It is a celebration of the talent of UC faculty beyond the lecture halls and research labs. Publications of faculty spanning articles, books, edited journals, musical scores, artwork, poetry, DVDs, videos and the Web were on display at the annual Authors, Editors and Composers Reception and Program.
The event, open to invited members of the UC community, was held 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.
Authors, Editors and Composers recognized 254 UC faculty who submitted 401 publications from 2009. Participating faculty represented all of UC’s colleges as well as the UC Libraries, the Division of Professional Practice, the Center for Community Engagement, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and the Office of the Registrar. Published works spanned four different languages – English, Spanish, Japanese and French.
“The annual Authors, Editors and Composers reception and exhibit gives the Libraries the opportunity to recognize the remarkable range of scholarly and creative works of the UC faculty,” said Victoria A. Montavon, dean and university librarian.
The published works reflected UC’s diverse research scholarship, covering such topics as emotional intelligence, Mayan art, DNA database controversies, nuclear weapons, the Civil War, body image, white collar crime, human trafficking, children and play, obesity, knitting and medical and engineering research. Original works of art, fiction, musical scores and photography showcased faculty talent.
The 2010 Authors, Editors and Composers was dedicated to the memory of Wolfgang A. Ritschel, UC professor emeritus of pharmacokinetics and professor emeritus of pharmacology, who passed away earlier this year. An internationally renowned researcher and longtime supporter of UC Libraries, Ritschel’s passion for art, pursued in his retirement, won him world recognition. One of his former graduate students, Gregory Kearns – now a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City – presented on their 2009 collaboration Handbook of Basic Pharmacokinetics…Including Clinical Applications, 7th Edition.
Other authors who made remarks at the reception included David L. Meyer, a UC Geology Professor, about his co-authored book, “A Sea Without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region.” Also, Flavia Bastos, associate professor of art education, discussed her articles, “Border-Crossing Dialogues: Critically Preparing Educators for Participation in a Global Society,” and “Creating Communities at Home and Abroad,” as well as the journal “Art Education,” which she edits. The event also featured remarks from Provost Anthony J. Perzigian.
Most of the published works from Authors, Editors and Composers are now on public display in Langsam Library’s fourth and fifth floor lobbies through June 12.
“Authors, Editors and Composers” is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. This group of library donors assists the Libraries in many ways, including providing support for exhibits that draw attention to Library collections.