Accomplishments - January, 2019
Patricia Chalmers, School of Art and Design, has ceramics work on exhibit at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Ontario, Canada through March 17. The three-person exhibit titled "Suburbia" features Chalmers' ceramic sculptures and mixed media tableaux. The show runs through March 17.
Jennifer Smith, Languages, Cultures, and International Trade, recently published “'Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change: Essays in Honor of Maryellen Bieder.” The edited anthology of essays brings together cutting-edge research on modern Spanish women as writers, activists, and embodiments of cultural change.
Paul Echols, Criminology and Criminal Justice, was honored at the Martin Luther King Day breakfast for his work that also involved SIU School of Law students and the Illinois Innocence Project to posthumously exonerate a man sentenced to prison for attempted murder.
“Crazy for Theatre: Mental Illness and Theatremaking” an online essay by Jacob Juntunen, Theater, was published in December by Howlround Theatre Commons of Emerson College. Juntunen speaks with several other artists who struggle with mental illness about the realities and challenges of working in the theatre field.
Dennis Galloway, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, directed the 65th annual UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Free Care Fund telethon that aired Dec. 13 on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the 27th year Galloway directed the telecast. More than $1.6 million was donated this year to benefit the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and their efforts to provide free pediatric care to those in need.
Jyotsna Kapur, University Honors Program, wrote “A star is branded and the fan is dead: Neoliberal time-consciousness and the strange obsession of Shah Rukh Khan with his fans,” a chapter in The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema.
Aaron S. Veenstra, Journalism, recently published “Social Identities and the Illinois Pension Problem: Roles of Politics, Geography and Media” in the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, with current and former Ph.D. students Ben Lyons, Zach Sapienza, and Stephanie Kang. Their study uses data from the Simon Institute's statewide survey to examine how social identity, geographic region within the state, and political media impact attitudes about Illinois and Chicago public employee pensions.