“Miraculous Things,” a poem by Associate Professor of English Cyn Kitchen Fitch, appears in the September 2019 issue of Every Pigeon Literary Journal.
Pierce Gradone, Assistant Professor of Music, was named the winner of Earspace Ensemble’s international call for scores. The winning work, “Dream Logic” (for clarinet, violin, cello and piano), will receive its North Carolina premiere by Earspace Ensemble in January.
Pierce Gradone, Assistant Professor of Music, received a commission from Access Contemporary Music for a new work for solo piano. The commission is part of ACM’s Inner Worlds concert series featuring works that ask the pianist to play inside of the piano instead of on the keys. It will be premiered in December by pianist Marianne Parker in Chicago.
Gina Franco, professor of English, has been invited to give a reading with Molly McCully Brown and Peter Metres at the 2019 Catholic Imagination Conference, September 19-21, at Loyola University, Chicago. She has also been asked to moderate a panel entitled, “Latinx Identities and the Catholic Experience.” The conference is free for undergraduates to attend—no registration required.
Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, takes a look at how presidential candidates use humor in The Conversation article, “Politicians Don’t Seem to Laugh at Themselves Much Anymore.”
An article by Bright Professor of American History Cate Denial, “A Pedagogy of Kindness,” was published in the journal Hybrid Pedagogy.
The article “Feeling Busing: The Washington Post, Emotion, And Desegregation in Suburban Maryland, 1968–1973,” co-authored by Deirdre Dougherty, visiting assistant professor of educational studies, was recently published in the journal Media History.
Professor of Environmental Studies Peter Schwartzman has been competing in Scrabble tournaments for many years across the country. He has written six different word puzzle books over the years, including two that are being used in the Philadelphia school Scrabble program. Read more about Schwartzman in The Register-Mail.
Earlier this summer, Professor of Music Laura Lane taught a clinic at the Illinois American Choral Directors Association called “Vocal warmups for the body, mind and soul,” in Normal Illinois. She also recently led a workshop with a professional choir, Common Pulse, in Wicker Park. This Chicago choir was founded by Lydia Lane Stout and is affiliated with Justice Choir Chicago.
Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, has just published a chapter titled “Gossip as a Social Skill” in The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation (Oxford University Press). The editors of this book are Francesca Giardini & Rafael Wittek of Groningen University in the Netherlands. The chapter is now available online and will be available in print in August.