• Kelling design costumes

    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.

  • Flory publishes an article

    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).

  • Carpenter presents talk

    January 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, recently gave a talk at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, held at Brown University. His topic was: "Does Baudelaire Matter?"

  • Bechtel presents at a conference

    January 9, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Roger Betchtel, Professor of Theater, presented a paper titled "Tragedy and the Traumatized Woman" at the national conference of the American Society of Theater Research, held this year in Minneapolis.

  • Jackson publishes article

    November 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, recently published an article entitled "Mahāmudrā in India and Tibet," in the on-line Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

  • Flory presents at music conference

    November 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

     Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, recently gave a paper entitled "She Needs Me: Marvin Gaye and Vocal Agency at Motown" at the combined annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also chaired a session called "Copyright Permissions and Fair Use in Musical Scholarship."

  • Carpenter presents talk

    November 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Professor of French, Scott Carpenter recently gave a talk at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad, in Athens, Greece. His topic was: "Grappling with Difficult Topics While Studying Abroad."


  • Tasson publishes paper in Symmetry

    November 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Jay Tasson, Assistant Professor of Physics, recently published a paper titled, "The Standard-Model Extension and Gravitational Tests," in the journal Symmetry.


  • Rothenberg wins prize for dissertation

    November 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Janell Rothenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, recently learned that her PhD dissertation, The Social Life of Logistics on the Moroccan Mediterranean Coast, was selected as the winner of the Association of Middle East Anthropology Dissertation Prize for 2016. 


  • Tom Rosenberg, Senior Lecturer in Cello, performed three concerts of chamber music in October. With The Isles Ensemble, in Minneapolis, he performed Dvorak's Viola Quintet and Bartok Quartet #6. On Mankato"s "Music on the Hill" series, he performed Quartets by Mozart, Schubert, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Caroline Shaw. This concert was recorded for future broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. He also continues to blog on "Cellobello," the premier website about the cello.


  • London gives talk on tempo

    November 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Justin London, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, Cognitive Science, and the Humanities, recently gave a talk on "What is Musical Tempo" at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. This Max Planck Institute brings together researchers from Music, Literature and Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience to "explain the psychological, neuronal and socio-cultural basis of aesthetic perceptions and judgements."  London's talk considered the acoustic structure of the movement, the listener's cultural familiarity with the music, and the kinematic responses to the music, showing that explaining our perception of tempo is neither simple nor straightforward.


  • Knodell publishes book review

    November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently published a review of a book concerning the prehistory of the Paximadi Peninsula, Southern Euboea, and Greece which appeared in Classical Review (66.2).