News & Notes: Susan Takata, Russ Johnson
Susan R. Takata, Professor of Criminal Justice, presented "Thinking 'Visually' about Context: The Creativity of Undergraduate Criminal Justice Students," during a poster session at the November 2012 meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago.
Russ Johnson, Professor of Jazz Studies in the Music Department, was the subject of a laudatory article in the Nov. 21 edition of the Chicago Reader. Author Peter Margasak wrote, in part, "The jazz world is filled with great musicians like trumpeter Russ Johnson?guys who play all of the time and appear on loads of records but have little name recognition outside of the cognoscenti. He's only made a handful of records under his own leadership, but he's turned up as a sideman on countless albums, including dates led by Jenny Scheinman, Michael Bates, Noah Preminger, Diedre Rodman, Lee Konitz, Jason Rigby, and Steve Swallow, among others. He should be better known, because the dude can play some serious trumpet." The entire article is available online.