Faculty + Staff News / December 4, 2012
Theodore Boggs (Art + Design) was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about a mural in Evanston he helped paint 10 years ago that was mistaken for graffiti and removed, and his new plans to create new public art in Evanston.
Peter von Buol (Journalism) wrote an article about an influential 19th century Maui-born educator for the current issue of Maui No Ka 'Oi magazine, a Hawaii-based publication where he has been a regular contributor.
Rami Gabriel and Stephen Asma (HHSS) had their debut record, “Swing Hakim”— which blends traditional jazz, Delta blues, and classical Middle Eastern music—reviewed on Chicagojazz.com. Asma plays rhythm and slide guitar, and Gabriel plays the oud and lead guitar.
Cheryl Graeff (Film + Video) stars in Matthew Paul Olmos' world premiere of I Put the Fear of Mexico in 'Em on the Chicago Dramatists stage through Sunday, December 9.
Norma Green’s (Journalism) commissioned book review of The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg has been published on the J-History website of H-Net Reviews.
Justin Haden (Film + Video) was interviewed about apocalyptic films and television for an article in Northwestern University's student paper, North by Northwestern.
Robert Hanserd (HHSS) was interviewed by Chicago Talks about the history and future of African American men in the United States.
Fernando Jones' (Music) children's blues group, Blues Kids, played the mayor's sendoff celebration for Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy November 29 at the Pritzker Pavilion before Guy headed to the Kennedy Center to receive a medal of honor from President Obama.
Patricia McNair's (Fiction Writing) book, Temple of Air, has been named the Chicago Writers Association's Book of the Year in traditional fiction.
Vaun Monroe (Film + Video) directed Ceremonies in Dark Old Man, running through December 23, and recently taught a feature film seminar in the British Virgin Islands.
Teresa Puente (Journalism) wrote an article for the Daily Beast about allegations of fraud surrounding Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico's newly elected president.
Brendan Riley (English) was recently selected to serve as the head of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, a 2,000 member joint organization that is the primary resource for scholars of pop culture studies.
Jeff Spitz's (Film + Video) documentary film Food Patriots, slated for release in Spring 2013, was profiled on Examiner.com.
Kimberly Weatherly (Multicultural Affairs) earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University. Her dissertation titled “An investigation of Multicultural Student Services Programs that Support African American Males’ Matriculation at Predominately White Institutions of Higher Education” was successfully defended and conferred in November 2012.
Stan West (English, Television, First-Year Seminar) participated with his FYS students in an exhibit of Haitian Vodun Art as part of Columbia’s International Education Week activities at Conaway Center, and with his English class at Collins Hall. West also wrote a column in the Wednesday Journal about a fellow journalist and Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park co-founder, who recently died.