Carol Klee (Spanish & Portuguese), Charlotte Melin (German, Scandinavian & Dutch) and Dan Soneson (Language Center) have authored a chapter titled "From Frameworks to Oversight: Components to Improving Foreign Language Program Efficacy" in Innovation and Accountability in Language Program Evaluation (American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators). The book is not available to read online, but can be purchased from CengageBrain.com (eChapters are a mere $3.99).
Professor Phyllis Moen (sociology) has been invited to be a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Assistant professor Adam Rothman (statistics) has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. These awards are made to young faculty members judged to be exceptionally promising and support their research in their early years on the faculty. The award recognizes Adam's work in the analysis of high-dimensional data sets--those where each individual in the sample provides a large number of measurements. Data sets of this sort are increasingly common, and new techniques for extracting useful information from the deluge of numbers are vital. Rothman's work recognizes that this assumption is not always tenable and that the alternative "shrinkage" methods that are the focus of his research may be better for some high-dimensional data sets. The award starts in summer 2015 and runs for five years.
Graduate students Sarah Atwood and Robert Smith III (both American studies) were named Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Fellows. They will participate in a three-week alternative academic career workshop in Chicago this summer with doctoral students from 14 other Midwestern universities.
The following faculty members have received Imagine Fund award for 2015-16.
Hakim Abderrezak (French & Italian) The Clandestine Mediterranean: Literature, Art, and Politics
Cawo Abdi (sociology) Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity
Tom Ashworth (music) Upgrade Existing Technology in the University of Minnesota Trombone Studio
Hartmut Austen (art) Creative Work: New Territory
Christine Baeumler (art) Bogs, A Love Story
David Baldwin (music) Magnificat: CD recording of large brass ensemble music by the Summit Hill Brass Quintet
Dean Billmeyer (music) A Reinterpretation of J. S. Bach's major Preludes and Fugues for Organ after Karl Straube (1873-1950).
Jane Blocker (art history) "Sounding the Past"
Bruce Braun (geography) Boomtown: the cultural logics of energy production in late liberalism
David Chang (history) Cosmopolitan Nationalism: Hawaii, China, and Italy in the Late 19th Century
Ananya Chatterjea (theatre arts & dance) Blood on the Land: Dancing for sustainability and justice
Juliette Cherbuliez (French & Italian) Thinking Early: Method and Object
Michael Cherlin (music) Contemporary Music Workshop Initiative
Anna Clark (history) Biopolitics and Rights in Liverpool and Bombay
David Damschroder (music) Harmony in Mendelssohn and Schumann
Immanuel Davis (music) Recording of the Complete Chamber Works for Flute by Nikolai Kapustin
Tracey Deutsch (history) The Julia Child Project
Timothy Face (Spanish & Portuguese studies) Ultimate attainment of Spanish second language phonology by long-term Spanish residents
Ofelia Ferran (Spanish & Portuguese studies) Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present
Carl Flink (theatre arts & dance) Lords/Flies: Reexamining Golding's Lord of the Flies through Devised, Physical Theater
Michael Gaudio (art history) The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England
Richard Graff (writing studies) Greek Rhetoric In Situ: Digitally Reconstructing Ancient Sites of Oratorical Performance
Christina Haas (writing studies) Writing "Kinesthetic Melodie": The Notebooks of "Lt. Z"
Peter Hanks (philosophy) Perception and Representation
Kelley Harness (music) Choosing Sides: The Florentine Horse Ballet, 1650-1700
Sungok Hong (Asian languages & literatures) Hindi-Urdu Gender System and Strategies of Diminuation
Maki Isaka (Asian languages & literatures) The Way of arts as a philosophy: a world theorized by artists (Phase 1)
Christopher Isett (history) Naturalizing Capitalism: The Cold War politics of development in Taiwan.
Qadri Ismail (English) Rights and the Wronged
Betsy Kerr (French & Italian) French as a Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition and Assessment
Jean Langford (anthropology) Conceptualizing Animal Trauma: An ethnography of interspecies therapeutics
Alice Lovejoy (cultural studies & comparative literature) Experimentation and Children's Cinema in Iran
Jerry Luckhardt (music) WindSongs Project: the Creation of New Works for Winds, Brass, Percussion and Voice
Sarah-Jane (Saje) Mathieu (history) Profiles in Courage: Black Soldiers and the Politics of Enlistment in Canada's Armed Forces
Stuart McLean (anthropology) Sea (a film project)
Fernando Meza (music) Traditional and contemporary music in Colombia and Chile: A mix of new aesthetic possibilities
Stuart Douglas Olson (classical & Near Eastern studies) A Commentary on the Fragments of the Old Comic Poet Eupolis
Luis Ramos-Garcia (Spanish & Portuguese studies) Colombian Civil War Theatre: From Sofocles to False Positives & the Mothers of Soacha
Thomasin Ringler (art) Printing Space
Scott Rink (theatre arts & dance) The Illuminations
Evan Roberts (history) Narratives of veteran suicides after the world wars
Paul Rouzer (Asian languages & literatures) On Cold Mountain: Hanshan and the Buddhist Reader
Jenny Schmid (art) Flayed and Displayed: Live Animation Projection of Anatomical Prints
Christina Schmid (art) Water Songs
Paul Shambroom (art) Lost: Photographs of Missing Pets
J.B. Shank (history) Evangelista Torricelli: A Baroque Life in Science
George Sheets (classical & Near Eastern studies) Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures
Suvadip Sinha (Asian languages & literatures) Things on Screen: A study of objects in Indian cinema
Ajay Skaria (history) Ambedkar's Conversions: Hinduism, Caste, and Navayana Buddhism
Hooi Ling Soh (linguistics) Determining how best to characterize the meanings of discourse particles through an investigation of meaning variations of closely related discourse particles in three languages (Colloquial Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Malaysian/Singapore Colloquial English)
William Viestenz (Spanish & Portuguese studies) Beasts of Burden: Bullfighting and Other Eruptions of the Creaturely in Modern Spain
Eva von Dassow (classical & Near Eastern studies) Illuminating a Dark Age: Alalakh in the Mid-Second Millennium BCE
Arthur Walzer (communication studies) Thomas Elyot and the Rhetoric of Counsel
Gabriel Weisberg (art history) The Meaning of Jane Avril: Performance Sites and Visibility
Diane Willow (art) By Any Medium Necessary: Cybernetics Serendipity