David Arbesú (Spanish) has just published his second book, a translation into English of Don Juan Tenorio, the most popular play ever written in Spanish. This project, which was born out of last year's LSFY-102 course (The Legend of Don Juan through Time & Space) aims to provide an English-speaking audience with an English verse-translation which mirrors not only the content, but also the way in which a Spanish audience would experience a performance of the most famous of libertines. Many thanks are due to Roger Crossley (French), who selflessly offered to check the book. Were it not for his help, I'm sure the translation would sound more like the Spanish original itself. (Arbesú, David. Trans. Don Juan Tenorio. A Religious-Fantasy Drama in Two Parts. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2012. ISBN 978-1-558871-220-2).
Todd Cleveland, Assistant Professor of History, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to research and teach in Ghana for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations to Todd!
Dara Wegman-Geedey (Biology) recently completed abstract reviews of infectious disease epidemiology and cancer screening studies for the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association for their 140th Annual Meeting (to be held in San Francisco in October 2012). Dara has been a reviewer for the epidemiology section of APHA each year since 2003. Dara is also an ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Microbiology, and reviewed SoTL research papers for that publication in January 2012.
Michael Zemek (music) guest conducted the Tri-City Choral Festival on March 29. The choirs from Rock Island, Moline and United Township High Schools each participated in individual clinics on prepared repertoire and in a combined choir on four selections for the final concert. In addition, Michael's review of Edwin Gordon's Society and Musical Development: Another Pandora Paradox (GIA, 2010) appeared in the March issue of Music Educators Journal.