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Six Assessment Fellows Working on Projects

The Assessment Office has selected six Assessment Fellows who are working on five different projects, announced Dr. Summer DeProw, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, and director, assessment and testing. They are Dr. Paul Mixon, associate professor of electrical engineering; Dr. Melodie Philhours, associate professor of marketing; Dr. Edward Salo, assistant professor of history; Chad Whatley, assistant director, Honors College; Dr. Amanda Wheeler, associate professor of exercise science; and Dr. Wayne Wilkinson, assistant professor of psychology. Details about each individual's project, goals and objectives are online.

Six Assessment Fellows Working on Projects
 
Hall Article Looks at Deepfake Video Impacts Hall Article Looks at Deepfake Video Impacts

An article by Dr. Holly Hall, associate professor of strategic communication, has been published in the Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology.  The article, "Deepfake Videos: When Seeing Isn't Believing," is based on her study of the use of deepfake videos, made with software technology that makes them appear very authentic. She looks at impacts in the democratic process, First Amendment issues, and possible responses.

 
Shew Studies Rice Intensification Techniques

Dr. Aaron Shew, assistant professor and R.E.L. Wilson Chair of Agricultural Economics, is the lead author of an article in Environmental Science & Policy. In the article, Shew and fellow authors examine how sustainable agricultural intensification practices in Bangladesh, especially through the use of high-yielding varieties of rice, can help meet food security needs while decreasing environmental impacts. The article is online.

Shew Studies Rice Intensification Techniques
 
Hendershot and Nunis Present Research Hendershot and Nunis Present Research

Dr. Cyndy Hendershot (left), professor of English, and Paul Nunis, instructor in sociology, jointly presented a paper at the Southwest Popular Culture Conference in Albuquerque. Their paper was titled "Bad Cops Make Good Heroes." While participating in a "Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul" panel, Hendershot and Nunis explored through their research paper the code of honor that is considered prevalent among disgraced law enforcement officials.

 
Castro's Chapter on Latin America Published

A book chapter written by Dr. Justin Castro, associate professor of history, has been published in a peer-reviewed edited volume on the history of communications in Latin America. Castro's chapter, "La radio en américa latina: un recorrido por su desarrollo, 1890-1930," examines the development of radio and its effect on nation-state building, global cultural exchange, and business. Written in Spanish, the book is published by the Universidad de Los Andes Press in Bogota, Colombia.

Castro's Chapter on Latin America Published
 
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