Faculty + Staff News / November 20, 2012
D. Denenge Akpem (HHSS) was interviewed about her course Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation by Ytasha Womack for the blog KenyaBenyaGurl.
Annette Barbier (IAM) and Mat Rappaport (Television) participated in the MDW fair held at Mana Contemporary in Chicago, November 9-11. Recipients of a 2011 Propeller Fund grant, they showed their collaborative work Expose, Intervene, Occupy: Reinterpreting Public Space in the Threewalls gallery booth.
Anne Becker and Carol Lloyd Rozansky (Education) were quoted in an article about Chicago Public Schools' Arts Education Plan, which received approval from the Chicago Board of Education to integrate arts training into the curriculum.
Dave Berner's (Radio) audio documentary was licensed to air on Oklahoma City Public Radio, KOSU. Bracelets of Grace: The Vietnam War Story of Major Stanley Horne is the story of the POW bracelets of the Vietnam War era. NaNoWriMo, his short audio documentary about November as National Novel Writing Month, was licensed and aired on WAMC, the Northeast Public Radio Network.
Jennifer Halperin (Journalism) was quoted in an article in The Ithacan that explores why employers require interns to receive college credit and the advantages and disadvantages this practice can create for students.
Karen Irvine (MoCP) contributed an essay to photographer Christian Patterson's critically acclaimed book, Redheaded Peckerwood, which was Photo District News' "breakout book of the year."
Ron Pitts (Film + Video) was featured on WBEZ for making history as Columbia College Chicago's first black professor and for breaking color barriers as a filmmaker.
Sam Weller (Fiction Writing) recently lectured at Kent State University-Tuscarawas on intellectual freedom and the Ray Bradbury classic, Fahrenheit 451. Additionally, Weller's essay "Come Home," appeared on The Huffington Post, and he has just published short stories in the literary journal Rosebud, as well as the journal Criminal Class. His short story “The Lord of the Wasteland” will be included in the forthcoming anthology, Hair Lit: Vol. 1, edited by Nick Ostdick. The audio book of Weller’s own anthology, Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury—co-edited with Morton Castle (Fiction Writing)—was just released by Harper Audio and features performances by Weller, as well as actors F. Murray Abraham, George Takei, and others.