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American Sign Language- English Interpretation

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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Update on Peter Cook's Sabbatical Work
Cook has completed a two-month trip traveling throughout Europe doing research, and he's currently serving as a Visiting Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. 

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

K. Crom Saunders Has Paper Accepted into MLA Conference
His paper is titled, “The De-Globalization of World Sign Languages." 

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture with Peter S. Cook Now on YouTube
Click here to see the URL that directs you to the Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture featuring Peter S. Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation. 

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

James Van Manen Has Book Published
Published over the summer, the book is a biography of Ann Silver, a pioneer in the Deaf Art Movement, told through her art.

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

Peter Cook Mentioned in Latest Edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Cook is noted in the section defining “American Sign Language Poetry,” and his work with the Flying Words Project is referenced as an example of the genre.

ASL – English Interpretation Program Receives National Accreditation
The program was awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and joins a select few across across the country.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college.

  
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Creative Writing

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Our MFA made Publishers Weekly's "Programs to Watch"

Exciting things are happening in the Department of Creative Writing. Awesome to see positive changes acknowledged by Publishers Weekly, where they named our MFA a "Program to Watch."

Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

Audrey Niffenegger Participates in 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit
Niffenegger was asked about her work as an author, her favorite types of comedies, her work at Columbia, and whether the Pixies are still the Pixies without bassist Kim Deal. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Journal Publication: Professor, Joe Meno in McSweeney’s 44

Professor, Joe Meno’s short story, “Animals,” appears in the new issue of McSweeney’s!

Chapbook: MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos' Gravitational

MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos, has placed his chapbook Gravitational with The New Megaphone. 

Special Mention: David Lazar and Hotel Amerika in Best American Essays 2013
David Lazar and Hotel Amerika receive a special mention in the introduction of Best American Essays 2013!

Journal Publication: Alumni and Faculty in 1913
Alumni and Faculty in 1913 A Journal of Forms.

Jill Talbot Has a Flash Essay in Defunct Magazine
Jill Talbot's Flash Essay, "On Hold," appears in Defunct Magazine.

Congratulations to Nami Mun!

Nami Mun will serve as Director of Undergraduate Fiction Programs for the 2013-2014 academic year! 

Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer in The Likewise Folio!
Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer has four poems  in The Likewise Folio!

Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS (Pressboard Press, 2014)
Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS, has been picked up by Pressboard Press. It is forthcoming in 2014.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen in the current Brevity.

Director of the Undergraduate Creative Nonfiction program, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, has an essay in the current issue of Brevity!

The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial.

Associate Chair Sam Weller's national bestselling book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial. 

South Loop Review and Best American Essays

South Loop Review Vol. 14 contributor Vicki Weiqi Yang and her essay, “Field Notes on Hair,” will be featured in The Best American Essays 2013 anthology forthcoming October 8, 2013. South Loop Review also has 3 “Notable Essay” Award from The Best American Essays 2013

Hotel Amerika has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year"

Hotel Amerika, Spring 2013 has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year" from The Best American Essays 2013:


Jill Talbot Has Been Busy

Jill Talbot, the 2013-2015 Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence, has been busy lately with publications. 

Book Signing for Jeff Jacobson's SLEEP TIGHT
Part-time Faculty in the Department of Creative Writing Jeff Jacobson will be signing copies of his new novel, SLEEP TIGHT, on October 9th, from 12:00 to 2:00pm, at Books-A-Million (144 S. Clark St)

News From Hotel Amerika

Monica McFawn's collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else (which contains selections previously published in Hotel Amerika), has won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Christine Maul Rice's novel-in-progress was shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Christine Maul Rice, Part-time Creative Writing faculty, had her novel-in-progress shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. 

Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl is a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!

Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl, Some Loveis a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!

Poetry MFA Alumnus, Stephen Danos, Is a Finalist (Twice)

Poetry MFA Alumus, Stephen Danos’s manuscript Based on a Book Based on a True Story was a finalist for The Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book and The Akron Poetry Prize. 


The New Issue of Ghost Town features Alumni, Students, and More

The new issue of Ghost Town Magazine features work from MFA Poetry students Abigail Zimmer, Samantha Schaefer, and Cameron Decker, and MFA Poetry alumnae, S’Marie Clay, as well as Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young. 

Fiction Writing Faculty Awarded at World Horror Convention
Associate Chair Sam Weller and part-time fiction writing faculty Mort Castle received two Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writer’s Association at the 2013 World Horror Convention in New Orleans.

David Trinidad Featured in Best American Poetry 2013.
Associate professor in Poetry David Trinidad's book Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera was published by Turtle Point Press this August. The book comprises over 500 haikus based on episodes of the 1960s soap opera. An excerpt was selected for Best American Poetry 2013.

White Noise from Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio
Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio's book White Noise will be released this September from Apostrophe Books.

MFA Candidate Chris Marnach wins Glimmer Train award
Graduate student Christopher Marnach won first place in Glimmer Train's annual Short Story Award for New Writers.

  
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Education Department

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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Michelle Barreras and Mary Quest Present at National Progressive Education Network Conference
Their presentation was titled, “Enhancing Storytelling with Technology." 

Katie Paciga Coauthors Book Chapter, Leads Workshop
The book chapter appears in Whose Knowledge Counts in Government Literacy Policies?: Why Expertise Matters.  

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Susan Budde Has Article Published
The article, "Parents' Rights from a Former Head Start Parent's Perspective,” was published in the July/August 2013 issue of Exchange.

Angela Fowler Coauthors Article on 'Valuing Children’s Right to Time'
The article appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Exchange.

Student Chapter of the IAEA/NAEA Wins Again
The Columbia College Chicago student chapter of the IAEA/NAEA won the Student Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row. 

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

Karen Haigh Presents on Panel Discussion
The panel discussion, “Ingredients of High-Quality School Readiness Programs,” took place at the Early Childhood Education for the Future symposium. 

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

Carol Lloyd Rozansky Presents at University of Nebraska at Omaha Seminar
The Chair of the Education Department presented, "From Reading to Writing: Helping Students Comprehend Challenging Texts." 

