The latest article by Marialuisa
professor emerita of mathematics, is “Fuzzy Graphs
and Network Repairs,” in
the November 2003 issue of the British International Journal
of Computer Mathematics. She says it’s receiving lots
of attention from experts in modeling and simulation. Graduate
students from an engineering school in Calcutta, for instance,
are using her approach to model propagation along the arcs
and nodes of a network by means of polynomials. This is a
safeguard against network failure.
Dave Roth ’85, artist-lecturer
in jazz piano, will perform for the 150th birthday celebration
of General Harry
C. Trexler, a black-tie gala on April 17 to honor Allentown’s
great benefactor. His cohorts for the evening are Steve
Gilmore, bass; Warren Vaché Jr., cornet; and Ron
Our man in Iraq, Ahmez Hammock-El ’05,
has been promoted to sergeant. His parents, Bernard and
Verniece, of Glenarden,
Maryland, are proud of him, but they’re even happier
that he’s due to be rotated home in May.
man in Iraq, Mike Beahm, husband of assistant women’s
basketball coach Marge Beahm, came
home in March after a long haul attached to the 744th
Military Police battalion.
The Physics Department—Joe
Powlette, professor and department chair, Ed
associate professor, and Kelly
Krieble ’86, assistant professor—attended
the annual meeting of the central Pennsylvania section
American Association of Physics Teachers, March 26-27
at Bucknell University. Kelly gave a talk on “An
experimental study of Mn-doped ferrites using Mossbauer
work he and Tim Schaeffer ’04
have designed this academic year. He informs InCommon
that ferrites are
the pet weasel that appeared in Along Came Polly.
Kelly also won a close election—he
section representative to AAPT. He will serve on
executive committee and represent its constituents,
colleges and high schools in 30 central Pennsylvania
the AAPT’s biannual meetings. Checking the
calendar, he noticed that whereas this year’s
winter meeting was in Miami, next year’s
is in Anchorage, Alaska. Good timing, Kelly!
Steinke, assistant professor of art
(new media), has a short video work called “American
City Without Walls, a gallery in Newark, New
Jersey, in a show called VIDEO: 1800 frames:
It runs through
Dan Jasper, visiting assistant
professor of sociology, has published “Commemorating
the ‘Golden Age’ of
Shivaji in Maharashtra, India, and the Development
of Maharashtrian Public Politics,” in
the winter issue of Journal of Political
and Military Sociology. Shivaji was a
17th-century Indian general and king.
Dangelmajer McKeown, associate professor
of French, gave a paper at the 14th annual
conference of the North
American Christian Foreign Language Association,
March 26 at Northwestern
College in Orange City, Iowa. Her paper, “Controversy
and Ecstasy in the Literary Output of Anna
Catherine Emmerich and Dr. Antoine Despine,” was
given for a panel on French film and literature.
Mel Gibson relied on Emmerich’s
visionary writings for some of the imagery
in his Passion of the Christ movie—including
the sequence in which the raven puts out
the eyes of the wicked thief.
Carol Traupman-Carr ’86,
associate dean of academic affairs, arranged “Shenandoah” for
the MainStreet Brass Quintet. The group had
requested this piece for its August
tour of England, at which it plans to play
American works. When she began work, Carol
was surprised to realize that she
had never heard the last lines of the song.
finish the basic arrangement until she had
hunted down the sheet music. Her classmate,
Brian Hay ’86, is trombonist
in the quintet.
President Rokke was the star
of the Morning Call’s
op-ed page on March 22, with a piece on terrorism and the
upcoming elections. On the same day, Jean-Pierre
professor of French and chair of foreign languages, was
quoted in an article on Spanish troop withdrawal from
Iraq in the
The Morning Call was so enchanted with Wynton
class for jazz ensembles on April 5 that it led the local
section on April 6 with multiple photos and a story.
Errare Spellcheckum Est
In the earliest online
version of the March 30 InCommon, there was reference
to a Bolognese librarian. Bonnie Falla
isn’t from Bologna, but her name seems to have thrown
Spellcheck for a loop.
John Byrne '82 wins his 300th game
and Moravian's softball team is named
first in the nation.
group of new faculty for 2004-05
gets $10,000 grant to co-sponsor Black
Women's Health Initiative.
Bernstein "Mass" is
big event of spring concert season.