Jon Beck, associate professor of computer science, presented his paper titled “Fair Division as a Means of Apportioning Software Engineering Class Projects” at SIGCSE08 March 13 in Portland, Ore. With more than 1,200 attendees, SIGCSE is the largest conference of computer science educators in the world.
An original musical composition by Warren Gooch, professor of music, was selected for broadcast on the radio show “New Music Soapbox” on WOBC-FM in Oberlin, Ohio. Gooch’s composition “The Harvest Moon” for mixed choir was broadcast March 5, in a performance by Truman’s Cantoria under the direction of Mark Jennings, assistant professor of music. The weekly radio show features contemporary music by American composers. “The Harvest Moon” will also be performed March 28 at the College Music Society Great Plains/Great Lakes 2008 conference at Illinois State University. The performance will be by the Illinois State University Concert Choir under the direction of Karyl Carlson. An original musical composition by Gooch has been selected for performance at the 2008 University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival. The composition, titled “The View from the Tower,” is scored for voice, tuba and piano. It will be performed at the festival, which takes place April 14-15.

Daniel Mandell, associate professor of history,
has been awarded a Summit Scholar(ship) to attend the 2008 meeting on the University and the Jewish Community, March 24-26 in Washington, D.C., with the theme “Imagining a More Civil Society.” The meeting will feature workshops with speakers ranging from PBS’s Judy Woodruff to the presidents of about 20 universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts, and Hampshire College. Mandell also published his article “Subaltern Indians, Race, and Class in Early America,” in “Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World,” eds. Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith (University of Pennsylvania Press).

Jason McDonald, Department of History, will present “Crossing the Border and Confronting Boundaries: Mexican Immigrant Encounters with Racial Segregation in Early Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas,” at the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association’s conference on “Migrations, Translations, Relocations: The Global Within” April 11 in Walla Walla, Wash.

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