In the Spotlight: May 10, 2018

Kudos to these staff and faculty

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  • History professor Michael Amundson’s book “Talking Machine West: Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings, 1902-1918” received the Ray and Pat Browne award for best reference/primary source book of the year in popular and American culture from the Popular Culture Association. His article “Seeing Arizona, Imagining Mars: Deserts, Canals, Global Climate Change, and the American West” was awarded the C.L. Sonnichsen award for best article of the year by the Journal of Arizona History.
  • Christopher Taylor, coordinator for the Beasley Art Gallery foundations, was selected to participate in the Serlachius residency program in Finland. He will spend one month in residency during 2019, where he will collaborate with local artists, researchers and curators on community-based projects.
  • Edith Copley, director of choral studies, recently conducted a 350-voice National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stein main stage. Copley will travel to Kansas City in February to serve as the interest session chair for the American Choral Directors Association’s national conference before returning to Carnegie Hall in March.
  • Comparative cultural studies professor Zsuzsanna Gulácsi received the Getty Residential Scholar grant. She will work at the Getty Villa during the summer of 2019 on her project: “DURA FROM THE EAST: Iranian impact on the formation of religious arts across the trade routes of the Asian continent during the 3rd-6thcenturies CE.”
  • Fredericka Stoller, professor of applied linguistics, and William Grabe, regent’s professor of applied linguistics, had their book “Teaching English to second language learners in academic contexts: Reading, writing, listening, speaking” published. The pair co-edited the book, which features articles written by both of them.