Departmental Newsletter: October 2012

in Faculty, Newsletter
September 28th, 2012

Student News

The department congratulates David Kjar, Julia O’Toole, and Ulrike Praeger on their recent conference acceptances:

  • David Kjar will present a paper entitled “Voicing and Re-voicing the Other: Wanda, Sting, and the Early Music Movement” at the conference “Envoicing the Other.” This conference will take place at the University of Glasgow in Scotland on November 10, 2012.
  • Julia O’Toole will present a paper entitled “Women Composers of Oratorio in the Eighteenth Century” at the 2013 Athena Festival. The festival is devoted to the study and performance of music composer by women, and will be held at Murray State University in Kentucky from February 26-March 1, 2013.
  • Ulrike Praeger will present a paper entitled “Resignifying Music in the New Homeland: Extra-musical Characteristics in Expellees’ Heimatlieder” at the XIIth International Congress on Musical Signification. This conference is organized by the Royal Academy of Belgium and the Catholic University of Louvain, and will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels in Belgium from April 2-6, 2013.

Faculty News

Professor Patrick Wood-Uribe was honored and nominated as a Distinguished Member at the induction ceremony of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The society is for academically high-achieving students dedicated to excellence in scholarship as well as leadership and service.

Professor Marié Abe‘s radio documentary Squeezebox Stories, created in conjunction with Julie Caine, Loretta Williams, and Robin Wise, has won an Arts and Culture (radio non-daily) Excellence in Journalism award.

Professor Jeremy Yudkin has been selected to serve on the Boston University Council Committee on Faculty Policies, a joint committee of senior administration members and senior faculty, for which members are selected “for their expertise and history of exemplary service to Boston University.” He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Boston University Center for the Humanities, which supports humanities-related activities and initiatives across the campus.