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Kyoko Omori
Omori Gives Presentation at Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Associate Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori presented a paper titled “The Benshi as a Modernist: Tokugawa Musei and Psychological Films of the Early Twentieth Century” at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Los Angeles in March.
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Angel David Nieves and Janet Simons
Simons Presents Paper at NITLE Summit
Associate Director of Institutional Technology and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative Janet Simons presented a paper at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Summit on March 26, in New Orleans.

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Chile Earthquake Devastation
Domack Presents
“Impact of the Fifth Largest Earthquake in History on a Developed Latin American Country: the February 2010 Concepción ‘Teremoto,’” Domack’s lecture on Thursday, April 8, presented a summary of his experiences in this volunteer mission and an overview of the regional geology of the area and the devastation wrought by the earthquake, aftershocks and tsunamis. More ...
Marianne Janack
Janack Publishes Book, Feminist Interpretations of Rorty
Marianne Janack, the Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor of Philosophy, has published a book, Feminist Interpretations of Rorty (Penn State University Press). It is part of a series, “Re-reading the Canon,” which is dedicated to feminist history of philosophy. More ...
Stephen J. Goldberg
Goldberg Publishes Book Chapter About Chinese Visual Art
Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg published a chapter titled “Philosophical Reflection and Visual Art in Traditional China” in Asian Texts--Asian Contexts: Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions, edited by David Jones and E.R. Klein (SUNY Press, 2010). More ...
Jim Helmer
Helmer and Rosenfield Discuss Speech Anxiety at Conference

Can practicing speeches in Second Life reduce speech anxiety in real life? Jim Helmer, Oral Communication Center coordinator, and Carl Rosenfield, instructional technology specialist, addressed that question in a presentation at the National Association of Communication Centers annual conference at DePauw University on March 12. Helmer and Rosenfield reported on a pilot project conducted in Helmer’s ORCOM 100 class to explore the potential of using the 3-D virtual world of Second Life as a “space” for students to practice oral presentations. A key question was whether practicing in Second Life might help apprehensive students feel more comfortable when they faced their real-world audience.  More ...

Chile Earthquake Devastation
Domack to Present on Chile Earthquake
Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, will present “Impact of the Fifth Largest Earthquake in History on a Developed Latin American Country: the February 2010 Concepción ‘Teremoto’” on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. Domack recently returned from Chile where he did volunteer work in the aftermath of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Maule, Chile, on Feb. 27. More ...
Brent Plate
Plate Lectures at Lehigh, Participates in NYU Workshop
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate gave a lecture titled "Blasphemous Art in a Secular Age" at Lehigh University in March. The lecture stems from his 2006 book Blasphemy: Art that Offends, and offers an argument about the shifting status of blasphemy and blasphemous art, into the modern age. The lecture was sponsored by several departments at Lehigh, including religion, philosophy, art, history and the Lehigh University Art Galleries. More ...
Phelan Publishes Poems in Journal
Professor of Communication Catherine Waite Phelan published four poems in the July 2009 issue of Et Cetera: A Review of General Semantics. Her poems, “The Tree’s Song,” “The Implicit Conversation,” “The Source of Words” and “A Child Struggling with Language,” explore the nexus of language and thought. Et Cetera is an interdisciplinary journal published quarterly by the Institute of General Semantics.
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John O'Neal
O'Neal Attends U.N. Celebration of Francophonie
As a member of the board of directors of the American Society of the French Academic Palms, Professor of French John C. O'Neal was invited to attend the United Nations' celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first event recognizing the importance of the Francophone world. Some 400 people were on hand to listen to speeches, live or recorded, by the secretary general of the United Nations and a number of other dignitaries. The event was held on March 26 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. More ...
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