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People in the News 04 - Feb 2013



Katherine Lynes, associate professor of English and Africana Studies, recently presented a paper, "Come See!": An Ecopoetics of Pleasure in African American Ecopoetry," at the Conference on Ecopoetics at University of California-Berkeley.

Brad Lewis, professor of economics, provided expert analysis of the so-called sequester to WTEN, the local ABC affiliate. To view the clip, click here.

Valerie Barr, professor of computer science and director of Interdisciplinary Programs, represented the Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women, at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement of a new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program.  SEP is a full-year middle and high school computer science curriculum that will be adopted initially at 20 schools city-wide as of September 2013, reaching 1,000 students in 2013-14 and expanding to reach 3,500 students in 2014-15.

A book co-edited by Claire Bracken, assistant professor of Irish literature and culture in the English Department, was recently published. Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts is available through Cork University Press. Bracken’s co-editor is Emma Radley of University College Dublin. To read a review in the Irish Examiner, click here.

The Ill Funk Ensemble, a band led by Jermaine Wells in Media Services, was named best R&B/Soul Artist for 2013 at the Artists in Music Awards at a ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif. To learn more, click here.

A special issue of Radical History Review, co-edited by Teresa Meade, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture, features a photo taken by one of Meade’s students, Nancy Borowick ’07. The edition, published by Duke University Press this month, is titled “Water: History, Politics, Crisis,” and it examines the historical processes that shape contemporary water issues. Borowick’s photo depicts a child’s hands under a tap of fresh running water at the Triumph International School in Ghana. Borowick has a photo essay in the same issue.