Professor Julie Webber has published a new book on political comedy titled The Cultural Set Up of Comedy: Affective Politicsin the U.S. Post 9/11. The book is published by Intellect, Ltd in the U.K. and distributed by the University of Chicago Press in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program at Illinois State University is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize, which is named for Joseph L. Grabill and Gerlof D. Homan, Illinois State University emeritus professors of history who helped establish the interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Program.
Professor and Chair of Department of Politics Ali Riaz has testified as an expert witness at the US Congress on Wednesday, November 20 ,2013. The hearing entitled ‘Bangladesh in Turmoil: A Nation on the Brink?’ was held by the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Ongoing political instability leading the scheduled election in early January and concerns regarding violence prompted the hearing by the committee headed by Steven Chabot. Ali Riaz, in his statement to the committee, insisted that ‘an election without the participation of the opposition will have disastrous consequences. It will engender violence which will have high human cost and may bring instability to the region. The economic and social progress made by Bangladesh in the past decades will be seriously hampered.’ Professor Riaz said that it is in the interest of the US and international community to act. Describing Bangladesh as an ally of the US he said, ‘With imminent withdrawal from Afghanistan and unpredictable relations with Pakistan, the US cannot afford to lose a partner in South Asia.’ Riaz is currently working as Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Washington DC.
Video is available here: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-bangladesh-turmoil-nation-brink
Maegan O’Brien and Nicole Stuckmann, two Illinois State University students majoring in English publishing studies, are completing an internship in the College of Arts and Sciences office. Working under the direction of Assistant Dean Deborah Fox, this semester they were responsible for writing, editing, and publishing CASNews each Monday. “Maegan and Nicole worked very hard this semester,” said Fox. “Together, they’ve produced fifteen issues of CASNews, and they’ve been very serious about wanting to share the wide range of excellent work being done across the College.” Read the rest of this entry »
December 3 – Department of Geography - Geology. Dr. Fred Smith, “The 2.5% Solution: The Role of Neandertals in Modern Human Origins.” Room 433, Felmley Hall of Science Annex, 3 p.m.
December 4 – Department of Mathmatics. Mr. Andrew Wieduwilt presenting on life insurance. Room 401, Stevenson Hall, 6:30 p.m.
December 4 – Department of English. Hilary Selznick, “Beyond Accommodation : An investigation of the Rhetoric of Access in Disability Rhetoric and Technical Communication.” Room 401A, Stevenson Hall, 3-4 p.m.
December 5 – Department of English. Niall Nance- Carroll, “Beyond ‘ condemning with the gravest concern’: Troubling the Discourses of Child Soldiers in Literature for Children and Adults.” Room 401A, Stevenson Hall, 1- 2 p.m.
December 5 - School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Jessica Cardin, “Dissecting Brain circuits in vivo: state-dependent inhibition in the cortex.” Room 242, Schroeder Hall, 4 p.m.
December 5 – Women and Gender Studies Program. Sister Circles Café Soul featuring Mahongany L.Browne. Marriott Redbird Ballroom B, 7- 9 p.m.
December 6 – Department of Chemistry. Michelle Penn. Room 225, Julian Hall, 3 p.m.
December 6 – Department of Philosophy Colloquium. Dr. Emily Kelahan, “Hume’s ‘Former Opinions,’” Room 401, Stevenson Hall, 4 p.m.