Accomplishments - September, 2017

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John Reid Perkins-Buzo, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, recently participated in the inaugural “VR Brain Jam at the Games for Change Festival” in New York City. His app “Neuron Lab,” written for the Microsoft HoloLens, was accepted for the highly selected event that pairs neuroscience researchers with game developers to explore virtual reality and neuroscience.

Patricia Saleeby, School of Social Work, presented two posters before the World Health Organization-Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) at its mid-year meeting this summer in Cape Town, South Africa.

Scott Blackwood, English, wrote “These Waters Run Deep” the cover story for the September 2017 issue of Chicago Magazine. The story examines the river’s history, environmental status and rebirth.

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, School of Art and Design, has a solo exhibit, “Reconstructed/ Reconceptualized,” that runs through Oct. 23 at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University. The exhibit includes the “Banjo Family” series of wood and burlap artistic visions of musical instruments. 

Cinzia Padovani, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, presented “Public Media and Immigrant Audiences in Italy,” at the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies International Conference at The American University of Rome in Italy in June.

José Ruiz, Aviation Management and Flight, has been selected as a new University Aviation Association (UAA) Educator Trustee. The two-year term begins in 2018 to the start of 2020. 

Lisa Brooten, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, recently authored a chapter “Media, Human Rights and Political Discourse” in The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights. She was also invited as an external evaluator for Radio Free Asia's (RFA) Burmese Service, and evaluated sample audio and video programs and prepared a 16-page written evaluation report.

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