Neil Cumberlidge (Biology) presented "Trends in the Status of Freshwater Invertebrates: The Global Freshwater Crab Conservation Assessment" at a conference organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington, D.C. The international gathering revolved around the theme of "Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World" and attracted more than 900 scientists, conservationists and politicians. Its purpose was to develop recommendations on biodiversity policy, which were formally delivered to the Obama administration after the inauguration.

Kia Jane Richmond (English) gave two panel presentations at Making Waves: The Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco. She presented "Empathy and Teacher Training" during a panel titled "Navigating Empathy: Making Waves across Rhetorical and Affective Dimensions of Composition." Richmond also presented "Reaching Out Online: Pairing English Education Students with Youth Partners via Internet Writing Workshop" as part of a panel titled "English Education-Composition Connections." 

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