Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Eloise
Brière was elected at the Modern Language Association's December
2004 convention to represent the Division of Francophone Literature in the
MLA Delegate Assembly. She will serve a three-year term.
A grant from Québec's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs allowed the
Department of Languages, Literatures, and
Cultures to invite Haitian author Marie-Célie
Agnant to UAlbany for a one-day
residency April 27. Agnant, who writes
prose fiction, poetry, and children's literature
and now resides in Montréal, visited
an intermediate French class where students
were reading her novel, Le
Livre d'Emma, and a graduate seminar.
Her afternoon public lecture addressed
the situation of French Caribbean women.
Schwarzschild, an assistant professor
of English, has published his first novel. Responsible
Men (Algonquin) tells the story
of a 41-year-old salesman, Max Wolinsky,
his business, and his family relationships.
As a boy, Schwarzschild accompanied his
father, a textile salesman, on road trips.
The older man encouraged his son not
to follow in his footsteps, but "to do
of Educational Theory and Practice Joseph
Bowman, Jr., was one of 16 State
University of New York Educational Opportunity
Center graduates honored at the first-ever
EOC Distinguished Alumni Awards event in
Albany Feb. 20. Bowman, a UAlbany alumnus,
also directs UAlbany's Center for Urban
Youth and Technology. Also in February,
Bowman received the 2005 Johnson Communications/
Palace Theatre Community Service Award
for working to improve the lives of Capital
Region children and families.
J. Gluck and his collaborator,
visual artist Cynthia Beth Rubin, recently
displayed their multimedia work "Layered
Histories" at the Jewish Museum in Prague,
Czech Republic. The exhibit, the imaginary
story of a 13th-century illuminated Hebrew
manuscript now known as the Bible
of Marseilles, allowed visitors
to create "unique combinations of sound
and image that reflect the manuscript's
possible journeys," noted Gluck, director
of UAlbany's electronic music studio. "Layered
Histories" has also been shown this year
at major arts and music conferences in
Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Providence,
Gov. George Pataki recognized
Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering Fatemah
(Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik for
her contributions to scientific research
at the 10th Annual Women of Excellence
Awards, held in conjunction with Women's
History Month. Shahedipour-Sandvik, a Ph.D.
graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia,
specializes in optoelectronics and compound
semiconductors. She recently was awarded
a $150,000 grant from General Electric
Corp. to fund research in developing next-generation
devices for lighting and power applications.
Emeritus of History DeWitt
C. Ellinwood, Jr., has published Between
Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian
Army, 1905-21 (Hamilton Books).
The book describes both the British governmental
and military society and the regional Rajasthan
aristocracy of 20th-century colonial India.
Davidson and Sekharipuram
Ravi of the Department of Computer
Science received "best paper" honors
from the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM) for "Clustering With
Constraints: Feasibility Issues and the
k-Mean Algorithm." The paper, one of
278 submitted for consideration, was
singled out for recognition at SIAM's
2005 International Data Mining Conference,
held in April in Newport Beach, Calif.
"Molding Atomic Structures
into Intermediate-Resolution Cryo-EM Density
Maps of Ribosomal Complexes Using Real-Space
Refinement," a paper by Professor
Joachim Frank and his colleagues
from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Health
Research, Inc., at the Wadsworth Center
and the Department of Biomedical Sciences
wrote the paper, was published in the March
2005 issue of the journal Structure.
Reich is now director of International
Student Services in UAlbany's Office
of International Education. Other recent
appointees include Director of Study
Abroad and Exchanges James Pasquill;
International Student Adviser Annie Heavener;
and Linda Miller, secretary.