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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.

Dr. Michael T. Garrett, the chair of the Department of Collaborative Support & Intervention, shot this photo of the Oconaluftee River in western North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains.

The term "Oconaluftee" comes from the Cherokee egwanulti, meaning "by the river."

It is near “the Cherokee Indian reservation, where I am from,” he writes.
The river is “considered among the Cherokee to be a place of healing for both humans and animals alike.”

(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.)

UWG flameThese photographs remind us of the devastation of December 7, 1941:

A date which will live in infamy
Posted By: Scott Harrison

Dec. 7, 1941: The United States naval base at Pearl Harbor is attacked by Japanese planes launched from six aircraft carriers. Four U.S. battleships are sunk, and four others damaged. Over 2,400 Americans are killed, including 1,177 on the battleship Arizona.

Japanese losses were light, 29 aircraft destroyed, five midget subs lost, 64 killed and one midget sub sailor captured.

An Associated Press story on the Dec. 8, 1941, front page of the Los Angeles Times reported:

Japan assaulted every main United States and British possession in the Central and Western Pacific and invaded Thailand today (Monday) in a hasty but evidently shrewdly-planned prosecution of a war began Sunday without warning.

UWG flameAnd these show us beauty, sadness, love:

On the Cliffs, a World Apart
By David Gonzalez

The gleaming Manhattan skyline rising over the Hudson River is about as real as a stage prop to Cruz, Emilio and their friends. They can see this illusory panorama from their wind-swept perch — a collection of shacks tucked along cliffs in Union City, N.J.

In 2008, Ester Jove Soligue, 32, a Spanish photographer, began documenting this improvised neighborhood just inland from Weehawken Cove. She had been studying at the International Center of Photography and had recently moved to Union City. A neighbor who had grown up in town told her about the encampment, which had been there for decades, and took her there.

She discovered handmade shacks of tarp and lumber — some with little windows, and one with stairs — that were home to about 25 people during the winters. Some of them survived on government aid. Others found work as day laborers. Some were friendly to one another — lending a neighbor a few bucks to get through a tight spot — until alcohol got the best of them.