 2000.

*       Will present a paper "The Political Safeguards of Federalism and the Nations Within" to the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 1, 2000.

*      Panel Chair, APSA "Critical Perspectives on the Political Safeguards of Federalism."

*       "The Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Case and the Supreme Court" presentation to the SBC Alumni College, May 13, 2000.

*       Article Manuscript review for State Politics and Policy Quarterly.

 

Jonathan Green

*      Was voice instructor at North Carolina United Methodist Youth Choir, summer 2000

*      Composed the following: "Come in Speaking Silence of a Dream" (soprano and piano), "Ecce homo" (string quartet and piano), and "Study on the Life Cycle of the Phoenix" (piano solo).

*      Has begun composing "Necropolis Concerto" (piano and orchestra)

*      Has begun composing "Rage" (wind ensemble)

*      Arranged "Standing Here" (Greensboro) by Gregory Brown which was a chorus and orchestra for Greensboro Millenium Committee premiered July 4 2000, Jamison Stadium.

*      Had the following Music Publications: 

1.     "Arcangelo's Garden", brass quintet and symphonic band, Bernel Music, Ltd.

2.     "Atanos", trombone octet, Bernel Music, Ltd.

3.     "Hubert's Vengeance", horn sonata, Bernel Music, Ltd.

4.     "Hyacinthus", trombone quartet, Bernel Music, Ltd.

5.     "Rondo Ricercar", tuba choir, Bernel Music, Ltd.

*      Has completed the audio recording of "Ecce homo", a CD-ROM project.

*      Performed in the Greensboro Concert Band Opus Concert Series at Guilford College, May 13, 2000.

*      Performed in the NCUM Youth Choir faculty recital at Greensboro College on June 12, 2000.

*      Performed for the First Presbyterian Church as a guest soloist in Westfield, New York on July 2, 2000.

*      Performed in the Greensboro Concert Band MUSEP Series at Battleground National Park on July 23, 2000.

 

Alix Ingber

*      Alix Ingber's translation of a Lope de Vega's sonnet has been published in World Poets, ed. Ron Padgett, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (The Scribner Writers Series), vol. 3,

p. 320.

 

Angelo Metzidakis

*      Presented a paper entitled "Rereading Victor Hugo's Le Dernier jour d'un condamné" at the Second Annual Blue Ridge International Conference on the Humanities and the Arts that was held at Appalachian State University on April 13-15, 2000.

*      Presented another paper entitled  "Le Mythe de Paris dans l'Introduction ą Paris-Guide de Victor Hugo," at the 5th Colloquium of the Société des Professeurs Franćais et Francophones d'Amérique that was held at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University on March 31-April 1, 2000.

 

Michael Richards

*      Has published with Philip F. Riley, "Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century World History", Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. 2000, 352 pages.  You can link to his book's page on Greenwood's webpage at

 http://info.greenwood.com/books/0313305/0313305595.html

 

October 2000

 

Kay Brimijoin

*      Was a featured speaker at the Virginia Association for the Gifted Conference October 2, 2000 in Williamsburg where she will be conducting a full-day session on "The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners".

*      Is working with schools in Missouri, Indiana, and Virginia on concept-based curriculum design.

 

Claudia Chang

*      Is one of three authors of "Palaeoenvironments and economy of Iron Age Saka-Wusun agro-pastoralists in southeastern Kazakhstan" by Arlene Miller Rosen, Claudia Chang, and Fedor Pavlovich Grigoriev.  Antiquity 74 (2000): 611-23.

 

Robert Chase

*      Has been invited to serve for the 2nd year on the NSF graduate research fellowship panel in Computer Science.  He will be going to DC in early February.

 

Ella and Mark Magruder

*      In May and June 2000, Mark and Ella Magruder performed and toured "Stars and Constellations" with their duet dance company, "Menagerie."  They presented: a performance at Nansemond Suffolk Academy on May 4; 9 elementary and middle school performances for the Blue Ridge Arts Council in Front Royal May 24-26; 2 performances for the South Hill Performing Arts Council in Mecklenburg County on May 31; 1 performance for Seaford Elementary in Newport News on June 9; and taught numerous workshops in creative dance to Gifted and Talented students in Augusta County Schools Summer Arts Program June 19-30.

