Achievements, September 8, 2017
Jonis Agee, professor of English, had her book, “The Bones of Paradise” picked as the Omaha Public Library’s 2017 Omaha Reads selection. The annual program selects one book for the entire Omaha community to read together. The library purchases multiple copies of the winning book and hosts a series of events and discussions centered on the publication. Finalists are determined by write-in suggestions with a winner selected by public vote. Agee’s book beat out nominees “1984” by George Orwell, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald and “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. Read more about the selection.
Dawn O. Braithwaite, professor of communication studies, will receive the Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award during the National Communication Association's annual convention, Nov. 16-19 in Dallas. The honor recognizes a lifetime of outstanding service to the association and the profession during a career in research, teaching or service. In most cases, the individual selected will have made outstanding contributions in all three areas. Braithwaite was the president of the national association in 2010 and the Western States Communication Association in 2009. Learn more about this award.
David Hansen’s Child Maltreatment Lab has been selected as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies inaugural featured lab. Hansen is a professor of psychology and director of the clinical psychology training program. Read more about the selection.