Carlin Metz Directs Staged Reading

Liz Carlin Metz, Smith V. Brand Endowed Chair in Theatre Arts, directed a stage reading Chicago Premiere of the Serbian play, The Balkan Spy by Dušan Kovačević, renowned Serbian playwright, and translated by Professor Dennis Barnett (Coe College), on May 28 as part of the annual International Voices Project Festival of International New Plays performed in Chicago.

Behling Articles Published

Laura Behling, professor of English, has two articles forthcoming. The first, “Creating a Career Preparation Course for Students in the Humanities” will be published on The Wiley Network this month.  The second, “Unsightly Evidence: ‘Female Inversion’ and the U.S. Woman Suffrage Movement,” (a chapter from her 2001 monograph, The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935) has been selected for inclusion in 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: A University of Illinois Press Anthology, scheduled for publication in early 2020. 

Behling also recently led a faculty workshop on developing empathetic syllabi at McKendree University, Illinois.

McAndrew Published in Newsweek

An essay by Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, titled “America is Facing an Intellectual Humility Crisis,” was published in Newsweek. The essay appeared in more than three dozen other media outlets nationally and internationally.

McAndrew has also done interviews or been featured in a wide range of media during the past two months, including The Huffington Post, Stylist Magazine, CNBC, and LiveScience. He was recently the featured guest for an hour-long interview about gossip on “Talk with Francesca” on WATD FM 95.9 in Boston.

Kasser Gives Virtual Talks

Tim Kasser, Psychology, recently gave two virtual talks. He was the invited speaker for the Question & Answer period of the Lifestyle segment of the Global Landscape Forum’s Kyoto 2019 Digital Edition Conference. He also gave an invited talk to environmental studies and psychology students and professors at Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany; the talk was titled “The application of values research to environmental communications and campaigns.”

Farrer Receives Grant

Ben Farrer, assistant professor of environmental studies, received a National Science Foundation grant (Award ID: 1851878, Titled “Collaborative Research: Technological Shocks and Institutional Effectiveness under Heterogeneous Risk”) to research how best to regulate fracking, and by extension, how best to make any controversial decision about a new technology. The grant is for approximately $300,000, runs until 2021, and is co-authored with Rob Holahan at Binghamton University. It will hopefully provide many well-paying and exciting jobs for Knox students over the next two years.