In September, Professor of Cinema Britta Sjogren was honored for her film Redemption Trail with the Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker in conjunction with the New York premiere of the film at the Harlem International Film Festival. The film recently opened the Los Angeles Lady Filmmaker Festival, where actress LisaGay Hamilton was honored with a Spotlight Award. Hamilton also received the Best Actress Award at the festival for her work in Redemption Trail, and the film was named Best Narrative Feature. Sjogren attended the film's October international premiere at the Oaxaca International Film Festival. Breaking Glass Pictures picked up Redemption Trail for distribution: The film is currently available for download via iTunes and Amazon and has also been released on DVD.
Family Acceptance Project
Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan spoke at the annual Department of Counseling Fall Supervisors Meeting held Oct. 27 at the Seven Hills Conference Center. Ryan described the internationally recognized project's work and evidence-based methods to 65 supervisors of counseling interns from Bay Area agencies and schools.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper co-authored three commentaries for the Dutch Web publication for physical therapists, NPi-service Psychosomatiek:
- Comments on Lundqvist LO, Zetterlund C, Richter HO. Effects of Feldenkrais Method on Chronic Neck/Scapular Pain in People with Visual Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial with One-Year Follow-Up, which originally appeared in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95 (9), pp1656-61
- Comments on Van Diest I, Verstappen K, Aubert AE, Widjaja D, Vansteenwegen D, Vlemincx E. Inhalation/Exhalation Ratio Modulates the Effect of Slow Breathing on Heart Rate Variability and Relaxation, which originally appeared in the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Aug. 26, 2014
- Comments on Williamson E, Nichols V, Lamb SE. "If I can get over that, I can get over anything" -- Understanding How Individuals With Acute Whiplash Disorders Form Beliefs About Pain and Recovery: A Qualitative Study, which originally appeared in the journal Physiotherapy, June 18, 2014
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Nina Roberts presented panel sessions on cultural diversity and civic engagement -- "Voices of Wilderness Across Cultures: Ways we Engage" and "Connecting Wilderness to All Communities: Wilderness and Human Well-Being" -- at the National Wilderness Conference Oct. 15-19 in Albuquerque. The conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which created a legal definition of wilderness and protects 9.1 million acres of federal land.