An original composition by Warren Gooch, professor of music, was performed at the 2011 National College Music Society conference on Oct. 21 in Richmond, Va. The composition, entitled TE DEUM, was performed by the Old Dominion University Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra under the direction of professor Nancy Klein. TE DEUM was one of eight compositions selected for the concert via a juried international call for scores.

Jerrold Hirsch, professor of history, presented a paper, “The Depression, Anti-Fascism, and Folklore Theory:  B. A. Botkin, 1920-1939,” at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Bloomington, Ind. He also received a Lilly Library (Indiana University) fellowship to conduct his research in the papers of folklorist Richard Dorson.
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