Associate Professor of Communication Studies Davi Thornton’s article “Transformations of the Ideal Mother: The Story of Mommy Economicus and Her Amazing Brain” was published in Women’s Studies in Communication 37(3) 2014. In addition, this article was awarded the Top Article Award of 2014 by the Organization for Research on Women and Communication.
Assistant Professor of Religion Molly Hadley Jensen wrote an article, “Cultivating a Sense of Place in Religious Studies,” for the January issue of “Teaching Theology and Religion.”
Four faculty members have been selected to be Community-Engaged Learning Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year and will receive special mentoring from the Office of Civic Engagement on how to integrate community-engaged learning into their classes. The new fellows are Erin Crockett, assistant professor of psychology; Abby Dings, associate professor of Spanish; Katherine Prater, assistant professor of education; and Carl Robertson, associate professor of Chinese. Read more about the program here.
Lois Ferrari, professor of music, is a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Community Orchestra Conductingand the Austin Civic Orchestra, which she conducts, is a finalist in the Community Orchestra Performance category. Dana Zenobi, assistant professor of applied music, is a finalist in the Professional Art Song division, and senior Melissa Krueger is a finalist in the College/University Opera division.