Sheehan Receives Smithsonian’s Frost Essay Award

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan received the 2014 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award for her article “Confronting ‘Taboo’: Photography and the Art of Jacob Lawrence.” The article was published in the fall 2014 issue of American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s peer-reviewed journal for new scholarship. The Frost Award recognizes outstanding scholarship in...

Goff ’98 Wins Edith Patch Award

Faculty Fellow in Economics Sandra Hughes Goff ’98, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine, won the university’s Edith Patch Award in March. An honor given by the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch, the award is presented each year to graduate and undergraduate women to acknowledge distinguished work they have accomplished at the University of...

Plesch to Talk about Graffiti at Columbia University

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has been invited along with five other international specialists of early modern graffiti to speak at the workshop “From Sgraffio to Graffiti: Archaeology of a Gesture in the Early Modern Period.” The workshop will take place at Columbia University on April 3. The event is organized by Columbia University Professor...

Vox Populi Publishes Series of Blevins Essays

Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video, is publishing a series of essays by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins. Blevins’s topics range from her love of the sentence in English to the purpose of literature to “the bodies of grown men.” The most recent essay, “Of Madmen and Spies,” is...

Plesch to Guide Alumni at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

On Saturday, April 4, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch will give a guided tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Colby Club of New York. “The Marvelous and the Convulsive: Surrealism in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Collections” will explore the many facets of this 20th-century artistic movement. Plesch is currently teaching a...

Collins Publishes Article on Habitat Fragmentation

Cathy D. Collins, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biology, is among 24 scientists to contribute to an article on habitat fragmentation published in March in the journal Science Advances. The research concluded that 70 percent of remaining forest in the world is within a kilometer of the forest’s edge and exposed to the effects...

Plesch Presents in Colby Parent Homes

On March 25 and 26 Professor of Art Véronique Plesch spoke in Texas at events hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations at the homes of William and Maria Boyce P’16 in Houston and Michael and Barbara Lynn P’09 in Dallas. In her presentation, titled “The Real Thing: Teaching in the Museum,” Plesch discussed how...

Association for Jewish Studies Publishes Freidenreich Essay

Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich published an essay, “Flipping a Jewish Studies Classroom,” on the pedagogy website for the Association for Jewish Studies on March 19. The essay explores Freidenreich’s process of revising his Conceptions of Jews and Judaism course, in which he introduced technology to ensure students’ comprehension of the...

Nature Photographer Cites Wilson’s Article on Eurasian Collared Dove

Noted Maine nature photographer and bird enthusiast Robin R. Robinson referenced Professor of Biosciences Herb Wilson’s article on the Eurasian collared dove in a recent MAINE Birds Facebook thread. The conversation began with a picture of a Eurasian collared dove spotted in Colorado and continued with a discussion concerning whether or not the species is...

Ericson to Perform at UMA

Arts Librarian Margaret D. Ericson will perform with the Ladies of the Lake in A St. Patty’s Day Special at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Hall Auditorium March 15 at 2 p.m. The Ladies of the Lake play traditional Celtic instrumental music and sing ballads. Ericson’s participation in Ladies of the Lake reflects her academic...

Khan Named NESCAC Men’s Squash Coach of the Year

Sakhi Khan, men’s and women’s squash coach, was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s squash coach of the year when all-conference teams were announced Feb. 26. Khan also accepted the College Squash Association’s most improved team award on behalf of the women’s team. The CSA honor, presented at the College Squash...

Taylor’s The Virgin Warrior Published in Dutch

In November 2014 Dutch publisher Veen Media purchased the rights to Professor of History Larissa Taylor’s book The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. The publisher has now completed the translation of the book, and the Dutch version, titled Jeanne d’Arc,will be available Feb. 27. The Virgin Warrior was originally published in 2009 by...

Fleming on National Academies of Sciences Climate Intervention Panel

Two major reports on climate intervention (formerly known as geoengineering) released Feb. 10 by the National Academies of Sciences made international news by recommending limited testing of intervention strategies. Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming is one of 16 scholars and scientists on the committee that authored the reports and the only...

Blevins Publishes Poems, Is Interviewed

Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins has published three poems from a book in progress and prior work on Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video. The poems published on Vox Populi are “If the Universe Sends Me a Grip,”  “Bloodline,” and “Explanation.” Blevins also recently published “Trigger Warning” on BODY,...

Green Embraces Still-Life Photography on Sabbatical

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green is spending his sabbatical creating a large group of photographs, attending an artist colony, and putting his earlier work into a book or folio form. Green spent part of the fall at Artestudio Ginestrelle, a small artist residency at the foot of Mount Subasio in the Umbrian region of...

Gilkes Article Among Most-Read

An article by MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Cheryl Townsend Gilkes was one of the most-downloaded articles published in Routledge’s social science journals in 2014. As such, it is available to the public through June 2015 free of charge. “With My Face to the Rising Sun: Islam and the Construction of Afro-Christian Tradition...

Moland Authors Chapter in Book on Hegel

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lydia Moland authored a chapter in an edited book. Titled “Hegel’s Philosophy of History,” the chapter appears in G.W.F. Hegel: Key Concepts, edited by Michael Baur and published by Routledge in 2014.

Millones Publishes Article in Hispanófila

Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish Luis Millones published “The Bezoar Stone: A Natural Wonder in the New World” in volume 171 of Hispanófila. Hispanófila publishes essays on literary, linguistic, and cultural topics related to the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.

Plesch Publishes in Journal of Semiotics

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch published the article “Come capire i graffiti di Arborio?” (“How to Understand the Graffiti of Arborio?”) in Immagini Efficacy (Efficacious Images), a special issue of Rivista di semiotica (Journal of Semiotics), in 2014. 

Finch Publishes Book on Terry Winters Prints

Lunder Curator of American Art Elizabeth Finch coauthored Terry Winters Prints 1999-2014 with Michael Semff, director of Munich’s Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, a large collection of prints, drawings, and engravings. Terry Winters Prints 1999-2014 includes every print made by highly regarded American artist Terry Winters during the titular 15-year period. Winters’s prints explore a wide range of...