Appearances, awards and honors
Johari Jabir, assistant professor of African American studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spoke Nov. 8 at the UIC Forum for the 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival.
Jabir’s talk, “Rev. James Cleveland’s Peace Be Still: The Paradox of Peace and Music in the Civil Rights Era,” examines the role of gospel music in the civil rights movement.
Glenn Fujiura, professor of disability and human development in the College of Applied Health Sciences, received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disability Nov. 11 at the organization’s awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Chenyi Ling, a doctoral student in kinesiology in the College of Applied Health Sciences, received the 2013 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed Chinese Students Study Abroad from the Chinese government. She is one of 500 to receive the honor from among tens of thousands of Chinese students studying all over the world each year.
Derrick Sanders, assistant professor of theatre in the School of Theatre and Music, received the 2014 August Wilson Community Award from the Goodman Theatre Nov. 6. The award honors an organization and individual for advancing diversity in the arts community. Sanders, a protégé of Wilson, will direct Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” at the UIC Theatre in February.
Faheem Majeed, visiting assistant professor of art in the School of Art and Art History, is among six artists awarded curatorial residencies at the Chicago Cultural Center by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. He and collaborator Jeremiah Hulsebos-Stafford will work in the Garland Studio, a public space, from January to April on a multifaceted piece titled “Floating Museum.”
H. Steven Sims, director of the Chicago Institute for Voice Care and associate professor of otolaryngology in the College of Medicine, was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
Jonathan Abarbanel, adjunct instructor of theatre in the School of Theatre and Music and chair of the American Theatre Critics Association, was one of three U.S. delegates to the 27th World Congress of the International Association of Theatre Critics in Beijing Oct. 15-19. He presented a paper on the impact of social media on theater criticism.