Anne Becker and Carol Lloyd Rozansky Quoted in Story
The article is about Chicago Public Schools' Arts Education Plan and was published by Medill Reports, a Northwestern University publication.

Karen Haigh Presents at ECE Conference in Croatia
Her presentation was on Project RELAY, a professional development initiative for educational leaders in Chicago Head Start programs.

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

Carol Lloyd Rozansky, Chair of Education Department, Coauthors Article
The article, “Educational Twinning Across Continents,” appears in the summer issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Marianne C. Stallworth Has Book Published
The book, School Staff Perception of Professional Development, Two Case Studies, was published in February by Lambert Academic Publishing.

Angela Fowler Selected to Present at Early Childhood Education Conference
Her presentation will focus on authentic assessment and the childFOLIO iPad application that she developed with the assistance of Hannah Clemmons (BA ’11), a former student of hers.

Marianne Stallworth and Ann Becker Present at Conference
Their session focused on integrating art and literacy strategies for students with select special education disabilities.

Michelle Barreras and Mary Quest Present at Conference
Their presentation was for current early childhood educators who have an interest in progressive education practices.

Anne Becker Elected as President-Elect of IAEA
In the next year of her three-year tenure, she will serve as the association’s president, and the following year she will act as the past-president.

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Education Department Creates New Minor
Launched this Fall, the Teaching Artist minor provides students with the opportunity to build the necessary skills to work in a variety of settings.

Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college.

Dr. Anne Becker wins Art Educator of the Year Award
The prestigious honor is awarded annually to recognize teachers in Illinois who display an exceptional commitment to both their students and the profession of art education.

  
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English Department

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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

Pegeen Reichert Powell's Book Published
Her new book, Retention & Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave, has been published by Utah State University Press. 

George Bailey Hosts Screening of Film
The film was “Twelve Years a Slave," and Dr. Bailey led a post-screening discussion. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Kenneth Daley to Edit Volume on Walter Pater
Dr. Daley will edit the Appreciations edition, the sixth of ten volumes in the forthcoming collection. 

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

The New Yorker Publishes Michael Robbins' Work
His poem, “Günter Glieben Glauchen Glöben,” appears in the April 22nd issue. 

Jim DeRogatis Pens Tribute to Roger Ebert
The article appeared in his blog, Pop N Stuff, and was titled, “Roger Ebert: Intellectual hero, critical inspiration, colleague, and friend."

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

Sarah Odishoo Wins Nonfiction Award for Essay
Odishoo won the Zone 3 Nonfiction Award for her essay, "Eat Me: Instructions from the Unseen."

Nicole Wilson Has Poem Published in Butler University Publication
Her poem, “Cow in a Cradle," appeared in Booth. Wilson’s chapbook is forthcoming from Phantom Limb Press. 

Ken Daley Has Essay Published
His essay was titled, “Pater's Books and the Collected Works Digital Archive."

Finishing Line Press Publishes Allan Johnston's New Book
Johnston's new book of poems is titled, Departures

Michael Robbins' Book Named in Best of 2012 Lists
His book, Alien vs. Predator, was published in March of 2012 by Penguin. 

Sarah Odishoo Has Nonfiction Essay Published
The article, “Eating Angels,” appears in the December 2012 issue of The Montreal Review. 

Brendan Riley Named Interim Executive Director of PCA/ACA
Dr. Riley will help lead an organization that is at the center of the study and promotion of popular culture in America.

Brendan Riley Preforms in 'Meeting of the Minds XVIII'
In the play, Riley played Samuel Dashiell Hammett, an American author who wrote hardboiled detective novels, short stories, and screenplays.

Jim DeRogatis Hosts Panel Discussion on Election Night
DeRogatis hosted "Election Night Coverage that ROCKS!" through Columbia College Chicago's Creative Nonfiction Week. 

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

Aviya Kushner Moderates Two Panel Discussions, Has Poem Published
The panels were at the most recent American Literary Translators’ Conference, and her poem appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of The Crab Orchard Review.

Re’Lynn Hansen's New Book of Poems Due Out in Early 2014
The book of prose poems, tentatively titled To Some Women I Have Known, is being published by White Pines Press.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

Adam McOmber's Book, The White Forest, Set to Publish
The book is being published by by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster.

David Lazar Selected to Judge 2012 Prose Awards
Lazar will judge the 2012 Guild Literary Complex Prose Awards in Nonfiction and Fiction.

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Writes 'Afterward' for Book of Scholarly Essays
The collection of essays by noted scholars, just published by Utah State University Press/University Press of Colorado, aims to chart a new, scholarly agenda for the field of rhetoric and writing studies in the coming years. 

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Jonn Salovaara and Qween Wicks Awarded Fellowships
The pair were awarded the Timothy J. Densmore Faculty Fellowship following the completion of a 2010/2011 Service-Learning Course Conversion workshop.

Brendan Riley Elected as Vice President of Popular Culture Association
In his two-year appointment, Dr. Riley will be responsible for managing and coordinating the individuals who organize panels and recruit presenters for the PCA/ACA.

Jim DeRogatis Quoted in Washington Post Blog
The blog entry, published on April 19, addressed musician Ted Nugent’s recent comments at the annual conference of National Rifle Association, which lambasted President Obama’s leadership.

Sam Park's Debut Novel Released in Paperback
The book was also recently chosen for the Target Emerging Authors program, and it was a Starbucks Reading Club pick for March 13.

Book Edited by David Trinidad Selected For Award
The book, A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, has been selected as a finalist for Publishing Triangle’s annual literary awards.

Douglas Reichert Powell Invited to Co-Convene Workshop
The workshop, "Placemaking: Rhetorical Studies and Critical Geography," is next July, 2013, at the Rhetoric Society of America summer seminar at the University of Kansas.

David Lazar Gives Interview to Bookslut
The Q&A interview is a part of the publication’s new “Constructive Nonfiction” series, which aims to highlight the work of publishers, translators, impresarios, and teachers.

Lisa Fishman's Newest Book Recognized by Academy of American Poets
Her book, FLOWER CART, which was published by Ahsahta Press last May, was named a a Notable Book of 2011 by the Academy of American Poets.

Brendan Riley Quoted in Newcity Story
The story lists his "Zombies in Popular Media" course as an example of how "popular media is taking its rightful place in academia."

