Julia DeLancey, associate professor of art, was invited to present a paper titled “Colors or Cures?: Pigments and Medical Ingredients in Early Modern Italy,” Oct. 2 at a meeting of the Early Modern Seminar held in the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

Sara Orel, associate professor of art history, spoke on “Egyptian Elite Burials” for the Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society, at its symposium, “Elite Burials” Sept. 30 in St. Louis. She gave a speech titled “Daily Life in Ancient Egypt” Oct. 6 at the University of Central Oklahoma as part of the school’s Passport to Egypt” program. Orel will also be leading discussions for the University of Central Oklahoma’s faculty reading circle on the contemporary Egyptian novel “The Yacoubian Building” by Alaa Al Aswany.

Antonio Scuderi, associate professor of Italian, has been invited to speak at California State University, Sacramento, Nov. 27-28. He is scheduled to give a presentation on the legacy of the Italian Renaissance comedy, known as the commedia dell’arte, and its continuing influence on contemporary comedy. While there, Scuderi will also teach a class on Dario Fo’s “Accidental Death of an Anarchist.”

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, had his garticle “When Gars Attack” accepted for publication in “Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.” A “garticle” is an article written about the gar fish.
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