*      Attended the 8th "Dance and the Child" international conference at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada July 30-August 5, 2000.  Ella Magruder read her paper "M.F.A.'s: Missionaries for the Arts, Touring Dance in the Schools" which was selected by blind review to be included in the Proceedings for the conference, "Extensions and Extremities: Points of Departure."  Mark Magruder taught a workshop in dance improvisation at the "Dance and the Child" conference.

 

November 2000

 

Steve Bragaw

*      Appointed to the American Political Science Association Law and Courts Section Committee on Relations with the Law & Society Association for the academic year 2000-2001.

*      "The Supreme Court in the Presidential Election of 2000: What's at Stake" Presentation at the Election 2000: Decisions and Consequences Conference, Baylor University, Waco, TX, October 17, 2000.

*      Interviewed by CBS affiliate in Waco, TX for commentary on the presidential debates.

*      Guest for Wisconsin Public Radio WHAD for a one hour call in show (with Barbara Perry) on the Supreme Court's Term, October 2, 2000.

*      Guest for WLNI Radio "The Morning Line" for 90 minute call in shows on September 6, 20, October 4, 12, 18.

 

Kay Brimijoin

*      Abstract of research on responsive teaching accepted for the Research Division of the National Association for Gifted Children's refereed research conference journal. Won an NAGC Research and Evaluation Award for her research work which will be presented at the conference in Atlanta.

*      Presenting the following at the annual conference of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) in Atlanta, November 3-5, 2000:

*      Present research on preservice/inservice teacher professional development on differentiating instruction that will spotlight a collaborative program started at SBC in 1999.

*      Present on a curriculum unit entitled "Visions and Voices: Humanism in the Renaissance 1350-1650".  This unit won a 1999 National Curriculum Award from NAGC.

*      Invited to lead a panel discussion on graduate programs in gifted education with representatives from graduate schools across the country.

*      Invited to participate in a panel discussion entitled "Standards and Issues in Education" with other state and university educators.

 

Claudia Chang

*      Has been asked to serve as a consultant to the first U.S.-Kazakh Museum Exhibition, " Of Grass and Gold:  The Rise of Nomads in Kazakhstan" slated for 2001-2002.  The Foundation for International Arts and Education shall bring this exhibition to the Mingei Museum (Los Angeles), the Carnegie Natural History Museum (Pittsburgh) and the Houston Museum of Science and Industry (Texas).

*      Gave an invited lecture sponsored by the Archaeology Program and theAnthropology-Sociology Department of Wooster College (Ohio) on, "Ancient nomads of the Eurasian steppe:  Archaeological Research in Southeastern Kazakhstan" on September 29, 2000.

 

Pamela DeWeese

*      Book publication.  Approximations to Luis Goytisolo's Antagonia has been released by Peter Lang Press.  A copy has been presented to the Library to be included in the Faculty Collection in the Browsing Room.

 

Ronald Horwege

*      Spent two weeks in Germany in March.  While there he participated in the activities at the Leipzig Bookfair. Presented with Ralph Gruneberger a poetry reading during one of the sessions.

*      Following activities in Leipzig he traveled to Heidelberg, where he met with Dr. Gerke, the Director of the Foreign Studies Office of the University of Heidelberg and discussed arrangements for a two-way student exchange.  He also visited with Tamara Trout, who spent a year in Heidelberg.

*      Traveled in June to Berlin to participate in a seminar on modern German literature.  Following the seminar he visited briefly with Ralph Gruneberger in Leipzig to work on plans for an upcoming project.

*      In April he participated in the Annual German Teacher's Conference in Charlottesville and presided over the Spring Meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the AATG.

*      In March he participated in a meeting of the Executive Board of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia.

*      In May he participated in the DuPont Seminar on advanced webpage development at Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Sweet Briar.

*      He also participated during the semester in a conference on language Laboratory management held in Charlottesville.

*      In August he presided over a meeting of the Executive Council of the Virginia Chapter of AATG at Randolph-Macon College.

