FALL 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Research, Teaching, Outreach
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Liespotter Pamela Meyer is a liespotter. The CGU alumna is an expert in reading facial cues, interpreting body language, and listening to conversation to weed out the liars and establish trust among the truth-tellers. She trains others to be liespotters and has showcased her teachings to TED audiences around the globe.
Digging for the Truth As part of a School of Arts & Humanities archaeological dig in Israel, religion PhD student Nicholaus Pumphrey dug up more than artifacts, he learned archaeology must be filtered through the lens of politics, economics, religious beliefs, and cultural traditions to be understood by modern researchers.
Looking at Light World renowned artist and CGU alumnus James Turrell reshapes and reimagines perception, change, light, and space to create intense sensory experiences. His often-massive installations redefine reality, reshape the confines of space, and force the viewer to take an active role, bringing his art to life.
The Art of Destruction Taking books apart, inlaying letters and illustrations into their pages, and rebinding them might seem decadent and destructive. But history and literature Professor Lori Anne Ferrell sees “extra-illustrated books”—the focus of her curated “Illuminated Palaces” exhibition at the Huntington Library—as a snapshot into eighteenth-century thought that is still relevant today.
Stairway to Heaven Some follow the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, or Muhammad. Others seek salvation of a sort through musical icons such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, or Bono. Religion PhD student and cultural studies alumnus Ian Fowles theorizes that rock and roll fills a need for lost souls.
Carrying the Flame In the name of national security, Leif Rosenberger used his CGU training in history and economics to support US military efforts. After receiving a PhD in international relations, Rosenberger worked for the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency, eventually becoming the chief economist for United States Pacific Command. He is currently focused on his love of teaching and renewing his relationship with CGU as a dissertation committee member.