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  • Kelly Connole
    October 3, 2013

    Connole Holds Solo Exhibition "Flights of Fancy"

    Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, held a solo exhibition Flights of Fancy at the Gallery Saint Germain in Saint Cloud from September 5th to September 28th. Mainly through the means of ceramic sculptural installations, Connole "explore[d] themes of obsolescence, collecting, and multiples through her depictions of a variety of animal forms." The exhibition closed on October 1st with an artist demonstration of the coil/slab method she used to make her rabbits, crows, and other ceramic animals.

    The exhibition, made possible by the McKnight Foundation, was reviewed by the Saint Cloud Times on September 20.

  • History Professor and Department Chair Susannah Ottaway (Early Modern European History)
    October 1, 2013

    Ottaway Publishes Article In A New Book

    Susannah Ottaway, Professor of History and David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities, had a new article, entitled "Health, Hygiene and the Elderly in the Eighteenth-Century Workhouse," published in chapter 2 of Medicine and the Workhouse, J. Reinarz and L. Schwarz (editors), University of Rochester Press, Rochester, New York.

  • Alex Freeman
    October 1, 2013

    Freeman Featured In The ACF Newsletter

    Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, was featured in The American Composers Forum newsletter in an extensive interview about his new work for string quartet, "En Echelon," which will be premiered by the Amernet String Quartet in Miami Beach on the New Music Miami Festival in April. The work is funded by a grant from the Jerome Fund for New Music.

  • David Tompkins
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    September 30, 2013

    Tompkins Publishes New Book

    David Tompkins, Assistant Professor of History, published his book Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany with Purdue University Press this month. He also had two articles from a new project appear: “The East is Red? Images of China in East Germany and Poland through the Sino-Soviet Split” in Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 62/3 (2013), and “Israel as Friend and Foe: Shaping Society through Freund- and Feindbilder in East Germany” in Becoming East Germans: Socialist Structures and Sensibilities after Hitler, Mary Fulbrook and Andrew I. Port, eds. (New York: Berghahn Books, 2013).

  • Tim Raylor
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    September 30, 2013

    Raylor Awarded Albert W. Fields Award by SCRC

    Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, has been awarded the 2011 Albert W. Fields Award by the South-Central Renaissance Conference, for his article "Fertility, Mortality, and Anxiety in Waller's 'To my Young Lady Lucy Sidney' and Marvell's 'The Picture of Little T. C. in a Prospect of Flowers.'" The award is given to the article "judged the most distinguished" in each issue, in honor of Albert W. Fields, editor of Explorations in Renaissance Culture from 1984 to 1994.  

  • Paul Thiboutot
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    September 30, 2013

    Thiboutot As A Panelist At The NACAC Conference

    Paul Thiboutot, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, served as a panelist on "The Impact of Wait Lists in College Admission," at the Toronto national conference of the National Association of College Admission Counselors on September 20. On September 30, he also gave a talk on "Why a liberal arts education is most relevant in meeting the demands/needs of the 21st century," as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Nanjing Foreign Language School in Nanjing, China.

  • Peter Balaam, Associate Professor of English
    September 28, 2013

    Balaam Gives A Talk At The "Return Of The Text" Conference

    Peter Balaam, Associate Professor of English, gave a talk at the "Return of the Text," an interdisciplinary conference investigating the cultural value (after all) of "close reading," Syracuse, New York, on September 28. The talk was called "Terminus, God of Limits: Rethinking Emerson's Religion." He also has an article in the volume Critical Insights: Herman Melville (Salem Press, 2012) called "Melville's Anatomy of American Belief: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade."

  • Stephen Mohring
    September 27, 2013

    Mohring Opens New Exhibition "Play"

    Stephen Mohring, Associate Professor of Art, opened his exhibition Play at the Soeffker Gallery of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. At the opening reception on September 27th, the artist gave a talk about his sculptures and video work that "combine the visceral nature ... and the seductive allure" of all locally-sourced wood. The showing of his sculpture and video work will run through November 21st.

    Mohring has also designed the set for the upcoming Ten Thousand Things Theater production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will run from October 1st through November 3rd.

  • David Liben-Nowell
    September 23, 2013

    Liben-Nowell Presents A Paper At The ASONAM Conference

    David Liben-Nowell, Associate Professor of Computer Science, along with Carissa Knipe '14, and Calder Coalson '14, had their paper entitled "Indifferent Attachment: The Role of Degree in Ranking Friends" presented at the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM'13), held in Niagara Falls in August 25-28.

  • David Lefkowitz
    September 23, 2013

    Lefkowitz Gives A Talk On His Paintings At The Blanton Museum Of Art

    David Lefkowitz, Associate Professor of Art, presented a lecture on September 19 on his paintings from the series Fixtures, which were on display in the exhibition Lifelike at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas from June 23 to September 22.

    Lifelike was an international, multigenerational group exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center that featured 75 works from the 1960s to the present by leading figures in contemporary art, such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James Casebere, Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Robert Gober, Ron Mueck, Mungo Thomson, and Ai Weiwei, and illuminated artists’ enduring fascination with realism.

  • Alison Kettering
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    September 23, 2013

    Kettering Publishes New Issue Of JHNA

    Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), open-access, refereed e-journal, has just published the Summer 2013 issue. This special issue of the journal, dedicated to Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, features many articles by his former students, including Paul Crenshaw '90.

  • September 23, 2013

    Cox Publishes A Chapter In A Book On African Literature

    Stephanie Cox, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, had her paper "The Invisible Twin: Visibility and Identity in Marie-Thérèse Humbert’s À l’autre bout de moi" on a Mauritian writer featured as a chapter in a book published this year, Reading Contemporary African Literature: Critical Perspectives, edited by Reuben Makayiko Chirambo and J.K.S. Makoka.