John Dooley, William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, gave a talk titled “The Beale Ciphers: Hoax or Treasure?” to the student section of the Illinois-Iowa IEEE Computer Society at St. Ambrose University.
Tim Stedman, visiting assistant professor of art, talks about the album cover artwork he has created for Blink-182, Roy Orbison, Lyle Lovett, New Found Glory and many more artists in four episodes of Vibe Machine Media’s Undercovers Season 2. The podcast series is dedicated to the stories behind iconic album artwork.
Nurettin Ucar, visiting assistant professor of German, gave a presentation at the German Studies Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, on October 6. His paper, “The Nomos of Germany: Die Hungrigen und die Satten (The Hungry and the Fat)” was part of a panel entitled “Performance and Otherness.”
“Miraculous Things,” a poem by Associate Professor of English Cyn Kitchen Fitch, appears in the September 2019 issue of Every Pigeon Literary Journal.
Pierce Gradone, Assistant Professor of Music, was named the winner of Earspace Ensemble’s international call for scores. The winning work, “Dream Logic” (for clarinet, violin, cello and piano), will receive its North Carolina premiere by Earspace Ensemble in January.
Pierce Gradone, Assistant Professor of Music, received a commission from Access Contemporary Music for a new work for solo piano. The commission is part of ACM’s Inner Worlds concert series featuring works that ask the pianist to play inside of the piano instead of on the keys. It will be premiered in December by pianist Marianne Parker in Chicago.
Gina Franco, professor of English, has been invited to give a reading with Molly McCully Brown and Peter Metres at the 2019 Catholic Imagination Conference, September 19-21, at Loyola University, Chicago. She has also been asked to moderate a panel entitled, “Latinx Identities and the Catholic Experience.” The conference is free for undergraduates to attend—no registration required.
Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, takes a look at how presidential candidates use humor in The Conversation article, “Politicians Don’t Seem to Laugh at Themselves Much Anymore.”