First Thursday


Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host First Thursday gatherings that recognize and celebrate the professional achievements of faculty and staff colleagues across campus.  At each event, several colleagues talk briefly about a recent professional achievement such as a book or article that has been published; a concert, a performance, or a juried exhibition in which they participated; or a grant they received.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Carlos DeOro, Associate Professor of Spanish

Co-authored an article titled “Cine, pobreza y marginación en el Pacífico colombiano” in the journal Imagofagia, Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual with alumna Iris Klotz ’15. This article was the result of research that started during the 2015 Spanish Capstone. Klotz also presented a paper about this topic in the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Thomas Howe, Professor of Art History

Publication in: Rendiconti Lincei (Roma, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2016). 198-214; “Stabiae: A Draught Sustainability Master Plan after the Model of Aerospace,” at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma, Villa Farnesina, XXXIII Giornata dell’Ambiente: Resilienza delle città d’arte ai terremoti/Enhancing the Resilience of Historic Sites to Earthquakes, 3-4 novembre, 2015.

Desi Roybal, Associate Professor of Theatre

Presenting stage designs for Clybourne Park produced by Penfold Theatre and presented at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and The Price, produced by David Jarrott Productions and presented at Trinity Street Theatre.  Both theatres are in Austin. The Price was nominated for a 2016-2017 B. Iden Payne award for best Stage Design of a play.

Michael Saenger, Associate Professor of English

Published an article in Palgrave Communications, as part of a special issue marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The article, “’Do not call them bastards’: Shakespeare as an invasive species,” draws from the work of Banu Subramaniam, who was the keynote speaker at the 2016 ACS Gender conference, of which Saenger was co-coordinator. Saenger also published a review of a cross-dressed performance of Merry Wives of Windsor on the website, Reviewing Shakespeare.