Sarah Odishoo's Creative Nonfiction Essay Selected as ‘Notable Essay’
Her essay, "Time in a Bottle," was selected as a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of The Best American Essays.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen's Essay Choosen as 'Notable Essay'
Her essay, “Alzheimer’s Daughter,” was selected as a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of The Best American Essays.

Aviya Kushner Moderates Panel of Editors
The panel was called, "Watch the Credits: Editors, Critics, and Translators Discuss the Latest and Greatest in Attributing and Promoting Translation."

Aviya Kushner Published in Literature and Fine Arts Journal
Her essay, “Give me Shelter," is about the "the effort to help international refugee writers make new writing lives in the United States.”

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Graduate Student Wins Fellowship through the State of Illinois
Of the 286 applications this year, only 130 students received fellowships through the program.

Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college.

Sarah Odishoo from the Department of English Publishes Short Story
The short story, "Time in a Bottle," was published in the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly, a literary journal published by the University of North Dakota.

Dr. Kenneth Daley, Chair of the Department of English, Publishes Essay
The essay, entitled “Pater’s Auxerre Tapestry,” is in the recently released book Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts.

  
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Humanities, History, and Social Sciences

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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Dominic Pacyga Featured in SouthtownStar Story
The professor was interviewed about this work, including his forthcoming book about the Chicago Stockyards, and teaching in Poland through his Fulbright award. 

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Rami Gabriel Gives Reading in Chicago
The reading at the  Seminary Coop Bookstore was from his book Why I Buy: Self, Taste, and Consumer Society in America. 

Wilfredo Cruz Authors Book on Old Irving Park
His new book, Images of America: Old Irving Park, was reviewed by The Chicago Reader and DNAinfo.com. 

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Stephen Asma Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Asma's Fulbright award is the fourth in two years for professors in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Rojhat Avsar Presents Paper at Eastern Economic Association Conference
His paper was titled, “Rawlsian defense of the Individual Mandate: ‘Collective asset’ approach." 

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

RoseAnna Mueller Presents at Bilkent University in Turkey
Her talk was titled, “Women Narrating Latin American Women’s Lives." 

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

Stephen Asma Interviewed for Bloggingheads.tv
Dr. Asma was interviewed by Paul Bloom, the Chair of Department of Cognitive Science at Yale University. 

Dominic Pacyga Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Pacyga will be teaching in Krakow, Poland at Jagiellonian University over the 2013-14 academic year. 

Dominic Pacyga Quoted in Chicago Tribune
Dr. Pacyga was interviewed for a story titled, "Small-Town Church Built with Pieces from Chicago Parishes.”

Wilfredo Cruz Quoted in Chicago Reporter Story
Dr. Cruz commented on the 2009 case of Karolina Obrycka, who was beaten by an off-duty Chicago policeman. 

Andrew Causey Presents at 111th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting
His presentation used images he created during 1994-95 fieldwork research in Sumatra, Indonesia. 

Wilfredo Cruz Awarded Columbia College Faculty Development Committee Award
He will use the award during his Spring 2013 sabbatical. 

Teresa Prados-Torreira Presents on American Studies Association Panel
The panel discussed "Cartooning, Caricature, and the Imperial Grotesque." 

D. Denenge Akpem Interviewed About Course
The interview was conducted by Ytasha Womack for the blog KenyaBenyaGurl. Click through to read the interview.

Stephen Asma Authors Essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education
His essay, "In Defense of Favoritism," was adapted from his new book, Against Fairness, which was published this month by the University of Chicago Press.

University of Chicago Press Publishes Stephen Asma's New Book
The book, Against Fairness, is his seventh and is available to purchase on Amazon.com.

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

Carol Ng-He Named Named 2012 Illinois Museum Art Educator of the Year
In a press release distributed by the Illinois Art Education Association, Ng-He was noted for her commitment to visual art education in her field.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

Watch the Trailer for Stephen Asma's New Book
The book comes out on November 5 and is being published by the University of Chicago Press.

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

Stephen Asma Has Article Published in Chronicle of Higher Ed.
The piece explores the aesthetics of death, and Dr. Asma provides a critical examination of the recent rise of high-profile collections such as “Body Worlds."

Dominic Pacyga Interviewed by WBEZ for its 'Race: Out Loud' Series
Dr. Pacyga, an expert on the history of the city of Chicago, spoke about the Bridgeport neighborhood and growing up in the Back Of The Yards neighborhood.

Louis Silverstein Has Letter to the Editor Published in Chronicle of Higher Ed.
In his letter, Dr. Silverstein expressed, among other things, his concerns surrounding the ramifications that occur when emotionally unstable students take online courses.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Ann Gunkel and Dominic Pacyga Appear in Documentary
The documentary, Not Quite White, explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants with American notions of whiteness.

Dominic Pacyga Quoted in New Republic Story
The story reflects on how a recent remapping of the city’s wards by the Chicago City Council will benefit the Polish community, despite that the community’s political clout has waned over the years.

Students in Honors Program Course Collaborate with Museum on Project
The students’ oral history projects are a part of a publicly accessible permanent collection at the National Veterans Art Museum.

Dr. Stephen Asma Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education
His article, "Gauging Gender," suggests that our understanding of sex and gender differences should be better informed by recent findings in biology.

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Ann Gunkel's Article Appearing in Beijing Capital University Publication
The article was recently published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and is being translated into Chinese.

Associate Professor in Cultural Studies Receives Fulbright
This is the second time Dr. Ann Gunkel has received a Fulbright award.

Cultural Studies Conference at Columbia One for the Record Books
The college’s Cultural Studies program was the first undergraduate program selected by the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) to host its yearly conference.

Religion, New Atheism, and the 'Four Horsemen'
Dr. Stephen Asma publishes contentious article, “The New Atheists’ Narrow Worldview,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  
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First-year Seminar

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LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Fereshteh Toosi’s Project Featured in Chicago Tribune
GARLIC & GREENS: Shoebox Lunch was also featured in a symposium and exhibition highlighting projects by artists, cultural workers, radical chefs, rural and urban famers, and small businesses. 

