In the Spotlight: July 20, 2018

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  • Professor of sociology Janine Schipper co-authored “Teaching with Compassion: An Educator’s Oath to Teach from the Heart.”  The book offers practical tools and strategies designed to help educators foster a culture of care and compassion in their teaching. Organized around an eight-point “Teaching with Compassion Oath,” the book draws on real-life examples and exercises to demonstrate the power and potential of teaching from the heart.
  • Professor Thomas Kolb of the School of Forestry presented an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Plasticity in Plant Vascular Systems in West Dover, Vermont. The title of his talk was “Forest CSI: Understanding mechanisms of tree mortality from vascular ‘fingerprints.’”

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    Richard Rogers
  • Professor of communication studies Richard A. Rogers wrote a new book, “Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Projections: Native American Rock Art in the Contemporary Cultural Landscape,” published by the University of Utah Press. The book explores the contemporary interpretation, appropriation and management of indigenous rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) from a critical/cultural studies perspective.
  • David Church, lecturer in cinema studies, recently published two articles: “Queer Ethics, Urban Spaces, and the Horrors of Monogamy in It Follows” in the spring 2018 issue of Cinema Journal, and “The Doors of Reception: Notes Toward a Psychedelic Film Investigation” in the June 2018 issue of Senses of Cinema. He also guest-edited a fall 2017 special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Porn Studies, titled “Canon Fodder: Reappraising Adult Cinema’s Neglected Texts.
  • Marilya Veteto Reese, professor of global languages and cultures, co-translated (English to German) the book “NAVAJOLIVE, EinThe cover of Veteto Reese's book Heavy-Metal-Leben im Reservat.” The book, recently released by the publishing house Hans Schiler, is a translation of the 2011 novel “PutrefactionLive” by Flagstaff author Warren Perkins.Perkins’ novel was nominated for a Viola award in2012.
  • Ethnic studies assistant professor Mark Montoya attended the Hokkaido University Summer Institute in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan earlier this month as a guest lecturer during its Border Studies Summer School. The school hosted more than 40 students and 12 borderlands scholars from throughout the world. Montoya was invited for his expertise on citizenship in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and gave a lecture entitled “Ethnicity, migration, and governance in the U.S.-Mexico border.”

    Montoya with faculty and students
    Montoya, second from left in bottom row, with faculty and students
Cheyenne Jarrette