Faculty + Staff News / October 30, 2012
Will Casey and Scott Olson (Theatre) are featured in Rendition Theatre's production of August Strindberg's classic drama, The Father, through November 17 at the Swedish American Museum.
Siena Esposito (Film + Video) worked on motion graphics and compositing at Adelstein Liston for numerous political campaign commercials pertaining to the November elections.
Carrie Hanson (Dance) was profiled by TimeOut Chicago in advance of her dance performance, "Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead," at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, October 25 through 27.
Anna Kunz (Art + Design) will present a lecture November 3 at the Art Institute about her work and the inspiration she has drawn from Mark Rothko's Untitled from 1953.
Neysa Page Lieberman's (Exhibition + Performance Spaces) exhibition "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond" will be displayed October 26-27 at the Montserrat College of Art for its academic symposium, "Agents of Change: Art and Activism."
Kelli Marshall (Television) was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about the current economic threat to college teaching positions and the stress this induces on professors.
John Mossman (Film + Video) was featured in the Chicago Tribune because his film, Into the Wake—filmed in Chicago and Sauk County in Wisconsin—returned to the big screens at the Siskel Film Center for one night.
RoseAnna Mueller (HHSS) presented a paper, "Swept Under the Rug: The Understated Wit of Teresa de la Parra," October 17-19 at the XIII Congress of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies in Lisbon, Portugal.
Elizabeth Oliver (Art + Design) was interviewed for the Herald-News review of the Field Museum's exhibit, "Maharaja."
Pan Papacosta (Science + Mathematics) delivered a lecture October 16 at the Orland Park Public Library titled "The History, Politics and Future of the Space Program," which was sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council.
Michael Paxton (Art + Design) was chosen for a national group exhibition titled "New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art" October 24 through November 20 at the Claypool-Young Art Gallery of Morehead State University, Kentucky.
Brendan Riley (English) was featured in an article about his lecture, "Zombies and You: Why You Should Care about the Living Dead," where he discussed the history of zombies and their role in popular media.
Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa’s (Film + Video) documentary Jerry and Me will screen with The Bellboy November 3 and 7 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Brian Shaw (Theatre) directed the world premiere of In Pigeon House by Honor Molloy, which is running through November 18 at the Den Theatre. The show features John Mossman (Film + Video) and Andra Velis Simon (Theatre) as the vocal coach.
Sam Weller (Fiction Writing) was featured on The Labyrinth—a podcast dedicated to strange and unusual stories—to discuss methods for becoming a good writer, how cities influence writing, and even Godzilla.
Steven Zacharias (Film + Video) was interviewed in Businessweek to share his perspective as the writer of Revenge of the Nerds on a recent study claiming popular kids have higher incomes later in life.