Faculty News and Notes
Michael Handelsman, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and professor in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish), is the co-editor of a book, “Globalization and its Apparitions (La Globalización y sus Espejismos),” recently published by the distinguished Ecuadorian publisher El Conejo. The work is a collective effort by 13 humanists from five different countries, reflecting upon the contradictory and conflicted nature of globalization.
Haitao Liao, joint professor in Industrial and Information Engineering and Nuclear Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Norman Magden, professor in the School of Art, has received a First Place in Experimental Film award for his film, “CAFÉ,” at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival. The film also was selected for screening at festivals in Hollywood, New Orleans, Denver, and Quito, Ecuador.
Adboulaye Yansané, GTA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (French), has just had his first novel, “Destinées,” published with Editions Phoenix. In this novel, Amidou Camara, after the violent arrest of his father, leaves his native Guinea at the age of 5 and begins a long journey into exile. In Mali, then in Senegal, he leads a picaresque life under the protective gaze of his mentor, Maam Matty Diop.
Dolly Young, professor in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish), has just published ¡Vívelo! with John Wiley and Sons, Inc. This first-year comprehensive textbook and program includes an electronic activities manual, self-tests and assignment questions, animated grammar tutorials, voice-recording questions and voice boards powered by Wimba. The entire textbook is also digitized with audio and video. The textbook takes an anthropological and socio-cultural approach to content for the purpose of breaking down stereotypes and broadening students’ perspectives so they are less ethnocentric.