*      Organized and directed the Fifth Annual Sweet Briar-Goethe Institute Immersion Weekend for German Teachers on September 15-17.  Twenty teachers from throughout Virginia participated in the program.

*      Will participate in the Annual Meeting of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia at the end of October.  He will participate in the meeting of the Board of Directors, present a paper on the Use of Technology in German Teaching and preside over the meeting and program of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.

 

Bonnie Kestner

*      Became certified as an American Red Cross Workplace First Aid and Safety Instructor.

*      Coached the Forest Area Swim Team – a Lynchburg Aquatic League team of 105 children

*      Became certified as a SwimAmerica Program Director and organized and supervised the first SwimAmerica learn to swim program in the Lynchburg area.

 

Barbara Perry

*      Presented a paper "Symbols and Images in the Israeli Supreme Court: ‘Legitimizing Messages' or Irrelevant Architecture?" at the 2000 meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C.  The paper has been accepted for publication by the journal, Review of Politics. 

*      Presented a co-authored paper, "Judicial Activism and Restraint at the Dawn of the Third Century," at the 2000 Forum sponsored by Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

*      Another co-authored paper, presented at the 1998 LSU-S Forum, has just been published (in a book on the conference); the chapter is entitled "The Father of Our Country as Court-Packer-in-Chief: George Washington and the Supreme Court."

*      Barbara Perry and Steve Bragaw were guests on Wisconsin Public Radio for a show on the opening of the Supreme Court's 2000-01 Term.

*      Has been asked to chair a new committee, Teaching and Mentoring, established by the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

 

Karl Tamburr

*      Delivered a paper entitled, "From Narrative to Drama: The Transformation of the ‘Gospel of Nicodemus,'" at the annual conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association, held this year at the University of North Carolina at Asheville at the end of September.

 

December 2000

 

Stephen Bragaw

*      "A Plea for Election Commonsense" Morning Edition Radio Essayist, WVTF/Virginia Public Radio, November 15, 2000.

*      American Politics/Election commentary, "The Morning Line" WLNI Radio Lynchburg, November 2, 6, and 16 for 1 _ hours each and November 8th for 4 hours.

 

Carlos Calle

*      His book, Modern Guide to Physics – From Quarks to Superstrings (406 pp., color plates), is being published by the Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK.  The book, currently in production, will be in bookstores in March 2001.

*      Published an article entitled "Electrostatic Discharge of Materials in a Simulated Martian Environment," (with H. Kim, D. Jackson, R. Gompf, P. Richiuso, P. Parenti, J. Bayliss, and M. Buehler), NASA Technical Memorandum 208567, p. 44, Kennedy Space Center, 2000.

*      Presented a paper entitled "Electrostatic Charging and the Mars Ascent Vehicle," at the Winds and Electrostatic Charging Issues for the Mars Ascent Vehicle Meeting at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, April 10, 2000.

*      Presented a paper entitled Electrostatic Sensors," at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Joint Centers Meeting, Pasadena, August 16, 2000.

*      Presented a paper entitled "Neutralizing Triboelectrically Generated Charge under Martian-Like Atmospheric Conditions (with J. Mantovani, E. Groop, and M. Buehler), at the 32nd Meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, Pasadena, October 27, 2000.

*      Presented a paper entitled "Triboelectric Charging of an Insulator's Surface Using Martian Soil Simulants," (with J. Mantovani, E. Groop, and M. Buehler), at the 67th Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, Mississippi State University, November 4, 2000.

 

Pamela DeWeese

*      Keynote speaker at the VIII Annual International Symposium on Contemporary Hispanic Literature sponsored by the Luis Goytisolo Foundation in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, November 15, 2000.  The theme of the symposium was "Essay and Literature" and Professor DeWeese's topic was "El ensayo como técnica narrativa en Estatua con palomas de Luis Goytisolo."

*      Was an invited guest speaker and round-table participant on the topic of Luis Goytisolo's novels at the Centro Juan Carlos at New York University, November 29, 2000.  Topic: "The Singularity of the Number 9."  The event was co-hosted by New York University and the Cervantes Institute.

 

Allen Huszti

*      Attended an Alexander Technique Workshop in Madison, VA (June 12-16, 2000).

