Gary Justis, ART, was awarded first place in the 2016 juried competition at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA). As part of the award, Justis has a solo exhibit of photographic images and videos on display at LACDA.

Sandra Osorio, COE, was named winner of AERA’s 2016 Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Diane Dean, COE, has been chosen by the American Council on Education (ACE) to participate in a roundtable. Within this context, ACE has invited a small, selective group of researchers and practitioners to come together for an exploration of aspirational and strategic questions about leading and emergent leadership models and frameworks.

Bill McBride, ENG, presented “`Who Told Thee That Thou Wast Naked?’ Troubling Nakedness and Knowing in the Tanakh, New Testament, and the Qu’ran” for the Sacred Aporia: Troubling Topics in Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur’an panel at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting at Harvard University.

Kendra Paitz, University Galleries, presented “Juan Angel Chávez’s Artwork as a Platform for Building Community and Increasing Accessibility” for the National Art Education Association. She was also on a panel with Judith Briggs, ART, titled “Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement.”

Karen Coats, ENG, presented “What Can Verse Novels Teach Us about the Aesthetics of Poetry for Young People?” at the Modern Language Association Convention in Austin, Texas. She was also the panel chair for “Keep Children’s Literature Weird.”

A poem of Giorgio de Chirico—translated by Willard Bohn, LAN emeritus—now appears in the catalogue of an exhibition of paintings at the Pera Museum in Istanbul.

Eric Wesslemann, PSY, co-authored “Personality’s Top 40: An Assignment to Motivate Students to Apply Personality Concepts to their Favorite Songs” in Teaching of Psychology.