McClenachan Named Sloan Research Fellow

Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) is one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship recognizing promising early-career scientists.

Roisman Book Earns Honorable Mention

Professor Joseph Roisman (classics) received the Association of American Publishers' Prose Awards honorable mention in the category Classics and Ancient History for his groundbreaking book Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors (University of Texas Press, 2012).

Terrain Vague: A Gary Green Photo Exhibit

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts presents "Terrain Vague," photos of abandoned, ambiguous, or marginalized urban land, Feb. 7-May 31 at USM's Glickman Family Library in Portland. Green offers an artist's talk at 2 p.m. March 15.

Fleming Elected AAAS Section Chair

Professor James R. Fleming (STS) was elected to chair the section on societal impacts of science and engineering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014-15. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. Fleming chaired the AAAS section on history and philosophy of science 2006-09.

Goldfarb Center Poll: Maine Senators Snowe and King Have It Right

A Goldfarb Center poll released Jan. 3 confirms what Maine voters—who supported retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe and elected Angus King—seem to have  signaled. Americans are tired of partisanship and want Congress to start working together in civil, productive ways.

Marine Science Semester Is Big Success

At Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Dec. 12, students who spent the fall semester learning and working in the labs presented posters on their independent research projects.

Adam Howard To Be Fulbright Senior Specialist

Associate Professor Adam Howard (education) was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and will participate in a project titled "Enhancing Social Inclusion in Universities" in Australia in March and April 2013. Currently on sabbatical, Howard studies and writes about educational inequality. He will work with the University of Melbourne and with Monash and Victoria universities to enhance social inclusion practices in an efforty to get more students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to attend universities and to succeed there.

Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture Series Begins Dec. 6

A lecture series beginning in December will focus on the future of the liberal arts tradition from the perspectives of leaders from different areas of the academic spectrum. The series begins with artist and international documentarian Wendy Ewald on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Josephson, in Europe, Speaks on Nukes, Nature, Politics

Professor Paul Josephson (history) spoke on nuclear power, nature, and politics in Barcelona Nov. 6 and will speak in Vilnius, Lithuania, Nov. 16. His talks at universities there reflect on Fukushima, the shutdown of nuclear reactors as a result of superstorm Sandy, and continued efforts to rejuvenate nuclear power in Russia, the United States, and elsewhere.

Tortora Essays in New History Volume

Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News, a compendium of reports from that time, was published Nov. 1 with essays by historians including Professor Dan Tortora (history) regarding Native Americans.

Adrian Blevins and James Franco Publish Chapbooks

Professor Adrian Blevins (creative writing) and James Franco recently published the 21st and 22nd chapbooks in the Hollywood Press poetry chapbook series. Blevins's chapbook is titled "Bloodline."

Boylan Named to GLAAD National Leadership

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan (English) became the first transgender person appointed to a national leadership position by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD announced Oct. 29. Boylan was named secretary of GLAAD's national board of directors.

Plato’s Erotic World by Prof. Jill Gordon Featured

Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon's latest book, Plato's Erotic World, is featured on New Books in Philosophy, part of the online New Books Network. The site includes an hour-long interview podcast with the author.

History Faculty on C-SPAN Book TV

C-SPAN2's Book TV aired interviews with three history professors Oct. 6. All three are online: Elizabeth Leonard on Joseph Holt, Raffael Scheck on Hitler's African victims, and Larissa Taylor on Joan of Arc.

Herb Wilson on Monarch Butterflies on WCSH

Arey Professor Herb Wilson (biology and biology) spoke with outdoor reporter Bill Green about the monarch butterfly migration for the Green Maine segment on News Center.

Blevins in Poetry Magazine’s 100 Poems, 100 Years Anthology

Professor Adrian Blevins, (creative writing) has a poem in The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine. Her poem "How to Cook a Wolf" appears with works by many of the most renowned poets of the last century.