Magali Roy Fequiere, associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, was awarded an artist residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake Oregon this past July. The competitively selected residency included visual artists, writers, and a scientist all working on creative projects furthering their artistic visions and craft. For Roy-Fequiere, “PLAYA was a real gift of time that allowed me to have creative solitude and sustaining connections to a great community.”
An article by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ben Farrer titled “How Radical Environmental Sabotage Impacts U.S. Elections,” was published in the journal Terrorism and Political Violence. The article, co-authored with Graig Klein of New Jersey City University, is the second in a series of papers examining the broader political causes and consequences of direct action by environmentalists.
Jennifer McCarthy Foubert, assistant professor of educational studies,
presented on a panel titled “Teaching to Disrupt: Supporting and Building Solidarity for Troublemaker Teachers” at the American Educational Studies Association 2019 annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nancy Eberhardt, Szold Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, was invited to speak to a graduate seminar in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Chicago. Her book, Imagining the Course of Life: Self-Transformation in a Shan Buddhist Community, was one of the assigned texts.
Robin Ragan, professor of modern languages (Spanish), gave a poster presentation at the AAC&U Global Citizen Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Her poster focused on the translation and interpreting program at Knox College. She also delivered a conference presentation at the American Translators Association’s annual conference, “Interpreting at a Detention Center for Asylum Seekers at the Border.”
John Dooley, William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, presented a paper, “The Beale Ciphers: An Author Attribution Study” at the 17th NSA Center for Cryptologic History Symposium at Ft. Meade, Maryland.
Todd Heidt, Chair of International Studies and Associate Professor of Modern Languages-German, co-presented with Claudia Kost (University of Alberta, Canada) at the annual German Studies Association conference. Their talk was titled “Reimagining the History and Culture Reader” and was featured on a panel dedicated to teaching and classroom practice.
An article by Catherine Denial, Bright Professor of American History, entitled “‘Mother of all the living’: Motherhood, Religion, and Political Culture at the Ojibwe Village of Fond du Lac, 1835-1839,” was published in the journal Early American Studies.
John Dooley, William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, gave a talk titled “The Beale Ciphers: Hoax or Treasure?” to the student section of the Illinois-Iowa IEEE Computer Society at St. Ambrose University.