Graduating senior Alejandra Benitez has been selected to spend the 2013-2014 academic year teaching in France through the Teaching Assistant Program in France, a cultural exchange program administered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Benitez will be teaching at the secondary level in the Academy of Reims. Read more here.
Senior Colin Berr has received an $8,000 scholarship through the Sumners Scholarship Program to participate in a program in Washington, D.C., this summer. Berr will attend an Institute on Economics and International Affairs and intern with the Department of Commerce through a program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.
Melissa Byrnes, assistant professor of history, published an article titled “Liberating the Land or Absorbing a Community: Managing North African Migration and the Bidonvilles in Paris’s Banlieues” in the Winter 2013 special issue of French Politics, Culture & Society, “Algerian Legacies in Metropolitan France.”
Alisa Gaunder, professor of political science, was an invited participant to the Political Representation of Women in Asia Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario, sponsored by McMasters University, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and the ACLS. She presented a paper titled “Female Representation in the LDP and the DPJ: the Significance of the Weakness on the Left.”
Allison Miller, assistant professor of art history, gave an invited lecture at the San Antonio Museum of Art on April 16th titled “From Splendor to Revolt: Royal Intrigue and the Terracotta Works of Early Han China.” The talk focused on Han ceramic warrior figurines and was held in conjunction with the special exhibition, “Entombed Treasures: Funerary Art of Han Dynasty China.”