news@sils April 2016

April 2016


SILS students share their work and research at the 2016 Project Fair
SILS hosted its second annual Project Fair to showcase the work of students on April 15 in Manning Hall. About 20 graduate and undergraduate students presented their research and creations to fellow students, faculty, and guests. At the end of the fair, four projects received special recognition. Click to read more.

Author Matt de La Peña photo SILS Library hosts third annual Edible Book Contest
The SILS Library hosted a showcase of edible creations inspired by books in its collection on April 15. The Best in Show prize went to Anna Groves for her cake based on The Rainbow Fish. Brian Sturm won Best Interpretation for his creation based on The Avalanche, and Rachel Anne Spencer won Most Humorous for her cake inspired by Brush Your Teeth Please. For photos of all the creations, visit the Library Flickr page.

SILS faculty nominated for 2016 Teaching Excellence Award
Students, faculty, and staff at SILS have nominated seven SILS faculty members and adjunct faculty members for consideration for the 2016 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. The award winners will be announced at the SILS Commencement Ceremony on May 8. Click to read more.

Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell receives IMLS grant for “Project READY: Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth”
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Frances McColl Term Professor at SILS, has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a continuing education curriculum that will enable school librarians to become more culturally competent educators. Click to read more.

Professor Ryan Shaw to co-direct IMLS-funded PeriodO project expansion
Ryan Shaw, SILS Assistant Professor, will co-direct an expansion of the PeriodO tool, which eases the task of documenting how scholars define historical, art-historical, and archaeological periods differently. The project, titled “Periods, Organized (PeriodO) 2: Linking, Discovering, and Reconciling Information about the Past,” has been awarded funding from IMLS. Click to read more.

Professor Mary Grace Flaherty receives Fulbright Award for research in Malawi
Mary Grace Flaherty, Assistant Professor at SILS, has received a Fulbright Teaching/Research Award for travel to Malawi, where she will study how people acquire and evaluate health information sources. Flaherty will partner with Mzuzu University and the Kwithu Women’s Group, a community-based organization focused on HIV-AIDS. Click to read more.

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