BE PROUD noteworthy accomplishments
Several Loggers took part in the 26th Annual Murdock College Science Research Conference
, held recently in Spokane. Congratulations to Zach Armstrong ’18
and Andre Zamani ’19
, who were awarded special recognition for exceptional poster presentations, and to Robyn Thomas ’19
and Jessy Hosken ’18
, who were selected to deliver oral presentations. Faculty participants included: Jung Kim
, exercise science; Amanda Mifflin
, chemistry; Amy Spivey
, physics; Bryan Thines
, biology; and Carrie Woods
Fred Hamel, education, gave an invited presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the National Writing Project in St. Louis, Mo. The talk, "Relational Narrating, Supporting a Reluctant Writer in Writing Workshop," is based on the book Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: Developing Engaged Writers, Grades 4–6.
, classics, published a new book chapter, “‘Now Harkonnen Shall Kill Harkonnen’: Aeschylus, Dynastic Violence, and Twofold Tragedies in Frank Herbert's Dune,
” in the Brill Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus
. This chapter examines the various ways Greek tragedy—and in particular the Oresteia
, our only surviving classical trilogy—plays important structural and thematic roles in that most acclaimed science fiction novel of Tacoma’s own Frank Herbert. [Hold the phone, the author of Dune
was from Tacoma?! Yes, yes he was.
Theodore Taranovski, professor emeritus, was invited to deliver a paper on "Constitutionalism and Political Culture in Imperial Russia (Late 19th–Early 20th Centuries)," at a conference sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University, and held at the Russian Historical Society last month in Moscow. The paper will be published in Russian translation online and in print.