Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy Andrea McAlister has been selected as a Yamaha Master Educator. She is one of only five keyboard educators chosen from across the country.
Assistant Professor of History Danielle Terrazas Williams gave a public lecture at the University of Oregon titled "Who Dared to Question the Word of a Priest?: Free Black Women and Capital in 17th-Century Mexico."
This March, music education professor Jody Kerchner will participate in two panel presentations on the Choral Commons month-long series titled "Gather—Community Music Conversations." The Choral Commons is sponsored in part by the American Choral Directors Association and Chorus America.
The first discussion, on Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m., features Kerchner's work with the Oberlin Music at Grafton Choir (OMAG). She will be joined by restored citizen and OMAG "founding father" Jerome Thompson.
On Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m., Kerchner joins prison singing facilitators Cathy Roma, Mary Cohen, Amanda Weber, and Andre DeQuadros to further discuss prison music engagement.
The fifth book by Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies Carl McDaniel, Beauty Won Me Over: A Scientist's Life, was published in February 2021 by Austin Macauley. The book is a memoir about his life as a scientist.
Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder was interviewed and quoted in an article in WIRED, commenting on astrophysical research: "Twinkling Black Holes Reveal an Invisible Cloud in Our Galaxy."
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Stiliana Milkova edited a special issue for Reading in Translation on the Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg that features 15 essays, interviews, and two first English translations of works by Italo Calvino and by Natalia Ginzburg. Milkova co-translated Italo Calvino's essay "Natalia Ginzburg or the Possibilities of the Bourgeois Novel."
Conservatory French horn professor Jeff Scott is also an accomplished composer. CSOtv, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s streaming platform, features his woodwind quintet work Startin’ Sumthin’ this February, part of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s Episode 2 broadcast. You can hear the performance at cso.org/csotv/features/black-history-month.
Margaret Kamitsuka, emeritus professor of religion, has been reappointed for another five-year term as the editor of the Academy Series of the American Academy of Religion. The series partners with Oxford University Press to publish promising new dissertations in religious studies.