Call for Nominations
Donald Benson Memorial Lecture Fund
Literature, Science, and the Arts
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) and the VPR/ED
Office welcome one-page nominations for the Donald Benson Memorial Lecture
set for Spring 2013.
This annual lecture fund honors Donald Benson, a former ISU English
professor and department chair, who had a long-term interest in the
relationship between these intellectual disciplines. Faculty at ISU are
encouraged to submit a one-page nomination which should include: nominee's
name, contact information, research focus, and a solid paragraph explaining
the reason this scholar would be important to ISU's research faculty and
broader research interests of its departments in LAS and the College of
Design. Be specific as to your professional, working contacts with the
individual. The invited scholar will be required to be in residence at ISU
for two days, give one public lecture in the evening, and meet with ISU
faculty and research scholars, as well as administrators in the CEAH.
Nominations are due on October 1st, 2012 and should be sent as an attachment to CEAH c/o Sandra Norvell,
CEAH Announces Fiscal Year 2013
Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is proud to announce the
2013 fiscal year recipients of research grants. Listed below are the faculty
chosen and their respective topics.
Raluca Cozma (Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass
Twitter Political Conversation Between Presidential Candidates and Potential
Voters in the 2012 Primaries
April Eisman (Art and Design) Women Artists in East
Germany: Angela Hampel
and the Contradictions of "Equality" in a Communist State
Rachel Haywood Ferreira (World Languages and Cultures)
Fiction in the Era of the Global Space Age
Monica A. Haddad (Community and Regional Planning)
Protection and Decent Work in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Gregory Oakes (Music and Theatre) TuvaTronic: Clarinet +
Teresa Paschke (Integrated Studio Arts) Creating Global
Influence of Globalization on the Material and Visual Culture of
Sela Sar (Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass
Analysis of Imagery in Print Ads and Public Service Campaigns About
Genetically Modified Crops in the Late 1990s
Timothy S. Wolters (History) The U.S. Navy's Development
Information Systems in World War II
National Endowment for the Arts
On June 4th, The Arts Endowment, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the
Embassy of Austria held a panel discussion entitled "Transcending
The Intersections of Arts, Sciences, Technology, and Society on a Global
The webcast of this discussion looks at creativity and
multiple-sector collaborations impact on todays world as well as the future.
Event begins at 19:52 into the video.
Video streaming by Ustream
Publisher Recognizes Design Work Commissioned by
CEAH 2009-10 programming poster designed by
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and
Humanities is proud to congratulate Iowa State University alumnus Laura
Weible, whose work will be published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. in
author Ben Hannam's book, Practice Makes Perfect: A Graphic Design
Guide to Freelance. The book is aimed at graphic design students who
wish to pursue a career in the field while concurrently achieving a degree
in graphic design.
Laura Weible, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor at the Greenlee
School of Journalism and Communication, was a junior at the time of
poster design for the Center. She now works fulltime as a graphic designer
for Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, MO.
CEAH announces Seed Grant Recipients 2011-2012
Elisa Rizo (Assistant Professor, Spanish) and Madeleine Henry (Professor
Classical Studies) will examine the use of Greco-Roman traditions in
literary and other cultural productions of Spanish-speaking Africans and
Afro-Latin Americans. Their transdisciplinary endeavor will help illuminate
discussions of colonial encounters and decolonizing strategies on the part
of Afro-Hispanics. In a series of conference papers and essays, they will
examine the use and manipulation of classical idioms in imperial enterprises
and in Black political and aesthetic activity. Based on theoretical
approaches that delve into questions of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism,
race, ethnicity and gender, the ultimate aim of this project is to foster a
better understanding of current societal issues such as nation/border
formation, displacement, migration, membership, community building, civic
participation, women's rights, and revolutionary thought.
Madeleine Henry and Elisa Rizo
Into the Cosmos: Space Exploration and Soviet Culture
, Dr. James
Andrews' newest book.
Interview on "The Exchange"
with Host Ben Keifer
Small Grant Support for Senior Faculty
Research Grants for Assistant and Associate