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Wawrzycka Participates in Prestigious
James Joyce Conference in Rome

English professor Jolanta Wawrzycka was one of five international scholars invited to participate in the First Graduate James Joyce Conference in Rome on Feb. 1 - 2, coinciding with Joyce's birthday. Numerous prominent Joyce scholars, including noted author Umberto Eco, participated in the two-day conference aimed at educating young literary scholars about the complexities of the works of the Dublin native, who penned Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

Jolanta WawrzyckaThe James Joyce Italian Foundation organized the conference in collaboration with the Department of Comparative Literature of the University of Rome Three and with support from the Irish Embassy in Rome and the Italian President.

Students from universities in Italy, Iran, France, Germany and the U.S. attended the conference. Wawrzycka was a respondent on a panel devoted to Joyce and translation. "Although I attend Joyce conferences regularly, this event was special because it focused solely on graduate students. I was impressed with the level of scholarship represented by the young scholars. I have high hopes for some of my own Joyce seminar students, and I'd like to bring one of them to Rome next year." Wawrzycka is the editor of Gender in Joyce and the author of numerous book chapters on multilingual translations of Joyce, her most recent work appearing in the Fall 2007 issue of Italian Joyce Studies.

Campus News

RU Baseball and Women's Basketball Play Today;
Softball Hosts Virginia Tech Tomorrow

RU BaseballThe baseball team will be in Harrisonburg to take on JMU today at 2:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Today's game will mark the 1,000th game in the history of the Highlander baseball program.

The women's basketball team faces a key Big South Conference road game at UNC Asheville tonight as the Highlanders fight to hang on to second place in the league standings. Game time is 7 p.m. Check for results.

In men's basketball news, RU junior guard Martell McDuffy was named this week's Big South Player of the Week.

The women's softball team will host Virginia Tech tomorrow in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Blacksburg but was moved because of construction at the Hokies' home field.

Women's History Month Opens
with Guest Speaker on Friday

Women's History Month opens with author and scholar Wilma Dunaway who will speak on Friday, Feb. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Hurlburt Auditorium. Her talk, "Never Safe in the Family Way: Challenging the Dominant Paradigm in U.S. Slavery Studies," is sponsored by the RU Women's Studies Club and the CPC in honor of Black History Month and Women's History Month. To learn more, see the event flyer (pdf file).

Before the guest speaker, the campus community is invited to an opening reception at 4 p.m. in the Bonnie Auditorium to celebrate the kick-off of Women's History Month.


RU Alumna Honored For Outstanding Design
Alumna Pum M. Lefebure '97 was recently featured in Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), a professional news magazine for graphic artists. Lefebure is co-founder and design director of Design Army in Washington, D.C., an award-winning company whose array of clients includes the Washington Ballet, Chronicle Books, Ritz Carlton, Marriott International and more.

Since opening in 2003, Design Army's work has been featured in numerous publications, including Communication Arts, HOW, Print, STEP, and international magazines Novum, Coupe and Art4D.

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Coming Up at RU

2/26, Baseball at JMU
2/26, WBB at UNCA
2/27, Softball vs. Va. Tech
2/27, MBB at High Point
2/27, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert
2/28, Silver-Garburg Piano Duo
2/29-3/1, Track & Field at BSC Championships
3/1, WT vs. NC Central
3/1, WBB vs. Winthrop
3/1, MBB at Liberty
3/3, University Choral Ensembles Concert
3/4, MBB Big South Tournament Opening Round Games
3/4, Baseball vs. Marshall
(See RU Calendar for more info)

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