American Indian Studies
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins chaired a special panel on open access education in American Indian studies for the American Indian Workshop conference held at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands on May 24. The panel was sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The panel can be accessed online at www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/american-indian-workshop/news/open-access-online.html
Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee co-edited the book The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume 1), which was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Lee also wrote chapter 14, "Introduction: Cambodian, Lao, and Hmong Diaspora in the United States," and chapter 15, "Singing Our Lives with His Words: R. J. Sin, Cambodian American Musician Strumming History, Pain, and Subjectivity."
Lee was also selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in the Diversity Scholarship Program at the PastForward National Preservation Conference Nov. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies Rick Isaacson's Magic Museum interactive book smartphone and tablet app was published Aug. 4 on Apple's App Store and Google Play. The app is based on a book by the same title, which is also available at Amazon.com. It is designed to help children attain their expected reading levels using new storytelling techniques and visual structure.
Design and Industry
Assistant Professor of Design and Industry Pino Trogu coordinated a bionics and design workshop, a satellite event of Living Machines 2014: The Third Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems held at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, Italy, July 31 through Aug. 1.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey co-authored the article "Increase Productivity, Decrease Procrastination and Increase Energy," which was published in Biofeedback (vol. 42, no. 2).
Peper was also the co-author of the article "The 'Duhhh Factor,'" which also appeared in Biofeedback (vol. 42, no. 2).
Music & Dance
Piano Technician for the School of Music and Dance Israel Stein was inducted into the Piano Technicians Guild Hall of Fame at the guild's convention in Atlanta, Georgia, July 16-20. Stein, a 28-year member of the association, is known for his teaching and for his expertise as a piano technician, having also been involved with revising testing procedures for the Registered Piano Technician program. His photo has been added to the Wall of Fame at guild headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.