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Daniel Mosquera, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies presented a paper, "Lingering Dilemmas in the Teaching of Africana Studies," at the New York African Studies Association conference held at Union. He also chaired a panel in the same conference, within which this talk was delivered, titled Education and the African Diaspora. 

Lori Marso, professor of political science, has co-edited with Bonnie Honig (Modern Culture and Media, Brown University) a special issue of theory&event which launched on 15 April titled "Breaking the Rules: Gender, Power, and Politics in the Films of Lars von Trier." The issue contains 15 essays by well-known authors across fields such as political theory, classics, film studies, and gender and sexuality studies, a media installation by Tony Cokes from Brown who delivered the keynote lecture to open the newly renovated Karp Building, and an interview with Lars von Trier that has never before appeared in English. Marso and Honig co-wrote the introduction to the issue, and Marso's own essay is on Antichrist, titled "Must We Burn Lars von Trier? Simone de Beauvoir's Body Politics in Antichrist." You can see the symposium here.  

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of the Africana Studies program, was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Paul Tonko and was also acknowledged as an Unsung Heroine by the Northeastern New York affiliate of the YWCA. “The award celebrates the accomplishments and spirit of African American women in Schenectady who have given their time, talents and resources to benefit others. Unsung Heroines work year after year to improve neighborhood conditions and protect the human and civil rights of others." 

Christine Henseler, professor and chair of the Spanish Department, gave the keynote address at the first Undergraduate Symposium in Modern Languages and Classics at Siena College. The title was "Mutant Ninja Power: The Next Generation of Hybrid Humanists." Henseler was also profiled on "Don't Write off Generation X." Read that piece here

Three first-year Union students in the Leadership in Medicine program – Steven Maksymowych, Ankoor Talwar and Erkan Bertram – recently attended the 12th annual Unite for ​Sight Global Health and Medicine Conference at Yale University. They ​discussed current health​care trends and their implications at a dinner at Wold House this week. GHMC is the world’s leading global health conference and the largest social entrepreneurship gathering, with 2,200 professionals and students from every U.S. state and more than 55 countries. 

Kenneth DeBono, the Gilbert R. Livingston Professor of Behavioral Science, recently presented a paper with Kate Kozain ’16 at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association held in Philadelphia. The title of their paper was “Message Framing and Ad Evaluation: The Role of Self-Monitoring.”

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