Gregory Gilbert, professor and director of art and art history, had his recent conference paper “Developing a Specialized Identity as an Art History Generalist in a Teaching College,” featured on the Art History Teaching Resources website. Gilbert’s talk was part of the session, “The Art History Generalist: Challenges, Strategies and the Future of Teaching Art History,” at the College Art Association annual conference in Chicago in February 2020.
Gina Franco, professor of English, recently had her poem, “We Want Everything of Value to Be Eternal,” published with AGNI magazine. As part of AGNI’s virtual launch of their new issue, Franco’s poem will be available to read online for a few upcoming weeks before it goes behind a paywall. The launch also features a video recording of Franco reading the poem.
Mitchell Parks, assistant professor of Classics, published an article, “Reapportioning Honors: Intertextuality in Against Leptines,” in the journal Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies.
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.
Sara O’Brien, assistant professor of psychology, was co-author on a paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders titled “Spanish adaptation of the Inventory of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms (IDAS-II) and a study of its psychometric properties”. Co-authors were researchers at the University of Almería and the University of Huelva, Spain.
Frank McAndrew’s, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, book Environmental Psychology, is being republished in a new Chinese edition by Wu-Nan Books of Taipei, Taiwan.