Each month during the academic year, the Smith Library Center hosts 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.
First Thursday events are held in the Periodicals Reading Room at 4pm. Access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during First Thursday events.
The events are co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Information Services.
Upcoming First Thursday
November 7, 2013
Bob Bednar, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Bednar, Robert M. 2013. “Killing Memory: Roadside Memorials and the Necropolitics of Affect,” Cultural Politics 9(3):337-356.
Romi Burks, Professor of Biology
Therese Shelton, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Kyle, Colin H., Alyson L. Plantz, Therese Shelton and Romi Burks. 2013. “Count Your Eggs Before They Invade: Identifying and Quantifying Egg Clutches of Two Invasive Apple Snail Species (Pomacea).” PLoS ONE 8(10): e77736. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077736
Alisa Gaunder, Professor of Political Science
Gaunder, Alisa. 2013. “The DPJ and Women: The Limited Impact of the 2009 Alternation of Power on Policy and Governance” published in Japan Under the DPJ: The Politics of Tranistion and Governance, ed. by Kenji E. Jushida and Phillip Y. Lipscy. Brookings Institution Press.
Walt Herbert, Professor Emeritus of English
Herbert, T. Walter, Jr. 2011. “Awakening a Global Spirituality: the Opera Moby-Dick as a Meditative Quest”. Leviathan 13(2)
Dana Hendrix, Director of Library Resources, A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center
Hendrix, Dana. 2013. “Emotional Intelligence and the Winds of Change in Academic Libraries.” Pp. 172-180 in Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: Proceedings of the ACRL 2013 Conference, edited by Dawn M. Mueller. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. Retrieved October 22, 2013
Laura Hobgood-Oster, Professor of Religion
Hobgood-Oster. 2013. “And Say the Animal Really Responded: Speaking Animals in the History of Christianity.” Pp. in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology, Stephen Moore, ed. . Fordham University Press.
Laura Senio Blair, Associate Professor of Spanish
Senio Blair, Laura, and Jose Miguel Palacios, Elizabeth Ramirez, Catalina Donoso, Contanza Vergara and Luis Horta, co-founders and hosts. “Directoras Chilenas en el Exilio”. Retrospective on Female Directors. International Film Festival at Valdivia (Chile). October 7-14, 2013. http://www.ficvaldivia.cl/“ Angelina Vázquez y el lente circular del exilio: (re) fundar la
identidad chilena por el medio fílmico.” Aisthesis: Revista Chilena de
Investigaciones Estéticas; Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile.
Volume 54 (2013) 110-131.
“Retrospectiva Chilena. Nomadías: Directoras Chilenas en el Exilio/
Chilean Retrospective. Nomads: Chilean Directors in Exile.” Catalog
for the 20th Festival International de Cine de Valdivia, Chile. pgs
“Directoras chilenas en el exilio: Retrospectiva” International Film
Festival of Valdivia, Chile (FICV) (October 2013) Research and
Organization: Catalina Donoso( U. Chile), Luis Horta (Cineteca de
Chile), Jose Miguel Palacios (NYU), Elizabeth Ramirez (U. Warwick),
Laura Senio Blair (Southwestern U.), Constanza Vergara (U. Alberto
Mary Visser, Professor of Art
Visser, Mary. 2013. “The Digital Sculpture: Materials and Processes, Creation and Circulation - Successes, Myths and Realities” Online journal of the European Forum on Rapid Prototyping for the AEFA sponsored by AFPR and the AEPR. Christian Lavigne et Mary Visser, Ars Mathematica - France & USA http://code80.net/afpr/content/assises/2013/actes/content/francais.htm
Visser will talk about her artwork exhibited during the RAPID2013 Conference and Exposition that was held in Pittsburgh June 10-13. The show was organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, which introduced the Contemporary Art Gallery in 2010 and dedicated it to creativity and design in 3D printing. http://www.eventscribe.com/2013/posters/RAPID/SplitViewer.asp?PID=MTgzNjAyNTAw