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Highlights of Faculty Projects:
Alison Hilton has been part of a group charged with developing educational programs, in the form of informational panels and web-based programs, to explain the role and nature of 26 murals in the Old Post Office Building. These murals aroused controversy in 2005 because of negative images of American Indians in some of the works. Over the past year, Professor Hilton took part in meetings with the U.S. General Services Administration officials and representatives of several Native American advocacy groups. Last spring, thanks to Lucy Maddox, Professor Hilton found a research assistant for the project (a GU M.A.) who has been drafting text panels, while Hilton remains closely involved with the editing and content decisions.
William F. McDonald has edited a book titled, Immigration, Crime and Justice. It is Volume 13 in the Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance series published by Emerald/ JAI. Press. It was published in April. He authored one and co-authored another of the 18 chapters in the book. He is currently working on another book on that subject. He expects it will be finished during his sabbatical this spring.