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Faculty Accolades for October 2022

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“Habitat” by Jonathan Cumberland, department of art and art history


 Jonathan Cumberland, assistant professor, art and art history, has a digital poster titled “Habitat” included in the book “Posters for the Planet” published by Princeton Architectural Press in October. 

Dr. Emily Lund, assistant professor, rehabilitation counseling, co-authored “Ever-changing but always constant: “Waves” of disability discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States,” Disability and Health Journal (2022).  

Ariane Prohaska, associate professor, gender and race studies, published “‘Nothing should jiggle when you’re moving’: Preparing the fat body for an American ‘plus-size’ pageant,” in Fat Studies 11(3): 258-272. 

Awards and Elections

Dr. Arunava Gupta, professor, chemical and biological engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which maintains professional qualifications and sets high standards of competence and conduct for professional chemists.

Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, is a recipient of the Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, & Science from The American Association of University Women. AAUW is one of the world’s oldest leading supporters of graduate women’s education. 

Exhibitions and Performances

Stacy Alley, professor and head of musical theatre, recently co-directed and choreographed “Konzert Oper Meets Broadway,” performed at various locations throughout Bavaria as part of the MusikTheatre Bavaria Summer Intensive Program. Alley was in residence in Oberaudorf, Germany, for the month of July, during which time she also taught master classes to those in both the musical theatre and opera sectors of MTB. MusikTheatre Bavaria offers a training program to pre-professionals in which they are exposed to various performance opportunities in Europe and make contacts with well-connected musical theatre professionals who work in Germany and the U.K., as well as in the U.S. 

John Prince, instructor, art and art history, had a photograph juried into the exhibition Gregory Harris Selects 2022, Atlanta Photography Group’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2022.  

Bryce Speed, associate professor, art and art history, has a solo exhibition, “Think It and Breathe It,” at The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, in Tuscaloosa through Oct. 27. Speed also had work juried into the seventh Art of the South Exhibition at the gallery Zeitgeist in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Ashlee René Thompson, instructor, art and art history, had work juried into the 56th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition, at Regions Bank in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Melissa Yes, assistant professor, art and art history, has a solo exhibition, “Speciation,” at the Poole Art Gallery, University of Montevallo, in Montevallo, Alabama.   

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