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.
Nurettin Ucar, visiting assistant professor of German, gave a presentation at the German Studies Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, on October 6. His paper, “The Nomos of Germany: Die Hungrigen und die Satten (The Hungry and the Fat)” was part of a panel entitled “Performance and Otherness.”
“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.