James J. “Jerry” Murphy was co- director (with Dr. nicholas Crowe) of an interactive symposium on “Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century” at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England, in July 2012. Cambridge Scholars Publishing will produce the symposium proceedings. Jerry has published five books and numerous articles on rhetoric and language since retiring from UC Davis in 1991. He delivered the annual James L. Hagerty Lecture on the SMC campus in 2010.