School of Arts Faculty and Student Accomplishments: May 2013

View the accomplishments of the School of Arts faculty and students during the last few months of the spring semester.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology department, presented “Global Culture: Concepts and Paradigms Revisited” at the Eastern Sociological Society meeting in Boston on March 21.

Joan Cammarata, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, presented the paper “The Archetypal Authority of Early Modern Spanish Women” at the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston. In addition, Cammarata organized and chaired the “Private Lives, Public Roles: The Dual Persona of Early Modern Spanish Women” session.
George B. Kirsch, Ph.D., professor of history, will discuss his 2012 book Six Guys from Hackensack at the Englewood Public Library on May 15. His remarks will focus on race relations in Hackensack during the 1950s and 1960s. 
Claire Nolte, Ph.D., professor of history, gave an invited lecture entitled “Spectacle and Politics in Late Habsburg Prague” at the Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague.
Julie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D., professor of history, will present at the Migration: Historical and Modern Trends panel at the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies Annual Conference on May 10. The presentation will be streamed live through CUNY.
The 2012 Edward Branigan Scholars recently completed comprehensive humanities research projects independent of their coursework. The scholarship program promotes undergraduate research in the humanities and had three recipients this year. The recipients and projects include:
  • Sarah Glessner ’13 (English), “The Door Slam Heard ‘Round the World’: Considering the Performance of Gender in A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler.”
  • Ethan Hasbrouck Van Ness ’13 (government and religious studies), “The Crescent and the State: The Role of Islam in Turkish Politics.”
  • Joshua Zarcone ’13 (history), “American Military Tribunals: Historical and Legal Foundations.”

On April 30, 12 students participated in a mock trial under the guidance of Patricia Sheridan, J.D., assistant professor of business law and faculty moderator of the Law Society, and Robert Ellis, J.D., adjunct professor of business law. The students broke into two teams and argued a case involving a fight between two hockey players that erupted during a competitive game. The two teams included William Boese ’15, an economics major; Michelle DePinho ’16, a civil engineering major; Andrew Hill ’13, an accounting major; Kylie Knee ’16, an art history major; Patrick Metcalf ’15, a chemical engineering major; Caroline Magalhaes ’15, an economics major; Gabriela Remache ’16, an international studies major; Richard Roman ’14, a finance major; Sebastian Stopka ’14, a finance major and secretary of the Thomas More Law Society; Hannah Turnbull ’13, a finance major and treasurer of the Thomas More Law Society; Patrick Warren ’15, a government major; and Joel Wright ’14, a finance major and chair of the Thomas More Law Society.