October 2016

Margaret Chiavetta publishes her first book and discusses why kids need more fictional characters with special needs

Margaret Chiavetta (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics ’14) has published her first book, The Alchemist’s Theorem: Sir Duffy’s Promise, which is the first book in a planned five-part series. The series features a middle grade hero who registers on the autism spectrum.  Recently ParentMap.com conducted an interview with Chiavetta to find out why kids need more fictional characters with special needs. In the interview Chiavetta says:

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Pedersen, Lambert, and Gustafson facilitate workshop at the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education national conference

IAS faculty members Alice Pedersen, Amy Lambert, and Kristin Gustafson attended the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education national conference in Amherst, MA, where they facilitated a workshop entitled "Risk, Roles, Reflection in Contemplative Learning: Exploring via Liberating Structures." In the workshop, they reflected on the different ways their disciplines position them in relation with their objects of study, and ...

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Howard Hsu publishes photo essay and article on nuclear waste and the Tao Aborigines in Orchid Island,Taiwan

IAS faculty member Howard Hsu has published a series of photographs and an article in The Diplomat magazine on Taiwan's nuclear waste stored on Orchid Island, home of the Tao Aborigines. The photo essay and article examine the struggle and current political climate for removing the radioactive waste imposed on the indigenous community - originally without their consent or approval. View ...

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David Nixon and Kristy Leissle publish The Monolith Volume IV: Mostly Dark Matter

IAS faculty members David Nixon and Kristy Leissle stewarded publication of the fourth volume in their annual collection of science fiction short stories. The Monolith Volume IV: Mostly Dark Matter, is now available in print. Since 2013, Nixon and Leissle have published the most philosophically provocative literature by first year students in their Discovery Core I class, Philosophical Explorations of Science Fiction. This year ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes three new columns in Clio Among the Media

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published three new columns in Clio Among the Media: Newsletter of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and was re-elected in August as the Division's Teaching Standards Chair. Gustafson’s columns are part of her role. The column published in the spring 2016 issue discusses how online videos make journalism history accessible. The column published in the ...

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