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Fereshteh Toosi Mentioned in Chicago Reader Story about Art Installation
The story is about a temporary art installation in the Papermaker’s Garden, which she and a group of students created during a weekend workshop in April.

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

James Falzone Featured in Chicago Tribune
The story, “Can six clarinets make beautiful jazz together?” profiles Falzone’s most recent musical project Renga Ensemble. 

James Falzone to Teach this Summer at Deep Springs College
Falzone will be a visiting professor/artist and teaching improvisation and lecturing about John Cage and Olivier Messiaen. 

Rob Lagueux Has Article Published
His article is titled, "Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy: The Role of Affective Responses in Teaching and Learning."  

Lisa DiFranza Presents at Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning
Her talk was titled, "The Living News: Fusing Theater and Journalism to Examine Homelessness in Chicago."

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Rob Lagueux Invited to Participate In Art History Seminar
The seminar is at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, and it is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges.

Fereshteh Toosi Awarded $2,500 Grant
The interdisciplinary arts grant from the Illinois Arts Council is for her project GARLIC & GREENS, an oral history project that focuses on food and family heritage.

James Falzone featured in issue of DownBeat Magazine
The article profiles his work as a professional musician and his work in the college’s First-Year Seminar program.

Lisa DiFranza Receives New Student Programs' Faculty Award
Lisa was awarded this honor for exceeding her students’ expectations, relating well to students outside of class, and for her overall contribution to the first-year experience.

  
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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

Luis Nasser Participates in event at Adler Planetarium
The event  brought together Latino community organizations, families, and scientists to discuss and learn science. 

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk a the Chillicothe Public Library
His talk was titled "Einstein's Angels and Demons: The Man behind E=mc2." 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Art and Materials Conservation Program Mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times Article
The story, which quotes Columbia College Chicago's new President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, is titled, "Colleges feel pressure to help produce, deliver technology training."

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Azar Khosravani and Constantin Rasinariu Collaborate on Paper
The paper, "n-Digit Benford Distributed Random Variables,” was accepted for publication in Advances and Applications in Statistics. 

Weihua Li Has Two Papers Published
The papers appeared in Operators and Matrices and Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society. 

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

Luis Nasser Coauthors Paper Published in The Astrophysical Journal
Dr. Nasser also participated in the Noyce Science Seminar Lectures, and spoke at the Evanston Public Library through a program called Playing with Science.  

Pan Papacosta Completes Weeklong Stint as Visiting Professor at the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio
Dr. Papacosta also had his paper, “Cosmic Art: Artistic Expressions of the Universe in Science,” published. 

Jerry Adams Co-Presents 'Why Do Students Fail? A Students' Perspective'
The paper examines the results and detailed analysis of a survey of around 750 students from several colleges and universities in the Midwest. 

Constantin Rasinariu Gives Talk on Research
His lecture was titled, “Shape invariance in deformation quantization."

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

Dave Dolak Interviewed in Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Dolak talks about his work as a luthier, his intersets, and being a college instructor. 

Pan Papacosta Gives Three Talks
He presented at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, at the annual meeting of AAC&U, and, most recently, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

Heather Minges Wols Receives AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
The grant will allow her to travel to Honolulu, HI, this May, where she will present at IMMUNOLGY 2013. 

Tania Giordani Co-Writes Book on Education in America
The book, Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover, is being published by University Press of America and is due out in February of 2013. 

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk at Orland Park Public Library
His talk was "The History, Politics and Future of the Space Program," and it was sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council.

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

Department of Science and Mathematics’ Science Institute Receives Two Grants
Totaling more than $30,000 this year, the grants will help fund the institute’s Junior Research Scientists program.

Marcelo Caplan Named a Community School Leadership Award Winner
The award was given to Caplan from the Federation for Community Schools.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Portland, Oregon
His paper was titled, “The Physics and Art of Space and Time: A Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Science Course.”

Constantin Rasinariu Co-Writes Paper on Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
The paper reviews several important results Dr. Rasinariu and his coauthors discovered in the field of supersymmetric quantum mechanics.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia
The conference was the Great Books – Great Questions: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education in Canada Conference, held at the University of King’s College.

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

Timothy McCaskey Presents at Physics Education Research Conference
His paper and poster, "Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens," studied how students use note sheets to prepare for exams in introductory physics.

Constantin Rasinariu Has Paper Accepted for Publication in Progress of Physics
“Shape Invariance in Phase Space” addresses deformation quantization formalism and presents the research Dr. Rasinariu conducted during his spring, 2012 sabbatical.

Susan Tyma Receives 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year, students, faculty, and staff honor their great instructors and colleagues by nominating them for this prestigious award.

Azar Khosravani Presents at Conference in France
Dr. Khosravani presented in early April at the 14th International Conference on Automatic Control Modeling and Simulation in Saint Malo, France.

Jonathan Keiser Delivers Keynote Presentation
His presentation addressed how institutions should simultaneously consider administrative, methodological, and learning outcome models when organizing and implementing assessment practices.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Pan Papacosta Published in Physics World Journal
His essay, “We Are Cosmic Nomads,” explores how the field of physics embraces Heraclitus’ premise that everything in the universe is in a constant state of flux.

Daniel Jordan and Christopher Shaw Named Editors of Journal
The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics publishes the peer-reviewed journal, which aims to create new teaching ideas for mathematicians to use in their classrooms.

Marcelo Caplan to Present Two Workshops
The titles of his workshops are, “Informal Education Experiences Using Solar Energy as the Umbrella to Promote STEM Learning,” and, “Using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to Design Musical Instruments.”

Jonathan Keiser Presents on Assessment
His presentation was at the Higher Learning Commission’s Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a Core Strategy workshop.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
In his lecture, “The Science of Astrobiology—Life Beyond Earth.” he argued that “the imminent discovery of extraterrestrial life” would be “the most exciting moment in human history."

Virginia Lehmkuhl Dakhwe and Marcelo Caplan Present in D.C.
The two presented the highlights of the Scientists for Tomorrow program at the Convening on Professional Development in Informal Science Education.

Elizabeth Davis-Berg Has Two Papers Published
Her papers were published in the Journal of Environmental Protection and Invertebrate Biology.

