Faculty + Staff News / Feb. 4, 2014
Jennifer Ailles (English) presented a paper titled "Digital Shakespeare: Flipping the Classroom with the Mobile Bard" as part of a seminar on "Welcome Distractions: Portable Technology in the Literature Classroom" at the annual Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Milwaukee. Her paper addressed the use of digital apps, MOOCS, gamification, flipped classrooms and free-range learning to teach Shakespeare.
Kate Hamerton (Humanities, History and Social Sciences), Amy Hawkins (English), and Erin McCarthy (HHSS) received the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media Fellowship to conduct their own projects or research.
Re’Lynn Hansen (Creative Writing) won the PRISM International prize in Creative Nonfiction for her essay “Reunion.” Her winning essay will appear in the spring issue of PRISM International, a publication of the Creative Writing program at the University of British Columbia. She was also selected as a judge for this year’s Society of Midland Authors Literary Competition in Adult Nonfiction.
Terri Hemmert (Radio) was honored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for her 40 years at WXRT Radio. Emanuel declared Dec. 18 "Terri Hemmert Day in Chicago."
Jennifer Karmin (Creative Writing) was featured in the Boston Review for co-founding the Red Rover poetry reading series in Chicago.
Joseph Laiacona (Interactive Arts & Media) is challenging longtime Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) this election season.
Laurie Lawlor's (Creative Writing) biography, Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed the World, was one of 40 titles selected for Macy's 2013-14 Multicultural Collection of Children's Literature and will be distributed to thousands of students across the country.
The premiere of Jason Lazarus's (Photography) film twohundredfiftysixcolors, a movie composed entirely of gifs, was listed in Time Out's most memorable movie moments in 2013.
Patricia McNair (Creative Writing) on Monday, Feb. 3, led "Hot Flash," a sex writing workshop at Lillstreet Loft to assist writers in creating realistic sex scenes.
Pangratios Papacosta’s (Science and Mathematics) article, "Key to our Universe: Henrietta Leavitt's 1908 Discovery,” was published in the December issue of the Institute of Physics’ History of Physics Group newsletter. Last November, he participated in a one-day conference at the Institute of Physics in London on the subject of "Realizing nuclear fusion power: Recent advances and future research paths."
Sheldon Patinkin (Theatre) directed City Lit's production of The Tempest, which runs through March 16.
Christine Maul Rice (Creative Writing) won first place in the In Print Professional Writers Organization Writing Contest for her work The Art of Breaking Away.
Guy Villa Jr. (Art + Design) gave a presentation, "The Future of The Printed Magazine," at Rewind / Fast Forward: A Weekend of Design Inspiration, held Jan. 24–26 by The Society of Typographic Arts. The presentation included examples of magazines created by students from a Publication Design course that Villa teaches.