Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. We feature those accomplishments and more in this section.
College of Arts and Humanities
Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, was recognized by the Acting Consul General of the United States in Rio de Janeiro Michael Yoder as the last Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janerio (PUC-Rio) during a special event to celebrate the 12th anniversary and conclusion of the Fulbright Distinguished U.S. Studies Chair at the institution. Erbe gave the keynote speech at the event, “An Inspired Vision: Social Inequality, Urban Studies and International Relations.”
José R. López Morín, chair of the Department of Chicano/Chicana studies, served on a panel “Where do we go from here?” at the “Watts Revolt: 50 Years Later Symposium” hosted by the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission on August 15 at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
Doris Ressl, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, served as artistic director for Dances on the Lakewalk, a site-specific dance event in Duluth, Minn. She also performed a duet with St. Louis choreographer Dawn Karlovsky in Minneapolis and Duluth.
A photograph by Ellie Zenhari, assistant professor of design, was selected and displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris as part of the City and Beyond Collection celebrating the Fifth Annual Exposure Award, an international competition that attracts photographers from more than 191 countries. The photograph was also selected to be included in a book of photos from the collection.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Larry Press, professor of information systems, wrote an article, “Will a thaw in U.S. relations herald faster, freer Internet for Cuba?” that appeared on the website of the international not-for-profit World Economic Forum.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology, has been named a Fellow of The Explorers Club, an international multidisciplinary professional society, in recognition of his archaeological field research in Peru and Baja California.
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
Mark Muller, senior instructor of prosthetics and orthotics, was on Huffington Post Live as part of a panel of experts discussing how technological advances to prostheses are changing the meaning of disability.
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“Technological innovations, like the ACLU mobile app for police brutality, are holding police accountable at a higher rate. Things go viral so quickly.” — M. Keith Claybrook, lecturer in Africana Studies, quoted in “Black Lives Matter brings new energy to civic activism” (Los Angeles Wave, August 13, 2015).
“Brazil can greatly contribute to conflict resolution but Brazilians still have many questions about their capacity. I would work on that trust. We need more Brazilian negotiators in the world and more diplomats with the Brazilian training for negotiation.” — Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, quoted in “Uma Visão Inspirada” (Jornal da PUC, June 19, 2015).
“Most students (of mediation) need to learn how to diplomatically assert moral boundaries to create a safe space.” — Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, quoted on TV PUC-Rio (June 18, 2015).