Michelle Rafacz Has Manuscript Accepted into Prestigious Journal
Her new manuscript was accepted into the American Journal of Primatology, the most widely circulated journal in the field.

Jonathan Keiser Invited to Join a Reaccreditation Team
He is part of a team that will review four Biology programs for Northern Caribbean University.

Pan Papacosta Co-Presents at AACU Conference
His session was titled “Revamping General Education with Arts and Humanities.”

Dr. Dan Jordan Authors New Book
The book, Exploring Discrete Mathematics with Maple, is a guide for students and explains how to use the computer software Maple in order to more deeply understand topics in discrete mathematics.

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Department of Science and Mathematics Receives Quarter Million Dollar Grant
The grant will fund the enhancement and expansion of “Scientists for Tomorrow,” which is administered by the department’s Science Institute.

Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college.

  

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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Art and Materials Conservation Program Mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times Article
The story, which quotes Columbia College Chicago's new President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, is titled, "Colleges feel pressure to help produce, deliver technology training."

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Stephen Asma Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Asma's Fulbright award is the fourth in two years for professors in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Student Chapter of the IAEA/NAEA Wins Again
The Columbia College Chicago student chapter of the IAEA/NAEA won the Student Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row. 

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

The Department of ASL-English Interpretation Relaunches Web Site
The department also has a new Facebook page. Click through to find the URLs to both.  

Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture with Peter S. Cook Now on YouTube
Click here to see the URL that directs you to the Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture featuring Peter S. Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation. 

Brendan Riley Named Interim Executive Director of PCA/ACA
Dr. Riley will help lead an organization that is at the center of the study and promotion of popular culture in America.

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

Department of Science and Mathematics’ Science Institute Receives Two Grants
Totaling more than $30,000 this year, the grants will help fund the institute’s Junior Research Scientists program.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

ASL – English Interpretation Program Receives National Accreditation
The program was awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and joins a select few across across the country.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Education Department Relaunches Web site
The new site is the result of a collaboration among faculty and staff from the Education Department, the Office of Web Development, and the Office of the Dean in the School of LAS.

Larissa Mulholland Named Director of ECE Program
Mulholland has taught at Columbia for six years and coordinated the Education Department’s reaccreditation with the state of Illinois.

Students in Honors Program Course Collaborate with Museum on Project
The students’ oral history projects are a part of a publicly accessible permanent collection at the National Veterans Art Museum.

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Department of Science and Mathematics Receives Quarter Million Dollar Grant
The grant will fund the enhancement and expansion of “Scientists for Tomorrow,” which is administered by the department’s Science Institute.

Graduate Student Wins Fellowship through the State of Illinois
Of the 286 applications this year, only 130 students received fellowships through the program.

Education Department Creates New Minor
Launched this Fall, the Teaching Artist minor provides students with the opportunity to build the necessary skills to work in a variety of settings.

Cultural Studies Conference at Columbia One for the Record Books
The college’s Cultural Studies program was the first undergraduate program selected by the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) to host its yearly conference.

Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college.

Art ... or Science?
The new Art and Materials Conservation degree program in the Department of Science and Mathematics offers the best of both.

Jim DeRogatis Gives Fall LAS Dean’s Lecture
The event marked the first academic lecture DeRogatis has given since he left the Chicago Sun-Times to join Columbia’s Department of English as a full-time lecturer.

LAS Launches @LAS
The Office of the Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences has launched an annual magazine for alumni, faculty, current students, and friends of the School of LAS at Columbia.

  

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Luis Nasser Participates in event at Adler Planetarium
The event  brought together Latino community organizations, families, and scientists to discuss and learn science. 

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk a the Chillicothe Public Library
His talk was titled "Einstein's Angels and Demons: The Man behind E=mc2." 

Pegeen Reichert Powell's Book Published
Her new book, Retention & Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave, has been published by Utah State University Press. 

George Bailey Hosts Screening of Film
The film was “Twelve Years a Slave," and Dr. Bailey led a post-screening discussion. 

Audrey Niffenegger Participates in 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit
Niffenegger was asked about her work as an author, her favorite types of comedies, her work at Columbia, and whether the Pixies are still the Pixies without bassist Kim Deal. 

Update on Peter Cook's Sabbatical Work
Cook has completed a two-month trip traveling throughout Europe doing research, and he's currently serving as a Visiting Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. 

Michelle Barreras and Mary Quest Present at National Progressive Education Network Conference
Their presentation was titled, “Enhancing Storytelling with Technology." 

Fereshteh Toosi’s Project Featured in Chicago Tribune
GARLIC & GREENS: Shoebox Lunch was also featured in a symposium and exhibition highlighting projects by artists, cultural workers, radical chefs, rural and urban famers, and small businesses. 

Katie Paciga Coauthors Book Chapter, Leads Workshop
The book chapter appears in Whose Knowledge Counts in Government Literacy Policies?: Why Expertise Matters.  

Dean Holdstein Participates in Fall Meeting of the Publications Committee of the Modern Language Association
The Dean helped review review and discussion of prospectuses, manuscripts, and reports from outside reviewers of projects for possible publication by the association. 

Kenneth Daley to Edit Volume on Walter Pater
Dr. Daley will edit the Appreciations edition, the sixth of ten volumes in the forthcoming collection. 

Rami Gabriel Gives Reading in Chicago
The reading at the  Seminary Coop Bookstore was from his book Why I Buy: Self, Taste, and Consumer Society in America. 

Wilfredo Cruz Authors Book on Old Irving Park
His new book, Images of America: Old Irving Park, was reviewed by The Chicago Reader and DNAinfo.com. 

Susan Budde Has Article Published
The article, "Parents' Rights from a Former Head Start Parent's Perspective,” was published in the July/August 2013 issue of Exchange.

Angela Fowler Coauthors Article on 'Valuing Children’s Right to Time'
The article appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Exchange.

Azar Khosravani and Constantin Rasinariu Collaborate on Paper
The paper, "n-Digit Benford Distributed Random Variables,” was accepted for publication in Advances and Applications in Statistics. 

Weihua Li Has Two Papers Published
The papers appeared in Operators and Matrices and Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society. 

