NEWS AND NOTES

Research and Publications

Bernardo Cantens
, associate professor of philosophy, has published "Forgiveness and Its Importance in Post-War Ethics" in Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, 12 (2) (2008):251-266. The article examines how a process of forgiveness can help soldiers deal with some of the psychological effects of war, such as the resentment, anger, and hatred, which remain at the margins of the healthcare radar.

Carol Traupman-Carr, associate dean for academic affairs, will publish five original brass arrangements through Cimarron Music Press: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" in versions for brass quintet and brass quartet (written originally for the College's Vespers brass ensemble, performed at the 2004 Vespers service); "St. Anne Hymn" (also known as "O God, Our Help in Ages Past," written for the Mainstreet Brass Quintet); "Shall We Gather at the River?" for trombone quartet (written originally for The Silver and Brass Trombone Quartet); and "The Strife is O’er" (written for the Mainstreet Brass Quintet).

Larry Lipkis, professor of music, took part in three recording projects over the summer. In August, his early music ensemble, the Baltimore Consort, recorded "Cancionero," a program of Renaissance Spanish music. The disc will be released in spring 2009 by Dorian/Sono Luminus Recordings. In May, Larry produced a recording of his chamber work "Generations." Pacific Serenades, a Los Angeles-based chamber music organization, recorded the piece and plans to release it on CD next year. Most recently, Larry produced a recording of his Flute Concerto in a version for flute and piano. The performers were Robin Kani and Martha Schrempel, both Moravian College artist lecturers .

Awards and Recognitions

Kerry Cheever, chair and professor of nursing, recently received an American Journal of Nursing 2007 Book of the Year Award in medical-surgical nursing for her editorial work on Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing, 11th ed. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008). The AJN book awards are considered the most prestigious textbook awards in the field of nursing.

Conferences and Presentations

Hilde Binford, assistant professor of music, attended "East and West: Ethnic Identity and Traditional Musical Heritage as a Dialogue of Civilizations and Cultures," in Astrakhan, Russia, September 10-17. The conference was sponsored by the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, The Ministry of Culture of the Astrakhan Oblast, and the The Folk State Folklore Centre. Hilde was invited to present her paper "From Khortitsa to Chihuahua: The Singing of the Old Colony and Summerfelder Mennonites." She also served as a judge for the national Russian choral festival that followed the conference.

Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper, "Globalizing Gender Between China and America: China’s Adopted Daughters, Migration, and Identity," at the annual meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Boulder, Colorado, September 13-14. The paper, focused on Dr. Fischler’s current research, was part of the panel "Experiences of Globalization in Greater China: Materiality, Representation, and Resistance."

Lori Hoffman, associate professor of nursing, presented for nurses in the Delaware section of Association of Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), held recently in  Ocean City, Maryland. The topic was "Pregnancy Denial and Concealment: The Challenges and Tragic Consequence." She also recently received specialty certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing through the National  Certification Corporation of AWHONN. 

Pamela Adamshick, assistant professor of nursing, was a presenter at "St. Luke's Health Network's 2nd Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference: Celebrating Excellence in Pediatric Nursing 2008," held September 4 at Lehigh University. Her topic was "Girl-to-Girl Aggression: Getting Past the Drama to Form Healthy Connections. "

Faramarz Farbod, adjunct instructor of political science, participated in a panel discussion, "Peace and Justice after the Bush Administration," for a Community Forum held September 10 in Philadelphia. The event was organized by Northeast Philly for Peace and Justice. On September 14, he presented "Understanding the Iran/US Stand-Off: Looking Behind the Headlines" for LEPOCO Peace Center in Bethlehem.

Carol Ann Modjadidi, education field coordinator, was a closing presenter at Bethlehem Area School District's Inclusion/Literacy Summer Academy, held August 4-6. Together with Gina Scala, East Stroudsburg University professor, Carol presented the session "FAIR: What's Your Interpretation?" She is also a member of Bethlehem Area School District's Strategic Planning Committee.

Other News

Joel Wingard, professor of English, recently completed a three-year term as co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Area Writing Program Administrators (PWPA).  A nonprofit, professional organization, PWPA advocates best practices in writing programs for all postsecondary institutions in the region. During Joel's term as co-chair, PWPA instituted grant programs for travel and research, revised and relocated the group’s website, and contributed to a successful bid to host the national WPA Conference in Philadelphia in 2010.

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