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In Focus

Dr. David Jenks, the interim chairman of the Department of Criminology, traveled to Buenos Aires this summer for an invitation-only conference of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), a meeting of law enforcement officers and scholars.

Jessica Lane, an accounting assistant in the Bursar’s Office, took this photo during a mission trip to Huaraz, Peru in April.

She was among a group of volunteers who arrived to help another team of missionaries.

Lane’s group lead a vacation Bible school for children while the other missionaries were participating in a week of training.

This photo was a view from the top of Lane’s hotel.

“You can see the city of Huaraz with a mountain in the distance,” Lane writes. “The city is in a valley between two mountains. Every day we took a picture of the view from this location and it was always breathtaking.”

(In Focus features a photograph submitted by a UWG faculty or staff member. E-mail your photo and caption information to the Campus Chronicle photographer.)

There’s always something to learn. Consider these photographs. See what they do your own shots.

UWG flameRediscovering the Urban Palette
By David Gonzalez

“The images depicting the city of shadow-cloaked smokestacks and sun-drenched skyscrapers are tucked away in our minds. Manhattan streetscapes bursting with odd angles and odder people. Pastoral landscapes of misty Central Park mornings. Ragamuffins and ruffians, dandies and dowagers, all strutting across the city’s stage — and all frozen in black and white.

Until now.

New York in Color” is just that – a hefty tome spanning a century of Gotham in photographs, from hand-tinted postcards to tack-sharp and super-saturated digital shots. Many of the names are familiar — Danny Lyon, Burt Glinn, Helen Levitt and Joel Meyerowitz. But the thrill for Bob Shamis, the photographer, historian and curator who is the book’s author, was rooting dozens of images that had not been seen before.

UWG flame The 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times
Posted By: Scott Harrison

Oct. 1, 1910: Crowds gather at Broadway and 1st Street after the bombing of the Los Angeles Times Building. The 1 a.m. attack killed 20 employees and and injured about 100.

The attack didn’t stop the Oct. 1, 1910, issue of The Times; it was printed at the Los Angeles Herald.

The city of Los Angeles hired private detective William J. Burns to catch the bombers. His work led to the arrest of two brothers, John J. and James B. McNamara — members of the International Assn. of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers union.

Clarence Darrow defended the McNamaras only to lose the case when the brothers changed their pleas in open court to guilty. After the trial, Darrow was twice tried on charges of jury tampering. The first trial ended in acquittal, the second in a hung jury.