March 2005

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Faculty and Staff on the Move

Mei-Ling Hom, associate professor of Art, is back on campus this semester after five months in China, Korea and Japan. A mini-grant from the College allowed her to travel to Jingdezhen, China, for five weeks in August and September to observe ancient ceramic techniques. She also participated in a collaborative project at the Eastlink Gallery in Shanghai. She then served as artist-in-residence at the Cluehouse Art Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in October and November. In Korea, she spoke at Konkut University in Seoul, and in Japan, she visited the ancient kiln sites of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture.

Additionally, Hom's sculpture, "Cultural Clouds", was exhibited at the Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College's Brighton Campus in February.

Robert A. Rosenberg, associate professor of Psychology, conducted vision screenings for students, staff and the community during the College's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.

Emilie Harting, professor of English, published an article in the spring 2005 issue of the Edgar Allan Poe Review titled "Poe in Charleston." She has also published in the journals Continental, Washingtonian and Distinction over the past year.

The College's Division of Marketing and Government Relations was part of a collaborative team honored with a Pepperpot Ladle Award (second place) by the Public Relations Society of America. The College's Public Relations staff partnered with WHYY and several other community colleges in the area to promote a new online learning service called An event at WHYY studios launched the program last year.

Jeffrey Reed, assistant professor of Art, exhibited his new paintings at Gross McCleaf gallery on South 16th Street in February.

Karen Aumann, associate professor of Art, participated in "The Gates Project" by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Central Park, New York City. Aumann was chosen by the two artists to work with them and assist in the installation and monitoring of the massive orange gates that lined walkways through Central Park. Once the project opened, she also served as a docent by answering visitor's questions, untangling the fabric and handing out fabric samples to the general public who flocked to the park to see the The Gates.

Aumann's participation in the project was made possible by a Community College of Philadelphia Foundation mini-grant.

Rel Dowdell, adjunct professor of English, has recently debuted his film Train Ride. The film, acquired by SONY, had its Philadelphia premier in February at International House. The film included a final performance by Emmy-award winning actress Esther Rolle. Train Ride was an official selection at the 2005 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival and it has received extensive media attention.

Dowdell worked for six years to write and produce the film. To learn more about Dowdell and his film, visit