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November 17, 2014

Banham Fellow Jordan Carver's review of the September 11 museum, "Selfie of a Nation," was published in the Avery Review: He also had an exhibition opening at the Istanbul Design Biennial as part of Who Builds Your Architecture? The exhibit highlights migrant labor issues in the architecture profession by connecting architects and construction workers through the design process.

In August, Associate Professor Despina Stratigakos presented a paper, "Architectural Propaganda and the Nazis as Colonial Builders in Norway" at the Art in Battle conference held at the KODE Art Museum in Bergen, Norway.  She also participated in the Feminist Futures symposium organized by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In October, Stratigakos and Kelly Hayes McAlonie presented "Architect Barbie: The Debate and Discussion 3 Years Later" at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C.

Jin Young Song in partnership with MINIMAX Architects, the partner firm in South Korea, has been awarded a research grant for the master plan/housing innovation research from the government of Yangpyeong, S. Korea. Prof. Song will conduct an intensive research/design studio in Spring 2015. This studio is funded by the city, including a 5 day studio research trip to Korea.

In October, Nicholas B. Rajkovich presented a paper entitled "A Bicycle-Based Field Measurement System for the Study of the Urban Canopy Layer in Cuyahoga County, Ohio" at the 20th International Congress of Biometeorology in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference was sponsored by the International Society of Biometeorology, a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration among meteorologists, health professionals, biologists, climatologists, ecologists, and other scientists.

Clinical Assistant Professor Dennis Maher was an invited speaker at the 2014 Preston Thomas Memorial Symposium at Cornell University. The symposium explored the ancient phenomenon of spolia and its relevance to our present need for more sustainable and resilient human patterns of habitation.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has also acquired the first edition of his "House Anamnesis," a suite of seven graphic works on canvas. Works in the suite propose the walls, floors, and ceilings of Maher's ever-evolving Fargo House as agents of hallucinatory self-reflection.

Paul Battaglia has been appointed to the Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel for review of UL 1479 "Fire Tests of Penetration Firestops." He also presented a paper, "Achieving acoustical comfort in restaurants," to the Acoustical Society of America at their fall conference in Indianapolis on October 29. The data for the study was derived from student projects in the Aural Architecture seminar from spring term 2014.

Stephanie Davidson co-wrote an article with her sister, Tonya Davidson, a sociology professor at Ryerson University, entitled "Building by Design: A Critique of DIY Architecture." The article is published in the current issue (volume 5, issue 2) of curb magazine, published by the University of Alberta (

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