- January 10, 2017 at 11:13 am
Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently delivered two invited lectures, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and at Stanford University. The Nebraska talk was for the Omaha–Lincoln Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, entitled "Survey Archaeology and Long-Term History: Crossroads and Boundaries in an Ancient Greek Borderland." The Stanford talk was part of a Stanford Humanities Center series on Data Scarcity in Ancient History: "Data Scarcity, Disparity, and Difference: Challenges for Regional Survey Archaeology."
- January 10, 2017 at 11:12 am
Gao Hong, Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, won a 2016 Global Music Award Silver Medal—Outstanding Achievement for Instrumental Music for original composition "Green Willow Tree."
- January 10, 2017 at 11:10 am
Jim Fisher, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, Emeritus, recently had a prize, The James Fisher Prize for First Books on the Himalayan Region, created in honor of his scholarly contributions by the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies.
- January 10, 2017 at 11:08 am
Shane Auerbach '10, Visiting Instructor in Economics, and Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, attended the launch by Michigan State University Press of a new book titled, The Lieutenant of Kouta, by the late Malian writer Massa Makan Diabaté, translated from the French original into English by Shane Auerbach and David Yost, with an introduction by Chérif Keïta and Shane Auerbach. The event was held at the 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Washington, D.C. Auerbach also participated in a panel on "Massa Makan Diabaté: A Voice for Modernity in Mande Verbal Art", chaired by Keïta. Finally, Keïta participated in a roundtable on "Public Scholarship, Media and Policy," with a paper tiltled, "Searching for the Forgotten Heroes of the South African Liberation."
- January 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm
Cecilia Cornejo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, showed her film encuentro: now that "whole" is always "in between," at the 18th Festival of Social and Antisocial Cinema (FECISO) in Santiago, Chile. The film will also show as part of a group exhibit—Latino, Art Migration—at the Concordia Gallery of Concordia University St. Paul in February 2017. This timely show features the work of 15 Minnesota artists as they explore the unsettled emotions and mindsets of the immigrant experience.
- January 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm
Juliane Schicker, Assistant Professor of German, and Briannon Carlsen '17, are among the top five translators of the Children's Books on Tour Translation Competition, hosted by the German Book Office. The success of their joint submission will be officially mentioned in the December 1 issue of Publishing Perspectives. They entered the competition with a short translated passage of the children's book Wenn mein Mond deine Sonne wäre.
- January 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm
Amna Khalid, Assistant Professor of History; and Jeff Snyder, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies; recently delivered an invited talk at Augsburg College called "Why Academic Freedom Matters in the Classroom."
- January 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, gave a phone interview about his research and film on Nokutela Dube to New York WBAI radio station on November 19. He also attended the American Academy of Religion meeting in San Antonio, Texas, where he presented and discussed the Mauritanian award-winning film, Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, about the 2012 Jihadist invasion of northern Mali.
- January 9, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology, recently published two books; Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe (University of Chicago Press), and its translation—revised for a German (and Cameroonian immigrant) audience; Migranten, Recht und Identität: Afrikanische Mütter und das Ringen um Zugehörigkeit in Berlin (Transcript Verlag). She also published a chapter in the book Affective Circuits: African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration (University of Chicago Press). Also, she presented a paper at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, titled "Escorting Maimouna and Other Tales of Discovery: Legal Consciousness and Subjective Belonging of African Women Asylees in Berlin," in a session "When is a Refugee no longer a Refugee."
- January 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm
Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, recently gave an invited lecture in the department of psychology at the University of Florence. The title of his talk was "The Detection of Malingering in Clinical Settings."
- January 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm
Mary Ann Kelling, Lecturer in Theater, designed costumes for Anthem, a modern dance performance staged at the Fitzgerald Theater on November 11 by Arena Dances. The piece was choreographed by Mathew Janczewski, and was the finale of the Arena Dances 20th anniversary season.
- January 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, had his article "Fandom and Ontology in Smile" published in the edited volume Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective (University of Michigan Press).