Rojhat Avsar Presents Paper at Eastern Economic Association Conference
His paper was titled, “Rawlsian defense of the Individual Mandate: ‘Collective asset’ approach." 

Fereshteh Toosi Mentioned in Chicago Reader Story about Art Installation
The story is about a temporary art installation in the Papermaker’s Garden, which she and a group of students created during a weekend workshop in April.

Luis Nasser Coauthors Paper Published in The Astrophysical Journal
Dr. Nasser also participated in the Noyce Science Seminar Lectures, and spoke at the Evanston Public Library through a program called Playing with Science.  

Pan Papacosta Completes Weeklong Stint as Visiting Professor at the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio
Dr. Papacosta also had his paper, “Cosmic Art: Artistic Expressions of the Universe in Science,” published. 

Karen Haigh Presents on Panel Discussion
The panel discussion, “Ingredients of High-Quality School Readiness Programs,” took place at the Early Childhood Education for the Future symposium. 

K. Crom Saunders Has Paper Accepted into MLA Conference
His paper is titled, “The De-Globalization of World Sign Languages." 

The New Yorker Publishes Michael Robbins' Work
His poem, “Günter Glieben Glauchen Glöben,” appears in the April 22nd issue. 

RoseAnna Mueller Presents at Bilkent University in Turkey
Her talk was titled, “Women Narrating Latin American Women’s Lives." 

Jerry Adams Co-Presents 'Why Do Students Fail? A Students' Perspective'
The paper examines the results and detailed analysis of a survey of around 750 students from several colleges and universities in the Midwest. 

James Falzone Featured in Chicago Tribune
The story, “Can six clarinets make beautiful jazz together?” profiles Falzone’s most recent musical project Renga Ensemble. 

Constantin Rasinariu Gives Talk on Research
His lecture was titled, “Shape invariance in deformation quantization."

Jim DeRogatis Pens Tribute to Roger Ebert
The article appeared in his blog, Pop N Stuff, and was titled, “Roger Ebert: Intellectual hero, critical inspiration, colleague, and friend."

Dean Holdstein Presents at Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication
The Dean presented in a session titled, "'Bowing to the Elders'?: New Understandings of Expanded Canons."

James Falzone to Teach this Summer at Deep Springs College
Falzone will be a visiting professor/artist and teaching improvisation and lecturing about John Cage and Olivier Messiaen. 

Dave Dolak Interviewed in Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Dolak talks about his work as a luthier, his intersets, and being a college instructor. 

Stephen Asma Interviewed for Bloggingheads.tv
Dr. Asma was interviewed by Paul Bloom, the Chair of Department of Cognitive Science at Yale University. 

Rob Lagueux Has Article Published
His article is titled, "Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy: The Role of Affective Responses in Teaching and Learning."  

Pan Papacosta Gives Three Talks
He presented at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, at the annual meeting of AAC&U, and, most recently, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

Dominic Pacyga Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Pacyga will be teaching in Krakow, Poland at Jagiellonian University over the 2013-14 academic year. 

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Appointed to SWR Editorial Board
Studies in Writing and Rhetoric is sponsored by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. 

Heather Minges Wols Receives AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
The grant will allow her to travel to Honolulu, HI, this May, where she will present at IMMUNOLGY 2013. 

Sarah Odishoo Wins Nonfiction Award for Essay
Odishoo won the Zone 3 Nonfiction Award for her essay, "Eat Me: Instructions from the Unseen."

Lisa DiFranza Presents at Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning
Her talk was titled, "The Living News: Fusing Theater and Journalism to Examine Homelessness in Chicago."

Michael Robbins New Book of Poems Reviewed in New York Times
Alien vs. Predator was reviewed in The New York Times’ “Sunday Book Review” section, and named an Editor's Choice. 

Ken Daley Has Essay Published
His essay was titled, “Pater's Books and the Collected Works Digital Archive."

Finishing Line Press Publishes Allan Johnston's New Book
Johnston's new book of poems is titled, Departures

Dominic Pacyga Quoted in Chicago Tribune
Dr. Pacyga was interviewed for a story titled, "Small-Town Church Built with Pieces from Chicago Parishes.”

Stephen Asma's New Book Reviewed in Wall Street Journal
Dr. Asma also wrote an article for The New York Times' “Opinionator,” the paper’s online commentary blog section. 

David Trinidad's Poem to Appear in 2013 Edition of The Best American Poetry
His poem is titled, "from Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera" and is from his upcoming book. 

Carol Lloyd Rozansky Presents at University of Nebraska at Omaha Seminar
The Chair of the Education Department presented, "From Reading to Writing: Helping Students Comprehend Challenging Texts." 

Nicole Wilson Has Poem Published in Butler University Publication
Her poem, “Cow in a Cradle," appeared in Booth. Wilson’s chapbook is forthcoming from Phantom Limb Press. 

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Participates on Panel Discussions at Annual MLA Conference
The Dean of LAS moderated a session on "Rhetoric and the Virtues" and was a panelist on "How I Have Changed My Mind as a Scholar-Teacher of Writing."

Andrew Causey Presents at 111th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting
His presentation used images he created during 1994-95 fieldwork research in Sumatra, Indonesia. 

Wilfredo Cruz Awarded Columbia College Faculty Development Committee Award
He will use the award during his Spring 2013 sabbatical. 

Sarah Odishoo Has Nonfiction Essay Published
The article, “Eating Angels,” appears in the December 2012 issue of The Montreal Review. 

Michael Robbins' Book Named in Best of 2012 Lists
His book, Alien vs. Predator, was published in March of 2012 by Penguin. 

Anne Becker and Carol Lloyd Rozansky Quoted in Story
The article is about Chicago Public Schools' Arts Education Plan and was published by Medill Reports, a Northwestern University publication.

D. Denenge Akpem Interviewed About Course
The interview was conducted by Ytasha Womack for the blog KenyaBenyaGurl. Click through to read the interview.

Neil Pagano Serves as Peer Reviewer for HLC
Pagano was part of a team that visited a university in southeastern Ohio as part of that institution's comprehensive, ten-year reaccreditation with the HLC.

Tania Giordani Co-Writes Book on Education in America
The book, Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover, is being published by University Press of America and is due out in February of 2013. 

