American Indian Studies
The current Smithsonian traveling banner exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," co-curated by Associate Professor of American Indian Studies Robert Keith Collins, is on display at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa through April 5. Collins discussed his work and methodology in a talk titled "Displaying Transculturalization: Evidence of Native American Assimilation of Africans in a Smithsonian Exhibit" at the museum on Feb. 5.
Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee's textbook "History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots" was published by Greenwood on Jan. 31. The book was designed as a comprehensive, chronological resource on Asian American history.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper's article "Affluenza: transforming wisdom into Alzheimer's disease with affluent malnutrition and immobility" was published in the summer 2014 issue of the journal NeuroConnections (vol. 9, issue 2).
Associate Director of the Office of International Programs Jay Ward in January completed his 18-month service as a coach with the NAFSA Academy for International Education. During that time, he provided intensive training and served as a mentor for the next generation of international educators, helping these professionals to take their places as leading international educators and campus resources. Since 2003, NAFSA leadership and dedicated coaches have served more than 600 academy trainees. NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote professional development of higher education officials who assist foreign students studying in the U.S.
Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin co-founded the journal Critical Military Studies, which is available online and is being published by Routledge Press. The new peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal will publish scholarly work conceptualizing, critiquing and challenging accepted orthodoxies on all aspects of military power and institutions. It was made possible by a grant from the Palm Center.