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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.