Accomplishments - October, 2019

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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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