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Professional Activities

In September, Christopher Proulx (Health Sciences) presented at the Sociedad Occidental Colegio Médico de Rehabilitación de Jalisco A.C._ 2do. Congreso Nacional _de Rehabilitación in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. His magistral lecture was “Advances in Spinal Traction Therapy,” and he gave several small group symposiums on the Application Therapeutic Laser. He also spoke at the first of a lectures series at the Winchester School District (organized by KSC alums Liz Harvey and her intern, a current KSC Health Science major, Dianna Sinni). The talk, “Physical Activity in Youth Populations,” was provided to parents and teachers of school-aged children. It was video recorded by Public Television of NH and is to be aired at a later date.

In November, as an invited lecturer for a conference on Manual Spinal Therapy in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he spoke via live webinar format from his office (with the incredible assistance of Judy and Jenny from Academic Technology). The clinicians in attendance were from all over Brazil, including chiropractors, medical physicians, kinesiologists, and physiotherapists. The three-hour webinar was entitled “Application of Mechanical Traction.” Later in November, he traveled to Quito, Ecuador, to present as an invited guest at the Curso Internacional de Manejo Clinico. The lecture was entitled “Clinical Application of Mechanical Traction and Low-Level Laser Therapy.” He was honored by the Presidenta Federacion Ecuatoriana de Fisioterapia and asked to return to Ecuador to present at the semi-annual international sports medicine conference held in June 2010.

Jose Lezcano (Music), performed two Vivaldi Guitar Concertos (in D and C major) with the Orquesta de Camera Quito, conducted by Dr. Gustavo Lovato, which also performed the South American premiere of Lezcano’s Tango-Overture for Strings, on January 7, 2010, at the Casa de la Musica in the Ecuadorean capital. El Comercio, Quito’s large-circulation daily newspaper, published an on-line video review.

Mark C. Long (English and American Studies) traveled to the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to chair a panel sponsored by the Association of the Departments of English (ADE), “Scholarship, Tenure, and Promotion in the Small College Department,” and to introduce a session he helped organize sponsored by the MLA Office of Research, “Reading as a Teacher: a Workshop for Teachers of Literature.” Mark also served as job counselor for the MLA.

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