Accomplishments - August, 2018
Lisa Brooten, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, presented “The Current State of Affairs during Myanmar’s Transition” as a closing plenary speaker at the International Burma Studies Conference 2018 earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition to presenting a paper on media and the nation’s gendered politics, Brooten also chaired a media roundtable “Myanmar's Shifting Media Landscape.”
Sara Beardsworth, Philosophy, has received a $39,300 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for collaborative research on “The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva.” One of only seven NEH awards in 2018 for collaborative research, the work will focus on a volume of essays devoted to the thought of Kristeva, a philosopher, psychoanalyst, feminist theorist and novelist. It will be published in The Library of Living Philosophers series.
John Reid Perkins-Buzo, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, presented “Animation Educator’s Curriculum” and chaired a panel on animation discussion for the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association at the 45th SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Aug. 13-16, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jeb Asirvatham, Agribusiness Economics, presented “Using Precision Agriculture to Develop Production Functions Using Landscape Positions in Mollisols and Alfisols of Illinois” at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association conference Aug. 6 in Washington, D.C. Gurbir Singh, Forestry was a co-author.
John McIntyre, Curriculum Studies, gave the keynote address Aug. 4 at the opening general session of the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the "Evolution of Clinical Practice in Teacher Education.”
Saran Donahoo, Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education, is recipient of Judge William Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship beginning this fall. The professorship is named for Cook, a former SIU student who had a long and distinguished legal career.
Karen Stallman, University Communications and Marketing, is among five people to recently graduate as a Delta Regional Authority Delta Leadership Institute Fellow. Over the last year, she participated in training sessions on regional and local economic and community development tools while working for Delta communities to spark ideas to implement in the region.