Sally Dear-Healey, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Sociology, received the 2010 Robert Maynard Hutchins (RMH) Award from The Drake Group (TDG), a consortium of faculty, staff and others concerned with academic integrity with regard to intercollegiate athletics. Created in 2004, the RMH Award is given annually to someone who has shown courage in standing up for academic integrity in the face of commercialized college sport. The award is named after the former president of the University of Chicago who is best known for reforming undergraduate education and eliminating the football program at the university for being a distraction to the campus. Dear-Healey was honored at The RMH Award Luncheon, sponsored by TDG, on April 23 in Chapel Hill, N.C., where the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) conference was also being held.
Sally Dear-Healey| August 24, 2010
Lyceum instructors| August 24, 2010
The following recently taught classes for Lyceum: Hala Auji, lecturer, art history, “Paper vs. Parchment: Studying the Written Word in the Arab World”; Dylan Horvath, Nature Preserve steward, “Nature Walk”; and Donald Weiss, professor emeritus of philosophy, “A Philosopher Looks at Christianity.”
Zu-yan Chen| August 24, 2010
Zu-yan Chen, professor of Chinese language and literature, has published a book, Confucius’s Analects: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Culture (Georgetown University Press, 2010) and an article, “Returning to Tradition: Analects as a Textbook for Literacy” (Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S. : 53-55). He was invited to give a lecture, “On the Weiqi Poetry of Shao Yong (1011-77) and Qian Qianyi (1582-1664),” at the National Central University and the National Cheng-kung University in Taiwan. In addition, he presented papers at the following conferences: the Fifth International Conference in Ch’ing Dynasty Studies at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in San Diego, and the National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C.
Martin Bidney| August 24, 2010
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has published East-West Poetry: A Western Poet Responds to Islamic Tradition in Sonnets, Hymns, and Songs (Binghamton University: Global Academic Publishing, 2010). The prose “Introduction” familiarizes the reader with the Qur’an in its relation to Jewish and Christian scriptures and to several of the author’s East-West mediator-mentors, including Goethe, Mickiewicz and Pushkin, with some of their Islam-related lyrics newly translated. The book itself contains 140 original Islam-related lyrics by Bidney, 108 of them verse commentaries on highlights from the Qur’an, with epigraphic scripture passages heading up the lyrics.