Monica Berlin’s (English) collection of poems, Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live, winner of the 2017 Crab Orchard Poetry Open Prize, has been published (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018), and is now available directly from the publisher or at your preferred online bookseller.
Katie Stewart (Political Science & International Relations) attended a workshop on “Urban Activism and the Development of Civil Society in the Russian Federation” at Indiana University’s Europe Gateway in Berlin. Organized by the Russian Studies Workshop at IU, the workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss the causes, forms, and consequences of Russian activism. Stewart’s paper, “Cultural Production as Activism: National Theaters, Orchestras, and Clubs in Russia’s Regional Capitals,” examines the ways in which people can utilize cultural institutions and practices to engage in activism when the opportunities for overt political action, such as protest, are constrained.
Kara Moore (Psychology) and University of Arkansas collaborators published an article titled “The role of context expectations and cost of reporting on prospective person memory performance” in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology. The article can be accessed here:
Moore also gave an invited talk at Western Illinois University. The title of her talk was “The Role of Memory and Attention in the Search for Missing Persons”
Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently gave an invited talk as part of the Great Books series at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. The talk was titled “Capitalism, values, & quality of life: An empirical, psychological approach.”