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09.10.2011

Faculty News


Kristi M. Wilson  

Kristi M. Wilson - Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of the Writing Program

Dr. Kristi M. Wilson was an invited speaker at the Continuing the Conversation: Teaching Humanities for the 21st Century Colloquium at Stanford University, September 15. She was part of a panel discussion entitled, “Interdisciplinarity in Concept and Practice.” Dr. Wilson also published an essay entitled, “Hero Trouble: Blood, Politics and Kinship in Pasolini’s Medea” in Of Muscles and Men: Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film, edited by Michael Cornelius (McFarland Press, 2011).

Ryan Ashley Caldwell  

Ryan Ashley Caldwell - Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Ryan Ashley Caldwell attended the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in Las Vegas, where she organized and presided over two sessions.  The first was sponsored by Sociologists Without Borders and was a Special Topics Section entitled, “The Sociological Implications of Wikileaks”.  The second session was sponsored by the Section on Marxist Sociology and was entitled, “Discussions of Critical Social Media Use.”

Robert Elliott Allinson  

Robert Elliott Allinson - Professor of Philosophy

IYYUN, the Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, announces publication in its July/August edition of Dr. Robert E. Allinson's article, 'Evil Banalized.' IYYUN, Israel's oldest and most distinguished philosophical journal, was founded in 1945 by Martin Buber.
 
In this, the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, regarded as one of the most significant trials of the 20th century, Dr. Allinson's article breaks fresh ground in analyzing the foundations of Hannah Arendt's concept of the banality of evil, a concept with marked influence on ethical responsibility in the 20th century. Hannah Arendt, considered one of the most influential political philosophers of the 20th century, wrote extensively on Nazism and Stalinism. Dr. Allinson's article is the development of abiding research in ethical accountability which began with an invited-only symposium on moral and political behavior hosted by the late Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of the State of Israel.

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