Scott Alberts, associate professor of mathematics, and Jason Miller, associate professor of mathematics, traveled to Tuskegee University to participate in its workshop “Models for Interdisciplinary Research and Curriculum Development at the Undergraduate Level.” Miller delivered the keynote address, “Charting a Course Toward Interdisciplinary Collaborations,” in which he used examples from Truman’s The Next STEP program and its Mathematical Biology program to inspire faculty and students at Tuskegee University to pursue interdisciplinary opportunities in science, mathematics and the humanities. Alberts facilitated a workshop and Breakout Session on “Benefits and (potential) Challenges of Forming Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Teams.”

An original music composition by Warren Gooch, professor of music, will be performed April 7 at the University of Northern Iowa as part of the Iowa Composers Forum 2007 Spring Festival. The composition, titled “Prayer of David,” is for solo tuba.

Jerrold Hirsch, professor of history, authored “‘Cultural Strategy’: The Seegers and B. A. Botkin as Friends and Allies,” which was published in Ruth Crawford Seeger’s “Worlds: Innovation and Tradition in Twentieth Century American Music,” ed. Ray Allen and Ellie M. Hisama (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2007): 196-223. Hirsch also served as an outside peer reviewer for a book proposal being considered by the University of North Carolina Press and for an article being considered for publication by the Journal of American Folklore.

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