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    • Congratulations to Taft professor of English and History Dr. Stan Corkin for winning this year's distinguished Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Work.  Also congratulations to the following faculty who received awards as well at the April 19 UC Faculty Awards celebration. Honors include Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, who will received the George Barbour Award for Good Faculty-Student Relations, and the following faculty who were inducted into the Fellows of the Graduate School: Anthony Chemero, Russel Durst, Margaret Hanson, Todd Herzog, David Maume, Magda Peligrad, Nageswari Shanmugalingam, and Siva Sivaganesan. For more information, visit the website at https://tinyurl.com/mt444mq.

    • A variety of grant writing workshops are being offered in April. If you are a UC student or faculty member and would like to participate, please register through the website at http://http://webcentral.uc.edu/research/workshops.cfm

    • Film ScreeningThe Taft Research Center was proud to be a participant sponsor for UC's celebration of World Water Day on March 22. Among the events, Adrian Parr, UNESCO Co-Chair of Water, Chair of Taft Faculty, and Director of the Taft Research Center will, along with Associate Professor Ken Tankerseley (Anthropology), was interviewed on WVXU Cincinnati Edition with Mark Heyne on Tuesday, 21 March, at 1:30 PM. In addition, the award-winning documentary "The Intimate Realities of Water" was screened to a capacity crowd at the Esquire. The documentary follows the lives of Kenyans as they face the challenges of obtaining water. The documentary specifically focuses on those living in Nairobi's slums. After the screening, audience members will have the chance to participate in Q&A session with producer and co-director Adrian Parr, co-director Sean Hughes, and photographer Jon Hughes.