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  • Madison Jones on Deep Mapping, Environmental Advocacy, and Science Writing - Madison Jones won a 2022 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for his co-authored article “Deep Mapping for Environmental Communication Design." The article shares lessons from designing and producing EcoTour, a multimedia environmental advocacy project that takes place in Paynes Prairie State Park in Gainesville, Florida.
  • James Horban on Bringing URI to the Forefront of Lighting Technologies in Theatre - James Horban, assistant professor of Theatre, was the recipient of a Champlin grant for new equipment and lights. "Our awarded grant will add a large quantity of cutting-edge lighting instruments to our inventory," he says, "opening new interfaces between live performance, technical mastery, and community outreach."
  • Melissa Villa Nicholas on a Latinx History of Technology - Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies Melissa Villa Nicholas' latest book, Latinas on the Line, was published by Rutgers Press in January. Using archives and oral history from Latinas who had been telephone operators and information workers for decades, it builds a Latinx history of technology.
  • Dr. Niku T’arhechu T’arhesi on Language - Dr. Niku T’arhechu T’arhesi, Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Indigenous Studies of the Americas, studies how language works at the cognitive, grammatical, and interactional levels and has worked on P’urhépecha, a Mesoamerican language unrelated to any other language.
  • Justin Wyatt on the Legacy of Film Director Robert Altman - Justin Wyatt, associate professor of communication studies, journalism, and film/media has a new book out titled ReFocus: The Later Films and Legacy of Robert Altman.
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