Faculty & Staff

The Science of COVID-19: Virus, Variants, and Vaccines

Hear from faculty experts, share your experiences, and ask your questions. This forum is open to all UR faculty, staff, and students.

Monday, March 1, 7–8:15 p.m.
Registration is required

Hasan Minhaj, In Conversation

Join the Spider community for a virtual conversation with comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj focusing on the role of comedy as related to his work on culture, identity politics, and social justice. 

Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Free, but registration is required


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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Khorshed Alam
Alam Joins RCHS

Md Khorshed Alam, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Rhetoric & Communications Studies as a Visiting Research Scholar. Dr. Alam completed his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of South Florida in December '20.

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Dr. Lauren Craig Tilton
Interactive Photo Collection

Photogrammar, an open-access, web-based tool that allows users to easily navigate and engage photographs taken between 1935-1943, is now housed at UR thanks to the work of Lauren Tilton, assistant professor of rhetoric & communication studies, and Taylor Arnold, assistant professor of statistics. Read more about the program here.

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Jennifer Bowie
Bowie Published

Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science, published "Kelly v. US on Public Fraud and the Bridgegate Controversy" in SCOTUS 2020 Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court edited by Morgan Marietta. January 2021, Palgrave pp. 101-109.

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Dr. David E. Wilkins
Wilkins Published

David Wilkins, professor of leadership studies, co-authored the chapter "Indigenous Peoples in the USA: At the Crossroads of Race and Sovereignty in Trump’s Divided States of America" in the book "Legal Status of Indigenous Peoples in Russia and Foreign Countries."

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Dr. Mariela Méndez
Méndez Invited to Brazil

Mariela Méndez, associate professor and chair of LALIS, was invited to Brazil in December ’20 and January ’21 to give lectures at Universidade Federal de São Paulo and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

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Bob Spires
Spires and Datta Host Webinar

Monti Datta, associate professor of political science, and Bob Spires, associate professor of graduate education, hosted a webinar titled “Trust and Civic Engagement Matter: Connections to Human Trafficking in the United States” for the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. Watch the webinar here.

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Lauren N. Henley
Henley Published

Lauren Henley, assistant professor of leadership studies, published "The Richest Black Girl in America" in Truly Adventurous. 

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Brown and Grow present at CASE conference

Sunni Brown, director of media and public relations, and Lindsey Grow, media relations specialist, presented "Elevating Expertise: Leveraging Faculty and Staff Experts Across Communications Platforms" at the CASE Better Together: All Districts Online Conference.

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