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Nielson’s book named in top rap music books list

Books from UR authors top reading lists around the world. Among those is Rap on Trial, co-authored by professor and assistant chair of liberal arts Erik Nielson. Rap on Trial made the “Top Rap Music Books of All Time” list from Book Authority. In the book, Nielson and co-author Andrea L. Dennis provide an in-depth look at the misuse of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials.

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Ann C. Hodges
Hodges a Featured Labor Expert on WalletHub

Ann C. Hodges, professor of law emerita and chair of paralegal studies, is a featured labor expert in WalletHub’s 2021 Labor Day Facts – Travel, Money & More. Hodges responds to 5 questions about the Labor Day holiday and labor conditions in the U.S. She addresses threats facing workers, impacts of the gig economy, federal and state policy and legislation recommendations, and tips for Labor Day getaways.

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Erik Nielson
Nielson earns University Distinguished Scholarship Award

Erik Nielson, assistant chair and professor of liberal arts, was named a 2021 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Scholarship Award at the annual Colloquy celebration held August 18.

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Laura M. Kuti
Kuti Earns University Distinguished Educator Award

Laura Kuti, assistant chair of teacher education and assistant professor of education, was named a 2021 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Educator Award at the annual Colloquy celebration held August 18.

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Daniel L. Hocutt
Hocutt Receives CPTSC Research Grant

Daniel Hocutt, SPCS web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts, is co-recipient (with George Mason University’s Nupoor Ranade) of a research grant from the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) to study use and teaching of data analytics in technical communication classes.

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