The Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies video shown at the 25th Annual Graduation Ceremony
Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility: Research, scholarship, and creative inquiry are the foundations of the education that the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters offers its students and community. In their teaching, the College’s faculty emphasize the development of the critical thinking skills that are essential to the creation of knowledge and a deeper understanding of our society, culture, and world. A recent statement by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility,” reflects the core principles that the College has stood for since its founding. Academic freedom is a core tenet of our intellectual community. We accept the responsibility of educating engaged and thoughtful citizens, and we recognize that the challenges of this responsibility are magnified by the 21st century´s technological complexity, intercultural exchange, and worldwide connectedness.
Hoot/Wisdom Recordings has announced that Compowlation Vol. 3 , a 2-disc set, featuring 20 of South Florida’s most talented bands, rappers, and singer-songwriters that are all either current FAU students or alumni, will be available on Friday, Oct. 25. Pre-orders for the 2-disc set are available at compowlation.com.
Arts and Letters Faculty Making Waves
Richard Gamble, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Theatre Arts Educator by the Florida Association for Theatre Education (FATE). Gamble has been at FAU for more than 20 years, serving as chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for five years. Prior to coming to FAU, he taught at several institutions across the country. Gamble's award is one of four annual awards made by FATE to recognize people that are furthering their goals of assuring that every Florida student have access to an education that includes theatre and dramatic arts taught by qualified theatre arts instructors.
Susan Love Brown, associate professor of anthropology, was awarded the "Distinguished Scholar" award at the Communal Studies Association Conference in Pennsylvania. This award honors those persons who have contributed greatly to the scholarly study of communal societies, both past and present, concentrating on those in the United States. More...
Nancy Poulson, professor of Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature, was elected Vice Chair to the Florida Humanities Council. The mission of the council is to help preserve Florida's rich cultural heritage, promote civic engagement, and foster connections among humanities scholars, cultural organizations, and community groups.
Taylor Hagood, professor of American Literature, has been selected to serve as a research ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for 2013-14. DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. This year, the research ambassador program is honoring 23 individuals who have conducted a long-term research project in Germany at the doctoral level or above. More...
Myriam Ruthenberg, associate professor of Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature, was awarded the 2013 FAU Faculty Talon Leadership Award. Ruthenberg received the award for her exceptional record of leadership, commitment, and service to students through activities both in and out of the classroom.