At Northwestern, he is the founding director (since 2011) of the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA), which features an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate cluster and . certificate, a language program (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish), as well as a vibrant calendar of programming both on campus and in the community. In addition to serving in the English department, where he was Director of Graduate Studies from 2009-2012, Edwards is a core faculty member in Northwestern's programs of Comparative Literary Studies , American Studies , Middle East and North African Studies , and International Studies , and is a faculty affiliate of the Program of African Studies , Screen Cultures , Rhetoric and Public Culture , and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies .
I got a nice new piano. I am giving my old one away. The piano we used a few weeks ago at 2nd Story Recording Studio has the long lost old Sorcerer piano in it, the one I recorded Dead Boy and certain songs from the last album on a few years ago!!! I was so happy to see it again. It seemed different. I tried to pretend that I recognized it. But it reminded me of the cat that changed color when it got a new owner. Norah Jones recorded her first record on that piano too. Anyway it sounded great.
Welty’s achievements include more than her fiction. Her early photographs eventually appeared in book form: Her photograph book One Time, One Place was published in 1971, and more photographs have subsequently been published in books titled Photographs (1989), Country Churchyards (2000), and Eudora Welty as Photographer (2009). Her essays and book reviews were collected in the 1978 volume titled The Eye of the Story , and her autobiography One Writer’s Beginnings , published in 1984 by Harvard University Press, was a nationwide best seller. For a time during her last three decades, Welty periodically worked on fiction, but completed nothing to her own high standards, standards that made her a literary celebrity. She appeared on televised interviews, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor, served as the subject of a BBC documentary, and was chosen as the first living writer to be published in the Library of America series. After a short illness and as the result of cardio-pulmonary failure, Eudora Welty died on 23 July 2001, in Jackson, Mississippi, her lifelong home, where she is buried.