People in the news - September 25, 2014

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An article by Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English, was published in Literature in the Early American Republic 6. Her piece was titled “Maternal Fathers; or, the Power of Sympathy: Phillis Wheatley’s Poem to and Correspondence with ‘His Excellency General Washington.’”

Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, received three premiere performances of her works this past summer. “Embertides,” a suite for organ solo published by OUP, was performed by Heinrich Christiensen in First Church, Boston, as part of the American Guild of Organists Convention. On Aug. 17, the Ricochet Duo performed “Solstice” (piano and marimba) in Lake Placid, N.Y. The multimedia "Woodswoman Project" commemorates the work of Adirondack woodswoman, Anne LaBastille. “And the Snow Did Lie” is the title of a string quartet based on lithographs by Montreal artist, André Bergeron. The piece was performed at the Presteigne Festival, Aug. 25, by the award-winning Cavaleri Quartet, and recorded by the BBC for broadcast in January 2015. Tann's “Seven Poems of Stillness” (cello and narrator) is now available for digital download, and “Between Sunsets” (soprano and piano), based on poems by E.E. Cummings, has recently been released on CD.

Jeffrey Corbin, associate professor of biology, was a guest on the Northeast Public Radio show, “Vox Pop.” Corbin discussed how climate change has taken center stage at this week’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. You can listen to the show here.

Thomas Lobe, lecturer of political science, was interviewed by WNYT for a story on the recent air strikes that started in Syria. Lobe spent time in Syria over the summer.