Walt Hakala, assistant professor of English, was awarded $5,000
from the OVPRED/HI Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities fund for
2015 for his project "Words, Verses, and the World: Multilingual
Vocabularies and Indo-Persianate Learning in South Asia.”
The riverrun Teaching Fellowship was given to Eleanor
Gold, for her Science Fiction syllabus. She is a fourth-year
PhD student whose dissertation examines contemporary literature and
culture through a posthumanist lens, where she focuses on
encounters with “non-charismatic life” and what that
might mean for conservation practice and posthuman ethics.
Several Journalism students are finalists for National College
Media Awards: Lisa Khoury, former Spectrum managing editor,
for her piece Animal Heights; Chad Cooper, current senior photo
editor for his spot news photo; and Brian Keschinger, former
creative director, for his Spectrum cover of Khalil Mack.
Aaron Mansfield is also nominated for a Pinnacle award from College
Media Association for sports column writing.
Winners will be announced in Philadelphia in early November.
UB is proud to serve as the administrative host for the
Northeast Modern Language Association, a scholarly organization for
professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and
other modern languages.