Robinson and Carlson ’21 Coauthor Paper on Climate Compatible Development in Islands

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has coauthored a new paper titled “Climate compatible development in practice.” Published in the journal Development in Practice, the paper uses three island case studies to argue that, in practice, climate compatible development is not always a deliberate policy tool, and that a focus on either mitigation, adaptation, or development...

Sullivan Authors Article on Politics of Species Reintroduction

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Leeann Sullivan wrote a “letter” titled “For species reintroduction, it’s all politics” published in the most recent issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Sullivan’s article explores how citizen-led efforts to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado were as much about re-democratizing conservation as they were about wolf reintroduction.

Cota Awarded NSF Grant for Cancer-related Research

Assistant Professor of Biology Christina Cota has been awarded a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to carry out a collaborative research project with Princeton University and Swarthmore College. The research will look at the interplay between cell division and the signals that cells exchange to coordinate their behavior. “This is a critical area of investigation because signal-dependent...

Zhang Discusses New Book on New Books Network Podcast

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Hong Zhang and her coeditors were interviewed about their new book on an episode for New Books Network podcast. The book, Beyond Filial Piety: Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies, explores the complexities of aging and caregiving in contemporary East Asia. Berghahn Books released the book in 2020 . New...

Green’s Around Midnight Included on Landscape Stories Roundup

The latest book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, Around Midnight, was included in a piece called “Psychotic Reactions” on Landscape Stories. Green is in good company, as many well-known writers and photographers such as Chris Killip, Nick Waplington, Christian Patterson, Paul D’amato, and Rebecca Solnit are included in the piece.  

Howard and Seeman ’21 Present at Education Society Conference

Professor of Education Adam Howard and Addy Seeman ’21 presented a paper at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference in late April, this year held virtually. Their paper, “Aesthetics of Privilege: Lessons Embedded in the Social Aesthetics of Elite Schools,” explores the meanings attached to the “social aesthetics” (that is, in part, the perception of...

Howard Publishes Two Papers on Elite Schools

Two papers by Professor of Education Adam Howard have recently been published, coincidentially on the same day. The article “East meets West: cultural negotiations between parents and staff at a Taiwanese elite school” appeared in the journal Multicultural Education Review; and the article “Preparing leaders for the global south: the work of elite schools through global...

Koffman Awarded AAUW American Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship for 2021-22. Established in 1888, the American Fellowship is “AAUW’s largest fellowship program and the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States,” according to its website. The fellowship will support Koffman’s research...

Green’s Photographs on View at Paris Gallery

Photographs by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green will be on view in a two-person show at the Galerie Miranda in Paris May 6-26, 2021. The exhibition, Rebels & Dandies, features Green’s work from his book When Midnight Comes Around.

Koffman and Students Coauthor Paper in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman and students Meg Yoder ’19, Taylor Methven ’20, Helen Sears ’20, and Lena Hanschka ’21 coauthored the paper “Glacial Dust Surpasses Both Volcanic Ash and Desert Dust in Its Iron Fertilization Potential” recently published in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  In the study, the authors demonstrate that glacially sourced dust from...

Students Coauthor Paper Published in Biotechnology Journal

Adrienne Tracy ’20, Asha Sidhu ’21, and Derek Hernández ’21 are coauthors in a recently published paper titled “CRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein-Based Genome Editing Methodology in the Marine Protozoan Parasite Perkinsus marinus,” published in Synthetic Biology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. The students were team members in the lab run by one of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández...

Hickey Facilitates Workshop for Anti-Racism in Art School Colloquium

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey will facilitate a workshop for the forthcoming Anti-Racism in Art School Colloquium at Portland State School of Art & Design. The workshop, “Decolonizing the Art History Classroom,” provides educators and students with decolonial strategies that they may implement in their own classrooms, arts practices, and research.

McDonough MacKenzie Coauthors Paper on History of Ecology and Conservation

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie coauthored a new paper titled “Trends in ecology and conservation over eight decades” published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. This research reviews 80 years, 52 journals, and a half-billion words to track changes in the way that ecologists write about ecological and conservation research. The paper traces...

Plesch Contributes Essays, Introduction to Spring 2021 Maine Arts Journal

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 spring issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “The Comforts of Domesticity“ and “Leading with the Arts: A Conversation with Teresa McKinney and Jacqueline Terrassa.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, “The New Normal: A Dialogue.”

Jacobs Paper on 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Published in Political Science Quarterly

A paper by Nicolas Jacobs, visiting assistant professor of government, titled “Economic Sectionalism, Executive-Centered Partisanship, and the Politics of the State and Local Tax Deduction,” was published in Political Science Quarterly. The paper “examines the partisan implications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its reform of the state and local tax deduction. Jacobs...

Shanks Named 2021-22 MAP Fund Awardee

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Curatorial Practice Gwyneth Shanks has won a $25,000 grant from the MAP Fund, one of the largest funders for live and performance-based art. The grant will help support a new project, currently in the early stages of development, that draws upon research conducted with AB Brown, assistant professor of contemporary performance,...

Documentary Including Adam Howard Reviewed by Film Threat

Adam Howard, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education, appears in the documentary The Boys in Red Hats, which was reviewed by Film Threat, a website that champions indie filmmakers. The second page of the review includes a screenshot of Howard, an expert on social class issues who plays a prominent role in the film by...