Assistant Professor of theater, dance and movement Leonard Cruz will present an interactive lecture on “It’s How You Move: The Power of Movement and Dance to Create Change” for the Creating Communities Power of the Arts Conference held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Associate Professor of Physics Josh Grossman presented his work and the work of Abby Taylor ’13 on “3D Printing of Spherical Harmonic Manipulatives for the Classroom” at the April 5 meeting of the Chesapeake Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers at the American Center for Physics in College Park, Md.
Assistant Professor of theater, dance and movement Leonard Cruz has been chosen as a speaker at the U.S. Presidential Scholars Alumni 50th Anniversary Summit that will take place from June 20 to 23 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Cruz was named Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 1983 under President Ronald Reagan.
Physics Professor Charles Adler was interviewed on the Coast to Coast AM radio program on April 3 to discuss his new book “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction.” Book signings will be held at Fenwick Street Used Books and Music in Leonardtown, Md., on April 6 and at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on May 26.
Professor David Froom has recently been given his fifth Maryland State Arts Council Award for music composition in classical music. Composers within this category are awarded for a specific recent musical composition. Froom’s piece, “Turn of Events,” for alto saxophone and piano premiered at the International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, Va, in Jan 2013, and since then has had performances at Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois-Urbana, and Middle Tennessee State-Murfreesboro. It was also played at St. Mary’s College last year and published last year by the American Composers Alliance. To hear a recording of Froom’s work, visit https://soundcloud.com/dfroom/turn-of-events.
Assistant Professor Leah Eller has just returned from the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, where she presented a paper on her work in microwave chemistry. Also at the conference, Dr. Eller and senior chemistry major Allison Berg presented a poster, entitled “Derivatization of Itaconic Acid.”
Asif Dowla, Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts and professor of economics, presented his paper, “Bankers to the Poor, Bother to the State” in the plenary session of The 5th International Conference on Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance (ITEM5) in Casablanca, Morocco on March 19.
Associate Professor of Art Carrie Patterson will jury the Bethesda Painting Awards, downtown Bethesda’s annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The work of the finalists will be on exhibit from June 4 – 28 in Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, Md.