*      Attended the Bela Bartok International Choir Festival in Debrecen, Hungary (July 4-9, 2000).

*      Attended the York Early Music Festival in York, England (July 10-15, 2000).

*      Taught harpsichord, fortepiano and organ at the Central Virginia Suzuki Institut (July 24-August 5, 2000).

*      Performed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church as part of the American Guild of Organists's, "World's Largest Organ Recital" (October 15, 2000).

*      Presented an Alexander Technique Workshop for voice students at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (October 24, 2000).

 

Steve Bragaw

*      "The Public Trust is at Stake" Op/ed piece (co-authored with Barbara Perry) New York Newsday, November 30, 2000, p. A51

*      "The Supreme Court in American Politics" Presentation to the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) "Women and Public Policy" Seminar, Washington, D.C., January 5, 2001.

*      Manuscript review for Publius: The Journal of Federalism (January).

*      Guest Supreme Court commentator, WHAD-Wisconsin Public Radio afternoon call-in show (1 hour), December 4, 2000.

*      Guest Supreme Court commentator, KNOW-Minnesota Public Radio morning call-in show (1/2 hour), December 1, 2000.

*      Guest American politics commentator, WLNI Lynchburg "The Morning Line" (1 hour segments) November 27, December 11, 13, 18 and January 19 and 22.

 

Carlos Calle

*      Has been named NASA Technical Representative for the development, under a NASA grant, of Field Emitting Nanoparticle Coatings for Spacecraft.  This work will be performed between February 16, 2001 and August 17, 2001.

*      Has had two papers accepted for presentation at the 38th Space Congress in May of 2001:

"Performance Status of the Mars Environmental Capability Assessment Electrometer" and "Capabilities of the Mars Electrostatics Chamber at the Kennedy Space Center."

 

Claudia Chang

*      Served on the NSF panel for the International Research Postdoctorate Fellows in Arlington, Virginia on January 4-5.  She served on the panel for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

John Goulde

*      Invited Discussant, Postmodernism and Korean Cultural Identity, 40th Annual Meeting, Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Florida State University, January 12-14, 2001.

*      Presented paper: "World Religion or Chinese Folk Peculiarity: Literati Taoism in Korea, Chinese Religions Group," at the American Academy of Religion, 2000 Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2000.

*      Presented paper: "Confucianism in Modern Globalized Korea, Confucian Traditions Group and Korean Religions Group," at the American Academy of Religion, 2000 Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2000.

*      Attended the 7th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. October 21, 2000.

*      Discussant, The Globalization of Korean Art , 6th Annual Korean Studies Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. May 19-21, 2000.

*      Seminar Paper Presented: "Religious Resistance to Globalization in Korea East West Center," at the University of Hawaii, March 27, 2000.

 

William Kershner

*      In November, he was elected President-Elect of the Virginia Theatre Association.

*      In January, he delivered a lecture "It's All in the Delivery: How Performers Communicate Through Text and Subtest," at the Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida for their Humanities Lecture Series.

 

Mark Magruder

*      On Sunday, December 3, 2000 Mark Magruder performed works choreographed by Beverly Blossom at The Construction Company Theatre, a new venue for dance performance in New York City.  The solos that he performed were "Last Bow" and Besame Mucho".

 

Barbara Perry

In December and January, Barbara Perry:

*      Gave a talk on the Israeli Supreme Court at the Agudeth Sholom Synagogue in Lynchburg.

*      Organized the Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture (with General William Suter, Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court), sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center in Charlottesville.

*      Was a guest commentator twice on Wisconsin Public Radio (on the Bush Cabinet appointments) and on KMOX Radio in St. Louis (on Sandra Day O'Connor).

*      Attended the Judicial Fellows' Alumnae Association meeting at the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

February 2001

Steve Bragaw

*      "The Public Trust is at Stake" Op/ed piece (co-authored with Barbara Perry) New York Newsday, November 30, 2000, p. A51

*      "The Supreme Court in American Politics" Presentation to the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) "Women and Public Policy" Seminar, Washington, D.C., January 5, 2001.

*      Manuscript review for Publius: The Journal of Federalism (January).

