Choma Designs for Chicago Productions

Craig Choma (Theatre) is the scenic designer for the North American premiere of “Multitudes.” “Multitudes” is a production that opened in Chicago on October 21. It is playing in the Richard Christensen Theatre at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, and was directed by Liz Carlin Metz (Theatre), through a collaboration between her company, Vitalist Theatre, and two other Chicago Theatre Companies, Rasaka Theatre and The International Voices Project. The production will run through November 13. www.vitalisttheatre.org

Choma is also the scenic designer for a production of Frank Capra’s unforgettable story, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” to be staged at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, IL. The production will be in rep. with a production of “A Christmas Carol,” headlining their holiday showcase. The production opens on November 27 and runs through December 27. www.metropolisarts.com

Kasser Gives Talks

Tim Kasser (Psychology) has recently given four talks. First, he was an invited participant at a workshop on Material Demand Reduction at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; he presented a paper on “Living both well and sustainably: A review of the literature, with some reflections on future research, interventions, and policy” and served as the discussant of another participant’s paper. In October he gave virtual talks on “Values, Communications, and Campaigning” to graduate level seminars at York University in Canada and Antioch University in New Hampshire. Finally, he spoke on “Communicating about Climate Change: Why Values Matter” at the Galesburg Sustainable Business Center.

Noriega Presented in Cuba

Julio Noriega (Modern Languages and Literature) presented at Casa de las Américas on October 14 “Mensajeros indígenas en cuentos transatlánticos / Indigenous Messengers in Transatlantic Short Stories” at the II Coloquio Internacional de Estudios sobre Culturas Originarias de América, held in La Havana, Cuba.