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Endowed Professorships in Humanities

Name of Professorship

Appointment Date

Current Holder

Description

Centenary Research Professorship in Humanities #1

2007-2009

Jeanne Hamming
(Vita)

During the time that Jeanne Hamming will hold the Humanities professorship, funded in 1991, she will be co-authoring a book with Helen Burgess of University of Maryland at Baltimore County. The book, tentatively titled Thinking through Code: Making Multimedia in the Academy, will consider the ways in which new media practice has informed and can continue to inform new media criticism and theory. This book will explore, in various contexts and from various perspectives, the relationships—rhetorical, ideological, and actual—that exist within the academy between multimedia, materiality, labor, and traditional models of research.

Centenary Research Professorship in Humanities #2/ Research #1

Summer 2009

Bruce Allen
(vita)

Funded in 1998, this professorship will allow Professor Bruce Allen and Kyle Martin, a studio art major, to complete a research/production project over the summer. The main goals for this research and production project are to concentrate on a body of artwork in preparation for regional and national exhibitions and study and create large scale public-sculpture; to renovate the sculpture/ceramics studio/classrooms to create functional workspaces for welding, bronze casting, and firing ceramics; and set up and take down the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western art Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Centenary Research Professorship in Humanities #3/ Research #2

Summer 2012

Bruce Allen
(Vita)

See Humanities #6 for research project.

Centenary Research Professorship in Humanities #4/ Research #3

Summer 2011

David Brownholland
Vita

Funded in 1998, this professorship will allow Dr. Brownholland and two students, Charles Madden and Madeline Fechter, to generate new synthetic strategies towards archaeal-type phospholipids, or bolalipids. Bolalipids have emerged as an alternative for traditional lipids in membrane-based biotechnologies, such as biosensors and drug delivery vehicles due to the enhanced stability of membranes formed from these unique lipids. There are two major limiting factors for the realization of bolalipids in biotechnology: supply and an understanding of the structure/function relationships between these lipids and the membranes they form. Expression and purification of archaeal-type lipids in biological species is time-consuming and extremely expensive, necessitating the need for synthetic methods towards these compounds. Secondly, there is a very poor understanding of structure/function relationships between the lipids and their corresponding, making it difficult to choose (or design) archaeal-lipids appropriate for a given application. This research program will design synthetic procedures for novel bolalipids as well as generate a small library of lipids allowing us to probe the effects on chain length of bolalipids on the biophysical properties of their corresponding membranes.

Centenary Research Professorship in Humanities #5/ Research #4

Summer 2010

Michelle Glaros
(Vita)

Funded in 1998, This professorship will allow Professor Glaros and student researcher, Dana McGee, are collaborating to produce the final cut of her experimental documentary film Suspended Sediment. Working as the projectís sole graphic designer, Dana is creating a series of animated maps and graphic images to be added to the film. These maps and images will help audiences visualize the spatial relationships between the areas of the city frequently discussed in the film. Shreveportís rows of abandoned shotgun houses form the central visual trope of this documentary. These architectural structures represent a complex of ideas for the city, but most significantly they illustrate Shreveportís inability to negotiate its past. These dwellings, often abandoned and neglected, provide the film with a repeating metaphor: Shreveport is stuck, unable to determine what to do about these dwellings, just as the city is unable to collectively recognize its cultural past and shape its cultural identity. Suspended Sediment psychoanalyzes that inertia in an attempt to shed light on what many citizensí see as the cityís own arrested development.

Centenary Research Professorship in Humanities #6/ Research #5

Summer 2012

Bruce Allen
(Vita)

Funded in 1999, this professorship will allow Professor Allen and student researcher, Caitlin Lindsay, to create and display settings for bronze sculptures, which are owned by the Norton Gallery of Art. The settings will be original sculptures created by Bruce Allen and Jim Hayes and built at the Centenary studio. They will also create several works of their own and learn about museum preparation. In addition, they will design and install the CFD Western Art Show at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

William Arceneaux Professorship in Foreign Language

2008-2013

Dana Kress
(Vita)

Funded in October, 2005, this professorship will allow Dr. Kress to further explore the Francophone literature of Louisiana.

Dr. Charles T. Beaird Professorship of Philosophy #1

2008-2011

Chris Ciocchetti
(Vita)

Funded in October, 2005, this professorship will help Dr. Ciocchetti explore moral and ethical issues with his students and the broader philosophical community.

Dr. Charles T. Beaird Professorship of Philosophy #2

2008-2011

Chris Ciocchetti

See above.

A.C."Cheesy" Voran Choir Director Professorship #1

2007 -

David Hobson
(Vita)

Funded in October, 2005. The Director of Centenary's Choir will occupy the Voran Professorships.

A.C."Cheesy" Voran Choir Director Professorship #2

2007 -

David Hobson
(Vita)

Funded in October 2005. The Director of Centenary's Choir will occupy the Voran Professorships.

A.C."Cheesy" Voran Choir Director Professorship #3

2008 -

David Hobson
(Vita)

Funded in October 2006. The Director of Centenary's Choir will occupy the Voran Professorships.

A.C."Cheesy" Voran Choir Director Professorship #4

2008 -

David Hobson
(Vita)

Funded in October 2006. The Director of Centenary's Choir will occupy the Voran Professorships.

Last updated May 22, 2012.