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John Braxton, assistant professor of Biology, has been named one of Swarthmore College’s 2010 honorary degree recipients. Swarthmore’s President Rebecca Chopp will present the award at the 138th commencement ceremony on May 30. He has been selected for his longtime commitment to social justice and labor rights.
Judith Engle, faculty emeritus of English, has several collages in the Solo Series 2010—Spring exhibit at the Abington Art Center, which will be on display April 24 to July 25, 2010. Engle was one of four regional artists selected along with Alison Stigora, Atsuko Tajima and Jay Walker. The preview party opens on Sunday, April 25 from 3—5 p.m. Additional information is available at the Abington Art Center’s Web site.
Stephen Gramlich, Ed.D., assistant professor of Mathematics, recently defended his dissertation, “Regression Analyses of Self-Regulatory Constructs to Predict Community College Math Achievement and Persistence,” for a doctorate of Education in Educational Statistics and Measurement at Rutgers University—New Brunswick. In addition, he presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference on March 26. This conference, which is open to other universities, facilitates opportunities for both master’s and doctoral students to present their own research and participate in a unique student-led exchange of ideas. This year’s theme was “Education in the Global Age—Realities and Possibilities.”
Joo Won Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of Music, presented a lecture on recent trends in electronic music and a concert featuring his original electroacoustic compositions at Rutgers University—Camden on Feb. 23 in The Stedman Gallery titled, “SuperCollider and Interactive Performance.” He was also invited to Manchester College on Feb. 16 to perform “Electroacoustic Adventures” and lecture on the influence of music technology on current music listening, composition and performance.
Cory Ng, CPA, adjunct instructor of Business Administration, had his article, “Diversity and the CPA Profession,” published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. He discussed the significance of diversity in the accounting profession and reported on the efforts of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants to raise awareness among accounting firms and businesses across the state on issues related to diversity. He also stressed the importance of recruiting diverse student populations at community colleges as a potential resource to increase the supply of accounting graduates.
Laureen Tavolaro-Ryley, RN, assistant professor of Nursing, was selected to choose the American Journal of Nursing 2009 book of the year for the category of psych-mental health nursing. Ryley’s choices were highlighted in the Jan. 2010, Volume 110, No. 1 issue. She selected Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing by Elizabeth Varcarolis and Margaret Jordan Halter, the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs edited by Adil Virani and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success by Cathy Melfi Curtis, Audra Baker Fegley and Carol Norton Tuzo.
Donald Scott, assistant professor of English, was credentialed as part of The White House press pool for one day and covered the March 8 speech by President Barack Obama on the immediate need for health care reform at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Scott, who writes the “A Place in History” column for Montgomery Media, wrote a March 10 response in support. Scott’s column appears in several newspapers of eastern Montgomery County, including The Times Chronicle, The Glenside News and The Globe. View Scott’s full article: “A Place in History: It’s Time to Pass Health Care Bill”
Ida Swindle, of the Student Life Center, and William Martin, of Building Services, assisted in producing the theme music for the new WFMZ-TV “Navigating Your Life Show with Dr. Nat Williams,” which airs every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. Swindle’s vocals are featured and Martin wrote the lyrics and melody.
Elaine Terranova, adjunct instructor of English and of the Learning Lab, has written an upcoming chapbook of poems to be published by Cervená Barva Press titled, Elegiac: Footnotes to Rilke’s Duino Elegies. She has also written several poetry reviews for the blog Yaakov Murchadha. Her most recent reviews analyzed Frederick Seidel’s Ooga-Booga and Rachel Loden’s Dick of the Dead.
Wayne Williams, assistant professor of Business Administration and head of the Business Administration department, was a special guest on Financial Voices, a radio show hosted by Bill Anderson on 900 AM WURD on Jan. 21, 2010. Wayne presented with Megan Kiesel, director of Impact and Outreach for the Campaign for Working Families, on “Get Ready for the 2010 Tax Season.”
Annual Student Art Show
College Family Exhibit
June and July
The Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia will show The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit titled, “Singgalot (The Ties That Bind): Filipinos in America, from Colonial Subjects to Citizens.”