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Wednesday Memo
Sept. 10, 2014

 UMPeople

• The 2nd edition of Personnel Management in the Electronic Media (Whittier Publications, 2014) by Randall K. Scott, Mass Communication, has been released. The text covers management and motivation theories as applied to radio, television, newspapers and the Internet. Rules and regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and recent Supreme Court decisions regarding employment issues are also covered, along with effective interviewing, training, counseling and an overview of the industry including sales.

• Nita Terrell, Art, has had work selected for exhibition in the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art. More than 1,500 entries were submitted, from which juror Susanna Coffey of New York City selected 90 works by 72 artists. The exhibition will run through Oct. 26.

• Catherine Walsh, Art, participated in “Beyond the Digitized Slide Library,” an eight-day digital art history institute supported by the Getty Foundation and held at the University of California, Los Angeles, July 28-Aug. 6. Walsh, who teaches art history at UM, was honored to be among the 12 scholars invited to the institute, which facilitated discussion of issues in the digital humanities. Participants also learned about tools related to database development, content management systems, network analysis, digital mapping, 3D visualization and the application of these tools in teaching and research. Walsh is excited to share the knowledge and skills she gained at the institute with UM students and colleagues, as well as to continue development of a digital mapping research project on Italian Renaissance sculpture that she initiated at the institute.

• Samantha Webb, English, presented a paper titled “The Rime of the Country Walker: Biopolitics and Unproductivity in Mitford’s Our Village,” at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, held July 10-13 in Washington, D.C.

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