An article by Kristin Douglas, entitled, “A kinesthetic model demonstrating molecular interactions involved in anterior-posterior pattern formation in Drosophila” has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Cell Biology Education-Life Sciences Education Journal published by the American Society for Cell Biology. The article is scheduled to be a part of the spring issue which is devoted to developmental biology topics.
On November 9-10 Randall Hall participated in the Electroacoustic Juke Joint, a festival of electronic music held at the Delta Music Institute in Cleveland, Mississippi. Hall performed his piece, Reflecting Pool, for saxophone, tape and video. It can be seen at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vNFOMSjSqc. In addition Hall performed in an improvisation concert held at Poor Monkey’s, one of the last surviving rural juke joints in the Mississippi Delta (i.e., a shack where sharecroppers came together to relax and listen to music after working the fields – it’s worth a look! http://www.southernspaces.org/contents/2006/brown/1a.htm)
On December 16 Randall Hall read his paper, “In the World of Fire: Aspects of Myth in Music”, at the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) annual conference held at Northwestern University. The paper discussed issues related to Randall’s LS 111 course, The Hero’s Journey: Myth, Music and the Self.
Norm Moline, Hamming Professor of Geography, served on the external review team of the Department of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, from December 3-5. Macalester, like Augustana, has one of the best undergraduate geography programs at liberal arts colleges and universities in the country.
Norm Moline had a good visit with Van and Ruth Symons in Rochester. They are staying at his daughter's residence. Van seems to be recovering in good order from his heart attack and by-pass surgery and doing some beginning exercises. He expressed again his GREAT appreciation for the different kinds of help and words of support from the "Augustana community". He treasurers your friendship! They hope to return to the Quad Cities after the Christmas holiday season and will let the doctors decide if he can teach in the spring term or wait until the fall.