This week's news from faculty and staff.
Black Lawrence Press released a new book by Shena McAuliffe, assistant professor of English. “The Good Echo” is set in the 1930s and is a story of a marriage between a controversial nutritionist and his quietly courageous wife. Learn more about the novel and purchase it here.
Phil Wajda, director of media relations, received an Accolades award from the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education for the 2017-18 academic year. In the category of Institutional Media Relations Programs, he received a silver for the announcement about the discovery of a rare lock of hair belonging to George Washington hidden inside a long-forgotten book in Schaffer Library. More than 2,500 print and broadcast media outlets reported on the find, including the Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America and NPR. The New York Times ran a story on its front page on Presidents Day with the headline: “Finding a Lock of George Washington’s Hair, and a Link to American History.” The awards will be presented at the CASE conference in Philadelphia March 24-26. CASE is the leading professional association for educational advancement professionals.
Jason Benitez, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, was featured on a recent podcast episode of “Hey Human.” In “Eliminating the Divide,” he shares Union’s diversity and inclusion work, speaking specifically about the Social Justice Retreat, which is happening on campus this weekend. Listen to the podcast on iTunes here.
After stepping down as co-editor for the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies after 10 years, Daniel Mosquera, professor of Spanish, was appointed to the journal's Advisory Board. The journal publishes articles on Latin American culture and on theoretical and historical approaches to cultural production in Latin America, including Caribbean, Latino/a and other diasporic, trans-regional formations.
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