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This Month's In Brief include The Winter Round Table, John Allegrante, Thomas Sobol, Project Citizen and Aimee Lapointe Terosky.


The Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education presented the 15th Annual Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring to Frank H. Wu, Dean of Wayne State University Law School and former member of the law faculty of Howard University, for his role in multicultural initiatives and national dialogues on race and affirmative action. The Roundtable also presented its second annual Social Justice Action Award to Jane Elliot, an internationally known teacher, lecturer and diversity trainer whose work promotes an awareness of the impact of racial oppression.

Project Citizen, a campus talk show run by TC's Film & Education Research Academy, featured a town hall-style discussion with seven-time Grammy Award-winning Latin Jazz composer and pianist Eddie Palmieri on March 8. The discussion featured questions such as "Why does every culture produce music?" and "In what ways is the composition of music a basic element of life and living?"  The Project Citizen series employs a daytime TV talk show format, with film and video clips integrated into the discussion. The event was hosted by Kelvin Shawn Sealey, a TC adjunct lecturer and doctoral candidate.

John Allegrante (Health & Behavior Studies) traveled to Reykjavik University, Iceland, in January, where he was invited to consult on the development of a new initiative in health and education.  He met with the President of the university and addressed the Icelandic Public Health Association.

Thomas Sobol (Organization and Leadership) was honored as an emeritus member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Century Club for distinguished service to American education, at the February AASA meeting in San Antonio. Sobol was honored for his numerous publications, creation of educational policy, and for working "tirelessly to bridge the gap between academic research on educational leadership and professional practice."

Aimee LaPointe Terosky, a doctoral student in Higher and Postsecondary Education, received the 2005 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards from the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE). The award is presented to doctoral students who have "clearly demonstrated leadership ability and a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility through academic and personal endeavors." Lapointe will receive the award at the AAHE conference in March in Atlanta.

Published Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2005