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Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta
, chair of
music and pianist, gave a series of
master classes for piano faculty and
students at the music school Artes
Revueltas in Cholula, Mexico.
She was part of a panel discussion on
motivating young music students with
members of the community in attendance;
and performed in Cholula as piano soloist and with violinist
Anatole Wieck. Rodriguez-Peralta also recorded a CD of
chamber music with Boston Symphony Orchestra members
John Ferillo, oboe, and Elizabeth Ostling, flute, and John
Holland, violin. Proceeds will go to charity.
Marge Rack
, professor of art,
Johannah Segarich
, professor
of music, and
Dona Cady
, associate dean of humanities and
Asian studies, attended the opening symposium for an NEH
grant, Thinking through Cultural Diversity: Bridging
Cultural Differences in Asian Traditions, at the East-West
Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The three-year project, which
involves 15 community colleges across the country, explores
how the arts, literature, knowledge systems, religious
traditions and trade serve as cultural bridges.
Nancye Tuttle
, instructor in communications, had a story on
memoir writing published in August in the Sunday Boston
Globe's Living Longer Living Better section, and two stories
in the September/October issue of the Merrimack Valley
Mark Friedman
, instructor in economics, is a visiting
professor of economics at the International School of Latvia
this year.
Jan Arabas
, professor of art, participated
in a six-week National Endowment for
the Humanities Summer Institute on
The Dynamics of Cultural Unity and
Diversity in Southeast Asia, run by
the Asian Studies Development
Program at the East-West Center.
Chandrika Shah
, instructor in philosophy, along with
Carina Self
Katherine DiMarca
Robert Erickson
Matthew Olson
Dona Cady
, attended the AAC&U
NEH Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation grant conference at
the University of Vermont. Shah led one of the workshops,
"Diversity as a High Impact Practice," on what it means to be
a citizen, how we can incorporate the value of compassion, and
how gender plays a role in our understanding of citizenship.
Michael T. Fournier
, instructor in English, published work
in "The Indie Cred Test," a book edited by Henry Owings;
wrote the introduction for Nicole Tamarro's book "Boston
Punk"; and had an excerpt from his soon-to-be-released
novel, "Hidden Wheel," published in Stolen Island Review.
Priscilla Eng
, professor of English and
ELL, participated in the Intensive
Summer Language Institute Teachers'
Program for Mandarin Chinese, a
program funded by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs at the
U.S. Department of State, and
administered by American Councils for
International Education. She also presented at the
Northeast Teacher's University in Changchun, China,
on language pedagogy on the topic "English Phonetics
and Chinese Food."
Betty Millin
, instructor in social science, and
, instructor in art and humanities, participated in the
three-week Asian Studies Development Program Summer
Infusing at the East-West Center. This year's Institute
focused on China and Korea.
Mary Hart
, instructor in art, taught two workshops at
TypeCon Surge, the Society of Typographic Afficionados
annual conference in New Orleans. In conjunction with the
conference, she also participated in "Hand Made," a show of
lettering and design work at Loyola University:
Mark Berger
, instructor in music at
MCC and as a member of the string
and chamber music faculty at the
Boston University Tanglewood
Institute, spent six weeks teaching
viola and chamber music at
Dona Cady
, associate dean of humanities and Asian studies;
Matthew Olson
, dean of humanities and social sciences;
Peter Shea
Title III pedagogical specialist and designer;
Jim Grenier
, instructor in communications and English;
have a chapter titled "A Practical Model and Assignments
for Using Virtual Worlds in Higher Education" in the
October publication of Transforming Virtual Worlds
(Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education) vol. 4.,
ed. Charles Wankel and Randy Hinrichs, Emerald Press.