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Accolades October 31, 2013

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Professor Korey Konkol (music) has received the Master Teacher: Studio award from the Minnesota String & Orchestra Teachers Association.

Associate Professor Scott Lipscomb (music) was invited to attend and blog about the World Science Festival's panel discussion on the topic of "The Art of the Score: The Mind, Music, and Moving Images." The panel was facilitated by actor Alec Baldwin and included Joel and Ethan Coen (writers, directors, and producers), Carter Burwell, and Aniruddh Patel (neuroscientist), who mentions Scott's work in his comments. (The video is very entertaining. -ed.)

Professor Gordon Legge (psychology) received the Charles F. Prentice Medal, the highest award from the American Academy of Optometry. His research has been broadly aimed at a number of issues that are central to optometry, from elucidating the sensory and neural mechanisms of normal binocular vision, to understanding the sensory effects of low vision and the factors that limit reading.

Professor Howard Lavine (political science) is the editor of Advances in Political Psychology, the new publication series sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology.

Emeritus Professors Ed Griffin (English), John Howe (history), and John Adams (geography) are on the editorial board of a new online journal out of the U of M: The Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays. The board of editors invites submissions from any member of the University community, past or present. You may view the inaugural issue online. Ed's article in the inaugural issue is called "Jim's Secrets: What Mark Twain Knew but Huck Finn Didn't."

Professor Emerita Toni McNaron (English) publishes her latest book, a spiritual memoir entitled Into the Paradox: Conservative Spirit, Feminist Politics, as of today through as a paperback or as an e-book.

Professor Emerita Valerie Miner (English) published a new novel Traveling with Spirits. Read the Boston Globe review.

Graduate students Caitlin McHugh and Jessica Appoloni (both English) have won two of the ten fellowships in the inaugural Academy for Advanced Study in the Renaissance program. The fellowships support five weeks in Italy working with a distinguished group of senior scholars representing a broad range of thought about the Renaissance. Each fellow receives a stipend of $10,000 in addition to room, board, and airfare.

Ph.D. candidate Amanda Taylor (English) has been selected for the Center for Renaissance Studies' fall 2013 ten-week graduate seminar, History of Emotions, Medieval and Early Modern, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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