Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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UL Press Title About Louisiana Decoy Carvers Lands Literary Award
LAFAYETTE, La., June 26 -- The University of Louisiana's Lafayette campus issued the following news story:

A title published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press was honored in the recent Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards competition.

"A Legacy Preserved: Contemporary Louisiana Decoy Carvers," by Harvey J. Lewis, earned a silver medal in the Crafts and Hobbies category. The book documents the artistry and skill of Louisiana's wildfowl decoy carvers.

Medalists were announced Saturday during the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago.

Librarians and booksellers ... Show Full Article

Scott Carney 'Absolutely Honored' to Direct Institute of Optics
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 26 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release:

Scott Carney says he will have "the best job in optics" starting July 1. That's when he becomes the director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.

"I am absolutely honored to be the new director," says Scott, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"This is the best faculty in optics. The people at the institute have defined optics for a generation, just as their predecessors defined optics for their generation, just as ... Show Full Article

MFA Program Hosts Summer Visiting Writers Series
KEYSER, W.Va., June 26 -- West Virginia Wesleyan College issued the following news:

West Virginia Wesleyan's Low-Residency MFA Program will host a Visiting Writers Series during the program's upcoming summer 2017 Residency. These events are free and open to the public. The award-winning visiting writers will read from their original work, and copies of their books will be available for sale. The series is being presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council. All readings will be held on Wesleyan's campus or at The Old Brick Playhouse, as noted.

JASON HOWARD, JULY ... Show Full Article

Geologist Gem
KENT, Ohio, June 26 -- Wright State University issued the following news:

Ritu Ghose sees rocks differently than most people.

"Different types of rocks have different histories," she said. "By studying a rock sequence you can discover interesting things such as whether it was deposited in an ocean or land environment or what type of organisms were present during that time of deposition."

Studying geology also allows her to determine the direction of the wind when the rock was deposited, based upon the texture and details of the rock, she said.

For Ghose, who graduated in April with a master's ... Show Full Article

FHSU Instructor Recognized With Award for Work at Sias University
HAYS, Kan., June 26 -- Fort Hays State University issued the following news:

Jared Nielsen, instructor of leadership studies in Fort Hays State University's Virtual College International, was recognized for faculty excellence with a Lifetime Achievement award for his work at Sias University, Xinzheng, China.

Nielsen began teaching with FHSU as a Sias cooperating teacher in August 2013 and became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies this past year.

He has represented FHSU at multiple Sias University activities, served on various Sias and FHSU committees and spent ... Show Full Article

Dr. Shannon Hankhouse Named Director of Tarleton-Waco at MCC
WACO, Texas, June 26 -- Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, issued the following news release:

Dr. Shannon Hankhouse has been named director of Tarleton State University's Waco outreach center on the campus of McLennan Community College. An assistant professor of criminal justice, she joined Tarleton in 2004.

As director of the Waco center, Hankhouse will coordinate more than 30 graduate and undergraduate degree programs as well as oversee services for the more than 1,000 students currently enrolled.

"Dr. Hankhouse has worked tirelessly to build the criminal ... Show Full Article

CCECS Announces Benefits of Beekeeping
HILO, Hawaii, June 26 -- The University of Hawaii's Hilo campus issued the following news release:

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers Benefits of Beekeeping, a workshop series designed for anyone new to bees as well as those who have bees and are interested in new ways to relate to and care for them.

Part 1 will cover bee biology, Hawaiian honeybee history, introduction to treatment-free beekeeping, pests and diseases, and pollination. The field day gives participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe ... Show Full Article