Tim Kasser, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, recently had his first book, The High Price of Materialism, translated into Bulgarian. It was published in Sofia, Bulgaria by Publishing Together Academy.
Todd Heidt, chair of international studies and associate professor of German, published a blog post for the scholarly collective Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum. The post is titled “Why Inclusive Curricula are Key to the Future of German Studies.”
Catherine Denial, Bright Professor of American History, recently
published an article, “The Complexities of Certainty,” in Inside Higher Ed.
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has awarded grants to support two new commissions for Pierce Gradone, assistant professor of music composition. One of the grants will fund a commission from Katie Jimoh and Constance Volk (Ensemble Dal Niente) for a collection of songs for flute, clarinet, voices, and electronics, to be premiered in Fall 2021. The other will fund a commission from pianist Marianne Parker for a work for piano and electronics inspired by Chicago’s architecture.
Neil Blackadder, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, published an essay in HowlRound titled “Taking Risks to Promote Community with Visky’s Juliet,” about a recent production at Chicago’s Theatre Y.