Dr. Dan Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, presented a poster, “What Are We Made Of” at Start Talking Science in Philadelphia Sept. 26. Start Talking Science is a free, public event where STEM researchers present posters detailing their work to a general audience to foster insightful conversations and connections and increase public interest in cutting-edge STEM research. Pitonyak discussed how his research in high-energy nuclear physics can explore the most fundamental pieces of matter.
Archive for September 2019
Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish, continues to share her research, which began in 2010 with a Fulbright Scholar Grant in Puebla, Mexico and continued with a second Fulbright Award to Zacatecas, Mexico in the 2018–2019 academic year. She gave the keynote address “Education and Languages in an Age of Globalization,” at the Language and Society Conference of the International Sociological Association and by the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair in Warsaw Poland, earlier this month. Tacelosky’s research on students who children who return to Mexico after having lived and been educated in the U.S., involved interviewing families in Mexico, and led to her developing a curriculum to train teachers. See the Seattle Times article “Life After Deportation” to learn more.
Dr. Grant Taylor, professor of art & art history, had two articles published relating to digital culture. In the first, “JOB FROM MOLNAR: Pioneering Computer-Generated Prints,” Taylor discusses early computer-generated works that “reflect the world of data processing and storage, or the science of “informatics,” in the early 1970s. In the latter, “Curating the American Algorists: Digital Art and National Identity,” he shares “details of the curating strategies and central premise behind the 2013 traveling exhibition The American Algorists: Linear Sublime. Taylor curated the exhibition in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and at the Flatiron Gallery IN New York City that year.
“JOB FROM MOLNAR: Pioneering Computer-Generated Prints,” Art in Print, Volume 8, No 5. 2019.
“Curating The American Algorists: Digital Art and National Identify,” Arts, Volume 8, no 3. 2019.
Dr. Holly M. Wendt, director of creative writing and assistant professor of English, was published in Bodies Built for Game, The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing. The anthology, edited by MacArthur Fellow Natalie Diaz and Hannah Ensor, “brings together poems, essays, and stories that challenge our traditional ideas of sport and question the power structures that athletics enforce.” Wendt’s essay, “The Sum of Our Doing,” brings together their experiences on the Camino de Santiago, the nature of competition and pilgrimage, and issues of community and identity.