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Laurels: March 2012

Published: March 15, 2012

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, had her book Youth-Serving Libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States published in January, by Scarecrow Press.

Jeff High, Romance, German and Russian, recently published Who is this Schiller Now? (Camden House, 2011), co-edited with Nicholas Martin and Norbert Oellers the articles “Schiller, Coleridge and the German (Gothic) Tale” in Colloquia Germanica (December) and “Crisis, Denial and Outrage: Kleist (Kant, Schiller) and the Path to the German Novella(s) of Modernity” in Heinrich von Kleist and Modernity, Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan, eds., (Camden House, December). He also published the articles “Heinrich von Kleist (Kant, Schiller) and the German Novella of Modernity,” in Kleist and Modernity – Kleist und die Moderne (Rochester: Camden House, 2011) as well as the edited volume Who is this Schiller [now]? (Rochester: Camden House, 2011).

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, participated in the Jubilee 2011 Commemoration of the 1965 Selma March by lecturing on “Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba: An Ethics of Sharing Good in the World” at Wallace Community College in Alabama and by serving as an expert witness in a mock trial on issues of the destruction and falsification of Black history and the denial of quality education. He also was inducted into the Hall of Resistance at the Ancient African, Enslavement and Civil Rights Museum in Selma on March 4-5, 2011. In addition, he lectured on “Reaffirming African Liberation: Strategy for Continuing Struggle” at African Liberation Day, Cobo Hall, Detroit, on May 27. Karenga served as a panelist on the National Leaders Forum at the National Newspaper Publishers Association Convention held in Chicago on June 24.

Art Levine, College of Business Administration, was honored in January with the 2011 Public Service Counsel Award by the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel. The longtime host and executive producer of the “Straight Talk” television show received his recognition at the Seventh Annual Counsel of the Year Awards at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Levine and the other honorees represent the year’s top counsels from entertainment and media companies and academia who best displayed legal skill in his or her field. Levine was honored in the category of public service. Levine is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Police Foundation and serves on the Executive and Finance Committees.

Lionel Mandy, Africana Studies, presented a paper titled “Eastern and Western Traditional Forms of Healing: Where Does Psychology Fit?”, chaired two sessions, co-chaired another and was selected as a member of the International Consultative Council, International Conference on Psychology and Allied Professions meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Dec. 5-8. He is also a founding member and member of the Executive Council, Asia Pacific Association of Psychology, organized in December.

Paul Scotton, Comparative World Literature and Classics, gave a vetted paper, “The Southeast Building at Corinth: Recent Investigations,” at the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Philadelphia in January. The paper offered the first architectural reconstruction of the building which was first excavated over 100 years ago.