Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

Call for Nominations

Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture Fund
Literature, Science, and the Arts

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH)welcomse one-page nominations for the Donald r. Benson Memorial Lecture set for Spring 2015.

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. (more)

Nominations are due on October 6th, 2014 and should be sent as an attachment to Sandra Norvell, snorvell@

CEAH Announces Fiscal Year 2013
Research Grant Recipients

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 Communication) The 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) Argentine Science Fiction in the Era of the Global Space Age

Monica A. Haddad (Community and Regional Planning) Examining Social Protection and Decent Work in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Gregory Oakes (Music and Theatre) TuvaTronic: Clarinet + Voice + Computer

Teresa Paschke (Integrated Studio Arts) Creating Global Connections: The Influence of Globalization on the Material and Visual Culture of Contemporary China

Sela Sar (Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication) Semiotic 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 of Combat Information Systems in World War II

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National Endowment for the Arts Webcast

On June 4th, The Arts Endowment, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the Embassy of Austria held a panel discussion entitled "Transcending Borders: The Intersections of Arts, Sciences, Technology, and Society on a Global Stage". 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

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Publisher Recognizes Design Work Commissioned by CEAH

CEAH 2009-10 programming poster designed by Laura Weible

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 Students 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 completing her poster design for the Center. She now works fulltime as a graphic designer for Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, MO.

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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

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CEAH Director

James Andrews

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James Andrews Book, Into the
Cosmos: Space Exploration and Solviet Culture
Into the Cosmos: Space Exploration and Soviet Culture, Dr. James Andrews' newest book.

NPR Interview on "The Exchange" with Host Ben Keifer

Grants Office

Sandra Norvell
Phone: 294-1594

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I.R.I.S. Funding Database

CEAH Funding Deadlines


Small Grant Support for Senior Faculty

Research Grants for Assistant and Associate Professors