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Winter 2013 Kudos

Barbara Diduk's vase project

The Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation awarded Joyce Bylander, special assistant to the president for diversity initiatives, a $2,000 grant for her program CONNECT, which offers full-day programming for at-risk, low-income middle-school youth. The mini-grant will support a summer program that focuses on healthy lifestyles. CONNECT is a partnership between Dickinson College, the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, the YWCA, the Carlisle Area School District and the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County.

The Department of German received $12,000 from the Max Kade Foundation to support a writer-in-residence during spring 2013.

Nearly 70 photographs from Archives & Special Collections were in Augenblicke für die Ewigkeit: GieBen im Sommer 1890, an exhibit at the Stadtarchiv in Giessen, Germany, that featured the photography of Charles Francis Himes, class of 1855 and Dickinson faculty member. The photos are part of archives' Charles Francis Himes Family Papers collection.

The Vase Project: Made in China - Landscape in Blue at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto was co-curated by Barbara Diduk, Charles A. Dana Professor of Art, and Zhao Yu, assistant professor at the Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China. Running Oct. 11-Jan. 13, The Vase Project celebrates the art of copying and the role of the usually anonymous artist in Jingdezhen, China. Working with 101 blank vases, the curators created a visual chain letter selecting factory workers and painters from independent workshops around the city to copy and hand paint a blue-and-white contemporary landscape based on their original sketch of the smoke stacks of Jingdezhen.

Douglas Stuart, professor of political science and international studies; J. William Stuart and Helen D. Stuart Chair in International Studies, Business & Management; and adjunct professor, U.S. Army War College (USAWC), co-edited Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO with Jeff McCausland, visiting professor of international studies, and Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. Last June Stuart published "Leading from Behind: Toward an Obama Doctrine for the Asia-Pacific" in The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. His article "San Francisco 2.0: Military Aspects of the U.S. Pivot Toward Asia" was published in the December issue of Asian Affairs.

Stephen Weinberger, Robert Coleman Professor of History, published "Austin Stoneman: The Birth of a Nation's American Tragic Hero" in Early Popular Visual Culture, vol. 10, issue 3.

Professor of Music Blake Wilson recently published two essays: "Poliziano and the Language of Lament from Isaac to Layolle" in Sleuthing the Muse: Essays in Honor of William F. Prizer by Pendragon Press and "If Monuments Could Sing: Music and the Origins of Civic Devotion Inside Orsanmichele" in Orsanmichele and the History and Preservation of Civic Monument by Yale University Press. The second essay is the published version of an invited conference talk that Wilson gave at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the historic exhibition of early Renaissance Orsanmichele statuary.

The USAWC Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) Academic Engagement Program awarded $35,000 to Michael Fratantuono, associate professor of international studies, business & management, and David Sarcone, associate professor of business & management, for their workshop, The United States-India Relationship in the 21st Century: Challenges for Strategic Leaders; Opportunities for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Promote Sustainable Development.

Karen Kirkham, associate professor of theatre & dance, was named the executive director/artistic director of Pendragon Theatre. Based in the Adirondacks, Pendragon is an ensemble of artists dedicated to preserving the vitality and enhancing the quality of professional theatre through year-round performance and educational programs.

Associate Professor of Art & Art History Crispin Sartwell recently presented two lectures—Holding on for Dear Life: The Value of Realism in Art and Constriction and Creativity: Tradition and Innovation in Bluegrass Music at the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at Eastern Tennessee State University.

The American Association of University Women awarded Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sarah St. Angelo a $30,000 postdoctoral research leave fellowship to continue her work on "Bioreduced Nanoparticles: Green Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoparticles and Platelets."

Nicola Tynan, associate professor of economics, received a $4,000 fellowship research grant from the Earhart Foundation. The award provides funding for travel to London to conduct archival research for her book project, "An Economic History of London's Water Supply, 1582-1904."

Routledge recently published Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender Studies Stephanie Gilmore's Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America. The book offers an essential perspective on the post-1960 movement for women's equality and liberation. Tracing the histories of feminist activism through the National Organization for Women chapters in three different locations—Memphis, Tenn.; Columbus, Ohio; and San Francisco—Gilmore explores how feminist identity, strategies and goals were shaped by geographic location.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Chauncey Maher published The Pittsburgh School of Philosophy as part of the series Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy.

El Museo de Barrio in New York City recently hosted Jerry Philogene, assistant professor of American studies, and Miami-based artist Edouard Duval Carrie as part of its program Caribbean: Crossroads of the World.

David Strand, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, and Ann Hill, professor of anthropology, received a $400,000 Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) Implementation Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Building on the achievements of a successful LIASE Exploration Grant in 2011-12, this new four-year grant will further infuse the study of Asia through the lens of the environment and sustainability across the Dickinson curriculum. The project will expose more faculty and students from a variety of disciplines to Asia through projects involving pedagogical collaboration and direct contact with the region as a human and natural environment.

Published January 13, 2013