May. 02, 2012

Kudos

  • Four faculty members were honored at a ceremony April 30 in the Union Ballroom and will be included in the "Honoring Teachers" display in Milne Library for the 2012-2013 year — Assistant Pofessor of Education Kelly Keegan, Associate Professor and Chair of Languages and Literatures Rose McEwen, Associate Professor of Physics James McLean and Professor of Geography Darrell Norris.

    The Teaching and Learning Center advisory board selected the faculty members from nominations made by faculty, staff and, for the first time, students. More than 100 faculty members received at least one nomination.
  • Running talent must run in the family of Sue Chichester '79, chief information officer and director of Computing and Information Technology, who is captain of Geneseo's Corporate Challenge team. Her son, Tim Chichester '10 finished the 2012 Boston Marathon in a time of 2:21.10, the second best finish by an American-born runner and 11th overall out of more than 15,500 male runners. Her daughter, Jessica, placed 90th with a time of 3:14:50.
  • Languages and Literatures Lecturer Jasmine Tang is one of nine recipients in the United States to receive The CLERC Award for Outstanding Contribution in Chinese Language Education, sponsored by the Nanhai Chinese Language Education and Research Center. The center is a U.S. cultural enterprise dedicated to the promotion of Chinese language and culture education. The award recognizes outstanding CLTA members at the college level in Chinese language education and includes a certificate presented at the CLTA annual meeting and an educational tour to China June 22-July 5, fully funded by CLERC.
  • Hats off to Geneseo students for their recent accomplishments:

    Chemistry major Miriam Barnett '12 was selected as one of 12 women from a national competition to receive an Eli Lilly travel award to present her research at the recent American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego. She received a research grant and a travel grant from the Geneseo Foundation this year. Her work was also supported by a Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award.

    Robert Briwa '13, a French and geography major, has earned a nationally competitive Joseph W. Yedlicka six-week summer scholarship from Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society to study at the Institiute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France. Associate Professor of Languages and Literatures Beverly J. Evans nominated him for the scholarship. Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures Kodjo Adabra and Associate Professor of Geography David Aagesen also furnished letters of support.

    Senior history majors Danny Bailey and Andreas Meyris won two of the six best-paper prizes at the recent Phi Alpha Theta undergraduate research conference in Buffalo, N.Y. Bailey's paper was titled "'Stop, Stop, Stop the Board from Making the Buses Go': The Fight for and Against School Integration in Rochester." Meyris' paper was titled "The Common Ground of the Ballot Box: Defining Americanism in Post World War I America." Adam Reinemann received an honorable mention for his paper, "The Righteous Against the Plantocracy: Baptist Missionaries in Jamaica and Beyond, 1831-32."

    Bailey was mentored by Emilye Crosby, professor of history; Meyris was mentored by Kathy Mapes, associate professor of history; and Reinemann's paper was written for Justin Behrend, assistant professor of history. Mapes and David Tamarin, associate professor of history, served as commentators on panel discussions at the conference. Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history.