Eleni Bastéa, Ph.D., Professor, was interviewed for the English-language documentary "Smyrna. The destruction of a cosmopolitan city, 1900-1922", which was directed by Maria Iliou and premiered in Athens in January 2012 (90 min., Proteas production). "Smyrna" was subsequently shown on Greek television and the Benaki Museum in Athens. In collaborating with the director both as a historical consultant and an interviewee, Bastéa drew from her own on-going archival research on Smyrna (present-day Izmir, in Turkey), as well as family stories and oral-history interviews she conducted over the years. Her research has been supported, in part, by the Graham Foundation and by the Research Allocations Committee (UNM) travel grants.
Jeremy Jerge, graduate student, is one of 16 finalists in the2011 Fentress Global Challenge competition. His submission, “2100 Air Terminal of the Future” was developed in Associate Professor Kramer Woodard’s 604 graduate architecture studio course this past fall. This project was selected from over 200 competition entries.