People in the News 02 - Feb 2013

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Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, will be Composer-in-Residence at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, March 2-9. The residency includes lectures to composition students at the Hartt Institute for Contemporary American Music, Music Forum of Central Connecticut State University and Musical Club of Hartford, plus performances of many of Tann's compositions including an all-Tann concert by the Hartt School Saxophone Studio, March 7. Also, March 7 marks the New York City premiere of Tann's homage to her Princeton mentor, Milton Babbitt. "On Ear and Ear ..." will be performed by violist Ann Roggen at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center Library. On Feb. 16, three of Tann's choral works will be presented by Cappella Clausura at the Harvard Festival of Women Composers. On Feb. 22, Tann will participate in a composer's panel and concert, "The Muse's Voice: A Celebration of Women Composers" at Barnard College.

Matt Malatesta ’91, vice president for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment, was interviewed by WRGB, the local CBS affiliate, about President's Obama's plan to tie some federal funding to the value and affordability offered by colleges and universities.

Hans-Friedrich Mueller, the William D. Williams Professor and Chair of Classics, was one of four panelists at a conference on Julius Caesar organized by the New York Classical Club. He spoke on the role of religion and religious politics in the famous statesman and general's somewhat less celebrated career as priest, and then chief priest, of Rome's state religion.

Brad Hays, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by WTEN, the local ABC affiliate, for a State of the Union preview.

Christine Henseler, associate professor of Spanish and Hispanic studies, will lead an effort to have Humanities faculty members develop and strengthen collaboration with colleagues across campus to encourage humanistic inquiry throughout the curriculum at Union and beyond. This initiative is supported through a planning grant, "Our Shared Humanities," from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Henseler will collaborate with several teams of faculty members.

Work by Associate Professor of Visual Arts Fernando Orellana is included in "So to Speak" in the main gallery at the Arts Center for the Capital Region, Troy. The group exhibit, which runs through March 29, is devoted to “the reiteration of images in words” and the dominance of visual media in culture today.