The FaculTea presentation scheduled for 1/29/14 has been cancelled due to weather. We look forward to rescheduling later in the semester.
Jacob Subash is the winner of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, hosted by Joyner Library. Jacob’s research, “Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation,” was completed under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, BSOM.
Jacob entered the university as an East Carolina Scholar and recipient of the Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Award. He graduated in May of 2013 magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. Subash was named the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior at East Carolina University for 2012-2013.
Two honorable mentions were also awarded, to Mukund Patel, for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine and Chelsea Hughes, for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz, in the Dept. of Psychology.
Creative processes in which we work — painting, literature, and photography — are not that dissimilar to the creative life processes in which we are immersed and those that surround us. Death as a creative process is a necessary step toward regeneration and renewal. I approach my photographic subjects with the understanding that these images of what I am seeing are also in the midst of a creative process. I utilized the method of series or sequence – to hold the moment in the death-life process, a moment that needed to be suspended, so one could look at it with more than a glance, have a moment to look into time and change, to study its movement and its confusion an beauty – so that the effect of an image captured in a series on the observer would hold a more lasting, fluid impression.
I photograph common animals encountered in ordinary small town life: animals one might see by the side of the road, a domesticated dog killed by a car, a neighborhood cat, a discarded catfish caught in a nearby river and left behind, a mourning dove that has broken its neck, a deer in season killed by local hunters, a feral fox killed on the highway. These subjects are currently part of a human being’s conscious and unconscious awareness of the animal world in a typical small town. They may be a part but not a necessary part of the human world (excluding the emotional relationship between pet owner and pet); that is, they are elements of the world viewed from an unaffected distance.
“The Return” attempts to recreate visions of the natural world that are more harmonious and less compartmentalized, more wholesome, less segmented, and avoid the segregation of “diseased” versus “healthy,” “polluted” versus “unpolluted,” or “dead” versus “living,” In some small way, I am aiming to encourage a view of the natural world that sees value and beauty in all of its processes.
These photographs were taken with a Nikon D300s digital camera. The images were edited in Adobe Photoshop CS5 on a 2011, 27 in. Apple IMAC. The 20 prints were made on an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 wide-format printer using “Breathing Color: Vibrance Rag” 325GSM fine art paper with high gloss Baryta finish, 100% cotton.
Linda Andrea Fox received her MFA and BFA in Photography from East Carolina University School of Art and Design. For eight years she served as the biomedical photographer for Duke University Hospital and the Brody School of Medicine of ECU. She was born in California.
Joyner Library’s Support Staff Assembly is pleased to report that the annual spring bake sale raised $426.22. Proceeds will go to Relay For Life’s fundraiser.
For more information, contact event coordinator Tracie Hampton at 328-4085.
Dave Smith is currently the Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry at Johns Hopkins University. Influenced by the work of James Dickey, AR Ammons, and Robert Penn Warren, Smith’s poetry chronicles the changing landscape of our country and the changing South.
The Robert Penn Warren Exhibit at Joyner Library represents some of the finest work in the Stuart Wright Collection and the largest collection of associated Warren material held outside the Beinecke Library at Yale University and the University of Kentucky. Warren rare and fine print books, typescripts, holograph notes and manuscripts, letters, photographs, and ephemeral documents highlight the life and career of one of the greatest American writers of the 20thcentury. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) is the only writer to have won a Pulitzer Prize in both fiction and poetry.
Contact: For more information, contact Tom Douglass at email@example.com or 252-328-6723