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Faculty notes: Feb. 2018

What our faculty have been up to recently, including an appearance at U.N. headquarters and a local newscast.

February 12, 2018

Tim Cogshell is interviewed by NBC4's Ted Chen on Jan. 23.
Tim Cogshell is interviewed by NBC4's Ted Chen on Jan. 23.

NBC4 interviewed Tim Cogshell, film and media instructor, and some of his students on Jan. 23 for a piece on the historic nature of some of the Academy Award nominees this year. The interview aired at the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. Cogshell is a film and culture contributor and critic for NPR, KNBC, Fox 11 News, KPCC, The Wrap and other media outlets.

Stephen Inrig, PhD, presents at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Jan. 24
Stephen Inrig, PhD, presents at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Jan. 24

Stephen Inrig, PhD, associate professor and director of the health policy and management graduate program, participated in a panel discussion at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Jan. 24. Inrig and Michael Merson, co-author of the book “The Aids Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response,” presented key findings from their book, then a discussion was held on the application of lessons learned from the AIDS response to other global health areas. The two have also been invited to present their work at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Health Organization in March.

Creative writing assistant professor Joanna Novak’s first book of poetry, “Noirmania,” is now available on Amazon, as well as from the publisher and at independent bookstores. It has already received praise from poet Peter Gizzi, who says: "In taut percussive muscular language JoAnna Novak wields a fierce hammer. Here are tuff poems cast in a bright element in the 21st-century telling it like it is. It is sonic, strong, and wicked; and so good." Novak will be touring for the book in March, reading in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Portland.