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Works created by Wendy Grieb, assistant professor of art, and Chuck Grieb and Cliff Cramp, professors of art, are part of “Imagine II: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration” ar Pomona’s dA Center for the Arts. Layal Idriss, who is pursuing an M.F.A. in art – illustration, is also displaying her art at the exhibition, which honors the work of children’s book author and artist Leo Politi.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 23. An illustrators’ reception will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

Anthony Sparks, assistant professor of cinema and television arts, will give a Sept. 15 keynote address at the University of Kansas conference “Black Love: A Symposium.” The national symposium will draw academics, artists and cultural critics to honor the 80th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Sparks’ talk is titled “Radical Love/Everyday Blackness: Zora Neale Hurston and her Televisual Descendants in the 21st Century.”

Sparks, a screenwriter and supervising producer for the Oprah Winfrey Network television drama series “Queen Sugar,” also will be a featured panelist in October at the 2017 Austin Film Festival, when he will discuss his approach to television writing and producing, as well as how to begin and sustain a writing career in Hollywood. This month, he was featured speaker in a discussion about the film and television industry’s recent efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

David Nanigian, associate professor of finance, presented his paper “Mutual Fund Closure: A Method to Sustain Outperformance?” at the July 26-28 World Finance Conference in Sardinia, Italy.

Timothy Henry, lecturer in English, comparative literature and linguistics, discussed “Making a Dictionary of Ventureño,” the process of creating a native language dictionary from fragmented sources, Aug. 10 at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks.

Yuying Tsong, associate professor of human services, co-authored the following posters presented in August at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Washington, D.C.:

“Vietnamese American Older Adult Depression and Help-Seeking: A Pilot Study” with graduate counseling student Vi Pham and undergraduate psychology major Phuong Nguyen;

“Asian American College Students’ Mental Health Service Experiences: A Qualitative Examination” with 2017 graduates Victoria Chai (B.A. communications-entertainment studies), Rebecca Sheldon (B.S. human services), now a graduate student in UCLA’s social welfare program, and Jessica Pineda (B.S. human services);

“Help-Seeking Experiences of Latinx Parents of Children With Autism” with 2017 human services graduate Karen Barron; and

“A Qualitative Examination of Growth and Development From Studying Abroad” with alumna Rebecca Sheldon, Andie Walton of Washington State University and lead author Nahal Kaivan of Duke University.