In the Spotlight: Sept. 20, 2013

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Paul Gremillion, associate professor of environmental engineering and co-director of the Watershed Research and Education Program, participated in the signing of an international agreement at the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The agreement establishes a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system. Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan signed the Strategic Action Programme, which aims to optimize the equitable use of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a huge water resource that lies beneath the four nations. The agreement also commits the countries to strengthen and build upon a previously existing regional coordination mechanism, in part by establishing a new Joint Authority for the Nubian Aquifer System. Gremillion was responsible for producing the agreement.
  • “Publication,” a brief essay by Jane Armstrong, professor of English, appears in Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine, edited by Travis Kurowski, available now from Atticus Books. Another essay, “Repurposing Your Big Box,” appears in the current issue of New World Writing at
  • Monica Brown, English professor and award-winning bilingual book author, was selected to be one of 24 children’s book authors featured at the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Brown, who has written 13 bilingual books for children, recently spoke to NBC about the honor and the upcoming event.