Robert von Dassanowsky, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor of German and film studies, has been named a 2011 Taft Lecturer as part of the University of Cincinnati's distinguished lecture series program, sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. The honor, given to the "most accomplished scholars in the humanities and social sciences worldwide," has been invited to lead a student workshop on the "Image of Nazism in Cinema" on Feb. 23, and will present his campus-wide Taft Lecture on "New Austrian Cinema: A Non-Exceptional Exception" at the Center on Feb. 24. His collection of critical essays on New Austrian Cinema, co-edited with Oliver C. Speck of Virginia Commonwealth University, will be published by Berghahn Books this month. ... William Crouch, director of extended studies at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, recently joined the Memorial Health System Foundation Board. He is a retired cardiothoracic surgeon and also serves on the boards of AspenPointe and Peak Vista.