Three faculty members have upcoming presentations at professional conferences throughout the country.
Debra Rose, professor of kinesiology, director of the Center for Successful Aging and Institute of Gerontology and the developer of the award-winning FallProof Balance and Mobility program, will discuss “Stay Well at Home: A Multifactorial Approach to Reducing Falls Among Older Adults” as one of the keynoters at the Oct. 16 Hawaii State Fall Prevention Conference in Honolulu.
Chiranjeev Kohli, professor of marketing, will present “Insights From Theory … Ready for Practice” at the 26th annual Fall Pricing Workshops and Conference in San Francisco. The Oct. 20-23 program is offered by the Professional Pricing Society.
Marti Klein, lecturer in liberal studies, will present “The Father, the Son and the Spectre of Anxiety: The Deception of Richard Henry, Jr.” at the Aug. 8 Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association in Sacramento, and on Sept. 18 at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy. The paper examines deceptive communication, and subsequent dissemination and reiteration of such information, on the illness that led the author of “Two Years Before the Mast” to become a common seaman. The paper also was delivered in May at the North American Society for Oceanic History and the Society for the History of Navy Medicine in Monterey.
In addition, Klein delivered in June:
- “Temporary Mobility, Travel Narratives and the ‘Pull’ of the Sea” — how sea literature, especially travel narratives, produced unrealistic expectations of wealthy, 19th-century young men, who voluntarily signed on as common seamen — at the Gaspee Days Maritime History Symposium in Providence, R.I.; and
- “The Leg I Left Behind Me … All on the Plains of Mexico,” about the history and historical accuracy of 19th-century music about Mexican General Antonio de Santa Anna, at the Mystic Seaport Music of the Sea Symposium in Mystic, Conn.