Published, Performed, Presented
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In March, Jamee Moudud (ECONOMICS) presented his article, “Challenging the Orthodoxy: African Development in the Age of Openness” at the Eastern Economic Association annual conference in Boston. At that conference, he also organized a discussion session entitled “Bring Back the Developmental State to the Developing World.” In April, he gave a lecture at the New School Graduate Program in International Affairs, “Climate Change and Global Capitalism: Debates, Controversies, and Challenges for Workshops on Public Policy and the State.”
Dennis Nurkse (WRITING) published new poems in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Atlantic Monthly, TriQuarterly, and The Times Literary Supplement.
In April, Robert Paterson (MUSIC) released Winter Songs, a song cycle for bass-baritone and chamber ensemble, which was commissioned by the New York State Music Fund. In May, the American Modern Ensemble premiered Eating Variations at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. In March, the Volti Choir of San Francisco performed The Essence of Gravity, a four-movement choral arrangement.
In February, Kevin Pilkington (WRITING) read his poetry at Manhattanville College; he was interviewed in March for the Writer’s Digest blog “Poetic Asides.” He published “Key West, Greek Wedding” in the March 2008 edition of Inkwell and “The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree” in the April 2008 edition of The North American Review.
In May, Judith Rodenbeck (ART HISTORY) moderated an Art & Life panel entitled “Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice” at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also spoke at Santa Cruz about visual and performance histories in “The Interruption of Hierarchies, the Academy, and the Gallery.” She was a panelist at “Line Up: A Celebration of Trisha Brown” at Sarah Lawrence College in April. In March, she performed “Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms” at the Whitney Biennial in New York City, and she moderated the discussion “Toward a Political Art for the 21st Century” at the College Art Association in Dallas.
Frank Roosevelt (ECONOMICS) traveled to China in June, where he gave a lecture on “Alternative Roads to Socialism: Central Planning, Decentralized Planning, and Market Socialism” at the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.6