Volume 77
Number 2

Making a Splash

Invincible Ink

Where the Heart Is

Commencement 2001

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EACH YEAR AFTER COMMENCEMENT, when Emory students pack up their books for the summer, hundreds of University faculty members pack their bags and set out on various scholarly adventures. In most cases, their travels are related either to their teaching or research at Emory, although a few of them manage to have a little fun, too. Here’s a sampling of where a few Emory faculty members went, and why, this summer.

Maria M. Carrion, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and graduate student Nestor Rodriguez helped lead a dozen students on a six-week program in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean from late May through early July. The group visited Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, taking classes in the language, literature and culture of the region. This was the first time Emory has offered a pan-Caribbean program.

James Melton, chair of the Department of History, spent the summer in Salzburg with his wife, who is Austrian, and their two-year-old son. Melton is working on a cultural history of the city entitled Mozart’s Salzburg.

Carl Good, assistant professor of Spanish and comparative literature, was invited to present a paper in Mexico City at a conference on Mexican art history. His paper, “The Interruption of the Image,” was a theoretical analysis of the relationship between narration and the visual. Good also spent the summer researching and writing a book, Beyond the Witnesses’ Dismay: Revisiting Testimony in Latin American Literature.

Karen Stolley, associate professor of Spanish, spent the month of June in Salamanca, Spain, directing a summer program for faculty members interested in learning or improving Spanish language skills. The eight faculty members also focused on aspects of Spanish culture relevant to their own fields of specialization.

Jeffrey Lesser, professor of history and director of the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, spent the summer in Brazil on a Fulbright Fellowship. Lesser is conducting research on race relations in Brazil after World War II and will remain there for this academic year.

Ricardo Gutierrez-Mouat was invited to speak to the International Congress of Science, Art, and Religion in the Maya World, held in Copan, Honduras, in July. Although the conference was primarily for archaeologists, Gutierrez-Mouat lectured on the work of Mesoamerican archaeologists in the context of broader cultural issues including nationalism, indigenism, and the modern intersection between archaeology and tourism.

Paul H. Rubin, professor of economics and law, attended a conference in June on law, economics, and evolutionary psychology in Squaw Valley, Calif. Rubin discussed his upcoming book, Darwinian Politics: The Evolution of Political Behavior.

Jose Luis Boigues, a faculty member in the Department of Spanish and director of the Iberian Summer Program, was one of those faculty members who led twenty-six students to Spain and Portugal this summer. The group, which also included Spanish faculty Don Tuten, Cecilia Montes-Alcala, and Ana Sofia Ganho, took part in a four-week core session in Salamanca, Spain. They then split up to visit different parts of the Iberian Peninsula for another month: students in the advanced Spanish seminar went to Bilbao and Barcelona, students in Spanish language courses went to Santander, and those with an interest in Portuguese visited Lisbon.

In July, Elena Pesavento, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, attended the Econometrics Society meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, and a workshop on growth and econometrics in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Robert A. Pastor, a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, gave the keynote address at a conference in Quebec City on the eve of the Summit of the Americas in April. His talk was titled “A Community of Democracies in the Americas: From Phrase to Reality.” Pastor, who is chairman of the Common Cause Task Force on Election Reform, also participated in the Common Cause National Governing Board meeting in Washington, D.C., in June.

Michael Solomon, associate professor of Spanish, took a group of students to Barcelona, Spain, where they explored the architecture of the city as well as Catalan culture and language. Solomon and film studies professor Bill Brown also helped guide a new program joining Spanish and film studies, in which students studied the Spanish film industry and had the opportunity to write their own film scripts, in English or Spanish.

Hazel Gold, chair of the Department of Spanish, spent July in Salamanca conducting an intensive writing workshop for selected Emory graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese.

Amir Kia, a faculty member in the Department of Economics, traveled to Ontario, Canada, to teach a course in economics at Carleton University. In June, Kia also presented a paper at the Canadian Economics Association Meeting in Montreal.

