In the Spotlight: Sept. 29, 2017

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  • Bjorn Krondorfer, professor of religious studies and director of the Martin-Springer Institute, co-authored a chapter, “Soldiering Men,” in “Gender: War. An Interdisciplinary Handbook.” The book was published this month by Macmillan Publishers.
  • Eric Otenyo, professor of public administration, served as chair and moderator of a panel discussion on The 2017 Kenyan Elections: Some Reflections held Sept. 9, in Atlanta. The panel included international human rights scholars and Robinson Githae, the Republic of Kenya’s ambassador to the United States. Otenyo also presented a paper, “Digitization and the Disappearing Job Theory: A Role of the ILO in Africa,” at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sept. 15.
  • The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings put Northern Arizona University in the 601-800 rankings. The university excelled in two pillars, earning a rank of 207th for engagement and 285th for environment, an increase from 325th last year.
  • NAU Social recently climbed 55 places in the Edurank charts for the month of July with an overall rank of 23. The ranking looks at the university’s activity and interactions on various social media platforms.
  • The photographic work of Mark Neumann, professor of creative media and film, was selected for the Americana exhibition at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver. Neumann’s photo is one of 32 images chosen from more than 900 submissions by more than 200 photographers. Americana offers a look at people, land and architecture as seen by 26 contemporary artists from throughout the United States. The exhibition runs through Nov. 4.
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