Skip Navigation

Professional News

  • 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.

  • September 18, 2013

    Jimsen Receives Jerome Foundation Grant

    Laska Jimsen, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has received a Jerome Foundation “Film and Video Grant” of $15,000 in support of the production of Deer in North America. This documentary essay film explores the contradictory and mythologized relationships between human beings and deer.

  • Scott Carpenter
    September 17, 2013

    Carpenter Gives Talks At Alliance-Française And Macalester

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, delivered two addresses, one at the Alliance Française (Minneapolis chapter), and the other at Macalester College. The topic was the "French-American encounter," especially as represented in his recent novel, Theory of Remainders.

  • Bill North, Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    September 16, 2013

    North to Co-Direct NEH Summer Seminar

    Bill North, Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, will co-direct a National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH) Summer Seminar on the theme “Reform and Renewal in Medieval Rome” with Professor of History Maureen Miller of University of California, Berkeley. Funded by the NEH and hosted by the American Academy of Rome, this five-week seminar during summer 2014 will allow 16 college and university faculty to discuss collectively the nature and dynamics of medieval reform movements and to pursue independent research projects from multiple disciplinary perspective.