SHELTON WALDREP, professor of English, presented a lecture to the Contemporaneity Working Group at Brandeis University’s Mandel Center for the Humanities on his forthcoming book, “Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie” on January 31.
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BETSY SHOLL, adjunct professor of English, published a book of poetry titled, “Otherwise Unseeable,” and was the 2014 winner of the Four Lakes Poetry Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press.
MARY ANNE PEABODY, assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences, presented “At the corner of play and pedagogy: Exploring interdisciplinary undergraduate students and faculty perceptions of play based reflective practices.” The presentation was selected as part of the United States Play Coalition Annual Conference held at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
DANIEL JENKINS, assistant professor of leadership and organizational studies, co-authored the journal article, “Context matters: An interdisciplinary studies interpretation of the national leadership education research agenda” (Journal of Leadership Education, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 15-29).
NANCY GISH, professor of English, was awarded Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and attended the reception at the University of Glasgow in her honor.
KATE FORHAN, Muskie professor of public policy and management, presented “Practical Strategies for Ethical Leadership,” a workshop for Saco City Council and School Board members, under the leadership of Saco Mayor Don Pilon on January 27. Forhan also presented “Managing with Integrity: Practical Strategies,” a workshop for Saco City Department Leaders on January 28.
CLARE BATES CONGDON, associate professor of computer science, co-authored with USM students SARAH PETERSON, JEFFREY THIMPSON, MELANIE UFKIN, and the Maine Medical Center Research Institute researchers, the paper “Common features of microRNA target prediction tools” published in the January issue of the journal Frontiers.
LIBBY BISCHOF, associate professor of history, presented “Husbands, Wives, Friends, Lovers: The Intimate Relationship(s) of Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, and Rebecca Salsbury Strand” on the panel “Parsing the Polymath: Alfred Stieglitz at 150″ at the College Art Association’s annual meeting in Chicago.
PIERS BEIRNE, professor of criminology, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology. The award was given by the Division on Critical Criminology for Piers’ scholarship on animal abuse and green criminology and for his longstanding contributions to the discipline in the U.S. and abroad.
KATHLEEN ASHLEY, professor of English, is the humanities scholar for a spring semester “Literature and Medicine” seminar at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, whose participants are staff members at the hospital or allied community members.