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B-CU Faculty to Attend NYU Series

Dr. Deborah Freckleton

As members of the New York University (NYU) Faculty Resource Network, the following B-CU faculty members have been selected to attend the Faculty Resource Network Summer 2012 seminar series in New York City:

Martha Osorio-Cediel, assistant professor of modern language, and Raphael Jackson, assistant professor of history, will be attending the seminar on contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cinema. Linda Byrd, assistant professor of English, and Winifred Johnson, assistant professor of history, will be attending the "Exploring Women's Knowledge through Oral History" seminar. Shirley Thompson, assistant professor of nursing, will be attending the seminar on "Interprofessional Competencies: A New Paradigm for Nursing Education." Valerie Sigwalt, assistant professor of history, will be attending the seminar on "People Power: Revolts in the Arab World." Deborah Freckleton, associate professor and director of Faculty Development will be attending the seminar on "Practicing Critical and Creative Thinking." Faculty members attending the conference will be invited to facilitate faculty development workshops and the Lyceum Series in the fall.

The selection process included the soundness of the applicant's project statement, institutional endorsements and the availability of appropriate academic resources at NYU.

"These individuals were chosen from an exceptionally impressive group of applicants from national and international member institutions and affiliate institutions," noted Dr. Freckleton.

The conference is from June 10-17, 2012 and will be held on the campus of NYU. Conference and travel sponsors are the Office of Faculty Development, Title III and Sponsored Programs and the University of Florida.

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