Accomplishments - October, 2019

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Michelle Kibby-Faglier, Psychology, will discuss the relationship between reading disability and ADHD when she presents “Using Cognitive Neuroscience Methods to Investigate the Comorbidity Between Reading Disability and ADHD” Nov. 8 at Illinois State University. The presentation is part of the Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Behavioral Sciences Colloquium Series.

Angela Aguayo, Cinema, this month co-edited a recent issue of Feminist Media Histories that focuses on activism. The issue explores the erasures and fissures between theory and practice and what is made and saved in activist media histories. The first episode of Aguayo's podcast, “Radical Media Lab” featuring documentary videomaker Ellen Spiro is featured.

H.D. Motyl, Cinema and Photography, earned third place Oct. 19 in the juried Shrode Photography Competition and Exhibition for his photo “Uphill.” Mark Nycz, a graduate student in professional media and media management studies, earned honorable mention for his photo “Mark and Finn.”

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, School of Art and Design, was invited to show his work in a national group art exhibition titled, “All Colors.” The exhibit runs through Nov. 30 at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patricia Saleeby, Social Work, has been selected to serve on the Environmental Justice Curricular Guide Task Force of the Council on Social Work Education. The national task force will develop competencies and curricular resources on environmental justice and the guide will be a national resource for social work programs.

Y.S. (Steve) Lee, SIU School of Law, will co-host the 2019 Law and Development Conference with the University of Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 7-8. The conference will feature the role of law and institutions on economic and social development. Lee, the Hiram H. Lesar Distinguished Visiting Professor, has been hosting this conference annually since 2010.

Chancellor John M. Dunn delivered a keynote address on “Higher Education: Past, Present and Future: A 40-Year View” on Oct. 9 as the College of Education’s Fall 2019 Educator in Residence at Northern Illinois University.

Walter Metz, Cinema and Photography, is presenting “Running Time: Exploring the Nature of Shorts and Feature Films,” each Wednesday night for six weeks beginning Oct. 16, at The Varsity, 418 S. Illinois, Ave. Carbondale. Metz will lead a discussion after each of the screenings, which are part of the Peripheral Vision Film Series.

Hussein Soliman, Social Work, recently earned first place at the International Conference on Social Science and Economics in Tokyo, Japan, for his presentation “A Review of the Current Perspectives on School Violence and School Safety.” The presentation looked at school safety and violence from a global perspective. His paper was also published in the conference journal.

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