Accomplishments - October, 2018

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Qian (Jenny) Huang and Rolando Gonzalez-Torres, School of Architecture, have received a $75,000 U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration grant to develop training materials on electrical hazards and controls for employers and workers in the construction industry.

Hussein Soliman, School of Social Work, was recently appointed an advisory board member to the medial research journal, Paediatric.

Mike Koehler, SIU School of Law, has authored his second book on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), “Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Related Laws.”

“Places Been. People Met. Photographs Made.” an exhibition by Daniel Overturf, Cinema and Photography, runs Oct. 21 through Dec. 30 at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts’ Mitchell Museum in Mount Vernon. A gallery talk on the exhibition is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the museum.

Kenneth Stikkers, Philosophy, presented “To Preserve Their Freedom, or Remembrance of Things Beautiful” in September as the Hale Lecture in Applied Ethics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Earlier this year, Routledge published Stikkers's "Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis."

“Mastering Advanced Modern Chinese through the Classics” by co-authored by Shu-Ling Wu, Languages, Cultures and International Trade, was recently published by Routledge. The textbook aims to help students attain advanced proficiency and cultural competence in modern Chinese and experience the beauty of classical Chinese literature.

“Environmental Geography: People and the Environment” a book by Leslie Duram, Geography and Environmental Resources, was recently published by ABC-CLIO.

Susan Davenport, School of Music, has been named conductor of Paducah Singers, a chamber ensemble that features music from the Renaissance through contemporary classic. Two other faculty members, Eric Lenz, principal cello, and Jennifer Presar, principal horn, have been reappointed to principal positions with the Paducah Symphony.

C-SPAN Book TV will discuss with John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, his latest book, “Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition That Changed America” at 5 p.m. Oct. 6, at Barnes & Noble in Carbondale. The segment will be broadcast later in October and available on C-SPAN’s website.

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