• Scott Meyer, Art, will have a sculpture in an upcoming exhibition at the Alabama Power Company gallery in Birmingham. “The Year of the Pot” exhibition, sponsored by APC, is part of this year’s Alabama Clay Conference. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The works may be seen through May 2.
• Linda Murdock, Communication Science and Disorders, has recently learned that two of her articles, “Tell me What you did Today: A Visual Cueing Strategy for Children with ASD” and “Use of an iPad Play Story to Increase Play Dialogue of Pre-schoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” have been selected by the research department at Middletown Centre for Autism, Co. Armagh, Ireland, for inclusion in their research bulletin titled Visual Strategies. This is a themed quarterly bulletin aimed at highlighting good practice to education professionals working with children with ASD. The research department indicated that its members believed Murdock’s research would be very helpful to teachers working on a daily basis with children with ASD.
• Tiffany R. Wang, Communication, recently received word that her dissertation, titled “Formational Relational Turning Points In The Transition To College: Understanding How Communication Events Shape First-Generation Students’ Relationships With Their College Teachers,” was awarded the 2014 International Communication Association Instructional and Developmental Communication Division Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dissertations from the past three years were ranked based on scholarly contribution potential. Wang will receive the award in May at the International Communication Association Conference in Seattle. Additionally, Wang and co-author Audra K. Nuru (Fairfield University) had their paper, “She was Stomping on Everything that we used to Think of as a Family: Communication and Turning Points in Cohabiting (Step)Families,” published in Journal of Divorce & Remarriage (Volume 55, February 2014). This study examined adult stepchildren’s accounts of pivotal communication events that happened in their stepfamilys’ lives from cohabitation to remarriage.