Accomplishments - November, 2018

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Sam Pavel, Aviation Management and Flight, was recently installed as president of the University Aviation Association for a two-year term that ends in fall 2020. The organization is the voice of collegiate aviation to its members, industry, government and the public.

Reid Perkins-Buzo, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, recently presented "Signs of Resilience in Le Rayon Vert: The Anthroposemiosis of Eric Rohmer" at the Semiotic Society of America's 43rd Conference in October at Berea College in Kentucky.

Ruplal Choudhry, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, recently received an Illinois Department of Agriculture grant for “Improving Food Safety and Shelf-life of Strawberries Using a Mobile UV Cooling Technology.” The research hopes to develop a sanitizing technology and safe handling practice employing a mobile UV cooler, with results given to growers through in-campus workshops and hands-on field visits.

“Lega Nord and Anti-Immigrationism: The Importance of Hegemony Critique for Social Media Analysis and Protest,’’ by Cinzia Padovani, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, was published recently in the 2018 volume of the International Journal of Communication.

“In the Shadow,” a one-hour documentary produced by H.D. Motyl and Mark Stoffel with the help of staff and students in the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts was presented at the River’s Edge International Film Festival in Paducah, Kentucky, Nov. 3. The film looked at the run-up to the Great American Eclipse in Southern Illinois on Aug. 21, 2017.


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