Spotlight on Faculty Series (page 4)

March 9, 2023

In the Media: Wendy Cheng Discusses Archival Research at the Huntington Library, Pasadena Now Reports

Cheng highlighted the archive of Lily Lee Chen, the first Chinese American woman to be elected mayor of any city in the United States.

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March 7, 2023

Julia Lum Examines Meaning of 18th-Century Belongings and Watercolors for Nuu-chah-nulth Creators and Their Ancestors

Lum’s research explores how belongings and watercolors can be read across cultures and eras, centering the perspectives of Nuu-chah-nulth creators and the descendants of those who met Cook in 1778.

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March 3, 2023

Sarah Budischak Co-Authors Paper on Parasite Life Stage Diversity

This data provide context for both host infection risk and the persistence of adult parasitic assemblages, two contexts that are useful in predicting and preventing infectious diseases.

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March 2, 2023

In the Media: Wendy Cheng Discusses Monterey Park’s Mourning and History in Zócalo Public Square

Cheng says Monterey Park is “a home for ‘immigrants and lost ones,’ where those who have been historically excluded or vilified elsewhere might come to dance with others who are not exactly like them.”

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February 22, 2023

In the Media: The Progressive Remembers Samella Lewis on Her 100th Birthday

“Lewis’s teachings, writings, curatorial efforts, film productions, political activism, and other activities reflected her tireless commitment to Black artists,” the Progressive notes.

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February 16, 2023

In the Media: Character in Brendan Slocumb’s Hit Novel Based on Rachel Vetter Huang, Los Angeles Times Notes

Author Brendan Slocumb calls mentor and adjunct professor in music Rachel Huang “a life-saving force.”

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February 3, 2023

Rita Roberts Named Finalist for 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Rita Roberts, Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Chair in History and Biography and professor of history and Africana studies, was named a 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize finalist for her book I Can’t Wait to Call You My Wife: African American Letters of Love and Family in the Civil War Era.

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In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses the Gullibility of Experts in The Conversation

Digital and social media-dependent scams, such as the recent FTX cryptocurrency collapse, have attracted a number of celebrity endorsements and investors.

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January 30, 2023

Exhibitions at MOCA, Toronto Art Museum Feature Work by Ken Gonzales-Day

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and the Toronto Art Museum are both hosting exhibitions that feature work by Ken Gonzales-Day, Fletcher Jones Chair in Art and professor of art.

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January 24, 2023

In the Media: Martha Gonzalez Discusses Returning to One’s Roots with KQED

“Assimilation is part of forgetting,” Gonzalez said. “I encourage everybody to dig back into their own root cultures.”

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