Accomplishments - November, 2018
"The Vanishing American" a film by Wago Kreider, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, premiered this fall at the Counterpath Unseen Festival in Denver. The film has also screened at the Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image in Johnson City, New York, and the Pori Film Festival in Finland.
Jay Needham, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, performed his composition “Radio Piano at the Clemens Fine Art Center” at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, Kentucky, on Nov. 10. He also delivered a lecture on his work at Northwestern University’s School of Music on Nov. 15.
A recent article in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education examining the most influential criminology and criminal justice articles published between 2010 and 2015 includes Tammy Kochel, Criminology and Criminal Justice, as one of 30 scholars internationally to have three or more articles fall within the 100 most cited articles and one of only six female criminology and criminal justice scholars.
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.