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"Gone Viral" exhibit runs through April 7 at Marion Art Gallery

Friday March 1, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

The range of media explored by internationally known artists Sonya Clark, Anna Dumitriu, Paddy Hartley, Lindsay Obermeyer and Laura Splan extends from traditional embroidering, knitting, hand-quilting and beadwork to non-traditional works made from stethoscopes, hospital sheets, intravenous tubing, digital video and computerized machine embroidery. The "Gone Viral" exhibition, which continues through April 7, was curated by Leesa Rittelmann, associate professor of art history.

Reneta Barneva speaks at International Conference on Humans and Computers

Monday February 25, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

In her address, Dr. Barneva discussed space and time efficient algorithms in imaging sciences. The current boom in imaging sciences is due in part to the expansion of digital image acquisition and storage based on hardware development. Large databases and digital warehouses of images currently exist in medicine, security, geosciences, astronomy, metallurgy and other fields. Dr. Barneva said time-and space-efficient algorithms are necessary in order to take maximum advantage of these huge databases.

Human and computer languages focus of March 6 brown bag

Friday February 22, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

he program on Wednesday, March 6 will feature: Reneta Barneva, Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences “How I Learned Five Human and 10 Computer Languages”; Kate Douglass, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literature “Connecting Across Cultures”; Sarah Hamilton, Ph.D., Music “Music: The Universal Language?”; and Lan Wang, Ph.D., English “Why We Need Writing Tutors Specialized in Tutoring English Language Learners”. KimMarie Cole, PhD, English and Program Coordinator for English as a Second Language, will moderate the panel.

Emily VanDette publishes new book on sibling relationships in literature

Wednesday February 20, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

With a focus on novels written during the antebellum through post-Civil War eras, VanDette’s book examines fictional siblings, notably in the context of national crises ranging from South Carolina’s threat to secede from the union in the 1830s to the post-Reconstruction crisis of racial segregation in the 1890s. By utilizing historical study, literary analysis, philosophical methods and psychoanalysis, VanDette suggests that, by significantly shifting the focus of narratives from courtship to sibling love, these novels contribute to historical conversations about affiliation in such tumultuous contexts as sectional divisions, debates over slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.