Jennifer Templeton (Biology) presented her research on dog cognition at the First International Canine Science Conference at ASU in Tempe, Arizona. The title of the presentation was: ‘Persistence and gazing at humans during an unsolvable task in pet, foster, and shelter dogs’. Her coauthor and collaborator was cognitive psychologist Dr. Kristy Gould from Luther College.
Neil Blackadder (Theatre) participated in the panel “ALTA, meet TinT: introducing the Theatre in Translation network” at the conference of the American Literary Translators Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Along with Jean Graham-Jones of the City University of New York and Adam Versenyi of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Blackadder explained how this network evolved and what it hopes to accomplish – as he outlined in this article in The Theatre Times.
Sara O’Brien (Psychology) recently presented a poster titled “OCD and Pathological Personality Traits: The Mediating Role of Incompleteness and Harm Avoidance” at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology in Denver, Colorado.
On October 11, Vida Cross ’88 and Robert Hellenga (emeritus) were among eighty “authors and creative people with ties to Chicago” honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner (a benefit dinner for the Chicago Public Library). Honorees were toasted by the mayor and the governor, Natalie Y. Moore received the 21st Century Literary Award for her book South Side, and Dave Eggers and Margaret Atwood were interviewed by NPR’s Scott Simon.