Cerri Banks, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, has been selected by the University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement as a 2020-21 fellow for her project “Black Administrators and Black Student Activism — Media’s Impact on Navigating Relationships and Transforming Learning.” Ten projects were selected from a highly competitive pool of students, professors, law enforcement, policymakers and senior administrators tackling challenging and timely issues pertaining to expression, academic freedom and campus life.
“Hotel London,” the latest book by Barbara Black, professor of English, received a 2020 Book Award from the Victorian Society in America, a national nonprofit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education and enjoyment of 19th-century U.S. heritage.
Michael C. Ennis-McMillan, associate professor of anthropology, published an article, “Pandemic Perspectives: Responding to COVID-19,” in the Open Anthropology journal of the American Anthropological Association.
William Kennerly, senior teaching professor of chemistry, Kimberley Frederick, professor of chemistry, and Kelly Sheppard, associate professor of chemistry, co-authored an article, “General Chemistry in Just One Semester for All Majors,” in the Journal of Chemical Education.
Elzbieta (Ela) Lepkowska-White, with William Berg '18 and Amy Parsons, authored an article, "Social Media Marketing Management: An Application to Small Restaurants in the US," published in the International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research in October 2019. The article was partially based on the research that Berg and Lepkowska-White conducted in summer 2017, supported by the Summer Faculty Student Research Grant.
Andrew Lindner, associate professor and associate chair of sociology, co-authored a new book, “All Media are Social: Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media” (Routledge), about the ever-changing media landscape.
Aarathi Prasad, assistant professor of computer science, is part of a large group of researchers and software developers who are developing a contact tracing app for tracking the spread of COVID-19.
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