University Authors Recognized During Annual Reception

The annual Authors' Reception hosted by the Cheng Library recognized University faculty and staff for their recent publications and creative works.

Authors from Leah L2The David and Lorraine Cheng  Library hosted its annual celebration for University authors on April 12, 2018 in the University Commons.  This event recognized the recent publications of University faculty and staff. The reception was part of “Explorations,” the extended program of events organized to acknowledge the works of research, scholarship and creative expression at the University.

Dean Owusu-Ansah welcomed those assembled.  He thanked Provost Warren Sandmann and the members of the Faculty Senate Research and Scholarship Council for the successful management of the campus-wide activities associated with “Explorations.” Above all, the Dean recognized the University authors whose contributed works were compiled in this year’s bibliography.  He also thanked John McElrone, the student who designed the image for the Explorations poster that was also used on the cover of the Cheng Library bibliography.

In her address to the guests, President Waldron echoed the Dean’s words and thanked the faculty for contributing to the intellectual life of the university by making it “a challenging and exciting place.”  She noted the wide range and  types of publications, the diversity of subjects, and the many collaborations among the faculty authors. President Waldron remarked that this variety of accomplishments contributes to a knowledgeable and imaginative enterprise, and she praised the creative works of art and music that are also manifestations of the vitality associated with the University. 

This year’s compilation of publications included a wide representation of interests from many academic departments.  Scientific and sociological research accounted for a large portion of the journal articles, but original poetry and works of non-fiction were also among the publications displayed.

From the College of Education, Prof. Janis Strasser, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, expanded her research in preschool education with a new book, Big Questions for Young Minds: Extending Children’s Thinking, published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The same organization also published the book by Prof. Pamela Brillante, The Essentials: Supporting Young Children with Disabilities in the Classroom.

Music professors Stephen Marcone and David Philp updated the book, Managing Your Band, which extends the business of managing a band to include aspects of the entertainment enterprise. Continuing his long-standing interest in many aspects of the City of Paterson, sociology professor Vincent Parrillo narrated and co-produced a documentary, Silk City Artists and Musicians, that explored and detailed the artistic community of Paterson.

Timothy Liu, English Dept., contributed a new book of poetry, Kingdom Come: A Fantasia, and Prof. Eric Steinhart, Dept. of Philosophy, updated his book, More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy. The most recent book co-authored by English professor Marina Budhos, Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism, chronicles the enthusiasm and achievements of two young photojournalists during the Spanish Civil War.  This book, while of interest to readers of all ages, was a finalist for the 2018 Young Adult Library Services Association Award for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Kyung-Hyan “Angie” Yoo, Communication Dept., published three articles that furthered her research in social media and hospitality.  Prof. Yoo also attended the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang, South Korea, to continue this research by documenting the role social media exerts in engaging tourists.

These publications are just a few of the many articles and books compiled in this year’s bibliography of University authors.  Copies of the bibliography are available at the Library, and it is also accessible from the Cheng Library’s website.

May 14, 2018