Faculty, Staff and Student Accomplishments

Read all of March's faculty, staff and student accomplishments.

School of Arts

Faculty Accomplishments

Ashley Cross, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will explore Vindicating The Writing Woman: Mary Robinson in Dialogue with Godwin and Wollstonecraft on March 22 at the New York Public Library. She will analyze poet and novelist Mary Robinson’s personal and literary relationships with William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, the parents of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.
 
Scott Grimaldi, M.A., adjunct faculty member in the fine arts department and director of the College’s jazz band, released his new smooth jazz album The Color Of Midnight in late 2011. Since January, the album has been in rotation on more than 50 smooth jazz radio stations around the nation, and on the United Kingdom’s The Soulchoonz Show.  
 
Lois Harr, director of campus ministry and social action, recently had her paper Partners in Ministry accepted for publication in the April/May issue of Crossroads, the newsletter of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, the national professional organization for Catholic campus ministers. 
 
Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies had the opportunity to preach at the Lenten vespers on Feb. 26 at Corpus Christi Church in New York City.
 
Mark Pottinger, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the fine arts department, was picked to be a scholar-in-residence at the Casa Zia Lina on the Italian island of Elba, where he will be working on his newest book project, Romantic Science: Nineteenth-Century Opera in the Age of Becoming. The two-week residency is sponsored by the Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll-Dürr Foundation, which is based in Stansstad, Switzerland.
 

Student Accomplishments

Four seniors majoring in communication were accepted to present their senior seminar papers at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Cambridge, Mass., April 26-29, 2012. The students and paper topics include: Brittany Barb (concentration in public relations) and A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Wrong Words: The Interpretation of Photographs, Focus on Africa; Mary Kate Boylan (concentration in journalism) and School-funded Student Newspapers: School-funded Means School-censored; Chuck Daly (concentration in broadcasting/telecommunications) and A Simpler Time: A Study of Nostalgia, Power Rangers, and Fondly Remembering the Past; and Kelly Hart (concentration in advertising) and The Power of Social Media: Credit Card Companies’ Need for a New Medium of Advertising.