*      Guest Supreme Court commentator, WHAD-Wisconsin Public Radio afternoon call-in show (1 hour), December 4, 2000.

*      Guest Supreme Court commentator, KNOW-Minnesota Public Radio morning call-in show (1/2 hour), December 1, 2000.

*      Guest American politics commentator, WLNI Lynchburg "The Morning Line" (1 hour segments) November 27, December 11, 13, 18 and January 19 and 22.

 

Carlos Calle

*      Has been named NASA Technical Representative for the development, under a NASA grant, of Field Emitting Nanoparticle Coatings for Spacecraft.  This work will be performed between February 16, 2001 and August 17, 2001.

*      Has had two papers accepted for presentation at the 38th Space Congress in May of 2001:

"Performance Status of the Mars Environmental Capability Assessment Electrometer" and "Capabilities of the Mars Electrostatics Chamber at the Kennedy Space Center."

 

Claudia Chang

*      Served on the NSF panel for the International Research Postdoctorate Fellows in Arlington, Virginia on January 4-5.  She served on the panel for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

John Goulde

*      Invited Discussant, Postmodernism and Korean Cultural Identity, 40th Annual Meeting, Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Florida State University, January 12-14, 2001.

*      Presented paper: "World Religion or Chinese Folk Peculiarity: Literati Taoism in Korea, Chinese Religions Group," at the American Academy of Religion, 2000 Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2000.

*      Presented paper: "Confucianism in Modern Globalized Korea, Confucian Traditions Group and Korean Religions Group," at the American Academy of Religion, 2000 Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2000.

*      Attended the 7th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. October 21, 2000.

*      Discussant, The Globalization of Korean Art , 6th Annual Korean Studies Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. May 19-21, 2000.

*      Seminar Paper Presented: "Religious Resistance to Globalization in Korea East West Center," at the University of Hawaii, March 27, 2000.

 

William Kershner

*      In November, he was elected President-Elect of the Virginia Theatre Association.

*      In January, he delivered a lecture "It's All in the Delivery: How Performers Communicate Through Text and Subtest," at the Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida for their Humanities Lecture Series.

 

Mark Magruder

*      On Sunday, December 3, 2000 Mark Magruder performed works choreographed by Beverly Blossom at The Construction Company Theatre, a new venue for dance performance in New York City.  The solos that he performed were "Last Bow" and Besame Mucho".

 

Barbara Perry

In December and January, Barbara Perry:

*      Gave a talk on the Israeli Supreme Court at the Agudeth Sholom Synagogue in Lynchburg.

*      Organized the Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture (with General William Suter, Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court), sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center in Charlottesville.

*      Was a guest commentator twice on Wisconsin Public Radio (on the Bush Cabinet appointments) and on KMOX Radio in St. Louis (on Sandra Day O'Connor).

*      Attended the Judicial Fellows' Alumnae Association meeting at the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

March 2001

Steve Bragaw

*      Was a guest on the "Kathleen Dunn Show" Wisconsin Public Radio February 28 (1 hour) discussing the President's tax & budget proposals.

 

Carlos Calle

*      Had a paper entitled "Martian Regolith Simulant Particle Charging Experiments in a Low Pressure Environment" accepted for publication in the Journal of Electrostatics.

 

Claudia Chang

*      Was awarded a Franklin Research Grant (total of $6000) for summer research in Kazakhstan in 2001 and 2002 from the American Philosophical Association.

*      Publications:  The Kazakh-American Talgar Project Archaeological Field Surveys in the Talgar and Turgen-Asi Areas of Southeastern Kazakhstan: 1997-1999 by Claudia Chang and Perry A. Tourtellotte.  In Kurgans, Ritual Sites, and Settlements Eurasian Bronze and Iron Age edited by J. Davis-Kimball, E.M. Murphy, L. Koryakova, and L.T. Yablonsky.  BAR (British Archaeological Reports)  International Series 890, pp. 83-88.

 

Deborah Durham

A) Appeared in print:

-"Introduction: Youth and the Social Imagination in Africa."  Introduction to a double theme issue for Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 73, numbers 3 & 4 (July and October 2000).

