Justin Emeka Directs Detroit ’67
Detroit ’67, a play directed by Assistant Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Justin Emeka ’95, opened at Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio, February 5. The play runs through Sunday, February 28. Tickets are $37 for adults, $32 for those 62 and older, and $15 for children 6 and younger and college students with valid ID.
Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, Detroit ’67 explores the lives of those affected by the 1967 Detroit uprisings. The music of Motown provides the soundtrack for this story of family, love, struggle, and perseverance. The pay is written by Dominique Morisseau, a rising American playwright. Watch the trailer for the play on vimeo.
Julia Christensen Gives Talk
Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Art Julia Christensen gave a public talk about her work Upgrade Available on February 5 at Harvestworks in New York City.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Joins Advisory Board
East Asian Studies Professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager accepted an invitation to join the inaugural advisory board of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.
The advisory board is composed of eminent leaders in academia, public life, and the business community and advises the center on all programming aspects of its work and reviews the center’s activities on a regular basis.
Launched in 2015, the mission of the Center for Korean History and Public Policy is to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and the US-Korea relationship and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Wilson, is the nation's key non-partisan policy forum to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.
Robert Bosch ’85 Speaks at MoMath
Professor Mathematics Robert Bosch ’85 delivered the talk “Life is Beautiful: The Startling Consequences of Three Simple Rules” at MoMath (the National Museum of Mathematics) on February 3. Bosch’s talk was part of the Math Encounters presentation series.
Eric Estes Speaks on Panel
Vice President and Dean of Students Eric Estes spoke on a panel at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) annual meeting in January 2016. The theme of the meeting was "How Higher Education Can Lead—On Equity, Inclusive Excellence, and Democratic Renewal."
The session, hosted by the Consortium for High Achievement and Success (CHAS), focused on the value of consortial relationships at this important moment in higher education for addressing institutional challenges and opportunities related to compositional diversity of students, faculty, and staff, as well capacity building related to campus climate. Estes is currently the chair-elect of CHAS, the oldest and largest national organization dedicated to the academic success of students of color at liberal arts institutions. Estes will serve a three-year term as chair beginning in June 2016.
Nanette Yannuzzi Contributes to Exhibition
Professor of Studio Art Nanette Yannuzzi contributed to the exhibition The Let Down Reflex, which opened at EFA Project Space in New York January 30. The exhibition attempts to recognize the complexities of parenting in the art world and asks if a better alternative for families can exist. The exhibition runs through March 12.
Denise Birkhofer Authors Exhibition Catalogue
Denise Birkhofer, the Ellen Johnson '33 curator of modern and contemporary art, has authored the catalogue Judit Reigl: Body of Music in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition on view at the Allen Memorial Art Museum through May 29, 2016. The 172-page publication includes essays by Birkhofer and musicologist Benjamin Perl; a foreword by museum director Andria Derstine; an illustrated checklist of works in the exhibition; a selection of writings by Judit Reigl, translated into English for the first time; and the artist’s biography and exhibition history.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Reviews Book
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager reviewed Richard Boynton's The Invitation Only-Zone in the January 17, 2016, issue of the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
Matthew Senior Presents Papers at Conferences
Ruberta T. McCandless Professor of French Matthew Senior presented two papers at international conferences during the Fall 2015 semester. '"Only the soul feels': Disembodied Emotions in Descartes" was part of the interdisciplinary conference Compassion in Early Modern Culture, 1550-1700, hosted by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, September 19, 2015.
The second paper, "Le visage de l'animal (XVIe-XVIIIe siecles): de l'anthropomorphisme au zoomorphisme," was presented at the Portraits: regards sur l'animal et son language conference, hosted by the universities of Le Mans and Angers, October 8, 2015.
Harry Hirsch Publishes Book
Professor of Politics Harry Hirsch has published Office Hours: One Academic Life, a memoir and critique of contemporary higher education. Read more about the book on this website.