Kudos: Pietrykowski, Smith Pollard, Sutch

Laurie Sutch, executive director of the Talent Gateway, was one of two recipients of the Youth for Understanding’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which was awarded during the organization’s 65th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes alumni of the international cultural exchange program who work to ensure the success of current study abroad students.

Deborah Smith Pollard, professor of English literature and humanities, was the featured speaker at an event hosted by the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) at Indiana University. She was part of their campus-wide “themester” on beauty and discussed beauty and gospel music. AAAMC also is using many of Smith Pollard’s radio interviews and gospel materials to help with the creation of a collection on Black radio.

Bruce Pietrykowski’s article, “Revaluing low-wage work: Service-sector skills and the fight for 15,” was published in Review of Radical Political Economics. Pietrykowski is professor of economics and research scientist for the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy.

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