Friday, May 22, 2015


Erika Menendez was sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday for pushing a Hindu man, Sunando Sen, off a subway platform and onto the tracks as a train was coming into the station, killing him.
Menendez, 33, told police that she pushed Sen in front of an oncoming 7 train in December 2012 because he was Hindu, whom she believed (along with Muslims) were responsible for the attacks on 9/11. “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims. Ever since 2001 when they put down the Twin Towers I’ve been beating them up,” she said.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Adjunct Teaching

Faculty are increasingly hired on the Walmart model as temps.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Challenges of writing in Three Languages

The Persian Circle at the University of Chicago Presents
انجمن سخن فارسی در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند
Ezzat Goushegir
عزت گوشه گیر
ویژگی های آوایی، تصویری و معنایی در سه زبان
Features of Sound, Image and Meaning in Three Languages
(The Challenges of writing in Three Languages)
Ezzat Goushegir, is a playwright, author and film critic. She has performed her plays internationally as well as published five books in Farsi, including three collections of short stories: “The Woman, the Room and Love”, “…And Suddenly the Leopard Cried: Woman”, “The Woman Reluctantly Said Goodbye, a collection of two plays and a book of poetry. A number of her plays have been staged and produced in the US, Europe, Canada, the Philippines and China since 1987; among them "Maryam's Pregnancy" which won a Richard Maibaum award and Behind the Curtains received a Norman Felton award. Three of her plays “Medea was Born in Fallujah”, “You are not a Man!” and “Now Smile” were anthologized in "Witness, Crawdad and Afghanistan: A Window on the Tragedy." Currently she teaches at DePaul University in Chicago.

**The talk will be in Persian and Professor Goushegir will read excerpts of her plays in English**
Wednesday, May 13 at 5:00pm
University of Chicago
Pick Hall, 5828 South University Ave.
Room #218
Chicago, IL 60637