People in the news - Week of March 5, 2021

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Sonia Sandoval ’16, Learning Environments specialist, ITS, has been awarded the Katie Vale Memorial Scholarship by the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP). The scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates “a passion for the role of technology in higher education” and embodies the characteristics of an emerging leader. Sandoval was nominated by Denise Snyder, director of Learning Technologies and Environments. Sandoval is responsible for supervising a team of student technicians, “where she consistently seeks out new challenges and works tirelessly to improve the quality of ITS classroom technology and event support,” Snyder said. Snyder also cited Sandoval’s outstanding academic record and community activism while a student, as well as her current involvement in Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and pursuit of a graduate degree in learning design and technology from Harvard Extension School.

A new story by Assistant Professor of English Shena McAuliffe, “The Other Matter,” recently appeared in the journal Miracle Monocle. Read it here.

A book chapter by Judith Lewin, associate professor of English, titled “Teaching Jewish American Women’s Writing” was published in Teaching Jewish American Literature. Her piece focuses on pedagogical approaches to Jewish American literature based on gender and sexuality. Learn more here. Lewin also hosted a lecture for Congregation Gates of Heaven on forgiveness texts during its Yom Kippur services.

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