School of Arts Faculty and Student Accomplishments

View the accomplishments of the School of Arts faculty and students this month.

Faculty Accomplishments

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor of sociology and chair of the department, presented his paper “Contours in Latin American Cultures of Resistance” at the Monmouth University Institute of Global Understand Faculty Fellows Symposium.

He also recently published “Technology and Development in Latin America: Urgent Challenges for the 21st Century” in Perspectives on Global Development and Technology and “Transnational Elites and the Class Character of Latin American Integration” in Critical Sociology.

Joseph J. Fahey, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, wrote “The Economic Foundation for ‘Peace on Earth’” for America Magazine, which examines the role of economics in human rights and building in a world community. Read the article

Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and chair of the department, presented two papers during the month of October including “General Semantics and Media Theory” at the Institute of General Semantics Symposium at the Princeton Club in New York City, and “Be Careful What You Wish for: Popular Music in an Age in which ‘Information Wants to be Free'” at the New York State Communication Association Conference in Ellenville, N.Y.

George B. Kirsch, Ph.D., professor of history, wrote a blog post for The New York Times, “Hurry Up and Wait and Play Ball!” As part of the Disunion Civil War series, the post looked at the role of baseball during the Civil War. Read the article

On Oct. 27, Kirsch also gave a discussion on his 2012 book Six Guys from Hackensack at the Fort Lee Public Library.

Claire Nolte, Ph.D., professor of history, published the article, “Celebrating Slavic Prague: Festivals and the Urban Environment” in the most recent issue of Bohemia: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder.

Student Accomplishments

Emily Fritz, a senior majoring in international studies, and Emily Meehan, a sophomore majoring in international studies, received an award for outstanding position paper at the National Model United Nations Fall 2012 Conference in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 26-28.

In addition, the Manhattan College delegation (Evan Amadio, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Amanda Cromwell, a senior majoring in international studies; Irene Entringer Garcia-Blanes, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Mastanna Eraifej, a junior majoring in biology; James Estephan, a senior majoring in international studies; Emily Fritz, a senior majoring in international studies; Jared Hayes, a senior majoring in international studies; Yardley Keshinover, a senior majoring in government; Tim Koch, a junior majoring in government and philosophy; Ian McManus, a senior majoring in international studies; Emily Meehan, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Allyson Oliveras, a senior majoring in international studies; Stephanie Pietras, a junior majoring in international studies; Elvis Sokoli, a sophomore majoring in marketing and management; Ethan Van Ness, a senior majoring in government and religious studies; and Kaitlyn Wilson, a junior majoring in international studies) brought home the Honorary Mention award for representing Ecuador at the conference. The Manhattan group was accompanied by Model UN program director Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government and director of the international studies program.