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Louis Downs, Counselor Education, was awarded his third Fulbright Fellowship. The funding will take him to Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia in Bandung, Java, Indonesia, to build and train a national disaster mental health relief team and to develop a trauma and crisis counseling curriculum for the university. He will also train the staff of the Women and Children Ministry of Indonesia how to work with victims of domestic violence.

Barbara Carle, professor of Italian, had an article, “Viaggio attraverso le Rime di Alfonso Gatto: I sonetti” published in Letteratura e oltre Studi in onore di Giorgio Baroni, published by Fabrizio Serra Editore, Italy 2012, pp. 578-582.

She attended a conference given March 20 at State University of New York, Stony Brook, as the invited speaker to present her own book of poetry translation and critical essay: Garden of Delight, Gradiva, 2010.

She also attended a conference given March 21 at Hofstra University in Long Island, where she was a guest speaker in Professor Gregory Pell’s “Poets of the Italian Diaspora,” where Carle’s own book, Tangible Remains Toccare quello che resta is being studied. At that same conference, Carle was a guest speaker in a course on translation.

And she attended a conference in Formia, Italy, March 28, for a poetry reading and presentation of her poems.

Carle was interviewed on WRHU Hofstra University public radio April 17. Harrison Knowles interviewed her about her book Tangible Remains.

She published an article on Italian Poet Alfonso Gatto’s sonnets in “Letteratura e oltre Studi in omaggio a Giorgio Baroni,” Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2012.

And Carle gave a series of conferences on translation and poetry readings at SUNY Stony Brook, Hofstra University (where her book of poetry is being studied) and Formia, Italy.

Cynthia Linville, English, has a book of collected poems, The Lost Thing, now available from Cold River Press.

B. Dana Kivel, professor in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, and lecturer Mimi Lewis, L.C.S.W., Division of Social Work, will receive a Distinguished Service Award from the Sacramento Police Department for their work in helping to establish a prostitution intervention program, Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH). They worked closely with founding members police Sgts. Susan Feenstra and Cynthia Stinson, Det. Erika Woolsen, and Officers Kathy Fritsche and Tera Carson to create a peer-based program to assist women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking. They will be honored at the Sacramento Police Department’s 2012 Commendation Awards Luncheon and Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 10, at the Sheraton Grand, Sacramento.

Mary Mackey, professor emeritus, English, has had a new collection of poetry, Sugar Zone, nominated for the 2012 Northern California Book Award. The award ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. June 10 in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Library.