American Indian Studies
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins presented the invited paper, "Motive, Native knowledge, African-Native American self-understanding: life history evidence from a Smithsonian exhibit," at the American Indian Workshop on March 26 at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He was also the invited chair for the March 24 opening session panel on the central themes of "Native Knowledge and Self-Representation."
Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe chaired the panel Deterritorializing Sinophone Cinemas at the 55th annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies held March 25-29 in Montreal. The panel investigated the impact of Chinese-speaking film directors in Asia and the West. She also screened two of her documentary films on Friday, March 27, at Concordia University in conjunction with the conference.
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee was elected program chair and vice president elect for the American Academy of Religion, Western Region. The positions, which are elected annually, are part of the organization's presidential line, which transitions from vice president and program chair to president and past president, resulting in a four-year commitment.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper presented the invited paper "Posture and muscle strength" at the 18th Annual meeting of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe in Rome on March 26.
Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Nina Roberts presented on the Strategic Conservation panel at the Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century summit in Berkeley March 25-27. She also served on a panel entitled Engaging and Disengaging People in Parks.