February 5, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 1)
She published the following articles: "The Fictitious Genius of Lina Wertmuller's 1970s Films: A Look at the American and Italian Views," in Forum Italicum, vol. 40, no. 2 (Fall 2006); "Daisy Martinez, New Latina Diva of Cooking? The Host of 'Daisy Cooks!' Speaks to Us About Latino Identity, Ethnic Uplift and the Transmission of Traditions," in Columbia Journal of American Studies Online E-zine; "'Civilization is Marching Up Our Hill': Globalization and the Ligurian 'Peasantry' in Annie Hawes' Extra Virgin," in Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 40, no. 2 (forthcoming, February 2007); and "A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich on Terroir, Culture and Cuisine," in Columbia Journal of American Studies (forthcoming, Spring 2007).
Professor Bullaro also translated Francesco Durante's "Not Only McArone. Nineteenth-Century Additions to the Italian-American Literary Canon" and "'Merica on Culture and Literature of Italians in North America," by Cosimo Palagiano, Cristiano Pesaresi, Riccardo Morri, and Riccardo Russo in Aldo Bove and Giuseppe Massara's (eds.) 'Merica: Convegno sulla cultura e letterature degli italiani del Nordamerica, Fililibri Series, 25 (Forum Italicum Publishing, 2006).
Over the past year, Dr. Colburn delivered invited lectures in Peru, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. He is currently spending the academic year on sabbatical at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
He has also authored the following book reviews dealing with AIDS in South Africa: AIDSAFARI: A Memoir of My Journey with AIDS by A. Levin (2005); Positively Alive, by A. Brand (2005); and Witness to AIDS by E. Cameron (2005) in the Journal of Loss & Trauma (in press).
Several of Professor Demmer's students worked with him on his research and writing projects, including graduate student Geri Burghart who assisted on the paper "Experiences of AIDS-related bereavement in the United States and South Africa: A comparative study," which has been submitted to International Social Work and is currently under review. He helped another student, Leana Peltier, write an article, titled "Spirituality and Sudden Loss: A Personal Story," which appeared in The Forum, vol. 32, issue 2, p. 11 (2006). He also co-wrote a paper with Sarah McDermott, titled "Analysis of end-of-life content in health education textbooks," which has been submitted to Illness, Crisis, Loss.
In other news, Professor Demmer earned a second doctorate in social work from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He was appointed to the University Committee on Research Awards as the Coordinator of the Health & Human Services Panel (2006-2009). In 2006, Professor Demmer served as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals, including: American Journal of Health Education, African Journal of AIDS Research, Journal of School Health, International Social Work, Journal of Palliative Medicine, and Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, and Death Studies. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Review Board of the American Journal of Health Behavior and has served since 2000 as a volunteer for Crime Victims Support Services of the North Bronx, Inc.
He also presented the following papers: "Rediscovering Wisconsin's Opera Houses," a gallery talk at the Lehman College Art Gallery (April 2006), and "Larry Kirwan's Green Suede Shoes," at the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Regional American Conference for Irish Studies at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
In May 2006, Professor Doyle was awarded the PSC-CUNY Research Grant and the George N. Shuster Research Grant for the Rediscovering Wisconsin's Operas Houses Research Project. In addition, he received a Distinguished Educator Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has signed a contract for his book Rediscovering Wisconsin's Opera Houses with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Professor Fiol-Matta has received the following grants: The Puerto Rican Diaspora Grant from the CUNY-Caribbean Exchange Program, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, for her work titled "Latin Music: Gender Narratives, Female Figurations" (Spring 2007); the Dáaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection Travel Grant from the Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, for "Latin Music: Gender Narratives, Female Figurations" (May 2006); a PSC-CUNY Research Award for "Latin American Women Writers, Exile, and Cultural Power" (2006-2007); the Puerto Rican Diaspora Grant, CUNY-Caribbean Exchange Program, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, for "Latin Music: Gender Narratives, Female Figurations" (Spring 2006); the National Endowment for the Humanities' Faculty Research Award for "Remembering Cuba: Memory and Loss in Lydia Cabrera" (2005-2006); the CUNY Scholar Incentive Award for "Remembering Cuba: Memory and Loss in Lydia Cabrera" (2005-2006); and a PSC-CUNY Research Award (2005-2006) for "Latin American Women Writers, Exile, and Cultural Power."
Professor Gerry also presented the paper "Heisenberg-Limited Phase Estimation via Parity Measurements" at the conference of the Optical Society of America in Rochester, New York (October 2006).
He has also been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of the Army for his research, titled "Parity Measurements and Quantum Information Processing."
She has also delivered a number of papers at academic conferences, including (with NYC high school teachers Jennifer Ochoa and Anne George) "Putting the 'shop' in Reading Workshop: An Ethnographic Study of an ELA Classroom in a Vocational School," at the Penn Ethnography Forum held at the University of Pennsylvania (February 2006); (with Lehman Professors Marietta Saravia-Shore and Andrea Zakin and the staff of the Lincoln Center Institute) "Aesthetic Education and Social Discourse: Ping Chong's 'Secret History' at Lehman College's School of Education," at New York University's Ethnotheater Forum (April 2006); and (with David Hyman and student Jeanette del Valle) "Collaborative Challenges and the Small School Initiative," at the City College conference on "New Educator: Building and Sustaining Learning Communities in Challenging Times" (October 2006).
Most recently, she delivered a presentation, titled "Organizing a Literacy Classroom to Support the Needs of CTE Students," at the Career-Tech Education Resource Center Conference at Brooklyn Tech High School (November 2006). In February 2007, she will present "Teacher Growth from the Grassroots: An Urban High School's Approach to Meeting the Literacy Needs of their Students" at the Penn Ethnography Forum.
She was awarded a PSC-CUNY Grant for a year-long study of a ninth-grade literacy classroom at Alfred E. Smith CTE High School in the Bronx, titled "Literacy Practices in a Vocational School: An Ethnographic Study," and another grant from the National Writing Project to organize and facilitate a professional writing retreat for teachers who are members of the New York City Writing Project during 2006-07.
Professor Gulla also created and co-taught (with the Lincoln Center Institute) a week-long summer faculty development course in Aesthetic Education Action Research for Lehman and Bronx Community College faculty (Summer 2006). During the 2006-07 academic year, she will participate in Writing Across the Curriculum with CUNY Graduate Center Fellows.