November 2014
SBS in the Community
Homecoming Fun!

Join SBS for two days of homecoming fun! Meet us at the UA Bookstore on Friday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. for English Professor Ken McAllister's presentation, "Learning Games: A Showcase of Talent," part of the UA Alumni Association Collegiate Showcase. McAllister will bring items from the Learning Games Initiative Research Archive, one of the world's largest collections of computer-game-related artifacts!


On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m., pop over to the SBS Homecoming Bash at the Shanty (401 E. 9th St.) for pre-game food, drinks, and good times! Our homecoming chair is Laura Penny, the CEO of the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona. More 


Click here to read about our Alumna of the Year, Melody Robidoux, a political science alum who co-founded the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona and supports numerous causes through the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation.

SBS Features
Joshua Marie Wilkinson runs Letter Machine Editions, which published Fred Moten's The Feel Trio.
National Book Award Finalist in Poetry Published by UA English Professor

English Assistant Professor Joshua Marie Wilkinson is riding a wave of success. A string of poetry publications has been capped off with the announcement that a book published by his small press has been shortlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry, one of the top honors in the field. "This is like being in the running for the Indy 500 with a car you built in your driveway, or the Oscars with your home movie," said Lee Medovoi, head of the Department of English. More 

David Yetman
And the Emmy Goes To...!

On October 18, David Yetman and Dan Duncan, both with the Southwest Center, received Emmy Awards for their work on In the Americas with David Yetman. Yetman, an associate research social scientist, won two Emmy awards from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. One Emmy was for "On-Camera Talent -- Program Host/Moderator" and the other was for "Documentary--Cultural" for the episode titled "Whistles In the Mist: Whistled Speech In Oaxaca." Duncan, a television producer and director, also received an Emmy for the Whistled Speech episode. In the Americas airs on Arizona Public Media and is produced by the Southwest Center.

2013-2014 Tucson Fellows
Creating Thought Leaders

Eighteen women from the UA and the Tucson community were among the thought leaders featured in news media outlets across the country this year, thanks to training from the Arizona Public Voices Fellowship Program, which the College of SBS helped bring to Tucson in partnership with Ann Lovell and the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona. The 2013-14 Fellows landed more than 90 media placements over the course of the program. The 2014-15 Fellows will begin meeting this fall. More 

How New Social Movements Take Root

Contemporary movements, such as those initiated after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, can be born seemingly overnight. SBS researchers Susan Shaw (anthropology), Monica Casper (gender and women's studies), and Jennifer Earl (sociology) point to several factors, technological and political. "Movements need direction, communication, and shared vision -- something that has become quite easy to provide in our digital age," Casper said. More 

SBS News Briefs 
Kate Kenski
*   Communication Associate Professor Kate Kenski, who is an expert in political communication, has been quoted recently in media stories on negative ads and the Arizona governor's race.

  *   The School of Information Resources and Library Science received a $500,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Knowledge River program. More 
Alison Deming
*   English Professor Alison Hawthorne Deming's Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, an essay compilation, was released on October 1 by Milkweed Editions. You can read a feature on Deming here.  
*   Fox News Latino reported how in an era of shrinking mainstream media, journalism schools like Arizona's are filling the void. More
Dept News
Upcoming Events
"As the Wheel Turns: A Colloquium on the Potters' Communities in Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean"
Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Old Main, Silver and Sage Room
Includes lectures, demonstrations of wheel-throwing, and displays of Mediterranean ceramics.
Milton Marathon
Presented by the Department of English
Nov. 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: UA Main Library, A313 & 314
Free, public, all-day reading of Paradise Lost. UA Special Collections will display 17th-20th century editions of John Milton's work.
"A Pretty Kind of Little Fiends or Pigmey-Devils": Classifying Fairies in Early Modern Europe
Presented by the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
Nov. 21, 3 p.m.
Location: Marshall Bldg, Room 340
"From the Arab Spring to ISIS: The Upheavals in the Middle East and What They Mean for Israel"

Presented by the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Location: Jewish Community Center

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