Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, and LVC Art & Visual Culture student Sarah Johnson ’18, presented a joint paper in the session “Developing Innovative Projects, Practices, and Programs in the Academic Setting” at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) Annual Meeting, Wilmington, Delaware, October 20-22. They discussed creative approaches for collaborating with fellow faculty, undergraduate students, educational programming and the use of new technology in the spring exhibition LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture. Directors and students from The Juniata Museum of Art and The Schmucker Gallery at Gettysburg College joined them on the panel.
Marianne Goodfellow, Associate Professor of Sociology, was honored for her work as president of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society (PSS) at the 66th Annual Meeting. The conference was held at Bloomsburg University on October 28-29, 2016. Prior to serving as president and president-elect, Marianne served the PSS as treasurer from 2007 to 2010.
LVC alum Durrell Martin, class of 2008, delivered the keynote address, “Police and Power: What Can Academia Learn from History? Adjunct instructor and LVC alum Teddi Sakellarides led a roundtable discussion on “Exploring Masculinities in the Sociology Classroom,” and undergraduate Tamara Baldwin presented her poster entitled “Do Staged Scenarios of Racism Impact Student’s Willingness to be Engaged Bystanders: A Case Study.”
The theme of this year’s conference was Sociology and Social Justice: Understanding and Action. The cover design for the program was produced by LVC Digital Communications undergraduate Matthew Healy.
Bob Valgenti and Noelle Vahanian are among the contributors to a special edition of the Los Angeles Review of Books dedicated to the Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo. Valgenti submitted an essay titled “Gianni Vattimo: An Accomplished Nihilist,” and Vahanian wrote on Vattimo’s religion.
Gabriela McEvoy presented a paper entitled “The Big Shot of Irish in Peru” at the New England American Conference for Irish Studies at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay, MA. on November 4, 2016.
This presentation addressed the question of how Irish immigrants played an important role in Peruvian’s economy, national politics, and culture. McEvoy’s paper aimed to answer this question by examining William R. Grace and John Patrick Gallagher’s socio-economic development in Peruvian society.