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Albert Auster, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
professor of communication and media studies, published the 5th edition of his co-authored book “American Film and Society Since 1945”.

David J. Goodwin, ADM,
head of circulation and access, Maloney Library, received the J. Owen Grundy History Award from the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy for his book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street.

professor and chair in the African American studies department, participated in the working group on “Citizenship, Class, and Inequality in the Middle East” hosted by the Center for International and Regional Studies in Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar, May 6-7, 2018.

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
acting director and associate director of The Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, has helped secure a grant in the amount of $450,000 from The Mary Flannery O’Connor Trust. The grant will be used to fund international conferences devoted to the work of Flannery O’Connor and other prominent Catholic writers.

Alan I. Stein, GSS,
adjunct faculty member, was nominated for the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
professor of communication and media studies, gave a keynote address entitled, “Understanding Media Ecology: Past, Present, and Future,” at the Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Columbia, on May 17, 2018 in conjunction with the launch of their new doctoral program in Communication. He also gave a public lecture on “The Construction of Academic Research Networks: The Case of Media Ecology” at the Universidad de Los Hemisferios in Quito, Ecuador on May 21, 2018. Additionally he had his poem, “Sand,” published in the journal Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought, No. 6, and his essay, “On the Binding Biases of Time: An Essay on General Semantics, Media Ecology, and the Past, Present, and Future of the Human Species” reprinted in the same issue.

Nicholas Tampio, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES,
associate professor of political science, published “A Democratic Critique of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards” in Democracy & Education.