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Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Presents at Berlin Conference

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,  the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, presented the plenary address at the conference "Girls in Antiquity," sponsored by the German Archaeological Association (DAI) in Berlin. Her topic, "Tragedy's Heroines as Girls," focused on the the ways in which the ages of the female characters who sacrifice themselves contribute to the tragedy, and the ways in which they are represented as both the subject and object of the "gaze."  More ...

Alan Cafruny
Cafruny Presents Lectures in the UK

Alan Cafruny, the Henry Bristol Professor of International Affairs,  gave two public lectures in the UK.  He presented "The Obama Administration and the Mid-Term Elections: The Political Economy of Stagnation and Decline" at Kings College, University of London, on Oct. 13, and at Oxford Brookes University on  Oct. 14.  More ...

Peggy Piesche
Piesche Gives Paper at German Studies Association

Peggy Piesche, visiting instructor in German and Russian presented a paper  at the German Studies Association convention, held in Oakland, Calif., on Oct.7-10. The paper discussed the interactive dynamics between the concepts of cosmopolitanism and education at the end of the 18th century and especially in Wieland’s oeuvre, which shows his fascinating contributions to contemporary political, philosophical and psychological debates with regard to education.  More ...

Heather Merrill
Merrill Presents Paper at Colgate

Heather Merrill,  the Jane Watson Irwin Distinguished Visiting Chair in Women's Studies, was the featured speaker at the annual Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society induction ceremony at Colgate University on  Oct.7. The title of her talk was "In Other Wor(l)ds: Place, 'Race,' Belonging and the African Diaspora in Italy."
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Maurice Isserman
Isserman Publishes in Reviews in American History

Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, has published a review of two new books about Henry Hudson, Douglas Hunter’s Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New World and Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson by Peter C. Mancall. Isserman’s article, “Dead Reckoning: The Mysterious Henry Hudson,” appears in the September issue of Reviews in American History.  More ...

Carl Rubino
Rubino Gives Paper at Classical Association Meeting

Carl A. Rubino, Winslow Professor of Classics, delivered a paper titled “Long Ago, But Not So Far Away: Star Wars and the Ancient World” at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, held in Newark on Oct. 8.  The paper was given at a panel he organized on “Getting In Touch With the Force: the Power of Classical Antiquity in Star Wars, Red River, and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.”
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Pellman and Raimondi '08 Present ngc 6357 in Vienna

Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Music Samuel Pellman presented ngc 6357, a recent composition with video by Miranda Raimondi '08, in September, to a packed house at the Musikbar Rhiz in Vienna. The event was part of the Kyma International Sound Symposium, which included computer musicians from academic posts and the recording industry in Europe and North America.  More ...

Julie Kruidenier Tolliver '02
Tolliver '02 Presents Conference Paper

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Julie Kruidenier Tolliver '02 presented a paper at the Cold War Cultures conference at the University of Texas, Austin. The conference brought together scholars of different disciplines working on the Cold War era.  More ...

Tina May Hall
Drue Heinz Winner Hall Opens Writers Series
Tina May Hall, associate professor of English and winner of the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, opened the 2010-11 Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series (PCWS) with a reading on Sept. 29, at the University of Pittsburgh. The PCWS presents creative writing as an intellectual endeavor, bringing notable contemporary writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction to the campus. More ...
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Tewksbury Joins Team for NASA Lunar Rover Test

Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury was part of a science team that supported NASA’s 2010 Desert RATS (Research and Technology Studies) project in September in Flagstaff, Az. One of the aims of the mission was to conduct two weeks of geologic field work simulating lunar operations in order to test various data collection and communications scenarios.  More ...

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