The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has selected doctoral candidate Deneil Hill as one of 10 Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies for 2015.
The fellowship is the only national program to support doctoral work on women’s and gendered issues. Each 2015 Newcombe Fellow will receive a $5,000 award to help cover expenses incurred while completing their dissertations.
Hill is a doctoral candidate in history. Her dissertation, “Shifting Feminist Visions at the United Nations: Self-Determination, Sexuality, and Human Rights, 1975-1995,” explores how transnational feminists working at the U.N. between 1975 and 1995 expanded human rights legal definitions to include women’s sexual rights.
Binghamton University’s Center for Learning and Teaching received a “Creative and Innovative Award for Most Outstanding Administrative Program from the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS) at its annual meeting for development of B-Online, a training module to assist students preparing to take online courses. Programs are judged on creativity, uniqueness, benefit to students and adaptability to other institutions. The program was developed by Eric Howd, instructional designer.
Through these awards, NAASS seeks to highlight the importance of curriculum development, give credit to summer session administrators who make outstanding contributions to the operation/management of summer session and provide a forum for members to learn from each other.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ralph Miller and his laboratory’s contribution to the field of basic learning and cognition will be honored on Saturday, March 7, with a symposium and reception at the 86th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Philadelphia.
The Office of Research Advancement received recognition in two categories of the CASE District II Accolades Awards program. Discover-e took a Silver Award in the News Website category. The judges said Discover-e “is very informative, aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Content was up-to-date and strong.” In the Research, Medicine and Science News Writing category, Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, received a Bronze Award. The judges said her “writing samples are excellent – clear, energetic and engaging. Adept at using analogies. Very readable. Excellent work. The glossary (in one example) is a nice touch.” Awards will be presented during the CASE District II conference in February in Washington, D.C.
The Board of Directors of The Institute of Turkish Studies just unanimously voted to make Kent Schull, associate professor of history, an Associate Board Member. Schull’s area of expertise is Ottoman and Modern Middle East history. He is also editor of the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA).
Robyn Cope, assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures, presented at the Culture/Identity/Politics: In Praise of Creoleness, Twenty-Five Years On International Conference, sponsored by the Winthrop-King Institute at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, in October. The conference brought together leading scholars of Caribbean and Indian Ocean Creole cultural production to consider the relevance of Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau and Raphaël Confiant’s 1989 manifesto, Eloge de la Créolité (In Praise of Creoleness) to our understanding of Creoleness today. Professor Cope’s presentation, “Antillanité, Américanité, and Créolité in Lakshmi Persaud’s Butterfly in the Wind,” examined Indo-Trinidadians’ unique relationship to the Caribbean, assimilation, and the notion of Creoleness through the lens of Persaud’s diasporic culinary fiction.