Thomas F. Remington, C.L. Halle Professor of Political Science, led a group of University faculty members in the Halle Institute Faculty Research Seminar on a trip to Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, where they joined a conference on globalization. In addition, Remington traveled to Moscow to conduct his own research on the development of Russian political institutions. Joy Mazumdar, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, attended the globalization seminar in Istanbul and presented a paper on India’s trade and income distribution. Rick Doner, professor of political science, also traveled to Turkey in May and June as part of Emory’s Halle Seminar on Globalization. In July, he went to Thailand to research a book on the political economy and economic development of that country.

Vialla Hartfield-Mendez, senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, traveled to Mexico this summer to redevelop a Spanish writing course. She conducted field research for a new component of the course, a service learning requirement that will send students to work in Atlanta’s Hispanic community and then focus their writing on their experiences. Hartfield-Mendez visited areas of Mexico with a high rate of emigration to Atlanta and conducted interviews she will incorporate into the course.

Clark V. Poling, a professor of art history, taught a three-week course on modern art in Paris and Nice to a group of fourteen undergraduates. The course was taught entirely in museums. Poling also assembled photographs for a book he is completing, Andre Masson and the Surrealist Self.

Jean Campbell, a member of the art history faculty, traveled to Florence to research an illustrated manuscript dating back to circa 1300, held in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. Her research will be incorporated into a book, The Poetry of Commonwealth and the Art of Fourteenth-Century Tuscany.

Eric Reinhardt, a member of the political science faculty, and Caglar Ozden, assistant professor in the economics department, traveled to Geneva in May to talk with leaders in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UNCTAD and collect data for research projects focusing on the dispute settlement process and the treatment of developing countries within the WTO.

Ujjayant Chakravorty, an economics faculty member, visited Germany this summer along with seventeen other Emory faculty as part of the Halle Institute. He went to Freiburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, and Berlin. Chakravorty also co-chaired an international conference on water resource management in Girona, Spain, in June.

Bob Chirinko, professor of economics, traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, in August, where he presented a seminar at the Swedish Central Bank on the conduct of monetary policy. He also conducted research examining how stock market “bubbles” affect the overall economy.

English Professor Martine Watson Brownley spent two weeks in May in London and Oxford, England, doing research on seventeenth century history. In August, she went to Quebec for a week to direct a conference on James Boswell.

Economics faculty member Owen Beelders attended the African Investment Conference and Exhibition 2001, which had the theme “Financial Empowerment of Africa.”

Rusty Pritchard, assistant professor of environmental studies, participated in conferences in Santa Fe, Florida, and Duluth, Minn. In August, he attended a series of meetings of the Resilience Alliance in Chiang Mai, Thailand, an international consortium of researchers and institutions which study the problems of managing ecosystems and resources under conditions of surprise, catastrophe, and sudden thresholds of change.

Judith C. Rohrer, associate professor of modern and contemporary architecture in the art history department, spent much of the summer in Barcelona researching a book on the Temple of the Sagrada Familia, a building designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi but not finished in his lifetime. She also delivered two lectures on Catalan architectural politics at the turn of the last century.

Patricia Cahill, professor of English, presented a paper on Christopher Marlowe at the conference “Between Empires: Orientalism Before 1600” at Trinity College, Cambridge, in July. She also conducted related research at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, delving into sixteenth-century accounts of English and French voyages to the East.

Judith A. Miller, a faculty member in the Department of History, spent much of the summer in archival collections in Versailles and Paris, researching her book, Settling Accounts: Property, Law, and Political Culture in the French Post-Revolution. She also gathered materials to be used for discussion in the fall course “Modern European Economic History.” Miller has been visiting the same Parisian neighborhood each year since 1983.

History faculty member Sharon Strocchia spent three weeks last spring as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, conducting research in the Vatican archives. She also did research in Florentine State Archives for her book project entitled Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance France. While in Florence, she gathered material for a new freshman seminar course, “Medicine in the Age of Plague.”

In July, Gay Robins, professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, visited Oxford, England, and the library of the Griffith Institute. Robins is working on articles on ancient Egyptian cult statues and mutilation and erasures in ancient Egyptian art. She also gave lectures in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, Australia.




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