- May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm
Juliane Schicker, Visiting Assistant Professor of German, presented an invited lecture titled "How to listen to Kurt Weill" for the course "Brecht's Music, Films and Afterlife(s)" at the University of Minnesota.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm
David Liben-Nowell, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published an article in the Journal of Memory and Language, "Making long-distance relationships work: Quantifying lexical competition with Hidden Markov Models." This paper demonstrates a novel method for predicting word recognition accuracy and suggests that fruitful professional collaborations may begin during happy hours.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was recently the guest of the Panafrican and African Studies programs of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, presenting his new film project, "Greetings From Djoliba, An American Village in Mali." He also screened his film, Remembering Nokutela.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm
Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, received a Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of 2016 in the Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana, on April 30.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm
Adriana Estill, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, recently published "Mexican Chicago in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo: Gendered Geographies" in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 2016.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Faress Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor of Economics, and Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, will have an article "Mitigating Survey Fraud and Human Error: Lessons Learned From A Low Budget Village Census in Bangladesh" forthcoming in The IASSIST Quarterly, issue 40-3. This is an international, peer-reviewed, indexed, open access quarterly publication dealing with social science information and data services.
- April 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research, just concluded two years of service on MIT's External Advisory Board for their Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI). She then served as a panelist at the National Academy of Sciences responding to the OEPI's final report titled Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms.
- April 25, 2016 at 1:19 pm
Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, presented "Space Travel and Time Machines among the Highland Maya: Ancient Cosmology in Modern Towns" at the Maya Society of Minnesota meeting on April 15 in St. Paul.
- April 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm
Carol Donelan, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, presented a paper, "'Sing Me A Song of a Lass That is Gone': Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander," at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Atlanta on March 30. The focus of the panel was on representations of sex and marriage in film and media.
- April 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm
Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently presented a paper, "Anatomy of a Political Pamphlet: Ronsard's Discours à la Royne," at the Renaissance Society of America in Boston. She also gave a lecture at Washington University in Saint Louis titled "Stories, 'Silly, Lascivious Songs,' and Religious Conflict in Sixteenth-Century France" on the phenomenon of contrafacta, or popular songs that were rewritten to become religious or polemical during the French Wars of Religion.
- April 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm
George Vrtis, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History, and his co-author, Chris Wells from Macalaster College, released their "Minnesota Environments" app last week in the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app and accompanying website explores the people, places, ecosystems, and developments that have shaped Minnesota’s environmental history. The app was developed in collaboration with many generous and insightful colleagues and students at Carleton, Macalester, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program. The current content for the site was developed by the students in Vrtis’ fall 2014 seminar–History, Nature, and Smartphones–and is based, in part, on Vrtis and Wells’ forthcoming book, The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota: An Environmental History.
- April 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm
Carol Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program, presented "Actively Joining Faculty Development and Assessment in a WAC Context," at the annual convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication on April 6, in Houston.