Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards was quoted in a Pittsburgh Magazine article about how the new PBS show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” reflects the spirit of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Click here to read the story, which ran in the magazine’s December issue.
Associate Professor of History Dan Fountain presented a paper for the New Voyages to Carolina conference held at UNC-Asheville on November 15-16. New Voyages to Carolina is a series of conferences on North Carolina history organized by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, Office of Archives & History and participating universities. The Asheville conference was the third in the series and had "The Cultural Contours of the Old North State" as its theme. Fountain was invited to be a part of the panel focusing on religious life in North Carolina and gave a paper titled "Christ in Chains," which was drawn from his book, “Slavery, Civil War & Salvation.”
Associate Professor of Graphic Design Dana Ezzell Gay was quoted in the December 2012 edition of “Our State” magazine. In the Carolina Culture section, she was quoted speaking about the uniqueness of art and design within the “North Carolina Literary Review,” the literary journal of which she serves as freelance art director and primary graphic designer. The “Our State” article highlights the “NCLR” as one of the South's most unusual and respected annual literary publications. Her comments summarize the visual experience in the following way. “That mix of beautiful art and text just comes to life in this journal, and you really can't find another example, I think, in the literary world today that celebrates in this way.” She has served as art director for the “NCLR” since 2008 and has worked as a graphic designer with the journal since 1995.
Associate Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Shannon Grimes gave an invited talk at a colloquium at the North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics in Durham on November 15. Her lecture, "Environmental Ethics: Closing the Gaps Between Theory and Practice," was offered as part of a joint sustainability initiative at NCSSM and Meredith. Garry Walton, dean of Meredith’s School of Arts and Humanities, also attended the colloquium to help promote a summer program at Meredith in which select NCSSM students will be conducting sustainability research with Meredith faculty.
Retired Professor of Biology Janice Swab led a session, Highlights of the Evolution/Creationism Controversy in North Carolina, at the 43rd annual Professional Development Institute of the North Carolina Science Teachers Association in Winston Salem, N.C. on November 9.
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