Spotlight 6-21-2006

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  • Douglas Biber, NAU Regents’ Professor in English, is the author of a new book, University Language: A corpus-based study of spoken and written registers. The book, published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, provides an overall characterization of the typical kinds of language that students encounter in university registers: academic and non-academic; spoken and written.
  • Natalie Hess, professor of bilingual/multicultural education at NAU-Yuma, has had an article published in the TESOL publication Essential Teacher. Her article, “Combatting Culture Shock through Multicultural Reaction Journals,” appears in the June 2006 issue.
  • Gioia Woods, professor in the department of Humanities, Arts and Religion, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of the Arizona Humanities Council. Woods—who specializes in the arts of the Southwest, American women and the arts, and the relationship of the environment to the humanities—is currently working on questions of science and poetry as seen in the works of W.S.Merwin, Pattiann Rogers and Alison Deming, and the ways in which they “make meaning” about science. She will start her service this fall as the coordinator of the humanities area in NAU’s College of Arts and Letters.