Arts Buzz is a weekly feature highlighting the Faculty of Arts and our fabulous community of creative and innovative alumni, students, faculty and staff. Our publishing schedule has been adjusted for the summer and will run every two weeks until September.
This week in Arts Buzz, a bit of summer reading, a dash of Bollywood and a Twitter Queen is honoured.
ARTS & CULTURE
› Do you suddenly break into dance at the drop of a hat? You might like Bollywood is for Lovers by Matt Bowes (’08 BA) and Erin Fraser (’11 BA), our latest (and last) alum podcast profile this summer.
› Need a recommendation for a summer read? Our new series for WOA blog features alum who are making a splash in publishing. First up, Janice MacDonald (’81 BA, ’87 MA, English) and her Edmonton-set Randy Craig Mysteries.
› Political Science prof Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez co-edited the recently published Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place. The collection examines how “patriarchy, gender and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge.”
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
› The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced new diplomatic appointments, naming Barbara Richardson (’73 BA) as the new ambassador to the Czech Republic. Previously, Richardson served as Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe.
› From mid-June to mid-July, 14 Ukrainian youth visited Edmonton and the University of Alberta campus as part of a Children for Peace and Canadian Institution of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) initiative.
THIS & THAT
› Need some music for that looong roadtrip this summer? Check out anthro student & YouAlberta blogger Kevin Laxamana’s perfect summer mixtape.
› Think you can be an astronaut? Student blogger and sociology student Zach Borutski compares his credentials to those of astronaut hopeful Ross Lockwood, and it’s not pretty!
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