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Kathleen Wininger presents paper at annual women’s studies conference

KATHLEEN WININGER, Professor of Philosophy, presented her paper “African Sustainability: Agriculture as Metaphor and Survival in the Writings of Bessie Head and Wangari Maathai” at the 21st Annual Women’s Studies Conference in New Haven, Conn. in April 2014. Wininger attended and brought USM students to the Women and Gender Studies Consortium conference held in Augusta on International Women’s Day in March 2014.  She also attended the 35th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, “Popular and American Cultural Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” in Albuquerque, N.M. in February 2014.

 

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Michael R. Stevenson elected to board of directors of ACAO

MICHAEL R. STEVENSON, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been elected to the inaugural Board of Directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO.)  The ACAO is the first national organization representing chief academic officers, such as provosts and vice presidents for academic affairs, from all accredited higher education institutions.

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Susan Spear publishes article

SUSAN SPEAR, assistant professor of occupational therapy, published “Friendly Visitor: An Occupational Therapist’s Experience of Supporting a Person with Compulsive Hoarding Behavior” in the March 2014 issue of OT Practice.

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Kali Lightfoot publishes essay

KALI LIGHTFOOT, executive director of the National Resource Center at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, published an essay “Learning Never Retires” in the book “Not Your Mother’s Retirement” (Seller’s Publishing Inc., 2014).

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Daniel Jenkins publishes article

DANIEL JENKINS, assistant professor of leadership and organizational studies, published “Knowledge, Praxis and Reflection: The Three Critical Elements of Effective Leadership Studies Programs” in the January issue of the Journal of Leadership Studies.

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Jan Hitchcock presents at women’s literacy conference

JAN HITCHCOCK, professor of social and behavioral sciences, presented the keynote address, “Transforming Words: Poetry as Roots, Seeds and Flowers” and offered a workshop “Digging In: An Interactive Poetry Workshop” at the 2014 WE LEARN (Net)Working Gathering and Conference: Women’s Literacy Gardens in Providence, R.I. on March 7.

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Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette publishes paper

DYLAN HEDTLER-GAUDETTE, USM political science major in the international studies track, took a course on transitional justice last semester and his final paper resulted in a published piece, “Our Responsibilities to Protect and to Promote,” on the “Global Action to Prevent War” blog in March 2014.

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Annie Finch Co-Edits and publishes book of poetry

ANNIE FINCH, professor of English, co-edited “Villanelles” which was published by Random House/Everyman’s Library (2012).

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Maureen Ebben participates in communication panel; co-publishes article with Julien Murphy

MAUREEN EBBEN, lecturer in communication and media studies, participated in the panel “Weaving a Network of Alternative Feminist Scholarship: A Conversation Among Faculty, Mentor and Alumni” at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender Conference in Houghton, Michigan in October 2013. Ebben and JULIEN MURPHY, professor of philosophy, co-published “Unpacking MOOC Scholarly Discourse: a Review of Nascent MOOC Scholarship” in the January 2014 issue of Learning, Media and Technology.

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Lucinda Cole presents at Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

LUCINDA COLE, director of Women and Gender Studies, presented “Carrion, Carrion-Eaters and a Taste of Posthumanism:  Beasts of the Southern Wild” at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts in Notre Dame, Indiana in November 2013.  She is the co-author of “Human, Animal and Machine in the Seventeenth Century,” (Oxford: Blackwell, 2014).

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