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Barbara Carle, Foreign Languages, had an Award Essay on John Taylor’s Translations of Lorenzo Calogero’s Selected Poems appear in American Poet, the journal for The Academy of American Poets, Fall-Winter, 2013, pp. 29-32. Carle also served as judge for the Academy’s Raiziss/de Palchi Award for an outstanding translation of modern Italian poetry into English. The prize consisted of a $25,000 fellowship to complete a translation project.

Smile Dube and Yan Zhou, Economics, will have a paper titled “Interest Rate Asymmetries in the Lending-Deposit Rate Spread: A Case Study in South Africa” published in a forthcoming edition of journal International Economics (Economia Internationale).

Tom Knutson, professor emeritus of communication studies, delivered the keynote address at the ASEAN Undergraduate Conference on Computing at Sripatum University, Chonburi, Thailand, on Feb. 20. While in Thailand, Dr. Knutson also visited Sacramento State graduates teaching English at Chitralada Royal Palace School and finalized opportunities for another group of Sacramento State graduates to teach at Chitralada during the 2014-15 school year. Dr. Knutson also conducted a seminar at Bangkok University on conflict and negotiation theory.

Jana Noel, Office of Analytics and Institutional Effectiveness, and David Earwicker, Office of Research Administration, have had their working paper titled “Gathering Data and Documenting Impact: 2010 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application Approaches and Outcomes” released by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE). NERCHE administers the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification process on behalf of the Carnegie Foundation.

Jazzmine Parker, one of Sacramento State’s McNair Scholars, won a Research Competition in Baton Rouge, La. The competition was organized by the National Association of African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American Studies, and the International Association of Asian Studies; it took place Feb. 10-15 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center. Parker’s research was titled: “I am not Obese, I am Thick: Obesity and Body Image Among African American Women.”

Doug Rice, English, has a new photograph titled, “One Day She Forgot,” published in Agave Magazine. The photograph was taken in Stuttgart, Germany, while he was in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Nancy Sweet, English, had an essay, “Renegade Religious: Performativity, Female Identity, and the Antebellum Convent-Escape Narrative,” published in a collaborative anthology titled Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion: Lived Theologies and Literature, Mary Wearn, ed. (Ashgate Press 2014, ISBN 978-1472410429).

Sweet also has been appointed assistant editor of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and reports that the “California State University, Sacramento” name now appears on the masthead of the journal.