Art and Culture

Beth Weinstein

Assistant Professor, Architecture
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Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning + Preservation Master of Architecture, 1990.
(520) 626-6324
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Beth Weinstein is involved in research and projects that investigate architecture as scaffold for event and action. This interest is related to both architectural works for performance (dance and theater) as well as for daily rituals or exceptional events. She has also taught several studios on the theme of utopias, or the critique thereof, as it relates to the conceptualization/planning and making of societies, the relationship between the individual and the collective, and historical thinking about possible futures. In addition, she is interested in the relationship between drawing and fabrication processes as tightly related practices. She would like to work with students who are interested in developing design methodologies that tightly link conceptual/critical thinking to the concrete/ material and the experiential. Students should be concerned about the quality and craft of the physical artifacts they design and make and be interested in the way in which architecture supports and influences the manner in which people live and experience life. Weinstein's website includes information on her design work and teaching to date.

Mitchell A Pavao-Zuckerman

Assistant Research Professor, Biosphere 2
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Instructor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Affiliated Faculty, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Affiliate Faculty, Institute of the Environment
PhD, Ecology, University of Georgia, 2003
(520) 621-1588
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Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman is an ecosystem ecologist who is interested in global change and human dominated ecosystems. His research explores the responses of biogeochemical cycling in soils to altered environmental regimes, with a focus on linking community structure and ecosystem functioning. He is particularly interested in the ecology of cities, and also works in arid systems undergoing multiple environmental changes (including altered precipitation patterns and plant species composition changes). He is also working at the intersection of ecological and social sciences to develop an integrated understanding of human ecosystems.

Jane R Miller

Professor, English
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Poet, English
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Jane Miller is the author of eight collections of poetry, including A Palace of Pearls, from Copper Canyon Press, which has recently gone into another printing. Her newest book is Midnights, poetry and prose poems, in the Saturnalia Press artist/poet Collaboration Series, #4, with visual art contributed by Beverly Pepper and an introduction by C.D. Wright. Among her earlier collections are The Greater Leisures, a National Poetry Series Selection, and August Zero, winner of the Western States Book Award. She has also written Working Time: Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Travel, part of the University of Michigan's Poets on Poetry Series. She is a recipient of a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award for Poetry, as well as a Guggenheim fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Susan H Aiken

University Distinguished Professor, English
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Affiliate Faculty, Department of Gender and Womens Studies
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(520) 626-9498
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