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Accomplishments: August 31

Performances/Media Productions/Exhibitions

Mark Oxman, professor emeritus, art, CAS:  completed a commissioned portrait of Professor John Varrano of Mt. Holyoke College.


Daniel Fiorino, SPA, and director, Center for Environmental Policy, and Robert Durant, SPA: have been appointed editors of a new book series from Routledge Press on public administration and environmental  sustainability. 

R. Garrett, CCPS, SPA:  Congressional Research Service  report, “Public Financing of Congressional Campaigns: Overview and Analysis,”  2, 32, 2009, was cited by Justice Kagan in a dissenting opinion to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett.


Donna Bain Butler, WCL: participant in the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Scholars’ Forum. 

Sonya Grier, Kogod: presented “Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity” at the  Food Marketing Workgroup and the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s symposium, “Marketing to Children and Youth of Color,” Cannon House Office Building and Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

David Rosenbloom, SPA:  keynote, “Teaching Law in MPA Programs: Frameworks and Models,” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference on Teaching Public Administration, Williamsburg, Va. 

Martin Shapiro, University Library: attended the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference as a general contributor in poetry. The conference was held at Middlebury College’s Ripton, Vermont, campus.

Susan Shepler, SIS: “Trends in Scholarship on Child Soldiering over the Past Decade,” at the ESRC-sponsored conference “Violence and Childhood:  International Perspectives,” Birkbeck College, University College London. 

Bill Snape, WCL: “BP Oil Disaster’s Impact on the Environment:  One Year Later,” American Bar Association Tort Trial-Insurance Practice conference, Amelia Island, Fla. 

Published Works

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: “Are Instant Messages Speech?” the lead chapter in the International Handbook of Internet Research, Springer, July.

Evan Berry, philosophy and religion, CAS: coedited a special issue, “Imagining Ecotopia,” of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, vol 5, no 2. The issue includes an article he coauthored with James Proctor.

Robin Broad, SIS: coauthored with John Cavanagh “Like Water for Gold in El Salvador,” in The Nation, August 1–8, 2011.

Jona Colson, literature, College Writing Program, CAS:  has an interviewed with the poet Mark Doty in the Writer’s Chronicle, September 2011 issue.

Eric Lohr, history, CAS:  “1915 and the War Pogrom Paradigm in the Russian Empire,” in David Gaunt, Israel Bartal, Natan Meir, and Jonathan Dekel-Chen, editors, Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History, Indiana University Press, 2010.

David Pitts, SPA:  coauthored with G. B.  Lewis, “Representation of Lesbians and Gay Men in Federal, State, and Local Bureaucracies,” in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21(1), 2011.

Jeffrey Reiman, philosophy and religion, CAS: “No Idea of Justice: A Social Contractarian Response to Sen and Nussbaum,” Criminal Justice Ethics 30, no 1, April 2011.

Myra Sklarew, professor emerita, literature, CAS: Harmless, a collection of poetry, Mayapple Press.

Charles S. J. White, professor emeritus, philosophy and religion, CAS:  wrote the foreword to Richard Whitehurst’s Mahamantra Yoga, Destiny Books, 2011.