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Professional Activities

Professor Jerry P. Jasinski gave an invited talk entitled “Crystallographic Publication Toolbox in an Undergraduate Environment” at the 2011 American Crystallographic Annual Meeting, May 28 - June 2 in New Orleans (Session 08.04 Scholarly and Pragmatic Aspects of Crystallographic Publication Practices) to a well-attended session. Audience interest was extremely high and questions were numerous and stimulating.
Also, Jasinski gave an invited talk entitled “Remote Access and Collaboration with the Gemini E” at the Agilent Technologies User Group Meeting, also at the 2011 American Crystallographic Annual Meeting: A live demo showing how the Gemini E X-ray diffractometer located at Keene State College can be controlled remotely along with WebCam visualization of the instrument generated a lot of interaction by the audience.

A group from Keene State recently attended the National Meeting of AASCU’s American Democracy Project. Mel Netzhammer presented at the Open Plenary on “Thoughts on Active Citizenship-We the Students, We the Faculty, We the Administrators.” Mike Caulfield, Marjorie Droppa, Tiffany Mathews, and students Kayla Donahue, Steve George and Tim Pipp presented “Participation, Collaboration and eCitizenship on a Student-Driven Community Health Project.” Kim Schmidl-Gagne and Patrick Dolenc presented “Shared Governance: Civic Engagement in Action.” Mike Caulfield, Patrick Dolenc and Steve George presented “Critical Consumption and eCitizenship in Classroom Activities.” Melinda Treadwell, Wes Martin and Patrick Dolenc presented “Lessons from College Teachers for Secondary School Teachers Concerning Frames of Reference in Public Policy.”

Mark C. Long, professor of English and American Studies, chaired the session he organized, “American Literature and the Ecological Thought,” at the 22nd annual American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, in Boston. The session was sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and featured presentations on the fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Cheever, and David Foster Wallace in relation to Timothy Morton’s book of literary theory, The Ecological Thought.

Rodney Obien (Mason Library) was recently appointed Vice President of the New Hampshire Archives Group.

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