The GLBT Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication selected Professor of Communication Studies Gust A. Yep to receive the LeRoy F. Aarons Award for significant contributions to LGBTQ media education and research. One contribution that was specifically cited was his intersectional and multidimensional approach to sexuality by including culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, the body and the nation in his analysis. The award will be presented at the organization's annual conference to be held in San Francisco in early August 2015.
Associate Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros co-authored two articles with Gary Oas that appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Physica Scripta (2014, vol. T163): "Negative probabilities and counter-factual reasoning in quantum cognition" and "Exploring non-signalling polytopes with negative probability." Also, Barros' work was referenced in a July 8 ScienceNews article on how quantum mathematics can make sense out of human irrationality.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin J. Eschleman co-authored the article "The dispositional basis of attitudes: a replication and extension of Hepler and Albarracín," which appeared in the Jan. 5, 2015, online issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA) presented the 2014 Dedication to Success Award to Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney for his commitment and dedication to the association and the field of commercial recreation. Tierney was presented with the award at the RCRA's annual conference held Nov. 8 through 11 in Dubuque, Iowa.