Kahan Book Reviewed in “Diapason”

A recent review of CSI Professor of Music Sylvia Kahan’s French-language book, Winnaretta Singer-Polignac: Princesse, mécène et musicienne (Les presses du réel, 2018) has been published in the prestigious French music magazine, Diapason. An English translation of the review is online.

Twitter 101 for Libraries, Museums, and More

SUM/CUNY: With just 280 characters (140 at the start), Twitter has shifted the way information spreads. Since it was founded in 2006, the social media platform has risen to become a significant branding and broadcasting tool. But for cultural and educational organizations tasked with establishing a social media presence, questions about how to wield that tool for larger institutional goals loom large. Read more about a new book on the topic co-written by Professor Valerie Forrestal, Web services librarian at College of Staten Island online.

 

Kaplin Elected President of NYSPA

Daniel Kaplin, Adjunct Professor in Psychology, was elected as the President-Elect for New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). Dr. Kaplin has been with the College of Staten Island for 13 years and has served as mentor many students in Master’s and Doctoral programs.

Dr. Kaplin believes that students serve as the future of psychology. Thus, as NYSPA President, Dr. Kaplin campaigned to “involve students in research and bring them into NYSPA. This allows them to appreciate NYSPA’s role in representing all members of the psychology community.” He hopes to bridge his role by bringing psychological programming to the College of Staten Island.

Aside from this role, Dr. Kaplin has served as a diversity consultant to NYSPA’s Executive Committee; President of NYSPA’s Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity; Secretary/Treasurer of NYSPA’s Early Career Psychologists Division; and Member-at-Large of NYSPA’s Division of Psychoanalysis.

Susan Smith-Peter Publishes Blog on Russia and U.S.

Susan Smith-Peter, Associate Professor of History, has published a blog, The Russian Revolution and Public History: Expanding America’s Story, with the Slavic and East European Journal, a leading scholarly periodical. Professor Smith-Peter discusses how she curated an exhibit, titled The Russian Revolution: American Perspectives at the New York Public Library in 2017 and how this experience made her appreciate the importance of telling the stories of Americans who have visited and interpreted Russia for the U.S. and the world. Having recently taught in the new Advanced Certificate in Public History as part of the MA in History program, she realized that a new global public history could expand the story of the U.S.. She calls on scholars with expertise in different languages and cultures to engage with public history, which is a field deeply committed to finding and sharing the history of communities within the United States, but does not always connect them to the history of other countries.