In the Spotlight: Sept. 23, 2009

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • The Fashion Group International of Arizona, Inc. has recognized Judith Everett, a professor in the School of Communication, for “Teaching the Future of Fashion,” and for being “one of 10 fashion and design-industry icons” who has had a significant impact on the growth and success of the fashion industry in the Valley. Everett has co-authored fashion and merchandising books, including Guide to Producing a Fashion Show, Promotion in a Merchandising Environment and Writing for the Fashion Business.
  • Janna Jones, an associate professor in the School of Communication, gave the keynote address at Screen Australia and the Cultural Research Network’s “In Transition: Media Distribution, Exhibition, and Consumption in Regional and Rural Australia” workshop in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 9. Following the workshop, she presented a paper at the University of Wollongong about Tad Nichols’ 1939 amateur film, Navajo Rug Weaving.
  • Bruce M. Sullivan, a professor of religious studies, had an article, “How Does one Study a ‘Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’? Ethnographic Reflections on Kerala’s Kutiyattam,” published in the journal Method & Theory in the Study of Religion. The article analyzes a sacred drama tradition named by UNESCO as a human practice worthy of cultural preservation.