Fall 2016 Member News

Dr. Colleen Coughlin elected to serve as President of DU Faculty Senate for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Antonia Dapena-Tretter is excited to share the news of her recent publication in Droste Effect magazine (Bulletin #3). Click here to check it out!

Dr. Corinne Hofman just launched the closing meeting of the HERA-CARIB Project “Caribbean Connections: Cultural encounters in a New World setting” at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University. Looking forward to to interesting days! We especially welcome our special guests from the Kalinago communities in St. Vincent and Dominica.

Stephen Husarik recently gave a piano performance-recital in which he revealed the results of his research into Beethoven’s last piano sonata, Opus 111. It took many years and visits to a number of archives and museums in Europe to complete this project–which is now under consideration for publication in a music journal. The Rockefeller Institute got wind of this project and wrote up a very nice article that might interest readers of the Newsletter. It explains some of the obstacles Husarik had to overcome to examine pertinent sources and, most of all, be able to play on Beethoven’s piano.
Erin McCoy presented a paper, “Always Past, Always Present: Rewrtiting the Impractical Past of US Anti-Refugee Sentiment,” at the 2nd International Theory of History Conference in Ouro Preto, Brazil in August. The paper began as a parallel between Vietnam War refugee rhetoric and today’s anti-Muslim refugee rhetoric but derailed into a tirade against the US GOP Presidential Candidates, but the audience seemed to enjoy it. In case you were wondering, Ouro Preto is amazing and Erin is Zika-free.

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Dr.  Neil Shepherd and his wife Dr. Erica Kubik welcomed the newest HERA member to the fold with the birth of their first child Katherine Grace this summer (You might want to check with him to make sure it is ok to announce and maybe he will share a picture of the sweetie).
Dr. Terri Tomaszek was honored with the creation of an endowed scholarship in her name for her 45+ years of service to Davenport University.  For more information click here.

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