July 2014 Spotlight

Institute for Documentary Filmmaking students Laurisha Cotton, Megha Kohli and Justin Reifert won a Cine Golden Eagle Award for their film, Leaving Sharpe.

Kerric Harvey’s Encyclopedia of Social Media won a 2014 APEX Award of Excellence.

Jonathan Hsy’s book, Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature made Library Journal's list of recent scholarly bestsellers in language arts.

Stuart Licht received a $144,407 grant from the Office of Naval Research for STEP (solar thermal electrochemical photo) generation of sustainable fuels and feedstock with carbon conversion.

The book Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood , co-edited by Steven Livingston, was reviewed by the World Bank.

English MA student Paula Mejia's master's thesis on the dialectics of pop in Scottish band Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy LP is slated for publication as part of Bloomsbury's “33-1/3 Series” of books on noteworthy record albums.

Luther Rice Fellow Emily Messing co-wrote The Huffington Post article, “The Urgent Humanitarian Crisis Doesn't Begin or End at the Border.”

Journalism student Justin Peligri wrote the article “5 things to get out of freshman orientation” for USA TODAY College.

Economics and public policy student Spencer Perry wrote the article “A son’s case for marriage equality” for The Washington Blade.

Nikki Usher presented (video) on her book Making News at The New York Times at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.