Faculty Announcements December 2012

Creative Arts and Technology
CAT Assistant Professor, Yuichiro Nishizawa, is involved in an exhibition entitled, The Art of Scent, at Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.  It is a long term collaborative project with MAD, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and various fabrication companies. Professor. Nishizawa’s responsibility was primarily for the electronic and mechanical system developed for this multi-sensory experience.  The design is very much an application of Physical Computing, a course which we offer now in CAT! The exhibition opened to the public on November 20th,  and is open through the 24th of February, 2013.  If you happen to be in NYC and your time allows, please visit the museum.

Education
Professor Kenneth Kunz is representing Bloomfield College at the Literacy Research Association Conference in San Diego, CA.  I am serving as the chair of a session on Literacy Home-School Partnerships.  I am also representing the college at each of the teacher education symposiums by discussing our literacy education class and sharing ideas with other researchers and colleagues.

Humanities
Professors of English, Angela Conrad and Paul Genega attended the 40th anniversary celebration of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities on October 10 at Drew University.

Nicole Franklin, Instructor of Communication, received a special New York City Council Citation for her film Little Brother: A Do Right Man. Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, 2012 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora festival co-chair, presented the award “in appreciation for outstanding contribution to your community, to an outstanding citizen, one worthy of the esteem of both community and the great City of New York.”

Professor of Religion Glen Hayes attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, November 16-20, where he presided at one panel on Tantric Studies featuring current research by graduate students, and presented his own research on another panel cosponsored with the Cognitive Science of Religion unit. Hayes’ presentation, titled “Sensuous Cosmogrophies: Cognitive Science, Embodiment and the Study of Tantra” reflected his ongoing exploration of how developments in neuroscience can help scholars in the humanities and social sciences better understand religion. He has been applying these insights to his own translations of Bengali Hindu texts from the 16th through 19th centuries, one of which was published last year in the anthology Yoga in Practice by Princeton University Press.

Professor of Communication Jeanne Nutter attended the Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association, October 10-14 in Cleveland.

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