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Barbara Carle, Foreign Languages, had six translations from Petrarch and Gaspara Stampa along with a critical introduction, “From Petrarch to Gaspara Stampa, On the Wings of the Arabian Phoenix,” appear in Journal of Italian Translation, Volume VIII, Number 1, Spring 2013, pp. 70-80.

Tom Knutson, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, has been invited to deliver a speech in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls (UWRF), and Semester Abroad Program. His speech, “The Legacy of Professor Robert B. Bailey III,” honors the late founder of the program, a truly innovative and remarkable sociology professor. More than 1,000 UWRF students have participated in the program over the past 50 years. Knutson was a member of the first UWRF group to travel abroad in 1963 and is a recipient of the UWRF Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his years of intercultural communication scholarship.

Kazue Masuyama, Foreign Languages, has been appointed to a Development Committee (DC) of the College Board SAT Subject Test in Japanese in AY 2013-2014. She also served as Question/Content Leader for the College Board AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam, AP Reading, Salt Palace Convention Center, Utah, June 4-16.

Doug Rice’s new memoir, Between Appear and Disappear (Jaded Ibis Press), has been published as well as “Das Heilige Buch der Still” (The Sacred Book of Silence, translated into the German by Nicolai Kobus and published by Editions Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany). He also has just published “The Invention of Forgetting” in Black Scat Review, “Bad Education,” in Gargoyle Magazine, “The Forgetting of Water” in Sensitive Skin, and “A Phenomenology of Undying Love,” a portfolio of photographs and text in Shadowbox. He also completed his second year as an invited artist-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.

Sac State Deaf Studies alumni Todd LaMarr and Diane Allshouse were accepted to the Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference. Allshouse has been accepted by the University College in London for a Master’s in Language Sciences with specialization in Sign Language Studies and leaves next week. LaMarr, who holds a bachelor’s in Deaf Studies and a master’s degree in Child Development from Sac State, published: Egbert, L.D, LaMarr, T., Benedict, B.S., Davenport, C., & Hossler, T. “Families and Self-Efficacy: It Starts At Home,” The Odyssey. And LaMarr, T. & Egbert, L.D., “Mistaking a Boot for a Fish: Can Deaf Children Read Minds?” The Endeavor.