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Diane Gillespie connects sleep strategies to community development in West Africa

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Since retiring in 2012, IAS Emerita Professor Diane Gillespie continues to find fulfillment in her work with Tostan, a West African organization that empowers communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan’s ground-breaking approach has catalyzed a grassroots movement for the promotion of human rights and the abandonment or harmful practices, such as female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage.  Gillespie has been involved with Tostan since 1991 when it was founded by her sister, Molly Melching, as chronicled in However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy. Now Gillespie has ...

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Shannon Cram participates in Hanford Forum for Shared Conversation

Shannon Cram

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram participated in the annual Hanford Forum for Shared Conversation in August.  The Forum is a three-day event that brings 40-50 people together each year to have open, insightful discussions about cleanup at Washington State's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  Cram is ...

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Barbara Noah's Likely Stories in solo exhibition at Davidson Galleries

Barbara Noah

IAS faculty member Barbara Noah will exhibit her Likely Stories series in a solo exhibition at Davidson Galleries in Seattle in September 2019. In this series, unexpected metaphoric objects float in distant skies, deadpan and absurd relative to the grandeur of lofty extraterrestrial contexts. The images, some of which are visionary surrogate selfies or emojis, reflect on both issues like space exploration, climate change, and mortality, and ...

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Gustafson and Lanza participate in 2018 Pen to Paper Retreat

Pen to Paper participants

Two IAS faculty members, Carrie Lanza and Kristin Gustafson, participated in the 2018 Pen to Paper Retreat in August. The two-and-a-half-day writing retreat brought scholars -- faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners -- together for time focused on writing with, for, and about community engagement. Participants "unfurled" writing projects, pitched publication ideas to editors of leading community engagement journals, and built a new network of ...

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Ted Hiebert publishes “Excerpts from the Library of Babel: A meditation on writing, electricity, and ghosts”

Ted Hiebert

IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert published “Excerpts from the Library of Babel: A meditation on writing, electricity, and ghosts” in Performance Research vol. 23 (On Writing and Performance). The essay reflects on Jorge Luis Borges’s story of a library—so vast it contains a copy of every book that has ever (or could ever) be ...

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