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The Blue & Gray Press | August 17, 2018

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Honorable Mentions

Mary Parnell,

was selected by UMW as the Small Business Development Center Director for Client Services in the Fredericksburg office. As director, Parnell will direct consulting, management training, business research services and provide client support for businesses using the Fredericksburg office.

Zach Whalen,

assistant professor of English, participated in the recent Modern Language Association conference in Chicago. Whalen was part of a reading of electronic literature, a panelist on the roundtable discussion “Electronic Literature after Flash” and presented the paper “Ebooks, Typography and Twitter Art.”

Chris Foss,

professor of English published a chapter titled, “Building a Mystery: Relative Fear and the 1990s Autistic Thriller” in Bloomsbury Press’s “Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media.”

Jeff McClurken,

professor and chair of history and American studies, led a workshop at Dickinson College in Carlisle ,Pa. on Friday, Jan. 20. McClurken spoke about the wide-ranging aspects of digital humanities.

Jim Gaines,

professor in the department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, published a translation of “Moving In,” a tale by Alphonse Daudet. The translation was published in the December 2013 issue of Eerie Digest/TAEM, an online journal.

Stephen Farnsworth,

professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered a Washington lecture, “Federalism, Separation of Powers and Mass Media Regulation in the United States. The lecture was delivered to political leaders in Zambia as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Program.

Paul Fallon,

associate professor of linguistics, presented a paper, “The Tangled Web of Reconstructing Proto-Agaw Dorsal Consonants,” at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Fallon’s talk discussed the historical reconstruction of the Agaw, or Central Cushitic, languages spoken in the Horn of Africa.