and Hannan Named Distinguished Professors
by Lisa James Goldsberry
Marlene Belfort and Edward Hannan, both from
the School of Public Health, are UAlbany’s newest Distinguished
Professors. More >>
Leonard A. Slade, Jr., chair of the Department
of Africana Studies, has had an article accepted for
the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and
Humanities. The article is George Moses Horton, First
Black Bard of the South: A Critical Evaluation.
has agreed to join Interim Vice President for Research
Jeryl L. Mumpower as
full-time associate vice president to assist in the
efforts to grow the research enterprise at UAlbany.
In order to assume this new responsibility, Schuler
will continue to direct the University’s Office of Technology
Development and the Business Incubation Program, and
will relinquish his role as East Campus operations manager.
Until a permanent director of East Campus Operations
is found, a team of professionals led by John Giarrusso,
director of operations for Finance and Business, will
be in charge.
Songs (EMF, 2003), Assistant Professor of Music
Bob Gluck’s second
CD, was released in mid-October. The new recording documents
Gluck’s recent performances with acoustical instruments
(Turkish saz, ram’s horn, and voice) whose sounds have
been digitally transformed in real time, using home-designed
software interfaces controlled by electronic sensors
installed upon the instruments. The sounds are layered
and mixed to create complex, evolving sound collages.
Gluck directs the University’s Electronic Music Studios.
Several UAlbany professors have been
named recipients of the Chancellor’s Research Recognition
Award. The awards were presented at an October 20 dinner
to Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric
Block; Professor of Biomedical Sciences Joachim
Frank; Distinguished Professor of Sociology John
Logan; and Distinguished Professor of Social
Welfare William J. Reid
(See obituary above). Speakers included John
J. O’Connor, president of the Research Foundation
of the State University of New York and vice chancellor
and secretary of SUNY; Randy
A. Daniels, vice chair of the SUNY Board of Trustees
and New York State secretary of state; and George
B. Stefano, vice chair, Research Foundation Board
of Directors and distinguished professor, State University
College at Old Westbury.
of the School of Information Science and Policy is the
editor of Digital Scholarship
in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process,
recently released by M.E. Sharpe. To receive tenure,
professors have long been required to write scholarly
monographs or articles, engage in serious research,
and teach effectively. In recent years, however, the
emergence of digital scholarship has changed – and complicated
– the picture in unexpected ways. Promotional materials
from the publisher note: “This collection of cutting-edge
articles marks the first effort to evaluate the place
of digital scholarship in the tenure, promotion, and
review process… this book will help shape policy in
the murky world of tenure review and become a point
of reference for scholars and administrators everywhere.”
Distinguished Professor Emeritus William
N. Fenton was honored on October 6 with a celebration
at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.
He was honored for his pioneering and monumental research
on the Iroquois nation.
Professor of Economics Kajal
Lahiri, director of UAlbany’s Econometric Research
Institute, has been developing a new system with doctoral
student Vincent Yao to chart the movement of people
and goods along the nation’s highways, railroads, pipelines,
flight paths, and waterways in order to assess the health
of the economy. The hope is that this system will one
day be used like other prominent economic indicators,
such as the Gross Domestic Product and the Consumer
Price Index. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Bureau
of Transportation Statistics.