Bob Stinson, professor emeritus of history and amateur (in every sense) of music, has published an article about using the works of Aaron Copland to help students understand the Depression. “Copland, Culture and Catastrophe: Teaching the Great Depression with Classical Music” is in the July issue (devoted to teaching with music) of Magazine of History, the journal of the Organization of American Historians. It’s a print version of a lecture he developed for his History 114 (“America since 1865”) class.

Farsight: Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, whose doctoral research was about the women’s movement in Hong Kong during the transition from British to Chinese rule, says: “To my surprise, there are 1,000 grassroots women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Of the 999 who are named, 108 are from China, Hong Kong, and East Asia. Of the nine from Hong Kong, three are women I interviewed for my research, and one of the nongovernmental organizations listed is a case study in my dissertation.” She refers us to

Khristina Haddad, the other assistant professor of political science, has an article “What Do You Desire? What Do You Fear? Theorize It! Teaching Political Theory through Utopian Writing” in the July issue of PS: Political Science and Politics.

She also gave a presentation called “Prisa Mata: On the Perils of Time Poverty for Political Life” at a national convention of Take Back Your Time, a movement dedicated to reclaiming personal time and space, August 4-7 at Seattle University, Washington.

And she went to the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-3 in Washington, D.C. She was accompanied by Hwa Yol Jung, professor emeritus of political science.

Jim Mitchell, professor of biology and advisor for the allied health professions, took courses in forensic science this summer at Temple University and courses on chemistry of the nervous system and circadian rhythms at Harvard University.

Lou Carol Fix and Lorenz Maycher, artist-lecturers in music (organ and piano), can be heard on the new four-CD set Historic Organs of Pennsylvania. The performances are from the 2003 Organ Historical Society convention, at which Lou played music of Benjamin Carr on the 1789 Samuel Green organ in Peter Hall and Lorenz works by Everett Titcomb, Hugh McAmis, and Harry Rowe on the 1928 Skinner organ in Salem Lutheran Church, Lebanon.

September 20, 2005

Roommate Wrangles:
A Dear Abby column advises college students and their parents on how to resolve roommate conflicts.

Paleontologist and conservation activist Richard Leakey to speak at Cohen Arts & Lectures.

We the People:
Speaker for Constitution Day.

Look Well, O Wolves!:
New faculty and administrative staff.

Campus calendar.
Man of La Mancha:
film series introduces Moravian's tribute to 400th aniversary of "Don Quixote."
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.

Todo el Mundo:
New book by Spanish faculty discusses Spanish as affected in different parts of the world by indigenous languages.