During a 45-film festival tour that included The Times British Film Institute London Film Festival, Creative Arts Technical Services staffer Diana Rumjahn's film "Going Home" won a Memorable Film Award at the International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers in Patras City, Greece and garnered honorable mentions and nominations in Malaysia, Ukraine and Marin County, California.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Camille Dungy read her poetry at the Iowa City Book Festival on July 16. Southern Illinois University Press published her newest volume of poetry, Smith Blue, in June. Her previous volume, Suck on the Marrow, won the 2011 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.
The works of three faculty members were selected for publication in the 29th edition of the literary journal, New American Writing: "Piazza Pietrasanta" by Associate Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers, "You Will Miss Me When I Burn" and "For kari edwards" by Creative Writing Lecturer Donna De La Perriere and "Nachtmusik 1," "Nachtmusik 2" and "Nachtmusik 3" by Creative Writing Lecturer Barbara Tomash. The 41-year-old international journal was founded by Creative Writing Professor Paul Hoover and is edited by Hoover and Professor of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff.
Assistant Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Jason Ferreira and International Relations Lecturer Margaret Leahy contributed chapters to the book, Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968- 1978 (City Lights, 2011).
Associate Professor of Geography Ellen Hines presented the paper "Threats to coastal dolphins from oil exploration, drilling and spills off the coast of Belize" at the June 29-30 "Too Precious to Drill: the Marine Biodiversity of Belize" conference.
Professor of Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper is co-author of the book Fighting Cancer: A non-toxic Approach to Treatment published in June by North Atlantic Books.
Peper also co-authored "Using EEG for enhancing performance: Arousal, attention, self-talk and imagery" published in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Applications in Sport Psychology.