Tisch Professor Bob Boyers, English, hosted a conference inspired by Bernard-Henri Lévy’s War, Evil, and the End of History. The 2004 book focuses on five forgotten or marginalized war zones—Angola, Sri Lanka, Burundi, Colombia, and the Sudan—combining Levy’s eyewitness reports with his commentary about genocide, terrorism, and the nature of history. A documentary filmmaker as well as an author, and one of France’s leading thinkers of the past thirty years, Lévy was the keynote speaker for the campus conference. Other panelists included scholars and journalists from the University of Chicago, Berkeley, Rutgers, Skidmore, The Nation, and Columbia Journalism Review. The two-day forum was sponsored by the journal Salmagundi, which Boyers edits.
Michael Ennis-McMillan, Karen Kellogg, and Kim Marsella, environmental studies, with Allison Stafford ’07, attended the World Water Forum in Mexico City.
Christina Grassi, anthropology and environmental studies, co-authored the April 13 Nature cover story on taste-sensing in humans and chimpanzees.
Steven Millhauser, English, had a short story published in the April 10 New Yorker magazine.
Quadracci Professor Roy Rotheim, economics, has published “Persuasive Devices” in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and “Credit Rationing” in Handbook of Alternative Monetary Economics.
Steve Stern, English, and Paul Sattler, art, won Guggenheim fellowships to support current work—Stern’s a new novel, Sattler’s a series of paintings. Last
year Guggenheims went to just 186 scholars nationwide, from an applicant
pool of 3,008.
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