•   Congratulations to Richard Welch, who learned last week that he is being promoted to rank of Senior Lecturer.
  • Tami Morris, who recently completed her doctoral studies with us and is now an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia, has been elected 2nd Vice President of the NCA Visual Communication Division.
  • An essay by Chris Toula and Greg Lisby, “Towards an Affirmative Public Domain” — which discusses the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Golan v. Holder (which restored copyright status to many international works whose copyright had expired or had been invalidated in the U.S. and which were thus in the public domain, something for which there is no affirmative legal definition) in a cultural studies context — has just been published inCultural Studies, Vol. 28, No. 5-6 (2014), pp. 996-1020. It’s available as a free download at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/wp3SdA66kgCqJcGd4J7G/full