-Book review of Richard Werbner, ed., Memory and the Postcolony: African Anthropology and the Critique of Power (Zed Press, 1998). African Studies Review 43 (3) [2000]: 147-149.

-Book review of Roy Willis (et al.), Some Spirits Heal, Others Only Dance: A Journey into Selfhood in an African Village (Berg, 1999). African Studies Review 43 (3) [2000]: 149-151.

-Book review of Christianity in South Africa: A Political, Social and Cultural History, ed. Richard Elphick and T.R.H. Davenport (University of California Press, 1998) for the Religious Studies Review.

-Book review of Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West by Veit Erlmann (Oxford University Press, 1999). African Studies Review 42 (3) [1999]: 202-204.

B) Accepted for publication:

-Entry on "Botswana"for Countries and their Cultures (Encyclopedia of National Cultures), ed. Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember (under auspices of HRAF), Macmillan Reference. Expected publication spring 2001.

-"Uncertain Citizens: The new intercalary subject in postcolonial Botswana."  Chapter in Postcolonial Subjectivities in Africa ed. Richard Werbner, Zed Press. (expected publication late 2001).

-"Passports and Persons: The Insurrection of Subordinated Knowledges in Southern Africa."

Chapter in volume edited by Clifton Crais (tentatively titled Passes, Passports, and the State: Rethinking Political History in Southern Africa) Social History of Africa series, Heinemann.

C) Presented at conferences:

-"Did You Bathe This Morning? Baths, Dirt and Morality in Botswana." Paper presented at a panel on Dirt and Nudity in Africa, at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, 19 November, San Francisco.  Edited book planned.

-"Funerals and the Public Space of Mutuality in Botswana." By Deborah Durham and Fred Klaits. Paper for the conference, Minorities in Botswana, Gaborone Botswana, 19-23 May 2000. Revised version submitted to the Journal of Southern African Studies.

-"Mmankgodi Burns: Youth in Botswana." Paper for discussion at symposium on New Directions in Anthropology, convened by Brad Weiss, Sonoma Valley, California, 19-21 November 2000.

-Participant and presenter (on narrative and biography) in the (Isaac) Schapera Legacy Workshop, Gaborone Botswana, 25-26 May 2000.

D) Evaluator for SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowships January 2001.

 

Scott Hyman:

*      Received a National Science Foundation supplemental grant in Jan. 2000 for $6,562 to support research in radio astronomy.

*      Publications:

a.)             "Radio Continuum Imaging of the Spiral Galaxy NGC 4258," Hyman, S.D., Calle, D., Weiler, K.W., Lacey, C.K., Van Dyk, S.D., and Sramek, R.A., Astrophys. J., in press.

b.)            "Discrete Radio Sources in the Spiral Galaxy NGC 6946," Hyman, S.D., Lacey, C.K., Weiler, K.W., and Van Dyk, S.D., Astron. J., 119, 1711, 2000.

c.)            "A Wide-Field 90 cm VLA Image of the Galactic Center Region," LaRosa, T.N., Kassim, N.E., Laxio, T.J.W., and Hyman, S.D., Astron. J., 1729, 207, 2000.

 

April 2001

Steve Bragaw

*      "Arizona, the Navajo, and the Supreme Court" Presentation to the Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of Phoenix, March 15, 2001.

*      "Constitutional Change in Historical Context" Panel Discussant, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas NV, March 17, 2001.

*      "The Court of the Conqueror: The Supreme Court and Native America" Presentation to the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Liberty Lecture Series, Gunston Hall Plantation, Mason's Neck, VA, March 27, 2001.

*      Application Reader, James Madison Fellowship Foundation, Washington D.C. April 6-8 2001.

*      Guest on the "Morning Line" WLNI Radio Show, Lynchburg VA March 22, 2001.

 

Kay Brimijoin

*      Jim Alouf and Kay Brimijoin presented a paper entitled "Differentiating Instruction: An Action Research Model.  Challenges for Preservice and Inservice Teachers" at the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 19, 2001.

*      Kay Brimijoin also presented this paper at the National Conference of the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD) in Boston, MA on March 17, 2001.

