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Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, was a featured expert on climate change and the potential for a megadrought in a local CBS broadcast. The segment may be viewed at CBS Los Angeles.
Daniel Alfred Wachs, associate professor and director of orchestral activities, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of Bal Harbour, Fla., on Jan. 29, following a benefit piano recital for the Children of Tolima, Columbia.
Paul Seydor, professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recently published The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah’s Last Western Film with Northwestern University Press. From Northwestern’s catalogue entry: “Professor Seydor reconstructs the riveting history of a brilliant director fighting to preserve an artistic vision while wrestling with his own self-destructive demons. Meticulously comparing the five extant versions, Seydor documents why none is definitive, including the 2005 Special Edition, for which he served as consultant. Art, business, history, genius, and ego all collide in this story of a great director navigating the treacherous waters of collaboration, compromise, and commerce to create a flawed but enduringly power masterpiece.” An excerpt of this book was published in the Feb. 5 issue of Variety.