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CLAS News from Deans' Notes

CLAS Deans' Notes Spotlight | April 13, 2017

Communication Days Awards and Keynote

At the Department of Communication’s seventeenth annual Communication Days celebration, the Department welcomed more than 15 outside experts and guest speakers to classes, ranging from the Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin to singer-songwriter Josh Fuson and the LGBTQ Resource Center’s Xajés Martinez, and honored outstanding achievements.

2017 Department of Communication award winners include:

●  Sonja K. Foss Award for Academic Excellence Presented to Haley Pasquariello
●  Barbara J. Walkosz Distinguished Alumni Award Presented to Perla Gheiler
●  Robley Rhine Student Leadership Award Presented to Valeria Moran
●  Lael Porter Award for Community Service Presented to Matthew Wilkin, Patrycja Humienik, and Sarah Sunderlin
●  Friend of the Communication Department Award Presented to Mary Lovit

The keynote presentation and awards ceremony coincided with a Daniels Fund ... Read More »

English Department Announces Richard T. Dillon Scholarship Winner

The recipient of the Richard T. Dillon Award for 2017-2018 is Jesse Anderson.  A non-traditional student returning to full time studies as an English Writing Major, he holds a 4.0 GPA .  Anderson is a married father of two, and struggling to provide for his family (after losing his job last October) he desires to finish school as soon as possible (so as to find another position). His dream is to be a professional writer and this scholarship will enable him to achieve his degree in the coming year.

Allen presents in Jordan

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences Casey Allen was invited to speak at The First International Conference on Applications of Geomatics Engineering in Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management at Al-al’Bayt University in Mafraq, Jordan. Allen and his two colleagues were the only non-Jordanians invited to speak at the conference. They presented on integrating ArcCollector and RASI – which will allow them to monitor progress remotely, as it links imagery and RASI data to the cloud in real time.

Burciaga awarded grant

Assistant Professor of Sociology Edelina Burciaga (along with faculty colleagues from Brown University, California State University-Dominguez Hills and Harvard University) has been awarded a grant from the American Sociological Association’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline. The award is “intended to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds.” Building on extent work on how illegality affects young immigrants’ social and political incorporation. Burciaga’s team will examine how local enactments of law have differential effects on migrant illegality as a lived experience for youth. By doing so, they will extend the study of migration and draw attention to the intersection of the life course, law, and local context. This work will span multiple geographic contexts including the West, ... Read More »

Dodge career mentoring students in China

Patrick Dodge recently organized an event geared toward current ICB students and alums in Beijing with Weber Shandwick, an award-winning global public relations. This event was the first in a two-part series designed to give students career mentoring.

Harding delivers invited lecture

Rachel Elizabeth Harding, Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, recently delivered an invited lecture at Pitzer College in Claremont, California on "Mystic Spirituality in Black Women's Social Justice Activism - Brazil/USA."


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