Adrian Bautista Participates on Panel
Adrian Bautista, assistant vice president and senior associate dean for strategic initiatives, recently participated on a panel titled "Recovering the History of the Latinx Catholic Midwest" at the Fifth Annual Midwestern History Association Conference. Bautista joined Deborah Kanter, chair and John S. Ludington Endowed Professor of History at Albion College. Kanter is the parent of León Pescador '18 and author of the forthcoming Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican (University of Illinois Press).
Alison Ricker Gives Invited Talk
Science Librarian Alison Ricker gave an invited talk at the Special Libraries Association annual conference in the workshop, Making Science Relevant.
Megan Doherty Named a Top Rabbi to Follow
Rabbi Megan Doherty, director of Hillel and Jewish campus life, was named by Alma as one of the "15 Rabbis to Follow on Twitter Who Will Change the Way You Think About Rabbis."
Cal Biruk Organized, Co-Hosted Workshop in Malawi
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk organized and co-hosted, with Alister Munthali of the University of Malawi, a two-day workshop focused on research with key populations in Malawi. The workshop was funded by a Wenner Gren Community Engagement Grant and was held June 20-21, 2019 at University of Malawi’s Centre for Social Research.
Bara Watts Joins Advisory Board
Director of Entrepreneurship Bara Watts joined the Cognitive and Creative Learning Advisory Board for Project Lead the Way, an American nonprofit organization that develops STEM curricula for use by U.S. elementary, middle, and high schools.
Stiliana Milkova Co-Organizes International Conference
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Stiliana Milkova co-organized the first international conference on Elena Ferrante, held June 7-8, 2019 at Durham University (UK). The conference gathered scholars from around the world to discuss the global phenomenon of the contemporary Italian writer whose identity is unknown. In spring 2019, Professor Milkova taught a related course titled The Global Phenomenon of Elena Ferrante.
Alice Blumenfeld Presents Paper
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld presented the paper "Beyond Compás: stepping outside flamenco's performance norms" at 7th Biennial New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium at Festival Flamenco Internacional.
Abby Aresty Teaches Workshop in Hong Kong
TIMARA Technical Director and Lecturer Abby Aresty taught a workshop on multimodal, interactive storytelling for 40 college students from around the world as part of a summer institute on humanitarian entrepreneurship at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Sandy Zagarell Chairs Conference Panel and Meeting
Donald R. Longman Professor of English Sandy Zagarell chaired the panel "Globalizing American Women Writers" and a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, of which she is president, at the American Literature Association Conference held on May 25, 2019 in Boston.
John Duca Presents Invited Paper
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca was invited to present a paper at the 4th International Conference on Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance held May 20 to 21, 2019 at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.