Christine Swanson ’23, a clarinetist, won the inaugural J. H. Lesh Concerto Competition at Union College in November. A native of Manlius, N.Y., Swanson is an environmental science major with a minor in data analytics. Last year, she received a Goldwater Scholarship, the premiere undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. The competition was established by Kathryn Lesh, professor of mathematics, in memory of her father, J. Harold (“Hal”) Lesh, an ex-pat from Indiana who lived in France for decades. Mr. Lesh had an exuberant life that included work as a counter-intelligence officer, U.S. Foreign Service officer, economist, translator, editor, instructor of economics and English language instructor. He was also an accomplished musician, with a particular passion for piano and classical guitar.
Krisanna Scheiter, associate professor of philosophy, has published two articles and edited a volume. “Why Nous is Not a Magnitude: De Anima 1.3” is from Aristotle's On the Soul: Critical Guide published online by Cambridge University Press. “Honor, Worth, and Justified Revenge in Aristotle” appears in the volume, Conflict and Resolution, which Scheiter co-edited with Paula Satne, senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Wolverhampton, U.K. The book covers the ethics of revenge and forgiveness from historical and contemporary perspectives through essays by top scholars.
Maité Cruz, assistant professor of philosophy, is co-author, with Miren Boehm of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, of a paper, “Time for Hume’s Unchanging Objects” which was published in Philosophers’ Imprint.
Marcus Hotaling, director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center, authored an article, Teletherapy: Campus Counseling Center Friend or Foe? in Inside Higher Ed in which he writes he is “cautiously” optimistic about the growing trend of campus counseling centers partnering with teletherapy companies. Hotaling is president of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors.
David Ogawa, associate professor of art history, was a panelist in “Photography Unbound: 19th Century Images Through 21st Century Eyes” at the National Gallery of Singapore on Dec. 3, 2022. The discussion gathered four scholars behind Photography Unbound, an exploratory digital initiative of the Getty Research Institute, to delve into how 21st century technologies can inform the study of 19th century photography. Ogawa also was a recent co-recipient of a grant, with Emily Pugh of GRI, from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to create an introductory-level seminar on digital art history with a particular focus on images.
“Ode to Duane,” a 40-print solo exhibition by Frank Rapant, photography and exhibition technician, is on display in the Hancock Gallery at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. An opening reception is set for Jan. 6, 5 to 7 p.m. The show is an homage to noted American artist Duane Michals and features photographs paired with handwritten prose, poetry and autobiographical pieces. It runs through Feb. 27.