The Diopian Institute presented their Best Scholarly Book Award to Associate Professor of Africana Studies Serie McDougal for his book Research Methods in Africana Studies at the organization's 26th annual conference on Oct. 11. The selection committee noted that the volume as a whole was impressive and inspiring. In particular they lauded the introduction, which defines the Africana paradigm as the orientation for the discipline’s foundation, the comprehensive chronicling of the discipline’s qualitative and quantitative research methods and the thoughtful and effective examples, which demonstrated McDougal's skills as a communicator.
University Communications Writer/Editor Steve Hockensmith's latest book, Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove, was featured on the Oct. 20 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Released Oct. 7 by Quirk Books, it is the fourth book in the Nick and Tesla middle-grade science/mystery series. Hockensmith, a New York Times bestselling author, co-wrote the book with educator and TV personality "Science Bob" Pflugfelder. For more information, visit nickandtesla.com