Faculty Scholarship and Collaborations

Ann Berger-Knorr and ECE/SPE students Cara Dowzicky and Chelsea Bear had an article titled “Female Game Changers of the 20th Century:  Picture Book Biographies and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award” accepted for publication by Pennsylvania Reads:  The Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association.

Robert “Troy” Boyer, adjunct instructor in religion, served as a panelist in the annual Durnbaugh Seminar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies of Elizabethtown College. This year’s seminar concerned “Object Lessons:  The Meanings of Pennsylvania German Life and Culture” and focused on multidisciplinarity in a “new” Pennsylvania German studies.

John Hinshaw and Ivette Guzmán Zavala curated an exhibition titled Dutchirican: A Latino History of Central Pennsylvania, which is open to the public until May 10 at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Based on their research and interviews with Latinos in the area, Dutchirican narrates part of a story that has been ignored by traditional scholarship.

The exhibit explains some of the reasons Latinos choose to work and live here, work, faith, and seeking a better future, as well as the deep roots this community has in Central Pennsylvania. Latino roots run deep in Pennsylvania, stretching back to the American revolution and include medal of honor winners in the Civil War.  The exhibit looks into some groups that continue to expand, such as Puerto Rican Mennonites, while showing examples of photography by Frank Espada, Rolfe Ross and Guzmán Zavala herself. The traveling exhibition will have its opening reception at the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery on June 29, 2017.


Faculty Scholarship and Collaborations

Rachel Albert presented research at the Society of Research on Child Development’s biennial meeting in Austin, Texas in April. Her symposium “Object labeling from the infant perspective” included a talk with data analyzed by students in the Psych 325: Child Development Laboratory course last fall. Rachel also presented a poster “More than baby talk: Imitation reorganizes infant perception” which included ongoing work by the LVC Baby Lab. LVC research assistants Austin Martinez and Emily Schlusser collected some of the data for this project.

Finally, she presented a poster with student co-author Katie Frace at the Eastern Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Boston. Psychology students Maureen Fleming and Alyssa Potosnak also presented posters at EPA with faculty mentor Lou Manza. 

Don Dahlberg just returned from Los Angeles where he presented a three day hands-on workshop at the Getty Museum on the use of Chemometrics in Art Conservation Science.  There were 21 scientific participants in the workshop, mostly from the Getty Conservation Institute.  The Getty Conservation Institute works to advance conservation practice in the visual arts. It serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the Getty Conservation Institute focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

An Yountae been selected to participate in the 4 week long NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) Summer Institute on “Challenges of Teaching World Religions” which will take place from July 9 to August 4 in Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN.

Scholarship and Creativity

Shelly Moorman-Stahlman performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra in Rockford, Maine on March 11. She also recently served as a judge for the American Guild of Organists Competition in Philadelphia and for the Lancaster Women’s Symphony Youth Instrumental Competition.

Cathy Romagnolo will have an article published in the the summer issue of Storyworlds. The title of her article is ”Naturally Flawed?: Gender, Race, and the Unnatural in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.”