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Faculty + Staff News / April 29, 2014

Jennifer Ailles (English) presented on “Magical and Embellished Objects in the F21 Folio” as part of a session on “Curating the Digital Folio of Renaissance Drama for the 21st Century” at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America.

George Bailey (English) was a guest panelist in "Question Bridge: A Dialogue Amongst Black Men" April 24 at the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Madhurima Chakraborty (English) published an interview with Indian writer and activist Mahasweta Devi in The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 50.3. Devi is an award-winning fiction writer and an advocate for the most oppressed communities in India.

Jeff Christian (Cinema Art + Science) starred in Seanachai Theatre Company’s upcoming U.S. Premiere of Lay Me Down Softly

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates (Journalism) was interviewed live on WGN-TV by anchor Steve Sanders about her new book, Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside The Scene Past and Present, and her April 18 book launch at City Lit Books.

Lisa DiFranza (First-Year Seminar) is directing journalistic theatre show Shelter/Chicago at Cornerstone Community Outreach, an Uptown homeless shelter.

Linda Fortunato and David Woolley (Theatre) were nominated for 2014 Non-Equity Jeff Awards in the categories of Choreography and Fight Choreography.

Del Harvey (Cinema Art + Science) worked with several alumni to create Dead Girls, a micro-budget horror anthology about wronged women rising from the grave to seek revenge.

Virginia Heaven
(Fashion Studies) was featured in the Groupon article "Macy's Is a Museum If You Go with a Fashion-History Expert." 

Elio Leturia (Journalism) was interviewed by Hoy Noticias Mundo Fox as part of a panel on Gabriel García Marquez's legacy, broadcasted on April 23.

Pamela Dittmer McKuen (Journalism) was honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with a MORE (Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence) award for her story, "Stunning Advances in Joint Replacement," published in Chicago Life magazine in February 2013.

Skye Rust (Undergraduate Admissions Office) represented Columbia College Chicago at the Western Regional Education USA forum in Lima, Peru. She presented at a workshop on creating and submitting portfolios for creative art schools.

Howard Sandroff (Audio Arts + Acoustics) will present "The Obsessive Image," a discussion on the similarities between his sculptures and musical compositions, 7 p.m. on May 8 at the Evanston Art Center.

Josef Steiff's (Cinema Art + Science) film The Other One screened at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 23-27.

Nina Weiss (Art + Design) was the juror of the 33rd Annual Student Art Competition. The winning works will be exhibited through May 17 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art in Grayslake, Ill.