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November 2009 Faculty Roundup

 
 

Dr. Deonne Minto, Assistant Professor of English, was the Chair for the panel Gastrocartographies, Discursive Dance, the Resistant Reader, and Global Reparations: Performance and the Deconstruction of Caribbean Identities from the Table to the Stage and Beyond, at the ‘Going Caribbean: An International Colloquium on Caribbean Literature and Art, sponsored by the University of Lisbon in Portugal.  At this conference, Dr. Minto was invited to present her paper, “Transnationalizing the Rhythm/Remastering the National Dance: The Politics of Performance in Contemporary Caribbean Cinema.”

Dr. Deborah Litt, Associate Professor of Education, is the Discussant for the paper session on Phonological Awareness and Invented Spelling, at the Literacy Research Council/National Reading Conference, Annual Conference in Washington DC.

Dr. Amy Brereton, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, presented “Signs of Inclusion: How Using Sign Language Fostered the Participation of Diverse Learners in an Urban Preschool”, at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference in November.

Dr. Sharon Shafer, Professor Emerita of Music, will present IN PARADISUM, at The Summer School Museum, Washington DC, December 4, 2009.  The song cycle she composed, inspired by Gregorian chant melodies and Spirituals, will be presented concurrently with a series of drawings by Gene Markowski.

Dr. Deborah Litt, Associate Professor of Education, was named Chair of the Alternative Session, Promising Practices in Reading Teacher Education: What are Researchers of Reading Pedagogy Doing in Their Research, at the Literacy Research Council/National Reading Conference, Annual Conference in Washington DC.

Dr. Amy Brereton’s article, “Alana: How one hearing child used sign language to move from ‘disruptive’ student to a classroom expert”, was published in the Early Childhood Education Journal,  November 2009, 36:461–465.

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