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Honors for Bernstein, Gagliardi, Ranchod-Nilsson, Snarey and Young

Emory Report | April 17, 2015

Matthew Bernstein is the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement in Cinema and Media Studies by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Bernstein is professor of film and media studies in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

The award recognizes and promotes teaching practice, philosophy, innovation, publication, and development of educational materials and service within the discipline of cinema and media studies.

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi is the author of “Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa,” a comprehensive publication accompanying “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa,” an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Gagliardi is assistant professor of art history.

The exhibition is the first one of Senufo art — art from a region in West Africa that comprises Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso — in the United States in the last 50 years, the previous one being “Senufo Sculpture From West Africa” at The Museum of Primitive Art in New York City in 1963.

The exhibition will run through May 31 and then travel to the Saint Louis Art Museum and then to the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, France.

Sita Ranchod-Nilsson was named to the 2015 Academy of Woman Achievers on Salute to Women of Achievement by the YWCA of Greater Atlanta.

Ranchod-Nilsson is director of Emory’s Institute for Developing Nations.

For the past 30 years, the YWCA has honored Atlanta’s premier female role models through the Academy of Women Achievers, recognizing annually 10 women nominated by their peers for their achievements.

John Snarey was named the 2014 recipient of the Lisa Kuhmerker Career Award given by the Association for Moral Education.

Snarey is Franklin N. Parker Professor of Human Development and Ethics at Candler School of Theology.

The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding, long-term contributions to both the Association for Moral Education, in particular, and to the field of moral development, including scholarship, service, mentoring and teaching and innovation.

Kevin Young was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards presented by Claremont Graduate University.

Young is curator, Literary Collections and Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, at the Manuscript, Archives, Rare Book Library and the Charles Howard Candler Professor English/Creative Writing.
The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually for a book by a poet who is past the very beginning but has not yet reached the pinnacle of his or her career.

Young was a finalist for his “Book of Hours” published by Knopf Publishing Group. He is the author of seven previous books of poetry including “Jelly Roll: A Blues,” which was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award.