LLC News

August 2010 Archives

Cara Okopny's Contribution

Cara Okopny recently contributed an entry regarding author and activist Barbara
Ehrenreich for the forthcoming, "The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's
World." Edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Golson, and J. Geoffrey. Available
from Sage Publications.

Cara Okopny's Presentation

Cara Okopny will present her paper, "Going Green: Examining Wal-Mart's New
Environmental Discourse" in November at the 34th annual International American
Studies Conference in Alanya,Turkey.

Jennifer Harrison, LLC Cohort 11 awarded tenure

Jennifer Harrison, LLC Cohort 11, has just been awarded tenure at the National Labor College.

Congratulations, Jennifer.

George Chinnery, LLC 8, has new position with U.S. State Department

Congratulations to George Chinnery, who has just been hired by the U.S. State Department as a Regional English Language Officer (RELO). He will be leaving his position at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, and coming to Washington for his first assignment. George received his MA in the UMBC TESOL Program and is currently working on his dissertation in LLC.

RELOs are stationed throughout the world, providing support for English language teaching and learning.

If you want to learn more or just to congratulate George, his email is

Cara Okopny's paper accepted for the American Studies Association of Turkey conference

Cara Okopny (LLC Cohort 11) has just learned that her paper on "Going Green: Examining Wal-Mart’s New Environmental Discourse" has been accepted for the American Studies Association of Turkey conference in November. She has also contributed an entry on Barbara Ehrenreich for the The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Zeiss Stange, Mary, Oyster, Carol K., Golson, J. Geoffrey, eds. Sage Publications. Forthcoming.

Congratulations, Cara.

Chris Justice invited into CityLit Project's Poets and Authors Bureau

Chris Justice was recently invited to be included in the CityLit Project's Poets and Authors Bureau. For more information, visit this site.

Chris Justice gives reading at UMB

Chris Justice gave a reading at The University of Baltimore on Thursday, July 29 at 7pm in the Student Center Performing Arts Theater. The reading is titled "Fish Tales: Spinning Folklore through Creative Nonfiction".