In early January, Jose Lalas, director of the Center for Educational Justice, flew to Vienna for the World Association for Case Method Research and Case Method Application’s international conference. Lalas shared a paper titled “Culturally and Socially Situated Strategies for Marginalized Students,” which reviewed the current research on relevant theoretical frameworks and best practice for facilitating literacy and language development for English learners and other minority students that frame the issue of literacies and language from a culturally and socially situated perspective.
Timothy P. Krantz, professor of environmental studies, was selected as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador by the Institute of International Education. Each year, alumni ambassadors are selected competitively to present information on their Fulbright experience at campus workshops, academic conferences and other venues. For two years, Krantz will play an important role in promoting Fulbright grants for other faculty and campus administrators and raising the visibility of the program nationally.
School of Music Professors Laura Brenes (French horn) and Sara Andon (flute) were among the orchestral musicians who performed in Brian Tyler’s film score recording for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014). Watch the video. Brenes can be seen at 0:26 and Andon at 0:30.
Kathleen Feeley, associate professor of history, immersed herself in the world of scuttlebutt, scandal, dirt, hearsay and tittle-tattle for her new book, “When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History.” The book reassesses gossip’s place in politics, print, media and religious cultures from the Salem witch trials to today.
In his new book, “Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being,” Larry Gross, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies, examines the worldview of the Anishinaabeg people, focusing primarily on the Minnesota Anishinaabeg and how they are maintaining their culture in the modern world.