FROM DEAN PETER STARR
I am pleased to report that Connections, the College's biannual magazine, has won a 2013 APEX Award for Publication Excellence. This is the third time APEX has honored Connections with this award!
The latest issue of Connections features the many outstanding scholars who joined our faculty this fall. As always, new faculty open our eyes to exciting new areas of research and teaching.
Department of Anthropology chair Chap Kusimba, for instance, studies Africa’s ancient and contemporary history by looking at trading communities and their artifacts so as better to understand migration, urbanism, and the integration of traders into those communities.
Michael Treanor, video game design expert in the Department of Computer Science, believes that dynamic, interactive games help us explore and express ideas about the systematic modeling of social behavior.
And Cynthia Miller-Idriss, the new director of the International Training and Education Program, examines German cultural sensitivity to right-wing symbols and brings expertise in comparative international schooling, civic education, and identity.
You can read the full issue of Connections online.
I also want to remind you that our second annual Fall for the Arts is on October 5. Tickets for this fantastic event are only $25. All proceeds benefit the arts at AU. I look forward to seeing you there!
Please continue to share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Dean Peter Starr