Cohn Spoke at Conference

Steve Cohn (Economics) recently gave a paper entitled “Two pedagogical suggestions for teaching Marxism” at a conference on political economy at the University of Massachusetts.

Blackadder Published Essay on 1960s Theatre

The newly published book The Sixties, Center Stage: Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade, edited by James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal (University of Michigan Press), features an essay by Neil Blackadder (Theatre) entitled “‘The Best Contemporary Theatre is International’: Plays in Translation on and off Broadway in the 1960s.”

Students Present Psychology Research

On April 29, Abigail Barton, Madeline Bruce, Ziyue Cu, Mia Kosmicki, Shashank Neelagiri, Crystal Singletary, Sofia Tagkaloglou and Clara Torres presented their psychology research projects at the 44th annual ILLOWA Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. The conference took place at Monmouth College.

Kasser Article Published

Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently published an article entitled “Living both well and sustainably: a review of the literature, with some reflections on future research, interventions and policy.” The article was an invited piece for the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (which is the world’s oldest scientific journal, being published since 1665).

Carlin Metz Directed Stage Reading

Liz Carlin Metz (Theatre) directed the stage reading of the English Language World Premiere of the Serbian play, Kumovi, by Dušan Kovačević and translated by Dennis Barnett at The International Voices Project Festival of Stage Readings performed at Instituto Cervantes in Chicago on May 2, 2017. The play was presented as a Vitalist Theatre contributing artist production, Liz Carlin Metz, Artistic Director, and Robin Metz, Executive Producer. For more information visit

Berlin Poetry Awarded Prize

Monica Berlin (English) was awarded the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open prize. Selected by Adrian Matejka, Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live will be published in 2018 by Southern Illinois Press.

Gomez Gave Presentation in Texas

Fernando Gomez (Modern Languages and Literatures-Spanish) gave a presentation on April 21 at the annual Association for Hispanic Classical Theater conference in El Paso, Texas. The title of the presentation was “Passing through Walls, Transgressing Social Norms: The Rhetoric of Monstrosity and Gender in Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s La dama duende.”