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Bloomfield College Honorary Degree Recipients Discuss Public Service
Panelists included former Secretary of Homeland Security, the Honorable Jeh Johnson (hon. ’12), and former NJ Governor, the Honorable Thomas Kean, Sr. (hon. ’08). NJTV News’ Mary Alice Williams (hon. ’15) moderated the discussion.
Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Speaks at Bloomfield College
The celebrated author spoke candidly about everything from her upbringing in rural upstate New York, to the benefits running has on her creativity, to the impact of mentors upon her career.
Dedication to Public Service Event Announced by Bloomfield College
Guests include former Secretary of Homeland Security, the Honorable Jeh Johnson, and former New Jersey Governor, the Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Sr. The discussion will be moderated by Mary Alice Williams of NJTV News
Bloomfield College Receives One Million Dollars from JC Kellogg Foundation
This gift is an endowment that will allow the College to create a new pension incentive program for eligible staff.
Bloomfield College Raises Quarter of a Million Dollars in One Evening
The annual Scholarship Evening honored Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank and Chris Martin, President and CEO of Provident Bank.
Bloomfield College to Welcome Top Execs to Campus for Women’s Panel
This year’s panel is comprised of six women, all leaders in their respective fields, including a top Facebook executive.
Bloomfield College Students Can Now Register for Online Humanities Courses at Various Colleges
Bloomfield College students now have the unique opportunity to take online courses in the Humanities at a various independent colleges across the nation.

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.