Dee Spencer, professor of jazz studies, will bring
her talents to the Jazz Heritage Center Community Celebration
in San Francisco on Feb. 24. She will perform a preview of music accompanying
a scene from a new play by alumnus Marcus Gardley.
CDs by The
Alexander String Quartet, quartet-in-residence in the School of Music and Dance,
and Roger Woodward, professor of music, were named
among the best new releases of 2007 by Neu Musik Zeitschrift in its February
2008 publication. The quartet’s CD features works by Peter Michael
Hamel. Woodward’s CD features piano works by Hamel and Otte.
New works by Aida Gamez, lecturer in art, are on display
Feb. 5 to March 1 at b. sakata garo in Sacramento.
Sarah Soh, professor of anthropology, has been appointed
to serve on the
External Advisory Board for "Femcit," a
European commission-funded research collaboration investigating gendered
citizenship in multicultural
contexts. At the first Femcit annual meeting, held at the University
of Leiden in the Netherlands, in January 2008, Soh presented a paper
on the question of multiculturalism in her work.
Soh was an expert witness in a trial in Alameda County Court in November
2007. The case concerned the accidental death of a young Korean man,
and Soh's testimony outlined the economic and cultural importance of
the eldest son in Korean families.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers received a 2008
National Endowment for the Arts grant to support a creative writing
fellowship. Casper's story "Fifth Season" reprinted from
her book "Heavier Than Air" appeared in the literary journal
Ontario Review (Issue 67, Fall/Winter 2007).