*      Taught a three-day institute on "Differentiating Instruction for Academic Diversity" during the ASCD pre-conference session with Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson from the University of Virginia.  Over 200 teachers, administrators, and college and university faculty attended the institute.

 

Carlos Calle

*      Carlos Calle presented two papers at the Annual March Meeting of the

American Physical Society in Seattle, Washington, March 11-16, 2001:

--Calle, C.I., E. Groop, J. Mantovani, and M. Buehler, "Maximum Frictional Charge

Generation on Polymer Surfaces," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 46,

1165 (2001)* * Mantovani, J, C.I. Calle, E. Groop, and M. Buehler, "Studies of

Surface Charging on Polymers by Indirect Triboelectrification," Bulletin of the

American Physical Society, 46, 1165 (2001)*

 

Judith Evans Grubbs

Activities during sabbatical

*      March 2000: Invited to give a paper: "Sons or Slaves? The Sale and Abandonment of Children by their Parents in the late Roman Empire" at Washington and Lee University.

*      April 2000: Delivered a paper: "The Slave who Avenged her Master's Death" at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Knoxville, TN.

*      July 2000: Invited to give a talk on "Roman Women: Law and Reality" at the Governor's Latin Academy (for high school students), Hollins University.

*      September 2000: Invited to give a talk on "The Roman Family in Law and Reality" at the University of Richmond.

*      October 2000: Delivered a paper: "The Enslavement of Freeborn Children in the Roman Empire" at the American Society for Legal History conference, Princeton, N.J.

*      October 2000: Published an article, "The Slave who Avenged her Master's Death" in the Ancient History Bulletin vol. 14, pp. 81-88.

 

Alix Ingber

*      Alix Ingber's paper, "Teaching the 'Comedia' in the 21st Century: Problems and Opportunities," has been selected for the panel on "Spanish Golden Age Drama: Pedagogy" at the 2001 MLA Convention in New Orleans in December.  The session is sponsored by the MLA Division on 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Drama.

 

Lisa Johnston

*      Has been appointed to the American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Round Table Book Award Committee or if you like acronyms the ALA GLBT-TF BAC.

 

Rebecca McNutt

*      Performed a solo recital on the Norfolk Community Concert Series on Tuesday, January 16, 2001.  Repertoire included on this recital were two Scarlatti Sonatas, Nocturnes by Gabriel Faure and Samuel Barber, three Poulenc Improvisations, and the Handel Variations by Johannes Brahms.

*      Taught a master class for the Tidewater Music Forum on Tuesday, January 16, 2001.

*      Played Mozart's Triple Piano Concerto with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 11, 2001.

*      Her Chamber Music Series received a $5,000 gift from the Isaac and Linda Stern Foundation.

 

Joe Monk

*      Had artwork in the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts Bi-Annual Show at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.  66 artworks were selected from 1310 entries.  The art was also featured on the cover of Ceramic Industry Magazine.

*      He premiered the EZ-VIDER, a ceramic layout tool he invented actually a quantitative measuring device.  It uses color to evenly divide circles into various parts.

 

Barbara Perry

*      Barbara Perry spoke at Gunston Hall on women's rights and at a charity fundraiser in Charlottesville on the Supreme Court and Election 2000. She also contributed a commentary to the Lynchburg paper on President Bush's faith-based initiative.

 

Mike Richards

*      Had an op-ed piece (:History Analogies: Handle with Care") that appeared in three newspapers around the country and was posted on ten H-Nets:

-Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune, February 13, 2001

-Tallahassee Democrat, February 18, 2001

-Tulsa World, February 18, 2001

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May 2001

 

Carlos Calle

*      Has been invited to present a special lecture entitled "Measuring Electrostatic Phenomena on Mars and the Moon" at the plenary session of the Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of Japan in September 2001.

*      Has submitted a patent application for a Low Pressure Particle Impeller, a device to accelerate micrometer-sized particles at large speeds under atmospheric pressures equivalent to those found on Mars (one-hundredth of an atmosphere).

*      Has received a $98,000 grant from NASA (Kennedy Space Center Director Discretionary Fund) for a project entitled "Aerodynamics of Electrostatically Charged Dust Particles."

