Faculty and Staff Notes

Jan Miyake Presents at International Research Workshop

July 8, 2019

Associate Professor of Music Theory Jan Miyake presented a talk "Syntax and Form in Haydn’s Symphonic Last Movements" at the international research workshop Corpus Research as a Means of Unlocking Musical Grammar.

Adrian Bautista Participates on Panel

July 7, 2019

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).

Cal Biruk Organized, Co-Hosted Workshop in Malawi

June 25, 2019

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

June 23, 2019

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

June 23, 2019

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.

Abby Aresty Teaches Workshop in Hong Kong

June 18, 2019

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.