The Fall 2010 Grants-in-Aid of Artistry, Research or Scholarship have been announced, someone on the faculty was on the cover of last weekend's New York Times Book Review, and our first ACLS fellow for this year has been announced.
Congratulations to CLA Faculty who received Fall 2010 Grants-in-Aid of Artistry, Research or Scholarship from the Graduate School.
Yuichiro Onishi, African American & African Studies: When Black Studies Came to Japan: An Untold Story of Race and Resistance, 1970-1976
Clarence Morgan, Art: Painting: New Translations and Eccentric Form in Abstraction
Timothy Brennan, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature: Poets of Commodities: The Humanist Challenge to Economics
Kyoo-il Kim, Economics: Identification and Estimation of Discrete Choice Demand Models with Interactions of Observed and Unobserved Factors
Scott St. George, Geography: Searching the north shore of Lake Winnipeg for paleobotanical evidence of ancient droughts
Ana Forcinito, Spanish & Portuguese: Intersections:The Battles of the New Generations of Memory in Argentina and Spain
Aparna Rao, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: Effects of medial olivocochlear bundle activation on cortical processing
Marcus Dilliard, Theatre Arts & Dance: Charles Dickens, Live Flame and LEDs; A Contrarian's Christmas Carol
Lee-Ann Breuch, Writing Studies: Writing Assessment of Student Research Reports in WRIT 3562W, Technical and Professional Writing
Professor Bernard Levinson's (Classical and Near Eastern Studies) essay, "The King James Bible at 400: Scripture, Statecraft, and the American Founding," was published as a special supplement in the November issue of the History Channel Magazine, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The focus of the article, co-written with an Israeli colleague, is to show how the King James Bible was used by the American Founders to shape early American politics and construct the Constitution. The article itself is now posted on the Society of Biblical Literature website.
Edelstein-Keller Professor of Creative Writing Charles Baxter (English) published Gryphon: New and Selected Stories in January, and on January 16, 2011, the book received a front cover review in the New York Times Book Review, written by Joyce Carol Oates. Professor Baxter will be doing a reading at the University Bookstore on Tuesday, February 8.
The GLBT Oral History Project's (professors Kevin Murphy from History, Jennifer Pierce from American Studies, et al) Queer Twin Cities received a positive review from Lambda Literary.
Isaac Kamola, a 2010 Ph.D. in Political Science, was named an ACLS New Faculty Fellow. This prestigious national fellowship, awarded to 65 new Ph.D.s in the humanities and humanistic social sciences nationally, enables him to take up to a two-year teaching and research position at an ACLS-NFF participating institution.