Brendan Riley Preforms in 'Meeting of the Minds XVIII'
In the play, Riley played Samuel Dashiell Hammett, an American author who wrote hardboiled detective novels, short stories, and screenplays.

Stephen Asma Authors Essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education
His essay, "In Defense of Favoritism," was adapted from his new book, Against Fairness, which was published this month by the University of Chicago Press.

Karen Haigh Presents at ECE Conference in Croatia
Her presentation was on Project RELAY, a professional development initiative for educational leaders in Chicago Head Start programs.

University of Chicago Press Publishes Stephen Asma's New Book
The book, Against Fairness, is his seventh and is available to purchase on Amazon.com.

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk at Orland Park Public Library
His talk was "The History, Politics and Future of the Space Program," and it was sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council.

Aviya Kushner Moderates Two Panel Discussions, Has Poem Published
The panels were at the most recent American Literary Translators’ Conference, and her poem appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of The Crab Orchard Review.

Re’Lynn Hansen's New Book of Poems Due Out in Early 2014
The book of prose poems, tentatively titled To Some Women I Have Known, is being published by White Pines Press.

Carol Ng-He Named Named 2012 Illinois Museum Art Educator of the Year
In a press release distributed by the Illinois Art Education Association, Ng-He was noted for her commitment to visual art education in her field.

Marcelo Caplan Named a Community School Leadership Award Winner
The award was given to Caplan from the Federation for Community Schools.

Dean Holdstein Coedits Book of Scholarly Essays
The book features essays that discuss issues of accountability and assessment in institutions of higher learning.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Portland, Oregon
His paper was titled, “The Physics and Art of Space and Time: A Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Science Course.”

Constantin Rasinariu Co-Writes Paper on Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
The paper reviews several important results Dr. Rasinariu and his coauthors discovered in the field of supersymmetric quantum mechanics.

Watch the Trailer for Stephen Asma's New Book
The book comes out on November 5 and is being published by the University of Chicago Press.

James Van Manen Has Book Published
Published over the summer, the book is a biography of Ann Silver, a pioneer in the Deaf Art Movement, told through her art.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia
The conference was the Great Books – Great Questions: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education in Canada Conference, held at the University of King’s College.

Stephen Asma Has Article Published in Chronicle of Higher Ed.
The piece explores the aesthetics of death, and Dr. Asma provides a critical examination of the recent rise of high-profile collections such as “Body Worlds."

Adam McOmber's Book, The White Forest, Set to Publish
The book is being published by by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster.

David Lazar Selected to Judge 2012 Prose Awards
Lazar will judge the 2012 Guild Literary Complex Prose Awards in Nonfiction and Fiction.

Timothy McCaskey Presents at Physics Education Research Conference
His paper and poster, "Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens," studied how students use note sheets to prepare for exams in introductory physics.

Constantin Rasinariu Has Paper Accepted for Publication in Progress of Physics
“Shape Invariance in Phase Space” addresses deformation quantization formalism and presents the research Dr. Rasinariu conducted during his spring, 2012 sabbatical.

Dave Dolak Leads Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
the Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Northern Illinois is  known as "the most famous fossil site in the Midwest."

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Writes 'Afterward' for Book of Scholarly Essays
The collection of essays by noted scholars, just published by Utah State University Press/University Press of Colorado, aims to chart a new, scholarly agenda for the field of rhetoric and writing studies in the coming years. 

Peter Cook Mentioned in Latest Edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Cook is noted in the section defining “American Sign Language Poetry,” and his work with the Flying Words Project is referenced as an example of the genre.

Dominic Pacyga Interviewed by WBEZ for its 'Race: Out Loud' Series
Dr. Pacyga, an expert on the history of the city of Chicago, spoke about the Bridgeport neighborhood and growing up in the Back Of The Yards neighborhood.

Carol Lloyd Rozansky, Chair of Education Department, Coauthors Article
The article, “Educational Twinning Across Continents,” appears in the summer issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly.

Louis Silverstein Has Letter to the Editor Published in Chronicle of Higher Ed.
In his letter, Dr. Silverstein expressed, among other things, his concerns surrounding the ramifications that occur when emotionally unstable students take online courses.

Susan Tyma Receives 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year, students, faculty, and staff honor their great instructors and colleagues by nominating them for this prestigious award.

Azar Khosravani Presents at Conference in France
Dr. Khosravani presented in early April at the 14th International Conference on Automatic Control Modeling and Simulation in Saint Malo, France.

Jonathan Keiser Delivers Keynote Presentation
His presentation addressed how institutions should simultaneously consider administrative, methodological, and learning outcome models when organizing and implementing assessment practices.

David Trinidad Nominated For Two Awards
Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, along with the book he edited, A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, have been nominated for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry.

Marianne C. Stallworth Has Book Published
The book, School Staff Perception of Professional Development, Two Case Studies, was published in February by Lambert Academic Publishing.

Jonn Salovaara and Qween Wicks Awarded Fellowships
The pair were awarded the Timothy J. Densmore Faculty Fellowship following the completion of a 2010/2011 Service-Learning Course Conversion workshop.

Pan Papacosta Published in Physics World Journal
His essay, “We Are Cosmic Nomads,” explores how the field of physics embraces Heraclitus’ premise that everything in the universe is in a constant state of flux.

Daniel Jordan and Christopher Shaw Named Editors of Journal
The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics publishes the peer-reviewed journal, which aims to create new teaching ideas for mathematicians to use in their classrooms.

Brendan Riley Elected as Vice President of Popular Culture Association
In his two-year appointment, Dr. Riley will be responsible for managing and coordinating the individuals who organize panels and recruit presenters for the PCA/ACA.

Jim DeRogatis Quoted in Washington Post Blog
The blog entry, published on April 19, addressed musician Ted Nugent’s recent comments at the annual conference of National Rifle Association, which lambasted President Obama’s leadership.

Marcelo Caplan to Present Two Workshops
The titles of his workshops are, “Informal Education Experiences Using Solar Energy as the Umbrella to Promote STEM Learning,” and, “Using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to Design Musical Instruments.”

