Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of Oct. 1, 2012
Prof. Katherine Smith to deliver Magee Address, Oct. 2
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Professor of history Katherine Smith will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Magee Address in Trimble Forum. Her talk, "Love, War, and Prophecy in the Twelfth Century: How Medieval Historians Tackled the First Crusade," will attempt to reconstruct the interpretive processes by which the event's chroniclers transformed the First Crusade from lived experience to memory to written history. The talk is free and open to the public, and will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Magee Address was established in honor of John B. Magee, professor of philosophy and religion and a driving force in establishing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Puget Sound.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to deliver fall Pierce Lecture, Oct. 4
Described by TIME magazine as “one of the 10 most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century,” political economist and commentator Robert Reich will visit campus next week to deliver the fall Susan Resneck Pierce Lecture in Public Affairs and the Arts. Admission is $20 for the general public, but free for the Puget Sound community. Tickets must be ordered in advance. Get your tickets online or contact Wheelock Information Center at x6013.
Puget Sound to host conference on race, education, criminal justice, Oct. 6
On Saturday, Oct. 6, Puget Sound and the college's Race and Pedagogy Initiative will host the 2012 Race and Pedagogy Conference on Race, Education, and Criminal Justice. Through presentations, discussions, and even art installations, attendees will consider the connections between education and criminal justice systems, children, families, and communities. Activist Ericka Huggins will deliver the keynote address, "Cradle to Prison Pipeline: How About our Children?" Conference registration is $100, and everyone is welcome to attend. Register at www.pugetsound.edu/raceandpedagogy.
Cuban Cultural Festival hits Tacoma Friday, campus Oct. 8
From Monday, Oct. 8 to Thursday, Oct. 11, Puget Sound will host visiting members of Orquesta de Cámara Concierto Sur (Concert Chamber Orchestra of the South) as part of the Cuban Cultural Festival, a collaboration between the university and Northwest Sinfonietta. The talented musicians from Tacoma’s sister city Cienfuegos, Cuba, will present workshops and perform in a free concert on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. The ensemble repertoire runs from Baroque to Renaissance to contemporary music, with an emphasis on preserving authentic Cuban music. The festival overall will run from Friday, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 13, and include events with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound, and University of Washington Tacoma.
Rob Beezer, professor of mathematics and computer science, will give the keynote address at the Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology Expo on Oct. 5, titled "Why You Will Like an Open-Source Computer Algebra System."
Work by Associate Professor of Art Janet Marcavage is included in the International Print Center New York's New Prints 2012/Autumn exhibition. The show includes etchings, lithographs, and monoprints, as well as sculptural prints, video animation, and wall installation. The exhibition will run at IPCNY Oct. 20–Nov. 17, 2012, and will tour to the Visual Arts Center Gallery at University of Texas-Austin, where it will be on view Feb. 1–March 9, 2013.
Congratulations to Assistant Director of Student Activities Moe Stephens, who was elected to the General Council of the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity.
Jane Carlin, director of Collins Memorial Library, co-wrote a blog on Huffington Post Education comparing a disregard for truth in politics with the expectations for facts at universities.
Tu Decides, a bilingual Washington state newspaper, ran a photo story in both Spanish and English (click on English or Spanish paper; scroll to page 17) about the Cuban Cultural Festival, being hosted by Puget Sound and the Northwest Sinfonietta. The Tacoma Arts blog also ran a photo story.
TV Tacoma previewed the Race and Pedagogy Conference on Race, Education, and Criminal Justice, with an interview on CityLine with Dexter Gordon, professor of communication studies and African American studies, and two other guests. Tacoma Weekly also ran an item about the conference.
An op-ed by Professor of History Douglas Sackman about Clint Eastwood's appearance at the Republican National Convention was published in Vashion-Maury Island Beachcomber .
Professor of International Political Economy Mike Veseth ’72 was interviewed on The Wine Crush radio show about “the naked truth” about wine. The show airs on 50 stations nationwide. (Start at 27:25 mins.; 20 mins. total)
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