Adjunct Instructor Holly Fischer, Assistant Professor Warner Hyde and Associate Professor Lisa F. Pearce are among the artists from 15 North Carolina colleges and universities included in the “Ceramic Art of North Carolina University and College Faculty” exhibition at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, N.C. The exhibition continues through January 19, 2013.
The exhibition showcases the high quality and rich diverseness of clay art created by faculty who are instructors of ceramics throughout North Carolina. At the same time, it gives evidence of the experience available to college students in the state and aptly reflects the spirit of design and the faculty’s commitment to North Carolina’s ceramic education.
Professor of Sociology Lori Brown was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on November 4 about the trend of people writing their own obituaries. Click here to read the article.
Professor of Mathematics Jacquelin Dietz presented a plenary lecture at the 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut on November 3, 2012. The lecture was entitled “JSE, AP Statistics, and Randomization Tests in Stat 101—30 Years of Change in Statistics Education.” During the weekend-long event, Jackie was recognized by the Department of Statistics; she was presented the 2012 Distinguished Alumna Award; the inscription on the plaque notes this is “in Recognition of Outstanding Professional Achievements.”
Associate Professor of History Dan Fountain’s review of “Mark Auslander. The Accidental Slaveholder: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family” has been published in the latest issue of The Journal of Southern Religion.
Associate Professor of Art Lisa F. Pearce and art education majors Beverly Mecum, Grace Martin Franklin and Kristen Piner presented at this year’s North Carolina Art Education Association Professional Development Conference held in Asheville, N.C. Their co-presentation was a Paper Pulp Painting Plus workshop with a hands-on focus using recycled papers for 2D and 3D forms. Instructions for incorporating the new Essential Standards for Visual Arts and the inclusion of 21st Century Skills were discussed.
Departmental Assistant for Communication & Performing Arts Jeannette Rogers presented her translations of the poetry of Max Rouquette at the American Literary Translators Association Annual Conference on October 5 in Rochester, N.Y. Rouquette (1907-2005) was a founder of the modern Occitan movement and author of more than 30 books of poetry and prose, including his most famous work, Green Paradise / Vert Paradis. Rogers also joined in the Declamacion, when translators recited their translations from memory; it was the first time that Occitan was included at this spirited event. Anem Oc!
Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero appears in a documentary trilogy series called “Shattered Hopes.” The documentary covers the real life crime that inspired the Amityville Horror movies. Spero was interviewed about his experience as one of the first reporters on the scene in 1974. The series is narrated by Edward Asner and produced by Ryan Katzenback for Katco Media. More information can be found at www.shattereddocumentary.com
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