PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s College of Liberal Arts will recognize its faculty members’ publication achievements on Friday, Nov. 8, at the college’s semiannual Authors Recognition ceremony. The event includes presentations by faculty authors and a discussion of the pertinence of the work by a faculty member in another department.
Authors to be recognized include Professor Eugene A. Rosa, Sociology, co-author of “Risk, Uncertainty, and Rational Action,” London: Earthscan Publishing, 2001. Leading a discussion o the relevance of Professor Rosa’s book is Professor Emeritus James F. Short, Jr., Sociology.
Professor Noriko Kawamura, newly appointed director of the Asia Program will present an overview of her book entitled, “Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese-US Relations during World War I,” Praeger, 2000. Professor David Pietz, History, will discuss the findings and the relevance to his department.
Professor Andrew Duff, Anthropology, will be recognized for his recent publication, “Western Pueblo Identities: Regional Interaction, Migration and Transformation,” Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002. Discussing Professor Duff’s book will be Professor Rich King, Comparative American Cultures.
“The college created the Authors Recognition ceremony,” said Associate Dean John Kicza, “to celebrate these publication achievements. Now, we are looking at ways to recognize publication in major journals and to include other achievements specific to the nature of certain departments.”
Faculty members in Liberal Arts have proven to be prolific writers. According to Kicza, the college has a list of more than two dozen books published by liberal arts faculty in the past two years.
It is tradition for the recognition ceremonies to include offerings from the performing and fine arts. Also included at the event is a showing of the photography of Professor Fran Ho, Fine Arts as well as a discussion of the work by the artist. Students from the Theatre Arts program will present a preview scene from the play, “A Flea in Her Ear,” by George Feydeau. The show runs from Nov. 7-16 in the R. R. Jones Theatre.