Assistant Professor of Art Matt Lipps opened his first New York solo exhibition of photography at the Danziger Gallery on March 27. It will run through May 2.
Director of Campus Recreation Pam Su was appointed as annual director to the board of directors for NIRSA, the National Association for Collegiate Recreation Professionals. As part of the board, she will work to develop efforts and initiatives in support of NIRSA's strategic plan and give direction to the organization's five Strategic Values Commissions to help activate specific values on member campuses.
Comparative and World Literature
Professor of Comparative and World Literature Dane Johnson delivered the paper "Of soft socialist, mushy Marxisms, fellow travelers, and the end(s) of literature: Faulkner, García Márquez, Morrison, and 'post-socialist' literary value" at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association held in Seattle March 26-29. The paper was presented as part of a three-day seminar with the theme "Socialist Texts in Post-Socialist Times."
On April 9-10, Associate Professor of Comparative and World Literature Shirin A. Khanmohamadi gave an invited talk and participated in round-table discussions with faculty and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for the Humanities A. W. Mellon Workshop on "The Global Middle Ages" and the University of Pittsburgh Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center's talk series on "Medieval and Renaissance Globalisms." The title of her talk was "Translating Empire in the Chansons de Geste," part of her new book project on the place of Muslims within medieval European articulations of universal empire and learning.
Adjunct Professor of Secondary Education Kate Kinsella's action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in classroom discussions was published in the March 2015 issue of Language magazine.
Associate Director of the Office of International Programs Jay Ward presented at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Northern District Conference, which took place on Monday, March 23, at Skyline College. Ward served as a panelist on the session "Grey Areas of International Student Advising."