Anne Boyd Rioux,
an English professor at the University of New Orleans, won a $50,400 Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her book Reading Little Women: The History of an American Classic. In 2012, Rioux was named a NEH Fellow, and her book Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist is due out in 2016.
from Cincinnati, Ohio, partnered with HandsOn New Orleans to bring 80 volunteers to help paint, landscape and renovate New Orleans East's Einstein Charter Middle School at Sarah Towles Reed last month. The school is Einstein's third in New Orleans East and offers career and technical education programs as well as college prep.
Clair Petit Millet,
director of nursing at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health, was one of 25 nurses in the U.S. named as a Public Health Nurse Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Millet will work with the Louisiana Action Coalition on a two-year nursing development program.
an attorney from New Orleans, was found guilty of misde- meanor battery in Cook County Circuit Court on Aug. 4 for shoving Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey at Soldier Field during a New Orleans Saints game in December 2014. Kohnke tackled McCaskey after Kohnke and other Saints fans were asked to move from a row of seats that were not theirs. Kohnke was sentenced to six months of court supervision.