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Globe offers sweet praise for professor

When Boston Globe writer Don Aucoin published his theater picks of 2013 in December, guess who was on the list? Wheaton’s own Associate Professor of Theatre Stephanie Burlington Daniels.

The Globe proclaimed her tops in the category of “Most creative use of cake during a solo performance,” for her portrayal of a “deranged academic” in Kenneth Prestininzi’s one-woman play Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth, which was presented by Sleeping Weazel at ArtsEmerson in Boston last February.

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Chronicle of Higher Ed notes digital project

In a January article, the Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Associate Professor Kim Miller’s digital timeline assignment.

The article included a collection of comments from Chronicle readers about how digital platforms are integrated into humanities teaching and scholarship in the undergraduate classroom. Professor Miller’s response was included:

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Bhutan Today covers partnership renewal

Officials at Royal Thimphu College (RTC) in Bhutan and Wheaton strengthened their academic partnership in March by renewing their Memorandum of Understanding, which originally established Wheaton’s study abroad program in Bhutan in 2010.

Bhutan Today and stories in two other Bhutanese publications noted that, as part of the renewed agreement, up to 10 students from RTC will come to Wheaton each year. Selected students will have the opportunity to live on campus, attend classes and extracurricular events, and, perhaps, visit local schools during a two-week period starting in the spring of 2015.

Globe praises professor’s performance

Professor Stephanie Burlington DanielsProfessor Stephanie Burlington Daniels, in collaboration with Boston theater company Sleeping Weazel, delivered a quirky and lively performance of Kenneth Prestininzi’s one-woman play Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth at The Next Thing Festival at Emerson College on February 22 and 23.

Daniels plays Mary Shelley-Breath, a “mad” academic, and, as described by Sleeping Weazel, “gives birth to a newly imagined post-feminist manifesto that re-mixes Frankenstein with Princess Diana, Elvis Presley and a young bride’s hope to have the cake of her dreams.”

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