Awards and Highlights - January 2015
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Finance and law professor Adam Epstein has been featured in a new book sponsored by the American Bar Association titled “Careers in Sports Law.” The book provides law students, or those thinking about law school, with practical insight into how to build a background to maximize the chances of a successful sports law job search.


College of Communication and Fine Arts​

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts professor Jeff Smith wins award from Broadcast Education Association

Jeff Smith, assistant professor of broadcast and cinematic arts, was recently awarded second place for a paper titled “Assessing Creativity: Creating a Rubric to Effectively Evaluate Mediated Digital Portfolios” in the 2015 Broadcast Education Association Curriculum, Assessment and Administration paper competition. Smith also recently participated as a judge for the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Student Documentary Film competition.


BCA 521 student film accepted into Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

Advanced Electronic Cinematography (BCA 521) students recently had their film, “Analogous,” accepted into the 40th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival. It was submitted as a fully professional project, not a student work, and will be shown as a short.


Polinksy and Sykes published in Journal of Media Education

CMU School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts faculty members Heather Polinksy and Rick Sykes recently published “An Investigation of Social Media Use in Student News Operations” in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Media Education.​


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College of Science and Technology​

Christine Phelps

Mathematics professor Christine Phelps recognized by Mathematical Association of America

Christine Phelps, associate professor of mathematics, was recently named the recipient of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America’s Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Phelps will be recognized for her work with teaching assistants and other faculty, curriculum design and inquiry-based pedagogy, and research on the teaching and learning of mathematics at th​e MAA’s Michigan Section meeting in April.


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