Alanna Rudzik co-authors study protocol in BMC Pediatrics

Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology) has co-authored a study protocol entitled “Optimizing life success through residential immersive life skills programs for youth with disabilities: study protocol of a mixed-methods, prospective, comparative cohort study” for work with Amy C. McPherson, Gillian A. King and colleagues on the Ontario Independence Program Research team. The protocol appeared in BMC Pediatrics 16(1) and is available through Open Access at


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Dr. Trang Tran Conference Presentation

“Dr. Trang Tran, Assistant Professor of Marketing, attended the Society of Marketing Advances Conference in Atlanta, GA from November 2 to November 5, 2016 where his co-authors and he had two papers accepted. The first paper was entitled “Personalized Advertising: How Do E-Retailers Strengthen Brand Relationship on Facebook?”  and the second “How Personalized Advertising Affects Equity of Brands Advertised on Facebook? A Mediation Mechanism”. Both papers focused on investigating how customers respond to personalized ads posted on Facebook, but each paper examined different seminal constructs. He was also session chair of two sessions “The Role of Social Media in Brand and Company Communications” and “Brand Attachment and Trust” as well as co-chair of the Product & Brand Management track of this conference.”

Relethford Publishes Book Chapter on Race

John Relethford, Anthropology, has published a chapter entitled “Biological anthropology, population genetics, and race” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, edited by Naomi Zack (Oxford University Press, 2017, pp.  160-169). This chapter provides a brief review of patterns of global genetic variation in the human species, how this variation reflects the evolutionary history of the human species, and the problems with using biological race for understanding human genetic variation.

Thank you from McKinley Family

We would like to thank the campus community for the outpouring of support following the loss of our son, grandson, and nephew, Edward A. McKinley III.  Your donations, cards, messages, thoughts and prayers have been a comfort to us during this most difficult time.  We appreciate everyone’s support and feel blessed to be part of such a caring community.