Monday, January 11

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report:  Sangeetha Rayapati:
"Extreme Soprano Sports: The Story of One Singer, One Sabbatical and Many Projects"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, January 12

11:30 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Erin O'Leary
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Recital - Joel Brown, piano
Queenes Alman-William Byrd Aria and variations in the Italian Style-Bach Piano Variations-Copland Fantasie in C, Op. 17-Schumann Jeux d'eau-Ravel and probably an arrangement of a Chinese Folk Song-Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 13

9:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

7:00 PM - 15th Annual Hispanic Film Festival:  "Valentin"
Science Building Auditorium
In Spanish with English subtitles. Free of charge

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, January 14

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: President Steve Bahls and Dr. Tom Tredway: Founders Day Presentation
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - Faculty Senate Meeting   Cancelled
Science Building 102

4:00 PM - Library Reception Celebrating Augustana's 150 Years!
Cake (in Augie shapes) and punch, book signing by Tom Tredway, announcement of winners of caption contest, and souvenier bookmarks.
Thomas Tredway Library

7:00 PM - French Film Festival:  Le Fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son)
Free and open to the public
Olin Auditorium 

Friday, January 15

All day - Sesquicentennial Displays
In honor of Augustana's sesquicentennial year, two collections on display through February: "You Can Take It With You: Augustana Mementos and Souvenirs" is on the second floor, and "True Blue and Gold: Memorabilia from Special Collections" can be seen in the Special Collections area
Free and open to the public
Thomas Tredway Library

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday Conversations:  Balancing Teaching, Scholarship, and Service I: Using Your Leave Wisely
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

5:00 PM - Deadline for submitting Faculty Research Grant proposals
(see Announcements)

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Charles Schmidt, piano
Performing Charles Ives' Concord Sonata
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, January 16

6:00 PM - Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration
Special performers include: The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Ascension Singers, Friends, the Community Gospel Chorus and the Quad City Praise Dancers
Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 17

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall


Volume 8, Issue 16 - January 11, 2010

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland published an article entitled "Minors in Name Only: Child Laborers on the Diamond Mines of the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), 1917-1975," that appeared in the Journal of Family History 35:1 (January 2010): 91-110.

Two books including chapters co-authored by Greg Domski have recently been published.

In Controlled and Living Polymerizations: From Mechanisms to Applications Edited by Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Axel H. E. Müller

Chapter 4: Living Transition Metal-Catalyzed Alkene Polymerization: Polyolefin Synthesis and New Polymer Architectures (Joseph B. Edson, Gregory J. Domski, Jeffrey M. Rose, Andrew D. Bolig, Maurice Brookhart and Geoffrey W. Coates)

In Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis by John Hartwig

Chapter 22: Polymerization and Oligomerization of Olefins (John F. Hartwig, Geoffrey W. Coates, and Gregory J. Domski)

Margaret Farrar's article "Home/sick: Place, Loss, and Memory in New Orleans" was published in the journal Theory & Event, as part of a symposium titled "Theory and the City."  An introduction to and overview of the symposium can be found here:   
Margaret's article can be read here:

Professor Mariano Magalhães, Associate Professor in the Political Science Department, was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar grantee to Brazil. Professor Magalhães will spend four months during the first half of 2011 conducting research and teaching a course for the Institute of Political Science at the University of Brasília (UnB), located in the nation's capitol and ranked as one of the best research universities in the country. The research Prof. Magalhães will conduct as a Fulbright Scholar builds upon work done on the impact of decentralization on local governments in the small northeastern state of Alagoas in Brazil. This work examined the effects of decentralization on the delivery of public goods (like health and education) and citizen participation in decision-making at the municipal level as well as the factors that increase the likelihood of more efficiently, effectively and equitably delivering public services in addition to fostering greater civic engagement in policy-making. As a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brasília, he plans to examine the relationship between federal-level institutions that serve the interests of municipal governments in Brazil and local government. This study will also look at the role played by state-level institutions that articulate the interests of the municipalities in each state and often serve as the intermediary between individual local government and national-level institutions, such as the presidency and the national legislature. In addition to this project, he will offer one course a UnB.  The course that he will teach is an undergraduate seminar on the Quality of Democracy in Latin America.

Tim Muir published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Zoology entitled "Evidence for urea-iduced hypometabolism in isolated organs of dormant ectotherms" 313A:28-34.  He also published a paper in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology entitled "Brief chilling to subzero temperature increases cold hardiness in the hatchling painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). 83:174-181.

Ritva Williams, Dept. of Religion, and her husband, John, were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Friday, January 8th.  Ritva and John Williams