Alfred L. Brophy, School of Law, has published “Slaves as Plaintiffs,” a review essay on Lea VanderVelde’s “Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott” (2014), in 115 Michigan Law Review 895-914 (2017).
Karen Chapman has been appointed director of Branch Library Services effective immediately. Chapman will now oversee Bruno Business Library, McLure Education Library, and Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering.
Richard Delgado, School of Law, has published “Nonconformity in American Law and Life: How Much Do We Really Value Diversity?” in 68 Alabama Law Review 901-922 (2017) [2016 Meador Lecture].
Dr. Richard Diehl, professor emeritus of anthropology with research interest in Mesoamerican archaeology, was awarded the Medalla de MAX from the Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa, the Veracruz state archaeology museum, for outstanding service to the state, to the University of Veracruz and to Veracruz archaeology.
Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr., School of Law, has published “Linnaean Taxonomy and Globalized Law,” a review essay on Justice Stephen Breyer’s “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities” (2015) in 115 Michigan Law Review 865-894 (2017).
Dr. Steven D. Yates, School of Library and Information Studies, has been elected president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). He is the first UA faculty member to serve as president of AASL, which advocates for every student to have an effective school library program with a certified school librarian at the helm.
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