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Lori Marso, professor of political science, has been invited with a group of 15 political theorists across the nation to speak at a symposium at the University of Chicago titled "Articulating Politics."  The event is April 24-25, and the website can be seen here

Krisanna Scheiter, the John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was awarded the 2015-16 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship for her manuscript project, “Virtue and Vengeance in Aristotle.” She received the maximum $35,000 award to continue her research, which argues that, for Aristotle, revenge is virtuous when it aims at restoring the dignity and self-respect of the avenger. Read more about her award here

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of Africana Studies, and Rajashree Mazumder, assistant professor of history, represented the College at the New York Six Faculty of Color Conference on April 18. The conference addressed topics that affect the lives and work of faculty of color in the liberal arts. 

Gail Glover, senior director of Communications and Marketing, spoke at the University and College Designers Association annual summit, held in New Orleans. She was joined by Kathy Cain of Zehno Cross Communications in a presentation titled, “Brands with Vision: Moving from the Big Reveal to Agile Brand Development.” UCDA is comprised of over 1,000 professionals involved in the creation of visual communications for educational institutions across the U.S. and Canada.

Professor Hilary Tann's composition for double chorus and double reed quintet, Exultet Terra, will receive its New England premiere May 2nd at Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, Boston, and May 3 at Eliot Church, Newton Corner. Exultet Terra was written while Professor Tann was Composer-in-Residence at the Eastman School of Music.  Support for the commission was provided by the Hanson Institute for American Music.  The five-movement work intersperses verses from the Vulgate Bible and King James Bible with three poems by Welsh metaphysical poet, George Herbert: "Paradise", "Colos. 3.3", and "Heaven". Cappella Clausura is conducted by Resident Scholar at the Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center, Amelia LeClair. A Cappella Clausura recording of an earlier work by Hilary Tann accompanied by photographs of her native Wales may be heard here.

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