In the Spotlight: Nov. 13, 2015

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Tobias Kreidl, academic computing team lead in Information Technology Services, was appointed to a one-year term as a member of the Citrix User Group Community Steering Committee. As one of six standing members, Kreidl will help foster information sharing and education among end users, businesses and Citrix Systems and promote regional and international connections among technological professionals.
  • Ann Marie Chischilly, executive director for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, will speak at the upcoming “Resilience in a time of uncertainty: Indigenous peoples and climate change” conference held Nov. 26-27 in Paris. Chischilly will provide an overview of tribes in the United States and ITEP’s work towards climate change adaptation.
  • Cluster competition group
    From left are NAU computer science majors Brandon Garling, Michael Gilbert and Jason Travis, who will represent NAU at a national competition this month.

    Computer science students Brandon Garling, Michael Gilbert, and Jason Travis will compete in the national Student Cluster Competition, designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. In the 48-hour challenge, student teams will partner with vendors to design and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components and work with application experts to tune and run the competition codes. The Lumberjacks will join students from Arizona State University to represent Arizona at the event in Austin.

  • Graduate students in the master’s in literature program presented research at the regional conferences of the Modern Language Association, the international scholarly organization for professors of English. Scott Shumaker presented “Renovating Convention: Women and Language in Wharton’s Decoration of Houses and ‘Autres Temps'” at the South Atlantic Annual Conference. Cassandra Gallentine presented “Didactic Disaster: Failure of the Romantic Childhood Ideology in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Emile” at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association’s conference. Alexandra Nygren also presented her work titled “Rewriting the Ramayana and Fostering Friendships: Forms of Resistance in The Rape of Sita.”