Monday, July 25, 2011

Faculty Publications and Research Activities - School for University Studies

Marilyn Buono, adjunct assistant professor of English and writing coordinator/assistant director of administration, was a presenter at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Convention in Orlando, Florida, in November 2010. She was also invited to present at the 2011 summer conference of the Whole Language Umbrella, which is presented by NCTE.

Lynn Cohen, adjunct assistant professor, wrote a new collection of poems titled Dreams and Dreamers, published by Blue Light Press and 1st World Publishing. Martha Hollander, Hofstra associate professor of fine arts and winner of the Whitman Award under current U.S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin, said this of Dreams and Dreamers: “Lynn Cohen’s poems are tender elegies for lost youth, passion and ease.”

Arthur Dobrin, professor, saw the publication of his newest book, The Lost Art of Happiness (Prometheus Books). In this work, Professor Dobrin makes the argument that our pervasive and gnawing sense of dissatisfaction is mainly self-inflicted. As long as our culture emphasizes individual needs and wants as the primary focus of life, says Professor Dobrin, we will never find happiness. He contrasts our culture’s obsession with the individual with the emphasis on community found in more traditional cultures, where levels of satisfaction appear to be much greater.


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