12/29/2015 Jen Marlowe: Black Children Matter
As the news is still echoing in our ears that the police office who shot 12 year-old Tamir Rice will not be indicted, read human rights advocate Jen Marlowe‘s latest blog post on the subject.
12/29/2015 Dave Montgomery and Anne Biklé on Wisconsin Public Radio
Listen to co-authors David Montgomery and Anne Biklé on The Joy Cardin Show out of Wisconsin, talking about microbes and their new book, The Hidden Half of Nature.
12/22/2015 Prof. Montgomery’s new book reviewed in The Guardian
Prof. Dave Montgomery‘s new book (created with co-author Anne Biklé) is called The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, and it has been reviewed by the British newspaper, the Guardian. Read about their remarkable journey from gardening to beating cancer. Stay tuned for more information on a new lecture based on this book!
11/09/2015 Rebekka Armstrong Featured in POZ Magazine
Rebekka Armstrong’s highly informational, entertaining and powerful take on sex education is highlighted in POZ Magazine.
08/24/2015 Elissa Washuta’s student’s launch new journal
Elissa Washuta has served as the faculty advisor for the new online journal from the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. The first issue of Mud City Journal is now online!
07/27/2015 Loung Ung’s work to be adapted for Netflix by Angelina Jolie
Author and activist Loung Ung survived the Cambodian Genocide as a child. Now her internationally recognized memoir ‘First They Killed My Father’ is going to be adapted for film by Netflix and Angelina Jolie. Oscar-winning actress Jolie Pitt, who directed 2014’s Unbroken, read Ung’s book, which was published in 2000, and the two became close friends.
“I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” Jolie Pitt says in a statement accompanying the Netflix announcement. “It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. And it helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland.”
02/08/2015 Announcing Crash Course Astronomy
Phil Plait launched a new video series Crash Course Astronomy.
It is a fun and informative lesson in astronomy written and hosted by Phil Plait, made possible by a recently announced partnership between Crash Course and PBS Digital Studios. Watch the current episodes on Phil’s speaker video page. New episodes of the series are posted on every Thursday on YouTube.
09/05/2014 The Equal Voice Advocate features Jen Marlowe’s writing
Jen Marlowe’s writing is featured in ‘The Equal Voice Advocate’ this month. The Equal Voice Advocate is the publication of Hedgebrook. “My writing (and filmmaking) is in the service of activism, but I don’t know if that makes it activist writing.”
09/04/2014 Elissa Washuta has 2 articles about NA issues out this week
Elissa Washuta has two new columns about Native American identity and issues out this week. At Racialious you’ll find “Violence against Indigenous Women: Fun, Sexy, and No Big Deal on the Big Screen.” At The Weeklings you’ll find “I Am Not Pocahontas”.
09/03/2014 Jen Marlowe: Brazil’s Men of the Sea
The fifth video in Jen Marlowe‘s video series about human rights vio9lations in Brazil is about AHOMAR, an organization trying to prevent pollution of Guanabara Bay.