Robert Rowland, professor and director of graduate studies in communication studies, was a panelist at Communicating Leadership: Reagan, Rhetoric and the “Great Communicator.” The program was held Feb. 1 at the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development.

John Edgar Tidwell, professor of English, presented “Frank Marshall Davis, Barack Obama and the Audacity of Hope” Feb. 27 at the Hutchinson Reno Art and Cultural Center in Hutchinson, Kan.

Abbas Karakaya, lecturer of the Russian department, collaborated with Donny Smith in publishing an English translation of Cemal Süreya's poetry collection Üvercinka. The collection includes parallel Turkish text, a preface by Talat Halman, a biographical essay by Ülkü Tamer and essays by the translators.

Simran Sethi’s abstract, “Green for All: Environmental Racism, Economic Injustice and the Fight for Equality,” has been accepted for presentation at the European Society for Ecological Economics 2011 Conference, June 14-17 in Istanbul at Bogazici University. Sethi is associate professor of journalism.

Laura Mielke, associate professor of English, published her review of “A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution” in the journal Social History.

Stephanie Fitzgerald, assistant professor of English, presented “I Wunnatuckquannum This Is My Hand: Native Performance in Massachusett Language Indian Deeds” March 6 at the Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

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