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A sculpture by David Vertacnik, associate professor of design, was recently shown by the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. The piece was placed outside the Phillip J. Steele Gallery on the college's campus. The piece, titled "SEED," was selected from the exhibit "Paralleled: The Earthly and the Ethereal" that took place May 23-July 19.

Geraldo U. de Sousa, associate professor of English, presented the paper "Shakespeare's Othello, Caravaggio and the Edge of Darkness" at the 11th annual Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, May 28-31 in Luenesburg, Germany.

An article by Doreen Fowler, professor of English, titled "Beyond Oedipus: Lucas Beauchamp, Ned Barnett and Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust," was published in the December 2007 issue of Modern Fiction Studies. Additionally, Fowler presented the paper "Flannery O'Connor and the Problem of Domination" at the American Literature Association Conference in May in San Francisco.

Richard Hardin, professor of English, presented "Marlowe Thinking Globally" at the International Marlowe Conference July 1 in Canterbury, England.

Charles C. Eldredge, the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art and Culture, recently participated in the "Words Matter!" symposium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The program marked the 20th anniversary of the Smithsonian's Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art and assembled 14 winners of the award. The prize, awarded annually for the outstanding book on the subject, was established in honor of the museum's former director when he left the Smithsonian to join the KU faculty in 1988.

Irina Six, lecturer in Slavic languages and literatures, was a presenter on the panel "Doing Business in Eastern Europe," sponsored by the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City. The panel took place Oct. 1 in Kansas City, Mo.

Jeremy Shellhorn, assistant professor of design, recently designed a poster for the AIGA's Get Out the Vote initiative that was featured in Print, a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design. Shellhorn was also interviewed for the feature, which focused on how designers have had the opportunity to express their political opinions in this election year in ways they never have had before.

David Bergeron, professor of English, presented the paper "Shakespeare's Letters: Troilus and Cressida" at the 11th annual Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, held May 28-31 in Luenesburg, Germany.

Brian Harries, lecturer in English, presented the paper "His Nature is Too Noble for the World: Action and Speech as Roman Identity in Julius Caesar and Coriolanus" at the 11th annual Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, held May 28-31 in Luenesburg, Germany.

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