Communication Studies Lecturer Ryan Lescure and Professor of Communication Studies Gust A. Yep co-authored the article "Queering aging: dialectical analysis of mediated representations of sexuality," which was recently published in Teaching Media Quarterly, Volume 3 (Spring Issue), 2015. The essay is a companion piece to their article "Queering aging? Representations of Liberace's intimate life in 'HBO's Behind the Candelabra,'" which will be published in Norma Jones and Bob Batchelor's edited volume "Aging Heroes: Growing Old in Popular Culture" (Rowman & Littlefield) in May.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper authored the column "Allergies, Asthma, ADHD: Is it the Food We Eat?" in the April 2015 issue of the Western Edition.
Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Nina Roberts presented two panel sessions at the George Wright Society conference in Oakland March 30-April 2. She presented "Outside Your Door: Urban Youth Media Producers Create New Connections to the Land" and "Strategies for Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Conservationists and Scientists in our Parks." She also arranged for her students in RPT/ENVS640 to participate in various education sessions throughout the week as part of a class assignment that will be published in the conference proceedings.
Associate Professor of Social Work Yeon-Shim Lee co-authored the article "Stressors, coping resources and depressive symptoms among rural American Indian older adults," which was published in the journal Social Work in Public Health. In this work, Lee and colleagues found that functional disability is a strong predictor of depressive symptoms among rural, off-reservation American Indian older adults living in the Midwest region of the United States, yet access to health care and perceived social support made a difference in how people managed their physical illnesses and depressive symptoms.