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May 4, 2005

Awards and Honors

Rebekah Cecil, coordinator for marketing and business affairs, Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events, was named Outstanding New Conference and Events Professional by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors-International at the ACCED-I annual conference on March 22 in Nashville, Tenn. This award recognizes outstanding work by a newcomer to the collegiate conference and events field.


Ernest Suarez, associate professor of English, has received a “Senior Scholar” Fulbright scholarship to lecture on American literature for 10 months at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, beginning this September. The Fulbright also will enable him to lecture at other Chinese universities and in other Asian countries.

On the Road

Lisa Lynch, assistant professor of media studies, was awarded a summer grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This will allow her to attend its seminar titled “Globalization and Human Rights” at Columbia University. She will be one of 15 faculty members from around the country who will participate in the six-week program.



Jean-Michel Heimonet, professor of modern languages, recently published a book titled “Les Deux Faces du Terrorisme et l’Auto-Destruction des ‘Sociétés Ouvertes’ ” (“The Two Faces of Terrorism and the Self-Destruction of the “Open Societies”), published by Kimé Press, Paris.

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