Ann Gunkel and Dominic Pacyga Appear in Documentary
The documentary, Not Quite White, explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants with American notions of whiteness.

Sam Park's Debut Novel Released in Paperback
The book was also recently chosen for the Target Emerging Authors program, and it was a Starbucks Reading Club pick for March 13.

Book Edited by David Trinidad Selected For Award
The book, A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, has been selected as a finalist for Publishing Triangle’s annual literary awards.

Douglas Reichert Powell Invited to Co-Convene Workshop
The workshop, "Placemaking: Rhetorical Studies and Critical Geography," is next July, 2013, at the Rhetoric Society of America summer seminar at the University of Kansas.

Jonathan Keiser Presents on Assessment
His presentation was at the Higher Learning Commission’s Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a Core Strategy workshop.

Rob Lagueux Invited to Participate In Art History Seminar
The seminar is at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, and it is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges.

Angela Fowler Selected to Present at Early Childhood Education Conference
Her presentation will focus on authentic assessment and the childFOLIO iPad application that she developed with the assistance of Hannah Clemmons (BA ’11), a former student of hers.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
In his lecture, “The Science of Astrobiology—Life Beyond Earth.” he argued that “the imminent discovery of extraterrestrial life” would be “the most exciting moment in human history."

Fereshteh Toosi Awarded $2,500 Grant
The interdisciplinary arts grant from the Illinois Arts Council is for her project GARLIC & GREENS, an oral history project that focuses on food and family heritage.

David Lazar Gives Interview to Bookslut
The Q&A interview is a part of the publication’s new “Constructive Nonfiction” series, which aims to highlight the work of publishers, translators, impresarios, and teachers.

Lisa Fishman's Newest Book Recognized by Academy of American Poets
Her book, FLOWER CART, which was published by Ahsahta Press last May, was named a a Notable Book of 2011 by the Academy of American Poets.

Virginia Lehmkuhl Dakhwe and Marcelo Caplan Present in D.C.
The two presented the highlights of the Scientists for Tomorrow program at the Convening on Professional Development in Informal Science Education.

Dominic Pacyga Quoted in New Republic Story
The story reflects on how a recent remapping of the city’s wards by the Chicago City Council will benefit the Polish community, despite that the community’s political clout has waned over the years.

James Falzone Featured in Article
The story was published on NewMusicBox.org, a multimedia publication that highlights the work of American composers and improvisers

Elizabeth Davis-Berg Has Two Papers Published
Her papers were published in the Journal of Environmental Protection and Invertebrate Biology.

Brendan Riley Quoted in Newcity Story
The story lists his "Zombies in Popular Media" course as an example of how "popular media is taking its rightful place in academia."

Sarah Odishoo's Creative Nonfiction Essay Selected as ‘Notable Essay’
Her essay, "Time in a Bottle," was selected as a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of The Best American Essays.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen's Essay Choosen as 'Notable Essay'
Her essay, “Alzheimer’s Daughter,” was selected as a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of The Best American Essays.

Mary Pat Garr Presents at Conference in Madrid, Spain
She co-presented with Rosita Sands (Music) at the International Education, Research, and Innovation 2012 Conference.

Marianne Stallworth and Ann Becker Present at Conference
Their session focused on integrating art and literacy strategies for students with select special education disabilities.

Michelle Barreras and Mary Quest Present at Conference
Their presentation was for current early childhood educators who have an interest in progressive education practices.

Michelle Rafacz Has Manuscript Accepted into Prestigious Journal
Her new manuscript was accepted into the American Journal of Primatology, the most widely circulated journal in the field.

Anne Becker Gives Three Presentations at Illinois Art Education Conference
Her presentations were on VoiceThread technology, education advocacy, and combining art and literacy for students who have educational disabilities.

Aviya Kushner Moderates Panel of Editors
The panel was called, "Watch the Credits: Editors, Critics, and Translators Discuss the Latest and Greatest in Attributing and Promoting Translation."

Jonathan Keiser Invited to Join a Reaccreditation Team
He is part of a team that will review four Biology programs for Northern Caribbean University.

Anne Becker Elected as President-Elect of IAEA
In the next year of her three-year tenure, she will serve as the association’s president, and the following year she will act as the past-president.

Pan Papacosta Co-Presents at AACU Conference
His session was titled “Revamping General Education with Arts and Humanities.”

Aviya Kushner Published in Literature and Fine Arts Journal
Her essay, “Give me Shelter," is about the "the effort to help international refugee writers make new writing lives in the United States.”

Dr. Neil Pagano Presents on Accreditation, Institutional Well-Being
The Associate Dean for the School of LAS joined Dean Deborah H. Holdstein at the conference of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Presents at Conference
The Dean gave two presentations concerning Columbia College Chicago at the conference of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Stephen Asma Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education
His article, "Gauging Gender," suggests that our understanding of sex and gender differences should be better informed by recent findings in biology.

Dr. Dan Jordan Authors New Book
The book, Exploring Discrete Mathematics with Maple, is a guide for students and explains how to use the computer software Maple in order to more deeply understand topics in discrete mathematics.

Ann Gunkel's Article Appearing in Beijing Capital University Publication
The article was recently published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and is being translated into Chinese.

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Published in Duke University Press Journal
Her essay was published in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.

Associate Professor in Cultural Studies Receives Fulbright
This is the second time Dr. Ann Gunkel has received a Fulbright award.

James Falzone featured in issue of DownBeat Magazine
The article profiles his work as a professional musician and his work in the college’s First-Year Seminar program.

Dr. Anne Becker wins Art Educator of the Year Award
The prestigious honor is awarded annually to recognize teachers in Illinois who display an exceptional commitment to both their students and the profession of art education.

Sarah Odishoo from the Department of English Publishes Short Story
The short story, "Time in a Bottle," was published in the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly, a literary journal published by the University of North Dakota.

Dr. Kenneth Daley, Chair of the Department of English, Publishes Essay
The essay, entitled “Pater’s Auxerre Tapestry,” is in the recently released book Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts.

Lisa DiFranza Receives New Student Programs' Faculty Award
Lisa was awarded this honor for exceeding her students’ expectations, relating well to students outside of class, and for her overall contribution to the first-year experience.