Gary Richards, associate professor and chair of the department of English, linguistics and communications, contributed the chapter, “Southern Drama,” for a collection of essays entitled The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South. In Richard’s essay, he explores southern literature from the antebellum period to 21st century Broadway musicals.
Al Tikriti, associate professor of history and American studies, recently participated in a BBC panel discussing the U.S. intervention in Syria. The panel was broadcasted on BBC World Service during a four hour international world show.
Jim Gaines, professor of modern foreign languages, contributed a translation of the short story, “The Ordeal of Semillante,” by Alphonse Daudet. The translation was submitted to the July edition of the e-magazine, TAEM/Eerie Digest. The translation continues to be distributed in the short story section, which is reported to be read by over 100,000 readers.
Dr. Elizabeth Freund Larus, professor of Political Science and International Affairs gave a public lecture, “Social and Economic Problems Facing China’s Fifth Generation of Leaders” at Creighton University. An alumnus, Larus was invited by the university’s Asian World Center.
Joseph Romero, associate professor of classics, philosophy and religion, composed and delivered a paper, “Philosophers in Greek Epigram” to a group of distinguished scholars from the U.S., Britain and Europe.
Keith Mellinger, associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics authored a research article, “Embedded Cycles in Finite Places,” which discusses cycles in planes. The article was published in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.