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Faculty News: Potnis, Roessner, M. Taylor, and Greenfield

January Faculty News 2017SIS Associate Professor Devendra Potnis is developing and testing a Financial Information Literacy Toolkit to Educate boRrowers (FILTER) in collaboration with public libraries in India.  The Toolkit will help build financial information literacy among illiterate and semi-literate borrowers to help them to get out of poverty. The project will demonstrate the value of public libraries in implementing ambitious financial inclusion initiatives undertaken by governments in developing nations. The research is funded through a grant from OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

JEM Associate Professor Amber Roessner was interviewed by WBIR-TV as a subject expert on social media on inauguration day (see http://www.wbir.com/news/local/local-experts-say-social-media-on-inaguration-day-show-divided-nation/389501315).

ADPR Professor and Director Maureen Taylor has been named co-editor of Public Relations Review, the largest and oldest high impact public relations research journal.

Gloria Greenfield, JEM honorary artist in residence, had her documentary film, “Unmasked Judeophobia,” shown at McClung Museum on January 26 in a special event commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Ken Marcus, founding president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law and former director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, joined Greenfield for a question and answer session at the end of the film.