Ann Wood (Sociology) reports that the UMKC Sociology Department has been recognized for its work with a recent donation drive for “Stand Down”, a charity event on November 5th for marginal/homeless veterans in Kansas City as the faculty, staff, students, and the Sociology Club collected clothing and personal items from various Sociology/Anthropology courses for donation.
Barry Anderson (Art and Art History) presented an invited lecture at Notre Dame University on October 28, 2010 on his video art. The lecture marked the opening of his exhibit of recent video works LoopPsych.
He also has a showing of other work currently taking place in St. Louis.
Richard Delaware (Mathematics and Statistics) was interviewed several times in 2010 (along with two Southwest Early College Campus Mathematics teachers) for an October 2010 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation report titled “College Readiness: The View from Early College High Schools”. He is acknowledged on p. ii, and quoted on p. 14.
Betsy Beasley, the office administrative associate for New Letters has been honored for her work in women’s rights with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women in Politics Fund of the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus . The award was presented on September 10 , 2010.
Fredrick Lee (Economics) presented a paper on “Social Surplus Approach and Heterodox Economics,” at the 2010 Association for Heterodox Economics Conference in Bordeaux, France.
William Black (Economics) has had numerous media appearances and interviews in recent months.
Diane Mutti Burke (History) has published a book, On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865, which focuses on the experiences of enslaved and slaveholding Missourians who lived and worked on farms within this state.
For a Missouri Research Board interview about her research
Randall Wray (Economics) has published an essay on his perspective on the global financial crisis in The European. He also notes the work of his colleague, Bill Black (Economics) in identifying the origin of the crisis in fraudulent activities.
Faculty from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures used a Teaching Enhancement Grant (K. Krause and L. Myers, co-investigators) to attend a “Foreign Languages and Cultures Across the Curriculum” conference in Saratoga Springs, NY to research the possibility of starting such a program at UMKC. Lindsy Myers and Scott Baker will give a presentation as part of the FACET seminar series later this year.
See:- http://clac2010.wordpress.com/program and http://www.umkc.edu/provost/facet/
Kathy Krause, (Chair) began a three-year term as a member of the Fulbright Review Committee for faculty fellowships to Belgium-Luxembourg-E.U.-and Poland.
She also presented two papers this Fall: “Noblewomen and the Writing of History in Picardy and Flanders” as part of a panel on Lordship, History and the Dominae of Northern France at the Haskins Society Annual Conference at Boston College and “The Charters of the Countesses of Ponthieu in the Thirteenth Century” at the Western Society for French History Conference, Lafayette, LA.
See:- http://haskinsatbostoncollege.blogspot.com/2010/07/2010-conference-schedule-and.html and http://www.wsfh.org/annual-conferences.html.
Kenneth Baker gave an invited lecture at the University of Exeter, Sept. 7-9, 2010 entitled “Schiller, Gutzkow, Laube, Hebbel—German Historical Drama of the 1850s.” It will be published next spring, in the Yearbook of the Forum Vormärz Forschung.
He also published an essay: “The ‘Nature’ of Pleasure: Homosexuality as Trope in Early Brecht.” in Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies 3 (2010): 195-210. The topic of the Yearbook was “After Nature.”
Gayle Levy is just beginning her three-year term on the national screening committee for the Fullbright Student Program to Western Europe.
Larson Powell, co-edited special issue of Musik-Konzepte, no. 150 (2010) on Stefan Wolpe.
He also published : “The Modulated Subject: Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie II,” Search: Journal for New Music, no. 7, Summer 2010 and gave two invited lectures:“Heimat through a Double Lens: Wolf’s Einmal ist Keinmal.” Humboldt-Kolleg in honor of Jost Hermand, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Nov. 19, 2010. and “Adorno and the American Radio,” University of Colorado – Boulder, CO, Nov. 11, 2010 (inaugural guest lecture for new program in Critical Theory).
See:- http://german.lss.wisc.edu/~smoedersheim/hermand/ and http://www.searchnewmusic.org/powell_stockhausen.pdf
Kati Toivanen (Chair, Art and Art History) had an exhibition of her work Domestic Debris at the Art &Design Gallery of the University of Kansas in October, 2010.
The English Department reports many exciting activities and achievements as we move through the current semester.