Archive for the ‘Faculty Scholarship’ Category.

Morell Releases Album Performed by University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band

Dr. Justin Morell, assistant professor of music, composed Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra, which he performed with Adam Rogers, guitarist, and the Frost Concert Jazz Band of the University of Miami and its conductor, John Daversa. A reviewer for All About Jazz called it “a product of great beauty and depth,” and it can be purchased on ArtistShare, Amazon, and iTunes, among other avenues.

Frances Borowsky to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Frances Borowsky, adjunct instructor of music, cello, was invited by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture to perform works by Brahms and Dvořák for a 125th anniversary celebration of Antonín Dvořák, at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall on December 18. Borowsky, who began teaching at LVC in fall 2017, has performed internationally as soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Penderecki European Music Centre with the likes of the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

 

Dr. Alladin’s Research Published in The Prison Journal

Dr. Terrence Alladin’s co-authored research with Don Hummer of Penn State Harrisburg, The Relationship Between Individual Characteristics, Quality of Confinement and Recidivism by Offenders Released from Privately and Publicly Managed Residential Community Corrections Facilities, was published in The Prison Journal. Dr. Alladin is an assistant professor of criminal justice.

Dr. Delavan Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, was quoted regarding the uncertainty in international geopolitics possibly affecting energy prices, in the U.S. News & Report article What Will Cost More—and Less—in 2019.

Dr. Broussard’s Op-Ed on Trump vs. Mueller

Dr. James Broussard, professor of history and director of the Center for Political History, wrote an op-ed, History has a clear message for Trump: Don’t fire Robert Mueller that was published on PennLive.

Dr. McEvoy’s Book Reviewed by Brazilian Publication

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s recent book, La Experiencia Invisible: Immigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú (The Invisible Experience: Irish Immigrants in Peru), was reviewed by José Manuel Carrasco-Weston, a research assistant at the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru), for ABEI Journal, a Brazilian publication. Carrasco-Weston noted that McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, wrote a book that is a “groundbreaking study on the Irish immigration in Peru,” and that it fills a “historical void” in the field.

Dr. Dietrich Receives National Distinction

Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Newton and Adelaide Burgner Professor in Instrumental Music and conductor of the LVC Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, earned third place in The American Prize in Orchestral Programming contest, the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award, 2017–2018. The national competition included finalists Cornell University, Davidson College, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Washington. According to their release, The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, national competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles, and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.

Dr. Dolan Authors Book on President Obama

International publisher Rowan and Littlefield recently released Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Policy, written by Dr. Chris Dolan, chair and professor of history, politics, & global studies. In the 258-page book, Dolan “argues that critical international and domestic crises, such as the U.S. war in Iraq and the Great Recession, forced President Barack Obama to readjust U.S. foreign policy after over 70 years of American hegemony and defending the global status quo,” according to the publisher.

Dr. Wendt asks, “What Do You Make of It?

On Oct. 20, at the Conversations & Connections Conference at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Dr. Holly M. Wendt, assistant professor of English and director of creative writing, facilitated an interactive workshop for conference attendees. In “What Do You Make of It?: History & Short Forms,” participants generated poems, micro-essays, or flash fictions through engaging with historical artifacts ranging from daguerreotypes to advertisements. A tutorial for the workshop is available here.

Dr. Dolan’s Op-Ed in The Hill Focuses on NATO Gravy-Train

Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, highlighted the history of concerns by U.S. presidents regarding Europe’s free-riding on the U.S. military within the NATO alliance. Noting President Trump’s recent concerns in “The long NATO gravy-train may soon be over for Europe,” Dolan noted, “he [President Trump] seemingly joins the ranks of nearly every U.S. administration since the organization was founded.” Dr. Dolan’s book, Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy, was published by Rowan and Littlefield in October 2018.