Robert Metcalf, an associate professor and chair of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, led a weeklong text seminar on Plato's Statesman at this year's Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, Italy. ... Brian L. Ott, associate professor of communication at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with his co-authors Greg Dickinson and Eric Aoki, won the National Communication Association's 2012 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award for their essay, "Ways of (not) seeing guns: Presence and absence at the Cody Firearms Museum," which appeared in vol. 8.3 of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. ... Gillian Silverman, associate professor of English and director of women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has a new book, “Bodies and Books,” published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in June. The publisher notes, “While theorists have long emphasized the way reading can promote a sense of abstract belonging, ‘Bodies and Books’ emphasizes the intense somatic bonds that nineteenth-century subjects experienced while reading. Silverman bridges the gap between the cognitive and material effects of reading, arguing that the two worked in tandem, enabling readers to feel deep communion with objects (both human and nonhuman) in the external world.” ...
University of Colorado Colorado Springs individuals and organizations have been nominated for awards by the Pikes Peak Arts Council recognizing excellence in the arts.
The awards will be presented Sept. 21 at the Stargazers Theatre and Event Center as part of the 12th Annual Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards for Excellence in the Arts program.
Those nominated were:
- Daisy McConnell, director, Gallery of Contemporary Art, in the visual art excellence in curatorship category for “Suburbia.”
- Andrea Herrera, professor, Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies, in the visual art excellence in curatorship category for “Cuba Transnational.”
- Theatreworks in the theater outstanding technical achievement category. Jan Avramov was recognized for costume design in “39 Steps.”
- Theatreworks in the theater outstanding performance by an actor category. Christopher Lowell was recognized for his role as Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice.”
- Theatreworks in the theater outstanding performance by an actress category. Bertha Holly was recognized for her role in “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”
- Theatreworks in the theater outstanding production category for “The 39 Steps” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”