Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 2/12/14

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of members of Meredith’s faculty and staff, from departments including art, business, communication, economics, English, and the library.

Professor of English Rebecca Duncan wrote an opinion piece about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in America that ran in The News & Observer on February 8. The Beatles first toured the U.S. in February 1964, including their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Religious and Ethical Studies faculty Shannon Grimes and Margarita Suarez brought four students to the Interfaith Leadership Initiative (ILI) workshop in Atlanta, January 30-February 2, where they learned techniques for engaging with diverse religious and non-religious identities on campus and building bridges across differences to act for the common good.  Students and their staff/faculty allies from 52 colleges and universities in the eastern U.S. participated in this workshop.  The Meredith delegates will be sharing what they’ve learned at the ILI with the campus in a variety of ways, so please contact Dr. Grimes or Dr. Suarez if you’re interested in learning more.

Instructor of Art Holly Fischer’s sculpture Pandora is included in the recently published 500 Figures in Clay: Volume 2, Lark Books, 2014. Learn more about the book

Assistant Professor of Business Karen Mishra wrote an article for Entrepreneur.com on Facebook’s 10th birthday about how businesses can use Facebook to integrate a brand’s marketing message into the lives of customers.

Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero’s opinion piece about the end of comedian Jay Leno’s tenure as host of The Tonight Show ran in The News & Observer on February 6. The article covered changes in the late night media landscape, and argued the network was making a big gamble in replacing Leno while he was still in first place in the timeslot.

Ted Waller has published an article on Seeking Alpha, the widely-read investment website, titled Mean Reversion: Ignore At Your Peril. Waller is head of technical services in the library.

Associate Professor of Economics Anne York was quoted in a McClatchy Newspapers story about gender pay equity, and whether the salaries of men and women who work in the White House are equal. The story ran in 16 McClatchy newspapers, including The News & Observer and The Sacramento Bee.

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