Faculty + Staff News / July 15, 2014
Stephen Asma (Humanities, History, and Social Sciences) completed a lecture tour of China where he presented research in the evolution of mind at some of China’s most prestigious universities including Fudan University in Shanghai, Jiao Tong University in Xi’an, and China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. He also lectured on “Tiger Mothers and Tiger Cultures: American and Chinese Educational Philosophies” at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He was invited to present a lecture/demonstration on American Blues and Jazz Music at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Elgin Bokari (Center for Community Arts Partnerships) created Pocket Con, a one-day comics convention that focuses on work by black artists and other underrepresented groups. The third annual Pocket Con was held July 12.
Paul Catanese (Interdisciplinary Arts) was appointed as an adviser for the College Art Association's Fair Use Initiative, a project to create guidelines on the use of others' creative work.
Anne Libera (Theatre) was quoted in a Paste magazine article, "The Rise of College Town Comedy."
Carol Lloyd Rozansky (Education) organized and presented in a panel on June 28 at the 20th Annual Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) conference. During “View from the ‘Founding Board’: A 20-Year Retrospective,” four of the six PTO founders shared the organization's history. The panel also included Doug Paterson, Angie Eikenberry, and Franklin Thompson of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Jennifer Peepas' (Cinema Art + Science) popular advice blog, Captain Awkward, and its active fan community were featured in a Newcity article written by Megan Kirby (Institutional Marketing and Communications).
Brendan Riley's (English) Zombies in Popular Media course was a featured answer on Jeopardy! under the category "Pop Culture College Classes" on July 9.
Nic Ruley (Television) was featured by Windy City Media Group for completing 35 triathlons in five years. Also mentioned is his husband, Brett King (HHSS). Since the two married the first day that gay marriage was legal, footage of their wedding has been used several times by NBC.