Faculty News and Notes

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Heather Douglas, associate professor of philosophy, has been recently elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section Committee on History and Philosophy of Science. Douglas is a member of the interdisciplinary History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Colloquy at UT.

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Millie Gimmel, assistant professor of Spanish in the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures department, has been awarded a summer stipend by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend will support her work in the archives of central Mexico for two months this summer. Gimmel is currently researching everyday medical practices in early modern Mexico and is working on a monograph on bicultural medicine in colonial Mexico.

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Michael Handelsman, professor of Latin American Studies in the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures department, has been invited to participate in a series of panel discussions on Ecuadorian culture this month in Geneva, Brussels, Paris and London. “In Celebration with Ecuador Panel/Debate: Raising the Veil” is sponsored by the Rocio Duran-Barba Foundation in collaboration with the Ecuadorian Embassy in each of the four host countries. Panel discussions will be held at the United Nations (Geneva), Belgium’s Press Corps Center (Brussels), La Maison d’Amerique Latine (Paris), and the Canning House (London).

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Katie Little, a fourth year graduate student in clinical psychology, is one of 22 students out of 68 applicants selected for an International Summer School sponsored jointly by the European Association for Research on Adolescence and the Society for Research in Adolescence. The summer school will be held June 1-6 in Vancouver, Canada. The two societies join with a grant from the Jacobs Foundation to provide free accommodations and subsidized air travel to Vancouver for the session.

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Beauvais Lyons, professor of printmaking in the School of Art, is one of three artists presenting work at the London Print Studio, London, England, for the exhibition “Darwin’s Dreams.” Lyons is presenting 14 hand-printed lithographs from his new “mock-zoology” series along with the American artist Ruth Marten and the Slovak Republic artist Peiter KlĂșcik. The exhibition will run through March 21.

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Cheryl Travis, professor of psychology, has been appointed to the 12-person Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association for a three year term. The BEA recommends educational policies, programs and operational priorities for APA to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives.

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