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Laurels: November 2015

Published: November 3, 2015

Art Gittleman, Computer Engineering and Computer Science emeritus, was recognized for writing one of the Best Reviews of 2014 for Computing Reviews.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, had published his book Essays on Struggle: Position and Analysis, second edition, Black Power Series, University of Sankore Press. He presented a paper, “The Maatian Intellectual and Remaking the World: Classical and Contemporary Conceptions,” as a keynote luncheon address at The Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference, Philadelphia, Oct. 11, 2014. He conducted an Indaba (Seminar) in Africology for Graduate Students and Faculty, Department of Africology, Temple University, April 9; and a seminar on “Critical Issues: A Kawaida Conversation at the National Association of Kawaida Organizations” in New York, April 10, and at the National Association of Kawaida Organizations, Philadelphia, April 11. In addition, he was given the Scholar Activist Legacy of Excellence Award by the Journal of Pan-African Studies at the National Council for Black Studies, Los Angeles, March 14, and the President’s Award for Leadership, Service and Creation of Kwanzaa, Southern California Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Los Angeles, April 16.

Jose Moreno, Chicano and Latino Studies, presented an invited keynote in August titled “Access, Success and Equity: Is the Moral Imperative Enough?” at Santa Barbara City College’s campus convocation titled “Opportunities for All.” Also in August, Moreno presented at Queens University in Raleigh, N.C., an invited keynote address titled “Pedagogies of Possibilities: Building 21st Century Institutions,” which included two day-long workshops for faculty and senior administrators at Queens University Faculty and Administrator Hiring and Diversity.