People in the news 04 - Oct 2013

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Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, presented “Blake, Biofuel and Bribery: Promoting Interdisciplinary Applications of Computing,” the keynote address at Hofstra University’s conference, “Digital Thinking/Critical Thinking: Building the Humanities at Hofstra.”

Bunkong Tuon, assistant professor of English, recently gave a reading at the Long Beach Poetry Festival in Southern California. He also published a peer-reviewed article on Cambodian-American author Loung Ung in the fall 2013 issue of MELUS and the poem “Fragments” in the fall 2013 issue of The Journal of War, Literature, and the Arts. His most recent publication is a group of poems about his grandmother in the October issue of Numéro Cinq. To read these poems, click here.

Megan Ferry, associate professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, gave a talk to the Latin American Studies Program at Gettysburg College, titled “To Dam or Not to Dam: Global Development Strategies in China and Latin America.”

Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish, gave the keynote address concluding the National Arts and Humanities Month celebrations at Auburn University in Alabama.

President Stephen C. Ainlay was named to the Board of Directors at The Center for Economic Growth. Ainlay was one of 20 local executives added to the board, which is working to give a broader representation to many industries in the Capital Region, including higher education, promoting the private sector.