Members of the UNL community who were featured in award announcements between April 3-9 include Parks Coble, Mara Klecker, Chris Heady, Kathleen Lodl, Laurel Shoemaker, J.D. Madsen and Frans von der Dunk.
Parks Coble, professor of history, has written a new book on the experiences of China’s war correspondents during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937 to 1945. The book, “China’s War Reporters: The Legacy of Resistance Against Japan,” is available from Harvard University Press. For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/arbp.
Kathleen Lodl, associate dean for Nebraska Extension, has been named one of the most influential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by the National AfterSchool Association. Lodl will be profiled on the cover and in the spring edition of AfterSchool Today Magazine. Lodl has been with Nebraska Extension since 1992 and has served as associate dean and state 4-H program administrator since 2008.
Laurel Shoemaker and J.D. Madsen, assistant professors of theatre and film, have joined the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829. The labor union is a professional association for designers, artists and craftspeople in the entertainment and decorative arts industries. Shoemaker and Madsen were sworn into the union during the recent United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s annual conference in March in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The “Handbook of Space Law” has received the 2015 Social Science Book Award from the International Academy of Astronautics. Released in January, the book was edited by Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law, and Fabio Trochetti. The book addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of activities in outer space and major space applications from a comprehensive and structured perspective. The award will be presented during the International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem in September. For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/h2s5.
- Mara Klecker placed second in the Hearst personality profile writing competition. She won a $2,000 scholarship for her piece, “At Home In America: ‘I Am so Thankful.’” Also, Chris Heady tied for 14th place with his story, “Road to Recovery: Former Husker Anthony Steels Overcomes Drug Addiction.” The competition drew 99 entries from 56 schools.
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