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.
Deirdre Dougherty, visiting assistant professor of educational studies, received the Dr. Angelo L. Tomaso Excellence in Dissertation Award. The award will be presented at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education Commencement on May 19, 2019 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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.”
Ferrigno’s work “The Last Dance”, (alongside bio, and artist statement) was selected by Tristan Koenig, a Melbourne based gallerist for publication in Art Maze Magazine’s Spring Issue, #12.
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.
Sara O’Brien (Psychology) was co-author on a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Research in Personality entitled “Extraversion and Psychopathology: A Multilevel Hierarchical Review”. Co-authors were researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Western Ontario.
An article by Brandon Polite, associate professor of philosophy, titled “Shared Musical Experiences” will be published in a forthcoming issue of the British Journal of Aesthetics.
Tim Kasser, professor of psychology, recently had one of his books translated into Korean and published by Korean publisher, Kungree Press. The book is his 2018 publication, Hypercapitalism: The modern economy, its values, and how to change them.
Deirdre Dougherty, Jennifer Foubert, and Nathaniel Williams from the Educational Studies Department all presented papers at the American Educational Research Association Annual meeting held April 5-9 in Toronto.
Christopher T. Conner, visiting assistant professor of anthropology-sociology, has been awarded a book contract for an edited volume titled, “The Gayborhood Studies Reader.” The title will feature new and previously published articles on LGBT+ enclaves (i.e. the Castro, Boystown, The Grove, and Dupont Circle.) Conner will be listed as first editor; he is joined by Daniel Okamura, a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The volume will be published with Lexington Books and is due out in 2020.