Matthew Tatz, Anthony “A.J.” Achille, and Frankie Bones, graduate students, music won top awards in the statewide Music Teachers National Association competition. Tatz took first place and Achille was named alternate in the Brass Performance Division; Tatz will compete in the Northwest Regional MTNA competition in January. Bones was named alternate in the Piano Division.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, and Maria Serenella Previto, clinical associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, presented at the 26th International Conference of the International Association of Hispanic Women Literature and Culture at the University of Houston, Texas. Navarro-Daniels presented “Dominga Sotomayor Castillo’s De jueves a domingo: Crossing Borders Between the Public and the Private or the Travel to Nowhere of a Country Named Chile,” which is forthcoming in Letras Hispanas; Previto presented “Ana María del Río’s Short Fiction: Crossing Borders Between the Erotic and the Politic.” Navarro-Daniels also presented an invited lecture about her research at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, San Joaquín, in Santiago, Chile.
Michael Hubert, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, authored “Using Writing to Teach Pronunciation: An Experimental Fourth-Year University Spanish Phonetics/Phonology Course” forthcoming in Applied Language Learning.
Annie Cunningham, graduate student, fine arts, received the Francis T. and Janis D. Ho Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts and exhibited her piece “Stone Garment” in the “Show Your World: Second International Juried Exhibition” in New York City, where she also delivered a gallery talk. Her work also will be part of a duo-exhibition at Gallery Rademann in Schwarzenberg, Germany.
Jennifer Binczewski, graduate student, history, received the 2016 John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award from the American Catholic Historical Association for her dissertation “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1620.”
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor, sociology, coauthored three forthcoming articles: “Adolescent Adaptation Before, During, and in the Aftermath of the Great Recession in the United States” in International Journal of Psychology; “Familial Transmission of Educational Plans and the Academic Self Concept: A Three-Generation Longitudinal Study” in Social Psychology Quarterly; and “Family (Dis)advantage and Life Course Expectations” in Social Forces.
Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with Heeuk Lee, PhD ’15, and colleagues “Vulnerability versus opportunity: Dissecting the role of low self-control and risky lifestyles in violent victimization risk among Korean inmates” in Crime and Delinquency.
Elizabeth Thompson Tollefsbol, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, received the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing Dissertation Scholarship at the ASC annual meeting in New Orleans.