*      Presented five papers:

o      Calle, C.I., D.C. Lewis, R.K. Buchanan, and A.C. Barnett, "Capabilities of the Mars Electrostatics Chamber at Kennedy Space Center," 38th Space Congress, Cape Canaveral, FL, May 2-5, 2001.

o      Mantovani, J.G., C.I. Calle, E.E. Groop, A.W. Linville, R.H Gompf, and M.G. Buehler, "Performance Status of the Mars Compatability Assessment Electrometer," 38th Space Congress, Cape Canaveral, FL, May 2-5, 2001.

o      Buchanan, R.K., A.C. Barnett, and C.I. Calle, "Controlling Cryogenics for Creating a Mars Environment," International Instrumentation Symposium, Colorado Springs, May 6-10, 2001.

o      Calle, C.I., "Particle Electrostatic Studies at Kennedy Space Center," National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, Particle Science and Technology, University of Florida, April 18, 2001.

o      Calle, C.I. "Electromagnetic Physics Testbed Overview," Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center, University of Central Florida, February 2001.

*      Had three papers accepted for presentation:

o      Calle, C.I., J.G. Mantovani, E.E. Groop, and C.R. Buhler, "Studies of the Electrostatic Properties of Martian and Lunar Simulants," 52nd International Aeronautical Congress, Toulouse, France, October 1-5, 2001.

o      Calle, C.I., J.G. Mantovani, E.E. Groop, and C.R. Buhler, "Performance of the NASA JPL/KSC Electrometer in a Simulated Martian Environment," 52nd International Aeronautical Congress, Toulouse, France, October 1-5, 2001.

o      Calle, C.I., J.G. Mantovani, C.R. Buhler, M.D. Hogue, A.W. Nowicki, and E.E. Groop, "Electrostatic Charging of Polymers by Particle Impact at Low Pressures," 4th International Conference on Applied Electrostatics, Dalian, China, October 2001.

Ronald Horwege

*      Participated in the Annual Meeting of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia in October 2000.  He participated in the meeting of the Board of Directors, presented a paper on the Use of Technology in German Teaching and presided over the meeting and the program of the American Association of Teacher of German

*      Attended the national meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German in Boston in November 2000. While there he participated in a Chapter Presidents Meeting.

*      Participated in a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia in Charlottesville in February.

*      Organized and presided over the annual Spring Conference for German Teachers at the University of Virginia Center for Liberal Arts in Charlottesville.  At the Conference he also presided over the Spring meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the AATG.

*      Attended a meeting of the AATG Chapter Presidents of the Southeast Region in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in March.  While there he also participated in the annual conference of the Southern Council on Language Teaching (SCOLT).

*      Organized and coordinated the visit at Sweet Briar of the German poet Gerhard Falkner in April 2001.

*      Worked with the national office of the German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, to bring a chapter of the society to Sweet Briar College.  This Spring five students were selected for membership in the Society.

*      Participated in a meeting with representatives from the Center for Liberal Arts at the University of Virginia and Frank Wagner from the Goethe Institute in Washington to organize a summer program for German teachers.

*      Will host a retreat at Sweet Briar at the end of May for the executive council of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.

 

Mark Magruder

*      Mark Magruder and six students (5 dance majors and 1 music major) attended the American College Dance Festival at Frostburg State University in Maryland March 21-25, 2001.  Over 60 colleges and universities were represented.  Sweet Briar received many excellent comments on the two dances that were adjudicated, Amy Sherman's "El Payande" and Mark Magruder's "Seraphin" performed by Sarah Herndon with live piano played by Elizabeth Haeberle. He gave a lecture, slide and video presentation on "Ice Age Art and Dance Possibilities" and taught an advanced modern dance class using Nikolias and Limon technique.  He performed "Last Bow", a piece choreographed by Beverly Blossom, in the Faculty Showcase Concert.

 

Michael Richards

*      Had an entry on "Revolutions:" in Peter N. Stearns, editor Encyclopedia of European Social History: From 1350 to 2000, pp. 227-251, Volume 3.

*      Instructor's Resource Manual for The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures (Volume I: To 1560 [co-authored with Lynn Laufenberg] and Volume II: Since 1560).