News for NMU Employees


Neil Cumberlidge (Biology) presented a keynote talk this semester titled “Freshwater Crabs and the Biodiversity Crisis: Meeting the Conservation Challenges” at the Joint International Conference of the International Association of Astacologists and the Carcinological Society of Japan, which was held in Sapporo, Japan. Cumberlidge’s presentation was part of a special symposium on freshwater decapod conservation. The contributions to this symposium will all be featured in an invited multi-author volume titled A Global Overview of the Conservation of Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans that will be edited by Tadashi Kawai and Cumberlidge and published by Springer in 2015.

Kia Jane Richmond (English) presented “Using Narratives, Reading and Media: Professional Knowledges and Frameworks for Development in the Writing Methods Course” at the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in November. Her co-presenters were Jim Davis of Northern Iowa University and Jonathan Bush of Western Michigan University.

Jaspal Singh (English) organized the "Transnational Feminism and Diasporic Sikh Identity" conference panel and presented a paper titled "Imagining Nations and Homelands: Gender and Sikh Identity" at the National Women Studies Association "Feminist Transgressions" Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in November.