News and Events
Posted December 17, 2007
Melanie Emelio and Beverly Min recorded a new album titled The Songs of Jean Berger, which was released by Albany Records on December 1. Jean Berger (1909-2002) was an American pianist who composed 109 songs for voice, employing French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and English poems.
Edward Shafranske presented a paper titled “The Meaning of Competence in Clinical Supervision" (co-authored with Carol Falender), and served on a panel at the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference on December 13 and 14 in London.
Reverie: through a mountain of buried night, a music composition for full orchestra composed by N. Lincoln Hanks, was performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on December 11, 13 and 14 in the historical Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. The three concert events, titled "Happy Birthday Pittsburgh," were a part of the orchestra's educational outreach program to school children in the Pittsburgh area. Hanks' composition celebrated the tragedies and triumphs of Pennsylvania's coal mining heritage, quoting two regional folk melodies.
Posted December 10, 2007
Ken Starr presented "Reflections on the Second Term of the Roberts Supreme Court" on December 6 as part of the high-profile speaker program sponsored by The Executives, a support group for the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
Edward Shafranske gave the keynote address, “Spirituality: No Longer a Forgotten Factor in Psychiatry and Mental Health,” at the winter meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry on December 7 and 8 in Tempe, Arizona. He also presented a paper titled “Psychodynamic Treatment and Religious Ideation: Theory and Praxis.”
Alexander Diener gave an address titled "Hybridity in the Mongolian Steppe: Prospects of Development and the Changing Role of Nomadic Tradition" at the international symposium "Paradigms of a Nomadic Modes of Living: Tenets and Perils of Coexistence" at Stiftung Leucorea, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany, from November 30 to December 2.
Posted December 6, 2007
Robert Chandler presented "Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Characteristics of Effective Emergency Management Team Members: Selection, Training, and Assessment of Optimal Performance" during a plenary session at the National Student's Safety and Security Conference on November 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Richard Hughes, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion, delivered an address at MIT titled "A Vision for Christian Leaders of the Future: Christianity was Never Designed as a Tool for War" to celebrate the appointment of Robert M. Randolph as MIT's first-ever chaplain. Vital Speeches of Today published the address in its December 2007 issue.