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Poetry and LGBTQ Community Health Subjects of Upcoming Faculty Activities

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Cal State Fullerton faculty members will be taking part in two May programs focused on two very different subjects: poetry and community health among the LGBTQ population.

R. Austin Nation, assistant professor of nursing, whose research focuses on the prevalence of HIV among young black men who have sex with other men, joins fellow academics, a physician and a health care center administrator in discussing “LGBTQ Community Health: Resolving Disparities, Removing Barriers” for a 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, panel discussion at Fete the Venture in Costa Mesa.

Natalie Graham, associate professor of African American studies, will participate in a Saturday, May 5, poetry reading and conversation with Major Jackson, poetry editor for the Harvard Review and professor of English at the University of Vermont. The 4 p.m. event takes place at Beyond Baroque in Venice.

Other recent faculty presentations include:

Caroline Coal, associate professor of communications and filmmaker, was a panelist in a March 28  discussion at the New York School of Interior Design about Wharton Esherick, the creator of the studio furniture movement and inventor of art furniture. Coal’s documentary on Esherick —  “I Am Known as an Artist” — screened after the talk.

Jason Shepard, chair and associate professor of communications, gave a keynote presentation titled “First Amendment Freedoms in the First Year of Donald Trump’s Presidency,” at the Feb. 24 Journalism Association of Community Colleges Faculty Midwinter Conference in Cambria.

Jule Selbo, professor of cinema and television arts, served on a Feb. 1 screenwriters panel at Pepperdine University’s Business of Hollywood Series, and was interviewed for an upcoming documentary about women screenwriters. Selbo’s 2015 co-edited book, Women Screenwriters: An International Guide, is coming out in paperback.